Seven Women’s Soccer Standouts Selected to NEWISA All-New England Teams

Photo courtesy of Tim Hart
Photo courtesy of Tim Hart

Johnson, Margolius and Purce all named to first team.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.  – Seven Harvard women's soccer standouts have been named to the NEWISA All-New England teams, the organization announced. Senior Peyton Johnson, junior Marie Margolius and freshman Margaret Purce were all named to the first team.

Junior Meg Casscells-Hamby and sophomore Haley Washburn earned second team honors, while junior Erika Garcia and senior Elizabeth Weisman were placed on the third team.  

Johnson, a unanimous All-Ivy first team selection and a NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region second team honoree, dished out six assists this season (third in the conference) while leading a defense that ranked second in the Ivy League with just 0.82 goals allowed per game. 

Margolius, an All-Ivy honorable mention, ranked fourth on the team with nine points, scoring four goals and adding an assist.

A 2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire Women's All-America third team selection, Purce tied for first in the league in points (26) and goals (11) to lead the Crimson's offense and tie for ninth-best all-time in Harvard history.

Casscells-Hamby posted seven points off two goals and three assists, including on game winner in 16 games started. The midfielder was also named to the All-Ivy second team and the All-Mid-Atlantic third team. 

Washburn, a lynchpin in the midfield and a first team All-Ivy honoree, recorded three points on the season with a goal and an assist. The Folsom, Calif., native was also a key component of the Harvard defense, starting 14 of 16 matches played.

Garcia was one of three Harvard players to start every match and was part of a back line that allowed just 0.81 goals per game to rank second in the conference.

Weisman sat second on the squad in points with 14, collecting nine in conference matches. The Atherton, Calif., native scored six goals and dished out two assists in 18 games of action. 

The seven helped Harvard to its 11th Ancient Eight crown, the first for Harvard since 2011 and its first 7-0-0 Ivy campaign since 1999.