Dec. 10, 2004
PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown women's soccer team held its annual season-ending banquet Wednesday, December 1, and seven different individuals were honored with team awards.
The Dobson-Kay Coaches' Award, presented annually to those players chosen by the coaches for outstanding contribution, dedication and sportsmanship, was presented to juniors Robin Averbeck (Fond du Lac, WI), Jamie Johnson (North Kingstown, RI), Kim LaVere (Chatsworth, CA), and Christine Serdjenian (Waterville, ME). Averbeck and LaVere helped to anchor the Bears' defense that posted four shutouts on the season. A First Team All-Ivy selection this season, LaVere started and played in 15 games, and notched 1-1-3 numbers, while Averbeck started all 17 contests. Serdjenian started an appeared in 16 games, while earned 3-2-8 numbers, third on the team. Johnson appeared in nine games for the Bears this season.
Senior co-captain Michelle Sriwongtong (Rosemead, CA) was awarded the Margeson Team Spirit Award, given to the player who exhibits the most team spirit as voted by the players. She also received the award as a sophomore in 2002.
The Sarah Nicholson Memorial Award is 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. Sriwongtong and Kim Hagner (San Francisco, CA) were the recipients this year, marking just the second time that more than one person has received the award in the nine years that it has been given out. Sriwongtong battled injury for most of the season, but played in nine games, earning four starts, and posted one assist. Hagner played in all 17 games, while starting in 10 contests, and also earned one assist.
Lastly, the Ridgely Most Valuable Player Award was presented to junior Hilary Wilson (Monterey, CA). An honorable mention All-Ivy selection in her first season with her Bears, Wilson played every minute of every game in net for Brown. She posted a 1.16 GAA and an .879 save percentage, while earned four shutouts. She finished the season with 145 saves, tying the Brown single-season save mark, set by Kathy Kostic '87 in 1986.
The Brown women's soccer team finished the season with a 7-10-0 record, including a 6-2-0 mark at home, and a 2-5-0 Ivy League record. The Bears return 10 starters for next season along with nine of the top-team scorers from this season, and the entire defensive unit.