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Baskind Earns Ivy League Player of the Week Honors, Tabbed to Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week

Pictured: Melanie Baskind scored the game-winning goal in overtime in the 96th minute.
Photo courtesy: David Silverman Photography


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- After scoring two goals in Harvard's 2-1 win at Columbia Saturday, sophomore forward Melanie Baskind of the Crimson women's soccer team has been honored on as the Ivy League Player of the Week and earned a spot on the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week, it was announced Monday.

With the victory at Columbia, Harvard clinched the outright Ivy League title, earning its second straight Ancient Eight crown.

Baskind opened the scoring with an unassisted tally at 9:27, dribbing in from 18 yards out from the right side and booting a ball into the back of the net. In overtime, Baskind received a pass from teammate Katherine Sheeleigh and buried a shot inside the far post at 95:08, giving Harvard a 2-1 win. Baskind finishes the regular season second on the Crimson in
scoring with 14 points and led the team with six assists.

The Crimson will now await Monday evening's NCAA tournament selection show, which will be aired on ESPNews at 8 p.m.