Four Women's Laxers Earn All-Ivy Recognition
May 14, 2002
PROVIDENCE, RI - Senior tri-captain Niki Caggiano (Freeport, NY) junior tri-captain Bekah Rottenberg (Colrain, MA), and sophomores Christine Anneberg (Denver, CO) and Laurel Pierpont (Jacksonville, FL) of the Brown women's lacrosse team were selected to the 2002 All-Ivy Women's Lacrosse Teams as selected by the League's eight head coaches.
A one-time Ivy League Defensive Player of the week this season, Caggiano was named the Second Team goalie for the second straight year. She posted a season-high 22 saves in Brown's win over Boston University, while increasing on her school record 479 career saves. With 181 saves this season, she set a new career mark if 660 career saves in four years. In addition, she also owns the record for saves in a season with 209, set last year. A four-time Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week during her career, her 22-save effort is a single-game-high in the League this season.
The leading scorer for the Brown squad, Anneberg also earned a spot on the Second Team. A transfer to Brown this season, Anneberg was named the America East Rookie of the Year in 2001 while playing for the University of New Hampshire. She ended the year with 31-10-41 totals to go along with 26 ground balls, 12 caused turnovers and 15 draw controls. A natural athlete, Anneberg tallied at least a point in 12 of Brown's 14 games, including a stretch of seven in a row. She was held to one point just three times this season, against top programs, Dartmouth, Cornell, and Princeton, and had a 4-2-6 outing three times to go along with a five-goal performance against UNH.
Rottenberg, the second-leading scorer on the team, earned a spot on the Second Team for the second straight year. One of four midfielders selected, Rottenberg finished with 28-3-31 numbers, increasing her career totals to 71-10-81. The team leader in draw controls with 34, she also had 23 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers. Rottenberg scored at least one goal in all 14 games, with at least two points in 12 of Brown's 14 games. She scored a season-high five goals on five shots against Northwestern and added a hat-trick against Harvard. A three-time selection to the Ivy League Weekly Honor Roll, Rottenberg needs just 30 more points to crack into the top-ten scorers in Brown women's lacrosse history.
One of the top midfielders on the Brown squad, Pierpont earned Honorable Mention honors, making her first appearance on an All-Ivy team. Pierpont finished second on the team with 34 ground balls and third with 18 caused turnovers to go along with 20 draw controls, second on the team. She also tallied 10-5-15 numbers to bring her career totals to 17-12-29. She tallied multiple points in four games, including a 3-1-4 performance against Harvard, earning Ivy League Honor Roll recognition.
The Bears finished the 2002 season with a 5-9 record and a 1-6 mark in Ivy League games.