2012 Field Hockey News

May 21, 2013
Brown Athletics Announces 2013 Award Winners at Fifth Annual Senior Luncheon
The Fifth Annual Brown Athletics Senior Celebration and Awards Luncheon was held at Andrews Dining Hall on Monday, May 20, 2013. Over 275 student-athletes, coaches, staff and distinguished guests were in attendance at the banquet to celebrate another year of success in competition, in the classroom and in the community. President Christina Paxson and Director of Athletics Jack Hayes each took the opportunity to address the room and acknowledge the accomplishments and contributions of the class of 2013.

April 18, 2013
Field Hockey Announces 2012 Team Award Recipients
The Brown field hockey team held its annual season-ending banquet on Saturday, April 13th at the Faculty Club on the Brown campus. Six different individuals were honored with team awards, while members of both the Class of 2013 and 2016 received their letter sweaters. Senior Kelley Harrison (Houston, TX) was also recognized for her four years of dedication to the field hockey program.

March 7, 2013
Green Earns NFHCA Division I Scholar of Distinction Honors
Sophomore Liza Green (Providence, RI) earned NFHCA Division I Scholar of Distinction honors for her excellent work in the classroom. The outstanding student-athletes recognized as Scholars of Distinction have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or higher through the first semester of the 2012-13 academic year. Earlier in the week, Green was one of 12 Brown field hockey players to earn NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad honors.

March 5, 2013
12 Bears Named to 2012 NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad; Bears Also Earn NFHCA Division I National Academic Team Award
Twelve members of the field hockey team were named to the 2012 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I National Academic Squad. The National Academic Squad program recognizes those collegiate student-athletes who have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30 through the first semester of the 2012-13 academic year. In addition, Brown was one of 68 Division I teams to earn the 2012 NFHCA Division I National Academic Team Award. This award recognizes those institutions that achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0 during the first semester of the 2012-13 academic year.

November 7, 2012
Four Bears Earn All-Ivy Field Hockey Honors
Sophomores Clayton Christus (Bernardsville, NJ), Shannon McSweeney (Boxborough, MA) and Meghan O’Donnell (Winchester, MA), and freshman Alexis Miller (Caldwell, NJ) have earned 2012 All-Ivy honors in a vote by the League’s eight head coaches. Christus and McSweeney headline the quartet, earning Second Team All-Ivy, while O’Donnell and Miller were named Honorable Mention All-Ivy. It marks the first All-Ivy selection for Christus, O’Donnell and Miller, while McSweeney earned the distinction for the second year in a row after receiving Honorable Mention All-Ivy in 2011.

November 4, 2012
McSweeney Featured in Boston Globe
McSweeney ranks among elite goalies. As a freshman at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, Shannon McSweeney did not hesitate in choosing a position when she tried out for the junior varsity field hockey team. "I had been a softball catcher and I figured if I could keep a ball from hitting the backstop, I’d have a good chance of keeping one out of the goal,” recalled McSweeney, who as a sophomore at Brown University this fall has emerged as one of the nation’s elite goalies in Division 1

November 3, 2012
Yale Comes Back from 1-0 Deficit with Two Late Goals to Earn 2-1 Win over Bears
Trailing, 1-0, with less than 10 minutes remaining in the game, Yale (6-11, 3-4) responded from a timeout with two goals in a span of 6:47 to come back and earn a 2-1 win over the Brown field hockey team (6-11, 1-6) on Saturday afternoon in the season finale for both squads at the Goldberger Family Field.

October 30, 2012
Miller Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
Brown field hockey freshman Alexis Miller (Caldwell, NJ) has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the week ending October 28th. Miller helped the Bears go 1-1 on the week with a 4-0 shutout at Holy Cross, their third straight win, and a 2-1 overtime loss at Penn.

October 28, 2012
Field Hockey Falls to Penn, 2-1, in Overtime
Looking to extend its current winning streak to four games, the Brown field hockey team (6-10, 1-5) came up just short, falling to Penn (9-7, 3-3), 2-1, in overtime on Sunday morning at Franklin Field.

October 27, 2012
Field Hockey Start Time at Penn Moved Up to 11:00 a.m.
Brown's field hockey game at Penn, scheduled for Sunday at 12:00 noon, has been pushed up to 11:00 a.m. due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Sandy, and its predicted impact on the East coast, later this weekend.

