The Harvard women's lacrosse team will face No. 9/12 Penn in the Ivy League tournament Friday, May 8 at 7 p.m. (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seven members of the Harvard women's lacrosse team have been selected to the All-Ivy League team, the conference office announced Wednesday afternoon.
Junior attacker Marisa Romeo, senior midfielder Audrey Todd and junior defender Emma Ford earned nods to the first team, while sophomore attacker Julia Glynn, senior midfielder Alexis Nicolia and junior defender Marina Burke received second-team accolades. Junior midfielder Megan Hennessey was tabbed All-Ivy honorable mention. Seven all-conference selections marks the most for Harvard since 2012.
Romeo, who hails from Syracuse, New York, leads Harvard with 29 goals and 48 points this season. A three-time All-Ivy honoree, Romeo recorded at least one point in 13 games this spring and tallied three or more goals on five occasions. Romeo ranks seventh in program history with 154 career points and is tied for ninth with 114 career goals.
Todd, who is in her second season as a tri-captain of the Crimson, makes her fourth career appearance on the All-Ivy League team, including the third-straight on the first team. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Todd has scored 16 goals and amassed 21 points in 2016. She has also grabbed 19 ground balls and won 18 draw controls. For her career, Todd has 100 goals and 129 points to her credit.
Ford, a product of Skaneateles, New York, received her second-consecutive All-Ivy first-team nod. She has caused nine turnovers, collected 26 ground balls and won 10 draw controls during her junior campaign.
Making her first appearance on the All-Ivy League team, Glynn, a native of Manhasset, New York, ranks second on the Crimson with 38 points and shares the team lead with Romeo with 19 assists. In Harvard's 17-9 win over Dartmouth April 2, Glynn recorded a career-high and Harvard season-high 10 points on six goals and four assists. Glynn has also caused 13 turnovers this spring.
Nicolia, who hails from Cold Spring Harbor, New York, also earned her first nod to the All-Ancient Eight squad after scoring 27 goals and amassing 32 points this season. Nicolia has netted at least one tally in 13-straight games and has 10 multiple goal games to her credit.
Rounding out the second-team honorees, Burke, a product of Westwood, Massachusetts, has caused 17 turnovers, good for tied for the team lead. She has also grabbed 19 ground balls and is making her first appearance on the All-Ivy team.
An All-Ivy honorable mention choice, Hennessey paces the Crimson with 34 ground balls and is third with 15 caused turnovers. A native of Winchester, Massachusetts, Hennessey is also a first-time All-Ivy selection.
Harvard, the No. 4 seed in the upcoming Ivy League tournament, will face top seeded and host No. 9/12 Penn Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m. The game will be shown live on the American Sports Network and the Ivy League Digital Network. The contest will be broadcast on NESNplus in New England. The winner of Harvard and Penn will take on either No. 10/13 Princeton (No. 2 seed) and No. 13/18 Cornell (No. 3 seed) in the tournament championship game Sunday, May 8 at 11 a.m.