Aug. 27, 2004
Providence, RI - The Brown women's hockey team welcomes its incoming players from the Class of 2008. Seven players join the Bear's team for the upcoming hockey season. They include Emilie Bydwell (Montreal, Quebec), Heather Lane (London, ONT), Emilie Midtling (Merton, WI), Hayley Moore (Wakefield, MA), Rylee Olewinski (Burr Ridge, IL), O'Hara Shipe (Anchorage, AK) and Stacy Silverman (Wakefield, MA). Bydwell, a defender from Montreal, Quebec, is a 2004 graduate of The Hotchkiss School. At Hotchkiss, Bydwell participated on the New England Quarter Final Team in 2004 and the Founder's League Championship team. Bydwell also played hockey for the Connecticut Polar Bears, which came in second in the Nationals and were co-champions in the New England Championships. Before attending Hotchkiss, Bydwell had a stellar career at Miss Edgars and Miss Cramps School where she was named captain and received the MVP Award all three years she attended. Lane, a defender/forward, hails from London, ONT where she attended Oakridge Secondary School. At Oakridge, she received the MVP Award in 2003 and was named the OFSAA bronze medallist recipient that same year. Lane also won the Heart Award from the Chatham Girls' Hockey Association and competed in the OWHA All-Star Game in 2004. Also at Oakridge, Lane received the Athlete of the Year Award her sophomore, junior and senior year. Midtling is a 2004 graduate from Arrowhead High School. The Merton, WI native plays both forward and defense. Midtling was named assistant captain in 2002-2003 season. She had a career high of 13 goals and 12 assists. She also participated in the Chicago Showcase from 2001-2003.Midtling has also received various academic awards such as Honor and is a member of the National Honor Society. Moore attended Cushing Academy in Ashburn, MA where she played forward throughout her career. At Cushing, Moore received the Offensive Player Award in both 2001 and 2003. Moore also competed at the USA Hockey National Tournament in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2002. Moore took part in the USA Hockey Select Festival in Lake Placid where she had appeared also in 2002 and 2003. Olewinski, a forward, hails from Burr Ridge, IL where she attended Benet Academy Prep. Olewinski participated on Johnny's Chicago Chill and Wisconsin Wild club teams. On Johnny's Chicago Chill team Olewinski was named captain and led the team in goal scoring. In the summer of 2002, Olewinski attended the Olympic Development Camp in Lake Placid. Shipe hails from Anchorage, AK and attended Phillips Academy. At Phillips, Shipe was a four year starter as goalie and named captain her senior year. Shipe played a key role in the 2002-2003 season. During that season Shipe had a 1.23 goal against average and a .930 save percentage that lead her team to the most wins in a season Team in the school's hockey program history. That same year Shipe was named to the All-Star team and was Hockey Night in Boston Champion. She also won the Summer Smith MVP Award for hockey her senior year. Another Cushing graduate Silverman will also take the ice for the bears. Silverman is a four-year letterwinner in goal. She attended the US National development camp. Silverman led Cushing to a second place finish in both the 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 seasons for the New England Championship. Silverman was also on the Honor Roll for her four years at Cushing and her senior year received the Scholar Athlete Award.