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Women's Soccer's Baskind Named Ivy League Player of the Week

Junior Melanie Baskind has scored five goals and amassed 11 points this fall (photo courtesy of Gil Talbot).

Junior forward Melanie Baskind of the Harvard women’s soccer team was honored as the Ivy League Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday afternoon. Baskind, who was also named COOP Student-Athlete of the Week, scored three times and assisted on another goal to amass seven points over the weekend, helping the Crimson go 1-1-0.

Baskind, who ranks first on the team with five goals and second with 11 points this season, netted two scores in a 4-3 loss at Penn Friday.  She gave the Crimson a 2-1 lead in the first half and evened the game, 3-3, in the second stanza.  Baskind, a native of Framingham, Mass., also tallied the game-winning goal in the 32nd minute in a 3-2 victory at Massachusetts Sunday.  She helped give Harvard a 1-0 lead in the game, assisting on Katherine Sheeleigh’s goal at 9:00.

Harvard returns to action by hosting archrival Yale at Ohiri Field Saturday, Oct. 2 at 11 a.m.