Penn State Soccer

Penn State women’s soccer: Nittany Lions honored by ECAC

The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) named Penn State women’s soccer head coach Erica Walsh its Division I Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year.

Senior Whitney Church was given Defensive Player of the Year honors. She was also named to the ECAC’s Division I All-Star first team with teammate Raquel Rodriguez.

Church led a defense that posted nine shutouts and allowed more than one goal twice.

Rodriguez scored seven goals and took 37 shots in 18 games.