May 6, 2004

Bears Announce Team Awards and 2004 Captains

May 6, 2004

The Brown field hockey team has announced the recipients of the 2003 team awards and the captains for the upcoming season. The Class of 2004 wins the five major awards at the banquet, including Lizzie Buza (Houston, TX), who was named the 2003 Most Valuable Player. In addition, Laurel Pierpont (Jacksonville, FL) was selected as the Outstanding Offensive Player and Meaghan Harwood (Hoosick Falls, NY) was named the Outstanding Defensive Player. Nora Pickens (Wyndmoor, PA) earned the Tricia E. Colligan Sportsmanship Award and Margaret Pulvermann (Bethesda, MD) and Molly Carleton (Sharker Heights, OH) were co-recipients of the John L. Danforth Unsung Hero Award. Lastly, Kathryn Lee '07 (Chevy Chase, MD) was honored with the Outstanding Rookie Award. Juniors Julia Kelderman (Chevy Chase, MD), Katie Noe (Simsbury, CT), and Evan O'Connell (Greenwich, CT) have been selected as captains for the 2004 season.

A four-time All-Ivy selection, Buza, who earned First Team All-Ivy recognition this season, was named First Team All-Region for the second straight year. A Second Team All-Region selection in 2001, Buza finished as the team's leading scorer with 20 points (7g, 6a). A co-captain this past season, she is one of Brown's best all-around players, and a dominant force in the midfield, finishing her career with 60 points on 21 goals and 18 assists.

Pierpont, who earned Second Team All-Ivy recognition for the second year in a row, was also honored as a Second Team All-Region selection for the second straight year. A co-captain this past year, she finished this season as Brown's third-leading scorer with 17 points (7g, 3a), and will leave Brown with 72 points on 28 goals and 16 assists. In addition, she is in the Brown record books for most points in a game with eight.

Harwood, who earned Second Team All-Ivy honors this season, was also selected as a member of the All-Region Second Team. A forward for her first three years, Harwood played at back this season, and quickly became one of the most valuable defenders on the team with great vision and playmaking skills. She still contributed on offense, finishing the year with eight points (3g,2a) for 34 career points (15g, 4a).

Pickens, a two-year starter, played in two games for the Bears this season, while finishing her career with five points in 39 games. Pulvermann, who earned NFHCA All-Academic Honors, was a four-year starter at defense, finishing her career with four defensive saves in 50 career games. Carleton finished as the 2003 second-leading scorer with 19 points (9g, 1a). A two-year starter, she played in 54 games and posted 39 points (18g, 3a). Lastly, Lee appeared in 13 games as a freshman, starting in seven games in the midfield.

Kelderman has started all 50 games during her career and has posted two assists from the backfield. Noe has been the starting goalie for Brown since early in her freshman season, earning the team's outstanding rookie award in 2001 along with Kelderman, and earning the team's outstanding defensive player award in 2002. O'Connell has added a scoring punch off the bench during her first three seasons, posting three goals as a freshman.

Brown finished the season with an 11-6 record, its first winning season since 2000, and a 4-3 mark and fourth place finish in the Ivy League.