Following Sunday's win in Champaign, Ill., the Nittany Lions presented their mentor with a T-shirt that said "Farmer 200."
"We all came out of the locker room with our jackets on and presented him with his shirt," said junior midfielder Jeannine Verdrager. "Then we took our jackets off to reveal our shirts, too. He was really flattered that we thought of him. He was tickled pink to see us all wearing the shirts."
This season, Farmer and his squad reached an all-time high in the national rankings - fourth - after beating No. 1 ranked North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Sept. 12. The Lions are currently ranked fifth, 10-2-1 overall, and are 6-0-1 in the Big Ten going into today's home match with Northwestern.
Freshman honors. Princeton's Jason White was named Ivy League soccer rookie of the week for his play at goalie. White, a Chestnut Hill Academy graduate, made 11 saves while the Tigers shut out nationally ranked Brown, 2-0, on Saturday. It was the third clean sheet of the season for White, who has started every match for Princeton, which is 3-1 in the Ivy League and 5-3 overall.
In field hockey, Temple freshman Emily Moyer, an Upper Dublin High School graduate, was named the Atlantic 10 rookie of the week.
Moyer, a defender, helped Temple gain two shutouts this past week, stopping both opponents' leading scorers. She led the Owls to a 5-0 blowout of Ursinus on Oct. 5, making a number of key interceptions that led to goals. Moyer also helped Temple take a 3-0 Atlantic 10 win over La Salle on Oct. 8.
Temple is 2-0 in the conference and is first in the standings.
Four straight. The Drexel men's soccer team completed a 3-0 week, running its unbeaten streak to four games (3-0-1). The team evened its America East record at 2-2 with 1-0 wins over Towson and Delaware.
Junior goalkeeper Mike Haberman, an Abington Friends graduate, ranks third in the conference with a 1.27 goals-against average and is tied for the league lead with four shutouts. Five different players have scored game-winning goals for the Dragons with senior defender Andy Bross, from Council Rock, and junior forward Ciaran Barrett, from Shipley, providing the heroics against Monmouth and Delaware, respectively.
Senior forward Adam Green, another Council Rock graduate, tied for 17th place on the school's all-time scoring list with his goal against Monmouth. Green has 50 career points (21 goals, eight assists) including five goals this season.
The Dragons (6-5-1) play tomorrow at Hofstra.
First for Quaker. Junior Allison Friedman stopped six shots to record her first career shutout when Penn's field hockey team defeated William and Mary, 1-0, to snap a six-game losing streak.
Friedman, in her first year as a starter, made several key stops, including a diving save in the first half and a nice kick save in the second.
In tough losses to Delaware and Columbia earlier in the week, both by 1-0 scores, Friedman recorded 10 saves in each game.