October 24, 2012
Bears Win Third in a Row, Shutting Out Holy Cross, 4-0
Sophomore Shannon McSweeney (Boxborough, MA) recorded six saves en route to her first career shutout, while sophomore Clayton Christus (Bernardsville, NJ) posted four points to help lead the Brown field hockey team (6-9) to a 4-0 win over Holy Cross (2-13) on Wednesday afternoon. With the victory, the Bears stretched their winning streak to three games, heading into the final two contests of the 2012 season.

October 23, 2012
McSweeney Named Ivy League Player of the Week
Brown sophomore field hockey goalie Shannon McSweeney (Boxborough, MA) has been named Ivy League Player of the Week. McSweeney helped to lead Brown to a 2-1 week, stopping 46 shots in three games, including a career-high 22 in the Bears’ 2-1 win over Rutgers.

October 21, 2012
O’Donnell & McSweeney Help Lead Bears Past Rutgers, 2-1
Sophomore Meghan O’Donnell (Winchester, MA) scored a pair of goals and classmate Shannon McSweeney (Boxborough, MA) recorded a career-high 22 saves to help Brown earn a 2-1 win over Rutgers on Sunday afternoon, capping off a 2-0 weekend, at the Brown Field Hockey Field.

October 20, 2012
Field Hockey Hosts Cornell and Rutgers in Weekend Double Header
The Brown field hockey team (3-9) will conclude a busy week of competition with two games at home this weekend, resuming Ivy League play against Cornell (7-6) on Saturday at 12:00pm and then taking on non-conference foe Rutgers (8-7) at the same time on Sunday. The Bears enter the weekend after a 4-1 loss to the Providence College Friars on Tuesday afternoon. Freshman Alexis Miller (Caldwell, NJ) scored for the third time this season on a feed from junior Kelsey Grossman (Shavertown, PA), and sophomore Shannon McSweeney made 10 saves in goal.

October 20, 2012
Alvarez’s Game-Winner Lifts Brown Over Cornell, 4-3, in Double Overtime
Sophomore Haley Alvarez (Martinsville, NJ) lifted the rebound of a shot by freshman Anna Masini (Ann Arbor, MI) over Cornell goalie Carolyn Horner with 6:27 left in the second overtime to help the Brown field hockey team (4-9, 1-3) to a 4-3 win over Cornell (7-7, 3-2) on Saturday afternoon at the Brown Field Hockey Field.

October 16, 2012
Field Hockey Falls to Providence, 4-1
The visiting Providence College Friars (8-6) scored just 1:13 into the game and went on to earn a 4-1 victory over the Brown field hockey team (3-9) on Tuesday afternoon at the Bears’ field hockey field.

October 16, 2012
Field Hockey Hosts Providence Tuesday Afternoon
The Brown field hockey team (3-8) returns home this afternoon for a cross-town match-up against the Providence College Friars (7-6) at 4:00pm. The Bears enter the non-conference contest looking to break a two-game losing streak, as they were defeated by Maine and, most recently, #3 Princeton. On Saturday, the Tigers played dominantly from start to finish despite impressive play from the Bears, scoring the game-winning goal six minutes into play. Sophomore Shannon McSweeney (Boxborough, MA) recorded 15 saves on the afternoon.

October 13, 2012
Field Hockey Travels to #3 Princeton for Saturday Contest
In their second road contest of the week, the Brown field hockey team (3-7) returns to Ivy League play as it travels to New Jersey to take on the third-ranked Princeton Tigers (10-1). After a thrilling win against Fairfield on September 30th, Brown was defeated by Maine during the final minute of play in this past Monday’s match-up. Sophomore Meghan O’Donnell (Winchester, MA) and freshman Hannah Rogers (Los Altos, CA) each scored an unassisted goal against the Black Bears, and Shannon McSweeney (Boxborough, MA) was impressive in net, making seven saves over the course of the afternoon.

October 13, 2012
Bears Fall to #3 Princeton, 6-0
The third-ranked Princeton field hockey team (11-1, 4-0) scored what would prove to be the game-winning goal just 5:58 after the opening whistle en route to a 6-0 victory over Brown on Saturday afternoon.

October 8, 2012
Field Hockey Falls to Maine, 3-2, in Final Minute of Play
Maine’s Hannah Keating scored with just 57 seconds remaining in regulation to snap a 2-2 tie and lift the Black Bears (9-5) to a 3-2 win over the Brown field hockey team (3-7) on Monday afternoon.

