Bears Announce Team Awards and 2005 Captains

May 6, 2005

The Brown field hockey team has announced the recipients of the 2004 team awards and the captains for the upcoming season. Junior Kristen Vincent (Glens Falls, NY) picked up two awards, including the 2004 MVP, while junior Brooke Townsend (Stamford, CT) was selected as the Outstanding Offensive Player and Vincent was named the Outstanding Defensive Player. Senior Evan O'Connell (Greenwich, CT) earned the Tricia E. Colligan Sportsmanship Award and senior Katie Noe (Simsbury, CT) was the recipient of the John L. Danforth Unsung Hero Award. Senior Julia Kelderman (Chevy Chase, MD) and sophomore Tracy Dungo (North Caldwell, NJ) were co-recipients of the Coaches' Award. Lastly, Kristen Hodavance (Emmaus, PA) was honored with the Outstanding Rookie Award. Townsend and Vincent were also named co-captains for the upcoming season.

A unanimous First Team All-Ivy selection this season and a Second Team STX-NFHCA All-Northeast Region selection, Vincent finished the season as the Bears' leading scorer with 15 points (6g, 3a). A two-year starter at defense, Vincent also led the Bears with five defensive saves, after leading the team with three defensive saves a year ago.

Townsend, who earned Second Team All-Ivy recognition this past season, finished fourth on the team with seven points (3g, 1a), including two goals against Albany. A three-year starter, Townsend has 16 career points (7g, 2a).

O'Connell, who served as a tri-captain this past season, played in 43 games over her career. She finished last season with one goal in 13 games, including one start, for 4-2-10 career numbers. Noe, who also served as a tri-captain this past season, was a three-year starter in goal. Last season, she appeared in five games, making four starts, while posting a 2.34 GAA and a .720 save percentage. In 54 career games, including 52 starts, Noe earned a career GAA of 1.90 and a career save percentage of .746.

Kelderman played in every single game of her career, earning 66 consecutive starts in the midfield. She finished last season ranked third on the team in total points with 11 (1g, 9a), while leading the team with nine assists. She finished her career with 13 points, including two assists as a junior in 2003. Dungo made vast improvements last season. After playing in just three games as a freshman, including two starts, Dungo appeared in all 16 games last year, while starting in 10. She finished tied for fourth on the team with 7 points (3g, 1a), including one game-winning goal.

Hodavance made an immediate impact in goal last year, appearing in 13 games, while earning 12 starts. She allowed 33 goals, while saving 117 shots for a 2.91 GAA and a .780 save percentage, leading the Bears' in that category. She also earned a shutout over Rhode Island with five saves.

Brown finished the season with a 5-11 record and a 2-5 mark in the Ivy League. The Bears return 10 starters for next year's team, including the leading scorer and starting goalie.