June 20, 2008
The Brown women's soccer team held its annual season-ending banquet Wednesday, April 2, and five different individuals were honored with team awards.
The Dobson-Kay Coaches' Award, presented annually to the player(s) chosen by the coaches for outstanding contribution, dedication and sportsmanship, was presented to sophomores Paige Reidy (Honeoye Falls, NY) and Steffi Yellin (Savannah, GA). Reidy started all 17 games last season, playing nearly every minute of every game and was a valuable part of the defensive corps, while also chipping in one assist. After playing less than seven minutes during her entire rookie year, Yellin stepped into the starting goalie position last fall and played every minute of the season. She finished the 2007 season with a 1.43 goals against and a .760 save percentage, A two-time Ivy League Player of the Week, Yellin finished the year with a 6-10-1 record, including six shutouts.
Senior Susie Keller (Cincinnati, OH) was awarded the Margeson Team Spirit Award, which is given to that player who exhibits the most team spirit as voted by the players. A valuable contributor in the midfield, Keller provided a spark on the field in all situations, creating many opportunities for her team. She played in 16 games last year, earning 10 starts, and finished the season with six points (2g, 2a), including the game-winning goal against Sacred Heart.
Senior co-captain Kerrilynn Carney (North Smithfield, RI) was the recipient of the Sarah Nicholson Memorial Award, given to a senior on the team who, through total dedication and loyalty, has given the most of themselves to the good of the team. After earning a spot on the team as a walkon in 2004, Carney has been a starter in the backfield for each of the past three seasons. A team co-captain in 2007, Carney started all 17 games on defense and also pitched in five points (1g, 3a), including the game-winner in Brown's double overtime win over Penn. In her four-year career, Carney played in 52 games, including all 51 over her last three years (starting 50). She finished her career with 13 points (4g, 5a).
Lastly, the Ridgely Most Valuable Player Award was presented to senior Anne Friedland (Toronto, ONT). A Second Team All-Ivy selection this year, Friedland has been a significant contributor during each of her four seasons, playing in 67 of 68 games, missing one due to injury, while starting 66. A well-rounded player, she played every field position during her four seasons and finished her career with 11 points (1g, 9a), including four points in 2007, which were all assists. Her nine career assists currently rank 18th all-time at Brown for assists in a career.
The Brown women's soccer team finished the 2007 season with a 6-10-1 record, The Bears return eight starters for next season along with three of the top-five scorers from this season.