October 3, 2012
Miller Named Ivy League Co-Rookie of the Week
Brown freshman field hockey player Alexis Miller (North Caldwell, NJ) has been named Ivy League co-rookie of the week. The midfielder scored a goal in the Bears' game at Quinnipiac, her second of the season.

September 30, 2012
O’Donnell’s Hat Trick and McSweeney’s 9 Saves Lead Bears Past Fairfield, 3-1
Sophomore Meghan O’Donnell (Winchester, MA) scored a natural hat trick and classmate Shannon McSweeney (Boxborough, MA) recorded nine saves to help lead the Brown field hockey team (3-6) to a 3-1 win over visiting Fairfield (6-6) on a rainy Sunday afternoon at the Bears’ field hockey field.

September 29, 2012
Harvard Scores in Final Minutes to Earn 1-0 Win over Brown Field Hockey
Harvard’s Emma Keller scored with less than five minutes remaining to break a 0-0 deadlock and lift the Crimson (3-5, 1-2) to a 1-0 win over the Brown field hockey team (2-6, 0-3) Saturday afternoon in Providence.

September 28, 2012
Bears Return Home to Host Harvard and Fairfield in Weekend Double-Header
After two straight games on the road, the Brown field hockey team (2-5) returns home to host Harvard and Fairfield in a weekend double-header. The Bears enter Saturday’s Ivy contest against the Crimson following a 3-2 loss at Quinnipiac on Wednesday, their second consecutive 3-2 loss. Freshman Alexis Miller (North Caldwell, NJ) and junior Charlotte Small (Summit, NJ) each scored against the Bulldogs, while sophomore Clayton Christus (Bernardsville, NJ) earned a pair of assists. Sophomore Shannon McSweeney (Boxborough, MA) recorded three saves.

September 26, 2012
Field Hockey Travels to Quinnipiac for Mid-Week Non-League Contest
The Brown field hockey team (2-4) looks to get back on track with a mid-week game at Quinnipiac on Wednesday afternoon. The contest is a one-game break from League action, as the Bears resume Ivy competition this Saturday at home against Harvard. The Bears are coming off Saturday’s loss to Dartmouth, as the Big Green twice came back from a one-goal deficit to earn a 3-2 victory over Brown. Freshman Hannah Rogers (Los Altos, CA) led the Bears with a goal and an assist, while sophomore Clayton Christus (Bernardsville, NJ) also scored as both Rogers and Christus notched their third goals of the year.

September 26, 2012
Bears Fall to Quinnipiac, 3-2
Sophomore Clayton Christus (Bernardsville, NJ) and freshman Alexis Miller (Caldwell, NJ) both had a goal and an assist to lead the Brown field hockey team (2-5), but the Bears’ come-back-attempt came up just short in a 3-2 loss to Quinnipiac (6-4) on Wednesday afternoon.

September 22, 2012
Dartmouth Twice Battles Back to Earn 3-2 Win over Brown Field Hockey
The Dartmouth field hockey team (3-4, 1-1) battled back from two separate one-goal deficits to come away with a 3-2 win over the Brown field hockey team (2-4, 0-2) on Saturday afternoon at Chase Field. It marks the second consecutive year that Dartmouth has come from behind to beat the Bears by a goal after last season’s 4-3 overtime decision in Providence.

September 20, 2012
Brown Travels to Dartmouth for Ivy League Contest
The Brown field hockey team (2-3, 0-1) will open a two-game road stretch when it travels to Hanover, NH to face Dartmouth in a 12:00 noon Ivy contest on Saturday, September 22nd. The Bears enter the game following last Sunday’s loss to Columbia in their Ivy opener and will look to snap a two-game skid against the Big Green. For the fourth year in a row, the Brown-Dartmouth game will feature a pair of Masini sisters going head-to-head. Anna Masini (Ann Arbor, MI) is a freshman at Brown, while her older sister, Lisa, is a senior at Dartmouth. For the past three years, the game saw Lisa go up against older sister, Kit, a 2012 Brown graduate.

September 16, 2012
Bears Fall to Columbia, 4-1, in Ivy Opener
The Columbia field hockey team (4-2, 1-0) erased a 1-0 deficit with a four-goal second half to earn a 4-1 victory over Brown (2-3, 0-1) on Sunday afternoon in the Ivy opener for both squads.

