Kowal was named to the NEWISA All-New England first team. (Gil Talbot)
CAMBRDIGE, Mass. – Seniors Lindsey Kowal and Melanie Baskind of the Ivy League champion women's soccer team were named to the New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association All-New England first team this afternoon. Sophomore Peyton Johnson also garnered NEWISA accolades being named to the All-New England second team
Baskind who was recently selected to play in the NEWISA senior bowl, earned first team All-Ivy honors for the second-consecutive year, after finishing the 2011 campaign tied for the league lead in goals (8) and points (24). The co-captain ends her career with Harvard on a high-note after leading the Crimson to its 10th Ivy League championship, and was the conference's unanimous selection for player of the year. Baskind ranks seventh in program history in goals (27), and sixth in both assists (25) and points (79).
Senior defender Lindsay Kowal was also named to the first team All-Ivy this season which marks the fourth-straight year sh has earned conference honors. The East Meadow, N.Y., native helped lock down the defensive end for the Crimson contributing to 15 shutouts during her career.
Johnson had strong sophomore campaign with the Crimson as she ended the season tied for third on team in scoring, with 11 points (four goals, three assists) and garnering a first team All-Ivy selection for the first time in her career. The Cantonsville, Md., native's biggest moment in the season came when she scored off a free kick in a game against Dartmouth with 10 seconds left in regulation to clinch the Ivy League championship for Harvard. Johnson was recently named co-captain for the 2012 campaign.