Providence, RI - A pair of former Brown greats were recognized on Tuesday afternoon, as goalie Ali Brewer '00 and defenseman Tara Mounsey '02.5 were named to the ECAC Hockey All-Decade First Team. Brewer is the only Brown player to ever win the Kazmeier Award, given annually to the most outstanding player in women's collegiate hockey, while Mounsey is 13th all-time in scoring at Brown, and appeared in the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics for the United States, winning the gold in 1998.
Mounsey is 13th on the Bears' all-time scoring list, compiling 48 goals and 70 assists for 118 total points in just 78 games. Her 70 assists also put her in the top-10 all-time at Brown. She was named to the First Team All-ECAC Hockey in each of her three seasons, in 1997, 1999, and 2000, and was the ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year in 1997. Mounsey was named a Second Team All-American in 1999, and a First Team selection in 2000. She was recognized as a finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award in 2000, and had the distinction of playing in the 1998 Olympic Games, where she helped the United States win the first gold medal in women's ice hockey. In those games, Mounsey had two goals and two assists in six games. She also played in the 2002 Olympics, winning the silver medal and tallying seven assists in five games.
Between the pipes, Brewer was selected as the team's netminder. Brewer holds virtually every record for the Bears, including:lowest goals-against average in a single season (0.94), lowest goals-against average for a career (1.37), highest save percentage in a single season (.957), highest save percentage in a career (.943), most shutouts in a single season (13), most consecutive shutouts (5), most shutouts in a career (39), most wins in a single season (25), and most wins in a career (85). Brewer is also second all-time in career saves, with 2,490. She backstopped Brown to two ECAC Hockey championships, in 1998 and 2000, and was Brown's only recipient of the Patty Kazmaier Award, which she won in 2000. In the same season, Brewer was the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Year and was named an AWCHA All-American.
Brown was one of only two teams with multiple selections to the First Team, joining Harvard, which had three. A complete listing of the teams can be found below.
Forward Jennifer Botterill, Harvard (1998-2003)
Forward Julie Chu, Harvard (2002-2005)
Forward Sarah Vaillancourt, Harvard (2005-2009)
Defense Tara Mounsey, Brown (1999-2004)
Defense Angela Ruggiero, Harvard (1999-2004)
Goaltender Ali Brewer, Brown (1997-2000)
Forward Gillian Apps, Dartmouth (2002-2007)
Forward Nicole Corriero, Harvard (2002-2005)
Forward Sabrina Harbec, St. Lawrence (2005-2008)
Defense Annie Guay, St. Lawrence (2005-2008)
Defense Catlin Cahow, Harvard (2004-2008)
Goaltender Rachel Barrie, St. Lawrence (2000-2004)