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Chavarin Named Ivy League Rookie Of Year

Aerial Chavarin (Steve Musco photo)
Aerial Chavarin (Steve Musco photo)

Hudson Earns Second Team All-Ivy Recognition

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Aerial Chavarin, who led the Bulldogs with nine goals, five assists and 23 points, has been named the Ivy League Women's Soccer Rookie of the Year. In addition, she also earned first team All-Ivy recognition, while junior defender Carlin Hudson was selected to the second team.

Chavarin was a unanimous selection as rookie of the year following a vote of the league's eight head coaches.

Chavarin, an Oakland, California, native made an immediate impact for the Bulldogs. Her nine goals were the most by any freshman in the league and were tied for the third most overall, while her 23 points were third in the league. Two of her goals were game-winners, including against Bryant in the first game of her career which came with 1:55 left in the second half and snapped a 1-1 tie. She earned three Ivy Rookie of the Week selections during the season.

"Aerial is a really good athlete," said Yale head coach Rudy Meredith. "She reads situations well and can beat you in different ways. Her instincts are good, which I think she got from playing other sports, and she competes really hard."

Prior to coming to Yale Chavarin helped Bishop O'Dowd High School to a state championship in basketball.

Chavarin becomes the fifth Yale player to earn Ivy Rookie of the Year recognition, joining Lorelei Wall (1996), Crysti Howser (2005), Kristen Forster (2009) and Melissa Gavin (2011).

Hudson, a junior, returned to Yale's lineup this fall after suffering a season-ending injury in the first game of her sophomore year. She anchored a Yale defense that posted three shutouts, and she played 1,483 out of a possible 1,502 minutes on the backline.

It is the second time she has received All-Ivy recognition. She was an honorable mention All-Ivy selection as a freshman.

2016 All-Ivy Women's Soccer Team

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
*Midge Purce, Harvard (Sr., F – Olney, Md.)

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
*Christine Etzel, Brown (So., GK – Madison, Conn.)

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
*Aerial Chavarin, Yale (Fr., F – Oakland, Calif.)

COACH OF THE YEAR
Chris Hamblin, Harvard

FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY^
*Midge Purce, Harvard (Sr., F – Olney, Md.)
Tyler Lussi, Princeton (Sr., F – Lutherville, Md.)
Aerial Chavarin, Yale (Fr., F – Oakland, Calif.)
*Carly Gould, Brown (Sr., M – Hampton Falls, N.H.)
Remy Borinsky, Dartmouth (So., M – Warren, N.J.)
Carly Rotatori, Harvard (Sr., M – Summit, N.J.)
Emily Sands, Penn (Fr., M – West Chester, Pa.)
Maclaine Lehan, Brown (Jr., D – Shrewsbury, Mass.)
Dani Stollar, Harvard (Jr., D – Honolulu, Hawaii)
Paige Lombard, Penn (Sr., D – Belleair Bluffs, Fla.)
Jesse McDonough, Princeton (Sr., D – Monmouth Beach, N.J.)
*Christine Etzel, Brown (So., GK – Madison, Conn. )

SECOND TEAM ALL-IVY
Amaris Hemmings, Columbia (So., F – Bronx, N.Y.)
Rachel Garcia, Harvard (Sr., F – Duluth, Ga.)
Mimi Asom, Princeton (So., F – Dallas, Texas)
Natalie Neshat, Columbia (Jr., M – San Diego, Calif.)
Ellie Crowell, Cornell (Sr., M – Hamburg, N.Y.)
Natalie Larkin, Princeton (Jr., M – Washington, D.C.)
Natalie Ambrose, Columbia (Jr., D – Sisters, Ore.)
Brittany Champagne, Dartmouth (Jr., D – Suffield, Conn.)
Bailey Gary, Harvard (Sr., D – Davis, Calif.)
Carlin Hudson, Yale (Jr., D – Berkeley, Calif.)
Allison Spencer, Columbia (Sr., GK – Salt Lake City, Utah)

HONORABLE MENTION ALL-IVY
Celia Story, Brown (So., F – Bainbridge Island, Wash.)
Emma Loving, Penn (Fr., F – Doylestown, Pa.)
Abby Givens, Princeton (Fr., F – Charlotte, N.C.)
Lindsay Knutson, Dartmouth (Jr., M – Wilton, Conn.)
Allie Trzaska, Penn (So., M – Yardley, Pa.)
Vanessa Gregoire, Princeton (Jr., M – Beaconsfield, Que.)
Nicole Phillips, Brown (So., D – Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.)
Kerry Manion, Columbia (Jr., D – Westlake Village, Calif.)
Amalya Johnson, Columbia (Fr., D – Montclair, N.J.)
Meghan Kennedy, Cornell (So., GK – Santa Clarita, Calif.)
Lizzie Durack, Harvard (Sr., GK – Sydney, Australia)

Report filed by Tim Bennett (timothy.bennett@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity