Five Players With Ties To Brown Earn Spots On Olympic Rosters
Jan. 2, 2006
USA Hockey announced the 20-player roster for the 2005-06 U.S. Women's National Team which will compete in the upcoming Olympics in February. Four former Bears Katie King '97, Kathleen Kauth '01, Pam Dreyer '03 and Kim Insalaco '03 were all selected to this year's squad. In addition, Becky Kellar '97 was selected to play for the Canadian National Team.
Making her third appearance in the red, white and blue uniform is King. King was third on the U.S. team in scoring with four goals and three assists as she helped lead the team to a silver medal finish. During the Nagano games in 1998, King was one of the top scorers, recording four goals and four assists for the unbeaten gold medal 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
Another member of the national team is Kauth. 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 left her name in the Brown record books, tied for #11 on Brown's All-Time Scoring List with 52-56-108 totals.
Joining Kauth on offense will be Insalaco. The 10th leading scorer all-time for Brown finished her career with 45 goals and 82 assists for 127 points in 121 games. In her senior season Insalaco was named Honorable Mention All-Ivy after scoring nine goals and 23 assists. Insalaco played a key role in the Bears quest for a national title in the 2001-02 season, scoring four game winning goals, including the game-winner in the ECAC Championship game and the semi-final game against Minnesota at the NCAA Frozen Four. She finished third on the team in scoring that year with 40 points on 14 goals and 26 assists and was ranked second in the ECAC for defensemen scoring with 12 goals and 16 assists for 28 points, earning Second Team All-Ivy and Honorable Mention All-ECAC honors.
Dryer, a 2003 graduate, was one of three goalies chosen. During her four year career at Brown Dreyer anchored the Bear's defense keeping opponent's shots out of the back of the net. In 2002-03 season, Dreyer was named Second Team All-Ivy, posting a .904 save percentage with 660 saves and a 2.48 GAA. In 2001-02, she was named Most Outstanding Player in the ECAC Championship, and earned Second Team All-ECAC and the New England Hockey Writers Association All-State honors. Dreyer finished the 2000-01 season leading the nation with a .941 save percentage and tied for first in shutouts blanking opponents seven times. With a goals against average of 1.61, Dreyer ranked second in the nation, and earned Second Team All-Ivy and Honorable Mention All-ECAC. In a 4-3 ECAC semi-final victory over Dartmouth, Dreyer made 56 saves, earning a spot on the ECAC All-Tournament Team.
Kellar, a Hagersville, ONT native, is Brown's eighth all-time leading scorer recording 129 points on 47 goals and 82 assists in 100 games. This year's Olympics will mark the third time Kellar will put on the Canadian jersey, having been apart of both gold medal teams in 1998 and 2002.
The opening ceremony for the Olympics will take place Feburary 10, and the first game for both teams is Feburary 11.