PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND – Amy Bourbeau, the head coach of the Brown women's ice hockey team, has announced that rising seniors Aubree Moore (Bowie, MD) and Jennifer Nedow (Brockville, Ontario) will serve as the squad's co-captains for the 2013-2014 season.
"I am excited to announce our team captains for the 2013-2014 season," said Bourbeau. "These two student-athletes will wear the emblem with pride as we look to improve from this past season under their leadership. Aubree has an incredible work ethic and an unwavering dedication to our program. She is one of the strongest and most consistent players that we have and will help take our team to new levels of excellence. Jen is a steady defender who will help foster a team environment that our athletes will thrive in. On the ice, we will count on her to help our special teams and, off the ice, her voice will lead us in a new direction."
Moore made 18 appearances in goal for the Bears last season, earning 16 starts and playing a total of 979:37 between the pipes. An incredible defensive threat, she was ranked sixth in the ECAC in save percentage with a .925, while her 2.18 GAA put her seventh in the league. Nationally, she was ranked in the top 20 in both categories. Moore has helped backbone Brown's defense for the past three years, earning the team's Strength and Conditioning Award this season and playing to the title of Team MVP in 2012. Last year, she led Brown into the league playoffs and was named one of three finalists for the ECAC Goalie of the Year Award after compiling the tenth highest save percentage in the nation. She earned first team All-Ivy honors as well as third team All-ECAC accolades for her performances over the course of the 2011-2012 season and asserted herself as one of the best net-minders in the country. The Geology-Biology concentrator is strong in the classroom as well, earning a selection to the ECAC All-Academic Team in both 2011 and 2012.
"It is an honor to have been named as a co-captain for the upcoming season," said Moore. "I am looking forward to having a great year and to fostering a positive team environment."
A top-line defender for the Bears, Nedow has played in every game for the past three seasons, helping bring consistency to the team each year. Her seven assists led the team in 2011, and last season she score 13 points (1g, 12a), leading the team in assists for the second consecutive season and turning in the third-highest point total. This past season she was the go-to player on Brown's top power play unit, scoring both of her goals with the player advantage. The Health and Human Biology concentrator leads by example, as her work ethic earned her the team's Strength and Conditioning Award after the 2011-2012 season.
"It is an amazing feeling having your teammates and coaches support you," said Nedow. "I'm incredibly excited for next season. I know our team has what it takes to be successful."