Purce, Durack Earn NSCAA All-Region Recognition

Purce, Durack Earn NSCAA All-Region Recognition

Harvard women's soccer tallied an 8-7-2 record in 2015, including a 5-1-1 mark in Ancient Eight play (Penny Ashford).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Margaret Purce and Lizzie Durack, of the Harvard women's soccer team, have garnered NSCAA Division I All-Mid-Atlantic Region recognition, as announced by the organization on Tuesday. Purce was selected to the second team, while Durack earned third-team honors.

In addition to earning All-Region second team honors, Purce was a unanimous Ivy League first team selection for the third-straight season after scoring a league-best six goals and 14 points in Ivy play. On the season, Purce tallied nine goals and broke the 20-point barrier for the third year in a row. The junior closed the season on a seven-game point streak. Purce was an All-Mid-Atlantic first team selection in 2013 and 2014.

Durack adds third team All-Region honors to her list of accolades after also earning All-Ivy second team recognition, posting the top goals-against average in the conference at 0.45 per game against Ivy opponents. The goalkeeper also paced the conference in save percentage and tallied an Ivy-best four shutouts.

Seven Ancient Eight student-athletes from four programs earned All-Region nods, and Harvard had multiple student-athletes honored for the third-straight season.