May 8, 2006
The women's ice hockey team announced its team awards at its annual season ending banquet on Sunday, May 7. Eight players were honored along with the five graduating seniors, Ashlee Drover, Lindsey Glennon, Myria Heinhuis, Margaret Ramsay and Keaton Zucker, in front of parents, teammates and others in the Brown community.
This season's Most Valuable Player Award went to senior forward Keaton Zucker. Zucker stepped up big in crucial situations for the Bears and was second on the team in points recording 33 on 15 goals and 18 assists. Zucker earned Second Team All-Ivy and Third Team All-ECACHL honors for her performance this season. In her four years at Brown Zucker never missed a game, appearing in all 128 games and recording 44 goals and 63 assists for 107 points, ranking her 16th on Brown's all-time leading scorers list.
Senior defender Myria Heinhuis was awarded this year's Panda Cup. The Panda Cup is awarded annually to the member of the Brown women's ice hockey team who for the past season has demonstrated outstanding team spirit, good sportswomanship and dedication to playing ice hockey. Heinhuis was the heart and soul of the Brown team this year and was one of the toughest defenders in the country during her four-year stint with the Bears. This season she finished with one goal and 13 assists for 14points, leading the Brown defense. For her career, Heinhuis did not miss a game appearing in all 128 and recording eight goals and 42 assists along the way.
The Chelsea McMillan "Pride & Perseverance" Award is given to a player who may not see a lot of ice time, but has worked hard to improve, support her teammates, play her role on the team well and become an important part of the Brown women's hockey team through that effort. This season's recipient was sophomore Emilie Bydwell. The second year player from Canada worked hard on and off the ice and supported her teammates in every way she could. Bydwell is the first one up to volunteer for something and one of the last ones to leave the ice after practice.
The Alli McMillan "Unsung Hero" Award is given to a player who exemplifies true dedication to Brown women's ice hockey and adds tremendously to the overall success of the team but doesn't necessarily get the recognition she deserves. Two players earned this honor, as seniors Ashlee Drover and Margaret Ramsay were given the award. This season's captain, Drover made her presence felt both offensively and defensively. The four-year letterwinner appeared in all 33 games and had her best offensive performance of her career, scoring two goals and dishing out 11 assists for 13 points. Drover earned Second Team All-Ivy honors and closed out her career playing in 120 games, scoring eight goals and recording 30 assists for 38 points. Ramsay came on strong in her final season, ranking third on the Bears for goals (9) and points (14). After overcoming an early injury last year, she appeared in all 33 games and was in Brown's offensive zone, using speed and quickness to out play defenders. Ramsay represented Brown in the NCAA Skills Competition at the Men's Frozen Four in Wisconsin. Appearing in 106 career games, Ramsay finished her four-year career with 51 points on 24 goals and 27 assists.
Sophomore Rylee Olewinski earned two team awards as she received the Academic Excellence Award and Most Improved Player Award. The Pre-Med major tallied the highest GPA on the team this season, a 3.8, earning the academic honor. On the ice, Olewinski transformed into one of Brown's most powerful forwards going from six points last season to 14 points this season, ranking third on the team in points.
Taking the High Scorer Award this year was sophomore forward Hayley Moore. Moore finished the season with 43 points, recording 25 goals and 18 assists, earning First Team All-Ivy and, Second Team All-ECACHL honors. Moore was also named to the New England Hockey Writers Division I Women's All-Star Team.
This year's Best Defender Award was given to sophomore O'Hara Shipe. Shipe was the leader in the young core of goaltenders this year recording a 10-7-3 record including five shutouts. Earning an All-Ivy Honorable Mention, the second year goalie was a wall in net, stopping 521 of 563 shots for a 2.16 goals against average and a .925 save percentage.