September 21, 2010

Springmeyer Named Ivy League Player of the Week

PROVIDENCE, RI – Brown field hockey junior Leslie Springmeyer (New Vernon, NJ) has been named Ivy League Player of the Week for her role in helping lead the Bears to a 1-1 weekend, including a 6-2 victory over Bryant.

Springmeyer scored two goals against both Columbia and Bryant, as Brown played two games in less than 24 hours. Against the Lions in the Ivy League opener for both squads, Springmeyer, who did not start, entered the game at 5:47 and just 25 seconds later she scored her first goal of the year to give Brown a 1-0 lead. After Columbia had taken a 3-2 lead at the 44:04 mark, Springmeyer answered for Brown just 1:19 later to tie the score at 3-3.

Less than 24 hours after the Columbia game, Springmeyer helped lead Brown to its first win of the season with a pair of goals against Bryant. After the Bulldogs had taken a 1-0 lead 1:40 into the game, Springmeyer answered just 2:19 later to tie the game at 1-1. After Bryant had tied the score at 2-2, Brown would take a 3-2 lead. Just 27 seconds after Brown's third goal, Springmeyer knocked another one in to give the Bears a 4-2 lead with 25 minutes remaining.

Her offensive outburst helped her climb the in the Brown record books, finishing the weekend ranked sixth all-time at Brown with 22 career goals (one shy of fifth) and ranking seventh all-time with 58 career points (one shy of sixth). Springmeyer was also the last Bear to earn Ivy League Player of the Week honors, having done so on November 11, 2008.

Brown returns to action this Saturday when it travels to Dartmouth to face the Big Green in a 12:00 noon contest.

Pictured: Leslie Springmeyer '12. Photo by DSPics.net.