Wideroff, Sheeleigh Elected Captains for Women’s Soccer

Pictured: Gina Wideroff also served as a co-captain of the Crimson in 2009. 
Photo courtesy: David Silverman Photography

Juniors Gina Wideroff and Katherine Sheeleigh have been selected by their teammates as captains of the women’s soccer team for the 2010 season, head coach Ray Leone announced Thursday.

Wideroff, who also served as a co-captain for the Crimson in 2009, earned her second consecutive All-Ivy League honorable mention nod this year. Wideroff, who hails from Boca Raton, Fla., scored two goals and assisted on two game winners, while starting all 16 games she appeared in at midfield.

Sheeleigh, a forward, was named to the NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region third team after leading Harvard with eight goals and 21 points. A nominee for Soccer News Net Player of the Year, Sheeleigh, who was also an Academic All-Ivy League choice, netted four game-winning tallies and ranked third in the Ivy League in points and fourth in goals. A native of New Vernon, N.J., Sheeleigh was honored on the All-Ivy League first team for the third straight season.

Harvard finished the 2009 season with a 9-7-1 overall record, including a 6-1 mark in the Ivy League. The Crimson won its second straight Ivy title and earned a trip to the NCAA tournament for the second time in as many years.