Women's Soccer Presents Awards at Annual Team Banquet

Women's Soccer Presents Awards at Annual Team Banquet

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown University women's soccer presented its postseason awards at the team's annual banquet held at the Brown Faculty Club on Friday night with senior Katy Schmidt and sophomore Abby Carchio sharing the program's Ridgely Most Valuable Player Award.

Schmidt (Corvallis, Ore.) and Carchio (Lakeville, Mass.) split Team MVP honors while senior Maclaine Lehan (Shrewsbury, Mass.) gained the team's Sarah Nicholson Outstanding Senior Award.

Sophomore Andie Gilmore (Walpole, Mass.) garnered the Bears' Margeson/Prell Team Spirit Award while seniors Sarah Cobb (North Tustin, Calif.) and Rylee Shumway (Los Angeles, Calif.) both earned Dobson-Kay Coaches' Award accolades.

Senior Mikela Waldman (San Francisco, Calif.) took home the Denis Chartier Golden Boot Award as the team's leading point scorer, and freshman Sydney Cummings (Millstone Township, N.J.) collected the team's Arlene Gorton '52 Rookie of the Year Award.

The Bears' seniors – Cobb, Lehan, Schmidt, Shumway, and Waldman – all earned their white letter sweaters.

Brown's freshmen – Cameron Brown (Portsmouth, Va.), Cummings, Maria Guerrero (San Juan, Puerto Rico), Zeinab Kante (Dallas, Texas), Lizzie Kimmel (Portage, Mich.), Samantha Messing (Los Angeles, Calif.), Brittany Montgomery (Lawrenceville, Ga.), and Star White (Norfolk, Va.) – gained their brown letter sweaters. 

Co-Ridgley Most Valuable Player Award: Katy Schmidt '18 (Corvallis, Ore.)
Co-Ridgley Most Valuable Player Award: Abby Carchio '20 (Lakeville, Mass.)

  • The Ridgely MVP Award is presented annually as voted by the players. The award is in honor of Professor and Mrs. Beverly Ridgely for their outstanding contributions to Brown women's soccer.
  • Schmidt garnered First Team CoSIDA Academic All-America, Academic All-Ivy, and Honorable Mention All-Ivy honors after starting all 16 games at right back.
  • Carchio earned First Team All-Ivy and Second Team NEWISA All-New England accolades, while ranking fifth on the team in points (seven), goals (two), and assists (three).

Sarah Nicholson Outstanding Senior Award: Maclaine Lehan '18 (Shrewsbury, Mass.)

  • Initiated in 1996, the Sarah Nicholson Outstanding Senior Award is given to a senior on the team who, through total dedication and loyalty, has given the most of themselves for the good of the team.
  • Lehan earned a spot in the NEWISA Senior Bowl and garnered Academic All-Ivy accolades. After missing the first half of the season due to injury, she started all seven Ivy League games, leaving the field for only two minutes in conference play.

Margeson/Prell Team Spirit Award: Andie Gilmore '20 (Walpole, Mass.)

  • The Margeson/Prell Team Spirit Award is presented annually to the player who exhibits the most team spirit as voted by the players. The award is in honor of Jane Margeson, "Soccer Enthusiast," mother of Bill Margeson '37, Hall of Fame (soccer, 1970), and Professor Warren Prell who served as faculty liaison to the women's soccer program from 1995 to 2015.
  • Gilmore played in 13 games with four starts, tallying her first career assist vs. Maine (Aug. 25). 

Co-Dobson-Kay Coaches' Award: Sarah Cobb '18 (North Tustin, Calif.)
Co-Dobson-Kay Coaches' Award: Rylee Shumway '18 (Los Angeles, Calif.)

  • The Dobson-Kay Coaches' Award is presented annually to the player(s) chosen by the coach for outstanding contribution, dedication, and sportsmanship. The award is in honor of Stan Dobson '58 and Gene Kay '58 for their strong support and promotion of the Brown women's soccer program.
  • Cobb and Shumway helped Brown post its most wins (11) since 2000 (13 wins).

Denis Chartier Golden Boot Award: Mikela Waldman '18 (San Francisco, Calif.)

  • The Denis Chartier Golden Boot Award was initiated in 2011 and is presented annually to the team's leading point scorer. It is in memory of former assistant coach, Denis Chartier, who died at the age of 56 and was a loyal, dedicated coach with the Brown women's soccer program for 15 years.
  • Waldman earned a spot in the NEWISA Senior Bowl, while ranking fifth in the Ivy League in points (20), second in game-winning goals (four), second in assists (six), and seventh in goals (seven).

Arlene Gorton '52 Rookie of the Year Award: Sydney Cummings '21 (Millstone Township, N.J.)

  • The Arlene Gorton '52 Rookie of the Year Award, initiated in 2015, goes to the outstanding newcomer in the program as voted on by the players. The award is named after former Brown Associate Director of Athletics, Arlene Gorton – a pioneer for all women's sports at Brown in the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Cummings earned Second Team All-Ivy honors, played all 1,475 minutes on the season, and started all 16 games as a center back helping the Bears post four shutouts in Ivy League play for the first time since 1992.