Three Women's Icers With Brown Ties Selected For 2001-2002 USA Hockey National Team

Aug. 23, 2001

LAKE PLACID, NY - USA Hockey announced the roster for the 2001-2002 USA Hockey Women's National Team today. Three former Brown icers: Kathleen Kauth '01, Katie King `97 and Tara Mounsey `01 are among those selected.

The 25-member team will participate in the 2001-2002 VISA Skate to Salt Lake Tour in preparation for the XIX Olympic Winter Games, to be held February 9-24, 2002 in Salt Lake City. The 2001-2002 USA Hockey Women's National Team was selected from the 45-player roster, which participated in the USA Hockey Women's National Team Festival, held August 13-22 in Lake Placid.

Kauth, a 2001 Brown graduate, is one of 14 forwards chosen. A captain for the 2000-01 season, she led the team in scoring with a career-high 41 points on 16 goals and 25 assists, while ranking fifth in the ECAC and 18th in the country for total points. She was recognized as a forward on the 2001 New England Hockey Writers All-Star team and was a Second Team All-ECAC and Second Team All-Ivy selection this year. Kauth will leave her name in the Brown record books, tied for #11 on Brown's All-Time Scoring List with 52-56-108 totals.

King, one of 14 Olympians selected, was one of the top scorers in Nagano, Japan with four goals and four assists for the unbeaten Americans. She competed in all six games in Nagano and scored in five of the six games, including a hat trick against Japan. At Brown, she was named the ECAC Player of the Year in 1996-97, her senior season in addition to earning Ivy League Player of the Year honors for the third consecutive season. She finished her collegiate career with 206 points (123-83) in 100 games, ranking first at Brown. While at Brown, King was a two-time Ivy League Player of the year in both hockey and softball, captaining both teams and leading them to 1997 Ivy League titles. In 1995 and 1996, she was honored with the Bessie H. Rudd. In her senior year, King was chosen for the Marjorie Brown Smith Award as the outstanding female athlete of the year.

Joining King as one of the 14 Olympians on the roster is Mounsey. She competed in all six games at the XVIII Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, contributing six points (2-4) and recording at least one point in five of the six games. Mounsey completed her junior season at Brown in 1999-2000. A co-captain for the Bears, she tallied 24 points (14-10) in the regular season, good for third among all defensemen in the ECAC. A three-time First Team All-Ivy selection, she notched 38 points (14-24) in 30 games for Brown in 1998-99, her sophomore campaign. One of 10 candidates in 1999 and one of four finalists in 2000 for The Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, she earned ECAC and Ivy Rookie of the Year honors as a freshman in 1996-97.

The team is set to participate in the VISA Skate to Salt Lake Tour, playinga 39-game schedule of national and international games in preparation for the XIX Olympic Winter Games. Prior to the Olympic Winter Games, the roster will be trimmed to 20 players who will comprise the 2002 US Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team.