Albanese Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week; Mann Tabbed to Weekly Honor Roll

Photo of Caroline Albanese courtesy Justin Ide, Harvard News Office

Complete Ivy League Release

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard freshman forward Caroline Albanese earned the first Ivy League Rookie of the Week honor this season, the conference office announced Tuesday afternoon. Senior goalkeeper Lauren Mann also earned recognition, as she was tabbed to the weekly conference honor roll.

A native of Westfield, N.J., Albanese gave Harvard a 1-0 lead on her first collegiate goal in the Crimson’s season opener Friday against San Diego State. At the 46:41 mark, Albanese accepted a pass from teammate Katherine Sheeleigh and dribbled up the right side before shooting the ball into the right side of the net.

Mann, who hails from Encinitas, Calif., has started both games for Harvard (0-1-1) this fall and owns a 1.80 goals-against average. She stopped four shots in 110 minutes against San Diego State, as the Crimson and Aztecs played to a draw after two overtimes. Two days later, Mann recorded seven saves in a road contest at Connecticut.

Albanese, Mann and the Crimson are back in action Tuesday, as Harvard hosts New Hampshire at Ohiri Field at 3 p.m.