Freshmen fly high, land weekly awards

Janae Stewart of the women’s soccer team has been selected Ivy League Rookie of the Week and Jake Inserra of the sprint football team has been named CSFL Co-Defensive Player of the Week and Co-Rookie of the Week.

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The women’s soccer team stayed perfect at home on Saturday with a 3-1 win over Dartmouth at Rhodes Field. Freshman forward Janae Stewart broke a one-all tie with a goal in the 70th minute, assisted by junior midfielder/forward Sizzy Lawton, which turned out to be the game-winner. Stewart then assisted on a goal by senior midfielder Lucy Kellogg in the 73rd minute for good measure.

Hailing her heroics, the Ivy League has named Stewart its Rookie of the Week.

A native of North Wales, Pennsylvania, Stewart is tied for second on the team with nine points. She has started nine of 13 games and accumulated three goals and three assists.

Penn is 8-3-2 with 2-11 Yale on deck on Saturday at Rhodes Field. After demolishing Delaware State 4-0 on Monday evening, the Quakers are 8-0-0 at home.

Woodbine, New Jersey’s Jake Inserra, a freshman linebacker on the sprint football team, has earned two weekly awards from the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) for his 12 tackle, 1.5 tackle for loss, one force fumble performance against Chestnut Hill on Friday: Co-Defensive Player of the Week and Co-Rookie of the Week.

The Red & Blue gobbled up the Griffins 56-7 at Chestnut Hill. It was Inserra’s fourth consecutive game with 11 or more tackles.

Inserra was previously named Defensive Player of the Week during the week of Sept. 26. His 12.8 tackles per game are tops in the league.

On Friday at Franklin Field, the Quakers (3-1) clash with undefeated Caldwell (4-0).