April 26, 2006

Bears Announce Team Awards

April 26, 2006

The Brown field hockey team has announced the recipients of the 2005 team awards at its year-end banquet held on Sunday, April 23rd. Senior Kristen Vincent (Glens Falls, NY) picked up two awards, including the 2005 MVP, while junior Samantha Lloyd (Shavertown, PA) was selected as the Outstanding Offensive Player and Vincent was named the Outstanding Defensive Player. Senior Lindsay Boris (Shavertown, PA) earned the Tricia E. Colligan Sportsmanship Award and junior Hope Stockman (Princeton, NJ) was the recipient of the John L. Danforth Unsung Hero Award. Senior Brooke Townsend (Stanford, CT) was the recipient of the Coaches' Award. Marisa Loo (Carmarillo, CA) was honored with the Outstanding Rookie Award.

Vincent, who was named both MVP and Outstanding Defensive Player last year as well, earned both First Team All-Ivy and Second Team All-Northeast Regional honors for the second straight year. A selection for the North/South Senior All-Star game, Vincent finished the season as the Bears' third-leading scorer with 11 points (4g, 3a). A three-year starter at defense and co-captain this past season, Vincent finished her career with 27 points (10g, 7a).

Lloyd, who joined Vincent as both a First Team All-Ivy and Second Team All-Northeast Regional selection. A two-year starter at forward/midfield, Lloyd had a breakthrough year for the Bears, leading the team in points (20), goals (8), and game-winning goals (3). In three seasons, Lloyd has 26 career points (10g, 6a).

A 2005 co-captain, Townsend helped to lead Brown offensively last season. She finished as the second-leading scorer with 15 points (6g, 3a), including one game-winning goal. A two-time Second Team All-Ivy selection, Townsend earned Ivy Player of the Week honors after scoring three goals in the Bears' win over Cornell. She finished her career with 31 points (13g, 5a).

Boris played in all 16 games last year, helping to lead the Brown midfield. A 2004 Honorable Mention All-Ivy selection, Boris finished her career with six points (3g) in 60 career games. Stockman earned a spot on the team as a walk-on in 2003 and has played in nine games for the Bears.

Loo made an immediate impact in the backfield last year, appearing in 10 games, while earning 9 starts, before an injury sidelined her for the remainder of the season.

Brown finished the season with an 8-8 record and a 5-2 mark in the Ivy League, finishing in second place in the Ancient Eight.