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Sheeleigh Tabbed Ivy League Player of the Week

Pictured: Katherine Sheeleigh and the Crimson clinched at least a share of the Ivy League title with a 2-1 win over Dartmouth Saturday.
Photo courtesy: David Silverman Photography


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior forward Katherine Sheeleigh of the Harvard women’s soccer team has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week, according to an announcement made Monday by the conference office.

A native of New Vernon, N.J., who leads the Crimson with eight goals and 20 points, Sheeleigh scored twice in Harvard's 2-1 win over Dartmouth, as the Crimson clinched at least a share of its second straight Ivy League title and automatic berth to the NCAA tournament. After the Big Green grabbed an early lead in the seventh minute, Sheeleigh knotted the game with a finish off a corner kick at 19:06. She then put the Crimson ahead with her second goal in the 87th minute.

Sheeleigh now ranks seventh in school history with 22 career goals and ninth with 53 points.
Harvard closes out the regular season by visiting Columbia Saturday at 7 p.m. The Crimson will then learn its opponent in the opening round of the NCAA tournament during the selection show on ESPNews Monday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.