March 26, 2007

Moore and Olewinski Named 2007-08 Brown Women's Ice Hockey Captains

March 26, 2007

Providence, RI - Brown Women's Ice Hockey Head Coach Digit Murphy has announced the team's captains for the 2007-08 season. Murphy, the winningest coach in Division I women's ice hockey, named rising seniors Hayley Moore (Wakefield, MA) and Rylee Olewinski (Burr Ridge, IL) captains, while rising senior Emilie Bydwell (Montreal, QC) and rising junior Nicole Stock (Buffalo Grove, IL) were appointed assistant captains.

Moore was a captain this past season, along with graduating senior Lauren Deeb (Menands, NY). She has been the Bears' top scorer the past two seasons, scoring 20 goals and 36 assists this year. Moore, who was named an All-Ivy Honorable Mention last week, ranked 22nd in the country with 1.24 points per game and 15th with 0.69 goals per game. She also led the Bears with eight power-play goals and three game-winning goals, and tied for the team lead in shorthanded goals (1), plus/minus (+2), and unassisted goals (3). She was also second on the team with 16 assists. She had a team-high 14-game point streak, during which she had 25 points, and also notched team highs with a five-game goal streak and three-game assist streak. Two seasons ago, she had 25 goals and 18 assists en route to earning Second Team All-ECACHL and First Team All-Ivy honors.

"Hayley is an extremely talented player who leads by example. In her second season as captain, Hayley will provide us with excellent leadership, which will help us get back to the top of the ECAC. She did a great job as a captain of a very young team this season," Murphy said.

Olewinski was the team's lone assistant captain this season. She tied for third on the team with 14 points (eight goals, six assists), matching her total from the previous season (five goals, nine assists). She centered a line with senior Kathryn Moos (Wayzata, MN) and freshman Sasha Van Muyen (Orillia, ON) for most of the season, earning 14 starts along the way. She is one of the toughest players in the ECAC, and proves it every time she steps out on the ice.

"Rylee plays with a lot of emotion, and the grit and determination she shows every time out on the ice make her an easy choice as a captain," said Murphy.

Bydwell is one of the Bears' top penalty killers, and worked her way into more regular ice time as the season went on. She is also a captain on Brown's women's rugby team, and was a Second Team All-American in that sport.

"Emilie does a great job of motivating her teammates, and her spirited play and solid adherence to the Brown Women's Hockey philosophy provides a great example for our young players of how we want them to play," Murphy said.

Stock, an All-Ivy Honorable Mention as a sophomore this season, posted three shutouts and was twice named ECACHL Goaltender of the Week. She played in 22 games, starting 20, including the last nine of the season and 17 of the last 21. Her record was 9-9-2, and she posted a goals-against average of 2.82 and a save percentage of .910.

"Being elected assistant captain as a sophomore proves that Nicole has earned the respect of her teammates. Her hard work and discipline embody what Brown women's hockey is about," said Murphy.