Halpern and Petropulos Earn Spots on All-Ivy League Teams
Freshman Tyler Petropulos and sophomore Jess Halpern were named to the women's lacrosse All-Ivy League team, as chosen by eight head coaches. The announcement was released by the conference office Wednesday afternoon.
Halpern was named first-team All-Ivy for performance in the midfield. She led the Crimson and the league in goals with 46. She had nine assists for 55 points, which was also a team and league best. At the end of the regular season, Halpern's 2.88 goals per game ranked 33rd in the nation and her 3.44 points per game were 62nd. The 2008 Ivy League Rookie of the Year, scored three or more goals 11 times in 2009 and has scored in 28 of her 32 collegiate games. She scored 12 more goals this season than last and has a total of 82 tallies after just two seasons. Halpern was a second-team selection in 2008.
Petropulos received honorable mention honors for her work at midfield. The Amherst, N.H., native was third on the team in goals with 21, fourth in assists with six and fourth in points with 29. Petropulos was second in draw controls with 31 and tied for the team lead in ground balls with 29. She also led the team with 16 caused turnovers.
The Crimson finished the season with a 6-10 overall record and was 2-5 in the Ivy League. Harvard won its final two games of the season including an 11-7 victory over No. 20 Cornell for the program's first win over a ranked opponent in seven years.