November 10, 2011

Brown Places Five on 2011 All-Ivy Women’s Soccer Team

PROVIDENCE, RI - Brown University senior Allison Kagawa (Mililani, HI) led five different women's soccer All-Ivy honorees, as the defender was a unanimous selection to the All-Ivy First Team in a vote by the League's eight head coaches. Joining Kagawa on the first team was sophomore goalie MC Barrett (Ithaca, NY), while senior Gloria Chun (Irvine, CA) earned Second Team All-Ivy honors. Senior captain Sarah Hebert-Seropian (Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec) and junior Eliza Marshall (North Andover, MA) were both named Honorable Mention All-Ivy.

A three-time All-Ivy honoree, Kagawa earned First Team honors for the second straight season after earning Honorable Mention All-Ivy in 2009. One of just two unanimous First Team All-Ivy selections this season, Kagawa helped the Bears post seven shutouts, which was tied for second in the Ivy League, while allowing just 14 goals in 17 games, also second in the League. For the season, Brown's defense posted a 0.80 team GAA, a mark that currently ranks 42nd in the country. Kagawa started all 66 games during her four-year career, rarely coming off the field, and also posted two assists this season, matching a career high. 

Barrett, who was named a first team goalie along with Penn's Sarah Banks, after posting a 0.73 GAA, 2nd in the Ivy League and 34th in the nation, and a .864 save percentage, 2nd in the Ivy League and 20th in the nation, in 17 games, four starts. After playing the second half of every game in 2010 and the first 13 games of 2011, Barrett played the last four games in entirety due to an injury to classmate Amber Bledsoe (Cincinnati, OH). Barrett posted two shutouts and teamed with Bledsoe to lead Brown to five others, as the Bears were tied for second in the League with seven shutouts and second in the League with just 14 goals allowed. She finished the year with 51 saves, earning an 8-4-2 record. A one-time Ivy League Player of the Week in 2011, Barrett was the 2010 recipient of the Coaches' Award. She has played in 34 career games and has posted 98 saves, a 0.89 GAA and a .845 save percentage, while helping Brown post 13 shutouts over the past two seasons.

Chun is making her second consecutive appearance on the All-Ivy team, after earning Honorable Mention honors a year ago. A valuable part of the Bears' backfield, Chun started 16 games this season, missing one due to injury. One of the Bears' top defenders along with Kagawa, Chun helped Brown post seven shutouts, which was tied for second in the Ivy League, while allowing just 14 goals in 17 games, also second in the League. For the season, Brown's defense posted a 0.80 team GAA, a mark that currently ranks 42nd in the country. Chun, who played in 63 career games (41 starts), also finished the year with three assists to close out her career with 7 points (1g, 5a).

Hebert-Seropian and Marshall are both making their first appearances on the All-Ivy Team. A captain this year, Hebert-Seropian started 15 games in the midfield, missing two contests due to injury, while finishing tied for fourth on the team with 6 points (2g, 2a). Hebert-Seropian also led Brown with two game-winning goals (fifth in the Ivy League). A one-time honoree on the Ivy League Weekly honor roll in 2011, Hebert-Seropian finished her career with 17 points (6g, 5a) in 57 games/49 starts.

Marshall finished the 2011 season as the Bears' leading scorer with 15 points (6g, 3a), including two game-winning goals (fifth in the Ivy League), while starting all 17 games. Her 15 points was seventh overall in the Ivy League, while her six goals led the team and ranked sixth in the League. She was second on the team with three assists. A two-time selection to the Ivy League weekly honor roll in 2011, Marshall has 21 career points (8g, 5a) in 46 games/34 starts.

Pictured: Allison Kagawa '12, a unanimous First Team All-Ivy Honoree. Photo by DSPics.net.