November 19, 2007

Four Brown Women's Soccer Players Named All-Ivy

Nov. 19, 2007

Brown University seniors Anne Friedland (Toronto, ONT) and Julia Shapira (Los Angeles, CA), junior Lindsay Cunningham (Cumberland, RI), and sophomore Bridget Ballard (Los Angeles, CA) have been named to the 2007 All-Ivy Women's Soccer Team as selected by the League's eight head coaches. Cunningham and Friedland were both named to the Second Team, while Ballard and Shapira each earned Honorable Mention All-Ivy honors.

A three-time All-Ivy honoree, Cunningham was named to the Second Team after earning Honorable Mention honors during her first two seasons. One of the top scorers on the team all three seasons, Cunningham finished second this year with seven points (2g, 3a), while also scoring one game-winning goal. She has played in all 50 games during her career and has 38 points on 13 goals and 12 assists. She will enter her senior season next fall already ranked in Brown's all-time top 20 for both career points (18th) and assists (13th).

Friedland is making her first appearance on the All-Ivy team this fall, after leading Brown with four assists this season. Friedland made an immediate impact as a rookie in 2004 and has played in 67 of 68 games, missing one due to an injury. A well-rounded player, she has played every position during her Brown career, spending the majority of this season at back. Friedland finished her career with 11 points (1g, 9a) and ranks 18th all-time at Brown for career assists.

Shapira was named Honorable Mention All-Ivy for the second year in a row. After playing at back for the majority of her career, including the first half of this season, Shapira was moved up to the midfield and immediately made an impact, scoring the first three goals of her career to finish third on the team in scoring with six points. During her career, Shapira played in 46 games, earning 37 starts, including all 34 over the past two seasons.

Ballard joins Shapira on the Honorable Mention squad, earning All-Ivy for the first time in her career. A regional All-Freshman selection in 2006 by SoccerBuzz, Ballard played in 13 games this season at center-mid, missing four due to injuries. She finished the season with one goal, which she scored at Yale. In two seasons, Ballard has played in 30 games, starting all of them, and has posted seven points (2g, 3a).