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Sheeleigh Selected by Boston Breakers in WPS Draft

Katherine Sheeleigh was the 2010 Ivy League Player of the Year (David Silverman).

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Senior forward Katherine Sheeleigh of the Harvard women's soccer team has been selected by the Boston Breakers with the 19th pick in the third round of the 2011 Women's Professional Soccer Draft. With the selection by the Breakers, Sheeleigh will be able to continue her soccer career in Cambridge, since the WPS franchise plays its home games at Harvard Stadium.

Sheeleigh, a native of New Vernon, N.J., was the 2010 Ivy League Player of the Year, as well as a finalist for the prestigious Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. A four-time All-Ivy choice, as well as the Ancient Eight Rookie of the Year in 2007, Sheeleigh garnered Soccer America and National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-America honors as a senior. An NEWISA Senior Bowl selection, Sheeleigh also succeeded in the classroom, earning ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District accolades last season.

She led the Ivy League with 25 points in 2010 and tied teammate Melanie Baskind for the conference lead with nine goals. Sheeleigh's 1.67 points per game as a senior ranked 10th in the nation, as she helped Harvard to a 9-7-1 record and 4-3-0 mark in the Ancient Eight.

Sheeleigh, a co-captain of the Crimson last year, concluded her collegiate career ranked fifth in Harvard history with 31 goals stands sixth in the Crimson record books with 79 points.