PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Head women's ice hockey coach Amy Bourbeau has announced that senior defender Paige Pyett (Milestone, Saskatchewan) and senior forward Katelyn Landry (Belmont, Mass.) will serve as team captains for the 2011-12 season. Pyett is a former ECAC All-Rookie team selection, while Landry was last season's team scholar-athlete, earning the academic excellence award.
"I am very excited to announce the captains for this year. Overall, our senior class has shown excellent leadership this offseason," said Bourbeau. "I am excited about their group effort in leading the team and it has started to move us in a new direction."
Last season, Pyett was an anchor on the backline for the Bears, making her way back from injury to appear in 28 games. For her efforts she was earned the Chelsea McMillian Pride & Perseverance Team Award. In her sophomore season, she played in just 20 games, but still finished fourth on the team with six assists. As a freshman, she made an immediate impact and was recognized as one of the top rookies in the ECAC.
"Paige is a vocal and strong leader," stated Bourbearu. "She is very serious and when she speaks people listen. Pyett is an all around team player who naturally has the respect of everyone."
"Being a captain for Brown women's hockey means leading by example and supporting teammates and staff both on and off the ice," said Pyett. "I was very honored to find out I would be a co-captain of this years' team. It is a great responsibility, but I know it will be very rewarding."
Landry proved to be one of the hardest workers on the 2010-11 squad and earned her ice time last season. The forward played in 28-plus games for the third-straight season and also made it three-straight with at least one goal. Landry also tallied two assists last year, both of which came in ECAC play.
"Landry is a very caring, supportive and optimistic person. She leads by example and brings a consistent effort each day," said Bourbeau. "She is equally dedicated in the classroom as she is on the ice, and has earned the respect of her teammates through her constant dedication to the team."
"It's an honor and privilege to serve as co-captain of this team. We are all hard working and all are committed student-athletes. To be picked amongst such an esteemed group is truly humbling," said Landry. "I look forward to all that the season has to offer and continuing the great tradition of Brown Hockey."
Brown opens its 2011-12 slate on Saturday, October 22 when they host Sacred Heart at 1 p.m. at Meehan Auditorium.