Nov. 12, 2008
PROVIDENCE, RI - Three members of the Brown field hockey team earned 2008 All-Ivy honors in a vote by the League's eight head coaches. Senior Sara Eaton (Arlington, VA) earned a spot on the Second Team, while classmate Victoria Sacco (Madison, NJ) and freshman Leslie Springmeyer (New Vernon, NJ) were named Honorable Mention All-Ivy.
Eaton, who earned Honorable Mention All-Ivy as a freshman in 2005, was second on the team with four assists this season, while helping to control the Bears' midfield. Eaton played some of her best field hockey towards the middle and end of this season, starting in 16 of 17 games on the year and finishing with six points (1g, 4a). For her career, Eaton played in 63 career games, earning 60 starts. She will leave Brown ranked eighth all-time with 13 career assists.
Sacco, who was named Second Team All-Ivy a year ago, started all 17 games at back this season. She finished tied for fourth on the team with nine points (4g, 1a), including scoring the game-winning goal in Brown's season-finale against Yale. She also tallied one defensive save to bring her career total to five, which ranks fourth all-time at Brown. A three-year starter, Sacco played in 60 career games, earning 50 starts. She finished her career with 24 points, scoring nine goals and assisting six.
Springmeyer was one of Brown's top players during the final five games of the season, notching 14 points in this time with at least one point in each of the five. She finished the season as Brown's leading scorer with 21 points (12th all-time at Brown), while also leading the team with eight goals (12th all-time at Brown) and five assists. Springmeyer saved her best performance of the season for the Bears' final game, scoring her first career hat-trick and assisting a fourth goal as Brown defeated Yale, 4-1. For the season, Springmeyer ranked fourth in the Ivy League with 13 points in league games only, third with five goals, and eighth with three assists. Overall, she was 10th with 21 points, ninth with eight goals, and ninth with five assists. Her 21 points is the highest single-season total for a Brown rookie since Kim Rogers '00 had 28 points during the 1996 season.