September 15, 2012
Brown Opens Ivy Campaign at Home against Columbia
The Brown field hockey team (2-2) looks to rebound from Friday night’s loss to cross-state rival Bryant when it opens Ivy League play on Sunday against Columbia (3-2). The loss to Bryant snapped a two-game winning streak for the Bears, who had posted victories over Vermont and Colgate entering the contest against the Bulldogs.

September 14, 2012
Bears Fall to Bryant, 2-0
The Bryant field hockey team (2-5) broke open a 0-0 game with a pair of goals three minutes apart in the second half, both scored with the Bulldogs enjoying a player advantage, en route to a 2-0 victory over Brown (2-2) on Friday evening.

September 14, 2012
Field Hockey Travels to Bryant for First Road Contest of 2012
In its first road game of the season, the Brown field hockey team (2-1) will make the short trip to Smithfield, RI on Friday to take on the Bryant Bulldogs (1-5) at 7p.m. on the Bryant Turf Complex. After a loss to UNH in their season opener, the Bears have taken full advantage of their new field, defeating both Vermont (3-2) and Colgate (4-2). With six different players contributing to the Bears’ offensive effort, Coach Jill Reeve’s squad looks to turn the team’s cohesiveness into success on the road.

September 8, 2012
Field Hockey Continues Homestand Against Colgate on Saturday at Noon
In the midst of a season-opening three-game homestand, the Brown field hockey team (1-1) resumes action after splitting its first two games with UNH (L, 9-1) and Vermont (W, 3-2). The Bears host Colgate on Saturday in a 12:00 noon contest, looking to build upon the momentum from coming back in the final five minutes of play to beat the Catamounts last Saturday.

September 8, 2012
Christus Scores Two Goals to Help Lead Bears Past Colgate, 4-2
Sophomore Clayton Christus (Bernardsville, NJ) scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner, to help lead the Brown field hockey team (2-1) to a 4-2 win over Colgate (1-4) Saturday afternoon at the new field hockey field.

September 1, 2012
Trio of Bears Score Their First Career Goals to Propel Field Hockey Past Vermont, 3-2
Three different Bears each scored the first goals of their collegiate career to help lift the Brown field hockey team (1-1) to a 3-2 come-from-behind win over the University of Vermont (0-4) on Saturday afternoon at the new field hockey field. The Bears twice battle back from a one-goal deficit, tying the score at 1-1 and then at 2-2 before freshman Hannah Rogers (Mountain View, CA) tallied the game-winner with 2:16 left in regulation.

August 31, 2012
Field Hockey to Host New Hampshire and Vermont at New Field
The Brown field hockey team is set to begin its 2012 campaign with a pair of home games at the brand new field hockey complex, completed in August. The Bears welcome regional rivals New Hampshire (Friday, August 31 at 3:00) and Vermont (Saturday, September 1 at 2:00) in the first-ever games played at the Astroturf field.

August 31, 2012
Bears Fall to New Hampshire in Season and Home Opener
Playing on the recently completed new field hockey field for the first time, the Bears field hockey team (0-1) fell to visiting New Hampshire (1-2), 9-1, in front of a record crowd on Friday afternoon. UNH, which had eight different goal scorers, built a 4-0 lead at the break, scoring five goals in the second half.

July 26, 2012
Brown Athletics Fields/Facility Improvement Project In Full Swing
With a look to the future, Brown Athletics is in the midst a major initiative to reshape the Erickson Athletic Complex with a donor-funded fields/facility improvement project that features a new field hockey complex, the addition of artificial grass to Stevenson Field, improved lighting and drainage throughout the complex.

June 4, 2012
Brown Athletics Fields/Facility Improvement Project In Full Swing
With a look to the future, Brown Athletics has launched a major initiative to reshape the Erickson Athletic Complex with a donor-funded fields/facility improvement project that features a new field hockey complex, the addition of artificial grass to Stevenson Field, improved lighting, and drainage throughout the complex.

May 24, 2012
Reeve Announces Eight Member Class of 2016
Brown field hockey coach Jill Reeve has announced the eight players who will be joining the Bears as part of the Class of 2016 this fall. Reeve’s first recruiting class as the Bears’ head coach, the group includes three forwards, three midfielders, one back, and one goalie. They represent five different states with Connecticut most represented with four members of the class hailing from the Nutmeg State.