van Weede Secures Ivy League Co-Player of the Week Accolades

van Weede Secures Ivy League Co-Player of the Week Accolades

Sophie van Weede earned her first weekly Ivy award (Mark Manela).

PRINCETON, N.J. – Coming off a career day in which she racked up five points on one goal and three assists, senior Sophie van Weede has been named co-Player of the Week for the Ivy League, as announced by the conference office Monday.

The senior from Amsterdam assisted on each of Harvard first three goals and then scored in the final minute of the first half Saturday to pace the Crimson to a 4-1 halftime lead over Columbia. Harvard went on to finish the win by a score of 5-1, capping a perfect 7-0 record against the Ancient Eight this season.

van Weede nearly doubled her career point total with the effort Saturday. She had entered Senior Day with six points in her career, but was the driving force behind Harvard's great offensive performance against the Lions. The five goals scored by Harvard equaled the most in a single game this season.

Harvard is readying to take on Syracuse in the NCAA Tournament after it earned the Ivy League's automatic bid to the postseason after it won its fourth conference title in program history this season.