Women’s Soccer Garners Six All-Ivy Selections, Carchio Earns First Team

Women’s Soccer Garners Six All-Ivy Selections, Carchio Earns First Team

PRINCETON, N.J. – Brown University women's soccer has garnered six selections on the 2017 All-Ivy teams with sophomore midfielder Abby Carchio leading the group as a First Team selection via a vote of the league's eight head coaches, the Ivy League conference office announced on Wednesday.

Carchio (Lakeville, Mass.) earned All-Ivy accolades for the first time while freshman back Sydney Cummings (Millstone Township, N.J.) and freshman forward Star White (Norfolk, Va.) both gained Second Team All-Ivy plaudits. Junior goalkeeper Christine Etzel (Madison, Conn.), junior midfielder Celia Story (Bainbridge Island, Wash.), and senior back Katy Schmidt (Corvallis, Ore.) all collected Honorable Mention All-Ivy laurels.

A critical component of the Bears' midfield, Carchio finished the season with seven points on two goals and three assists. The team's Rookie of the Year last season, she started all 14 games in which she appeared after missing two games due to injury. Her link play in the midfield helped Brown tally four double-digit scorers for the first time since 2006.

Cummings did not leave the field for the Bears this fall, playing all 1,475 minutes as the starting center back in the team's 3-5-2 formation. The only Brown student-athlete to play every minute this year, she helped the Bears tally six team shutouts on the season, including four in Ivy League play.

A breakout player for the Bears on the attack in 2017, White led the Ivy League with six assists, ranked eighth with 16 points, and stood fifth in the conference with three game-winning goals. She netted a pair of game-winning goals in overtime in Ivy League play, tying her for the league lead in game winners in conference play.

Now a three-time All-Ivy selection, Etzel ranked second in the conference in shutouts (four), third in save percentage (.879), and third in goals-against average (0.56) during Ivy League play. Her four shutouts in Ivy League play gave the Bears four clean sheets in conference play for the first time since 1992. In Brown history, she ranks third in career shutouts (19), fourth in career wins (27), and 10th in career saves (209).

The team's starting right back for all 16 games this season and for 31 of the Bears' last 32 contests, Schmidt played 1,411 of a possible 1,475 minutes in 2017. A weapon for Brown with her long throw-ins, she contributed to the team's six shutouts, including four clean sheets in Ivy League play.

An Honorable Mention All-Ivy choice in back-to-back years, Story ranked fourth in the Ivy League in assists (five), eighth in goals (five), and ninth in points (15) this season. In conference play, she posted a goal and two assists, including the game-winning goal on a penalty kick at Cornell. Her 15 points this year matched her point total over her first two seasons combined.

The contingent helped Brown post an 11-5-0 record this fall, giving the Bears their most wins since going 13-4-0 in 2000. Brown also set a single-season program record with four overtime victories.

2017 Women's Soccer All-Ivy 

CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Vanessa Gregoire, Princeton (Sr., M – Beaconsfield, Quebec) 

CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Michelle Alozie, Yale (Jr., F – Apple Valley, Calif.) 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Natalie Ambrose, Columbia (Sr., D – Sisters, Ore.) 

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Murphy Agnew, Harvard (Fr., M – New Hope, Pa.) 

COACH OF THE YEAR
Sean Driscoll, Princeton 

FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY^
Abby Givens, Princeton (So., F – Charlotte, N.C.)
Mimi Asom, Princeton (Jr., F – Dallas, Texas)
Courtney O'Brien, Princeton (So., F – Pacific Palisades, Calif.)
*Michelle Alozie, Yale (Jr., F – Apple Valley, Calif.)
Abby Carchio, Brown (So., M – Lakeville, Mass.)
Natalie Neshat, Columbia (Sr., M – San Diego, Calif.)
Remy Borinsky, Dartmouth (Jr., M – Warren, N.J.)
Vanessa Gregoire, Princeton (Sr., M – Beaconsfield, Quebec)
Noelle Higginson, Yale (So., M – New Orleans, La.)
Natalie Ambrose, Columbia (Sr., D – Sisters, Ore.)
Brittany Champagne, Dartmouth (Sr., D – Suffield, Conn.)
Carlin Hudson, Yale (Sr., D – Berkeley, Calif.)
Kitty Qu, Penn (So., GK – Foster City, Calif.) 

SECOND TEAM ALL-IVY^
Star White, Brown (Fr., F – Norfolk, Va.)
Emma Anderson, Columbia (Jr., F – Bethesda, Md.)
Amaris Hemmings, Columbia (Jr., F – Bronx, N.Y.)
Erin Kawakami, Dartmouth (Fr., M – Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.)
Dani Stollar, Harvard (Sr., M – Honolulu, Hawaii)
Murphy Agnew, Harvard (Fr., M – New Hope, Pa.)
Allie Trzaska, Penn (Jr., M – Yardley, Pa.)
Sydney Cummings, Brown (Fr., D – Millstone Township, N.J.)
Amalya Johnson, Columbia (So., D – Montclair, N.J.)
Mikaela Symanovich, Princeton (Sr., D – San Francisco, Calif.)
Natalie Larkin, Princeton (Sr., D – Washington, D.C.)
Katie Pratt-Thompson, Princeton (Sr., D – Long Beach, Calif.)
Sophie Whitehouse, Columbia (Jr., GK – Washington, D.C.) 

HONORABLE MENTION ALL-IVY
Emily Koe, Columbia (So., F – Los Angeles, Calif.)
Celia Story, Brown (Jr., M – Bainbridge Island, Wash.)
Erica Higa, Penn (Sr., M – Los Altos Hills, Calif.)
Katy Schmidt, Brown (Sr., D – Corvallis, Ore.)
Reilly Lucas, Columbia (Jr., D – Freeport, N.Y.)
Bonnie Shea, Dartmouth (Fr., D – Atlanta, Ga.)
Chase Geffert, Penn (Fr., D – Mill Valley, Calif.)
Lucy Rickerson, Princeton (Fr., D – San Diego, Calif.)
Christine Etzel, Brown (Jr., GK – Madison, Conn.)
Natalie Grossi, Princeton (So., GK – Woodbridge, Ontario) 

*Unanimous Selection
^First & Second Teams Expanded Due To Ties In Voting