February 26, 2009

Nicole Stock and Erica Kromm Named All-Ivy

Feb. 26, 2009

Providence, R.I. – Brown senior captain Nicole Stock (Buffalo Grove, IL) and sophomore defenseman Erica Kromm (Naramata, B.C.) have been named All-Ivy in a vote by the League’s six head coaches. Stock was selected to the Second Team again after earning similar honors last season, while Kromm makes her first appearance on the list by earning Honorable Mention.

Stock is one of the most distinguished goalies in Brown history, as she has inserted her name liberally into the school’s record book. Last season, she set new marks for saves in a single period (27), game (66), and season (1,004). It was the first time that a Brown goalie had ever made more than 1,000 saves in a season. Stock then followed that up by breaking her own single season record in 2008-09, making 1,026 stops, and also shattering the career saves record, as she finished with 2,848. Despite the high volume of shots that she saw in many games, Stock wraps up her career with a 2.72 GAA and a .921 save percentage. Last season, Stock was also named to the Second Team All-ECAC, Second Team All-Ivy, and to the Ivy and ECAC All-Academic Teams.

Kromm, in only her second season, has already established herself as one of the top defenseman in the Ivy League, as illustrated by her Honorable Mention selection. In addition to her lockdown defense, Kromm is also a consistent threat to score, finishing fourth on the team in scoring, and tying for the lead in goals and total points among defenseman. She found the back of the net three times in 2008-09, and also added four assists for a total of seven points. With two more seasons to play, Kromm is well on her way to becoming an elite defender in the Ivy League.

Harvard’s Sarah Vaillancourt was named Ivy League Player of the Year, while Cornell’s Catherine White was unanimously selected as the Rookie of the Year. Vaillancourt, Cornell forward Rebecca Johnston, Dartmouth forward Jenna Cunningham, Princeton defenseman Katherine Dineen, Dartmouth defenseman Sarah Newman, and Harvard goalie Christina Kessler composed the First Team.

First Team All-Ivy

F — *Rebecca Johnston, Cornell (So., Sudbury, Ont.)

F — Jenna Cunningham, Dartmouth (Jr., Medicine Hat, Alta.)

F — *Sarah Vaillancourt, Harvard (Sr., Sherbrooke, Que.)

D — Sarah Newman, Dartmouth (Sr., Clifton, Va.)

D — Katherine Dineen, Princeton (Sr., St. Paul, Minn.)

G — Christina Kessler, Harvard (Jr., Oakville, Ont.)

Second Team All-Ivy

F — Catherine White, Cornell (Fr., Brampton, Ont.)

F — Maggie Kennedy, Dartmouth (Sr., West Hartford, Conn.)

F — Jenny Brine, Harvard (Sr., Truro, N.S.)

F — Bray Ketchum, Yale (So., Greenwich, Conn.)

D — Amanda Young, Cornell (Fr., Lacombe, Alta.)

D — Sasha Sherry, Princeton (So., Lehighton, Pa.)

D — Helen Resor, Yale (Sr., Greenwich, Conn.)

G — Nicole Stock, Brown (Sr., Buffalo Grove, Ill.)

G — Kristen Young, Princeton (Sr., Calgary, Alta.)

Honorable Mention

F — Amanda Trunzo, Dartmouth (So., Andover, Minn.)

F — Sarah Wilson, Harvard (Sr., Avon, Conn.)

F — Christine Foster, Princeton (Sr., Burlington, Ont.)

D — Erica Kromm, Brown (So., Naramata, B.C.)

Player of the Year

Sarah Vaillancourt, Harvard (Sr., Sherbrooke, Que.)

Rookie of the Year

*Catherine White, Cornell (Fr., Brampton, Ont.)

*Unanimous selection