28 - Laurel Pierpont
Pierpont is a versatile athlete, who can play at either forward or midfield and returns the leading scorer from last season ... Named the Bears' most valuable offensive player last season, as voted by her teammates ... Finished with a team-leading 13 goals as well as a team-high seven assists, for 33 points ... Notched 8-3-19 numbers in Ivy games, en route to Second Team All-Ivy and Second Team Regional All-American honors ... Tallied at least one point in 10 of Brown's games, including a 3-2-8 outing against Columbia, tying the Brown record for points in a game ... Also had two goals and two assists against Sacred Heart, and a goal and an assist against Dartmouth and Pacific, and a two-goal outing against Yale ... Scored a goal in Brown's 3-2 (PS) win over Providence, also adding the winning penalty stroke ... An aggressive athlete with field presence, Pierpont is noted for her physical and scrappy style of play ... Has the skill and a natural instinct to get the ball in the net ... Enters her final season with 21-13-55 career numbers in 46 games ... Before Brown: A standout four-year varsity player at the Middlesex School, Pierpont captained the squad her senior year ... Recognized as an I.S.L. All-League Honorable Mention All-Star in 1996 and a First Team I.S.L. All-League star in 1997, 1998 and 1999 ... Honored as the I.S.L. MVP in 1999 and selected as an All-American for the Northeast Region by the NFHCA ... Participated in the USFHA Field Hockey Festival in 1999 ... Also an exceptional lacrosse player, earning I.S.L. MVP honors as a junior as well as Boston Globe All-Scholastic ... Also plays on the Brown lacrosse team ... Personal: Daughter of Richard and Leslie Pierpont ... Concentrating in Environmental Studies.