Feb. 27, 2008
Providence, RI - Brown senior captain Hayley Moore (Wakefield, MA) and junior assistant captain Nicole Stock (Buffalo Grove, IL) have been named All-Ivy in a vote by the League's six head coaches. Moore was named to the League's First Team for the second time in her career, while Stock was named to the Second Team for the first time after earning Honorable Mention honors with Moore last season.
Moore is one of the most skilled players in Brown women's hockey history. One of the team's top scorers from the moment she got to campus, she has made her mark on Brown's record books, where she is eighth all-time in both career goals and points, ahead of many of the Olympians and All-Stars in the Brown program's rich history. This was her third season leading the Bears in scoring, finishing the year with 13 goals and 15 assists for 28 points. However, the scoring is just part of the story. An all-around player, she is also a crucial part of the Bears' top power play and penalty kill units, and her leadership as a captain for the past two seasons has been crucial on a young team. She has never missed a game in her Brown career, finishing with 68 goals and 62 assists for 130 points in 123 games. Moore finished eighth in the Ivy League in points, fifth in goals, and 14th in assists. She previously earned First Team All-Ivy honors in her sophomore season, and earned Honorable Mention in her freshman and junior seasons.
Stock has to be considered among the nation's top goaltenders when her workload is considered. She shattered Brown's record for saves in a season, breaking the old mark set by Ali Brewer in her Kazmaier Award-winning season by 323 saves, becoming the first Brown goalie to pass 1,000 saves in a season with 1,004. Stock broke Brown's records for saves in a game (66) and in a period (27), which had stood for 19 and 23 years, respectively, against Mercyhurst on Jan. 19. Stock averaged 34.3 saves on 37.1 shots per 60 minutes, which both rank third in the country. In comparison, the other three goaltenders that received either First Team or Honorable Mention All-Ivy saw between 21.4 and 26.5 shots per 60 minutes. Her final save percentage of .924 ranks ninth in the country and second in the Ivy League. She has made 30 or more saves in 20 of her 29 starts, 40 or more saves seven times, and 50 or more saves twice. Stock has started 38 consecutive games dating back to 1/20/07, the longest stretch at Brown since Brewer started 68 consecutive games from 3/7/98, to 3/25/00. Her only previous All-Ivy honor was an Honorable Mention last season.
Harvard's Sarah Vaillancourt was unanimously named Ivy League Player of the Year, while Cornell's Rebecca Johnston was unanimously selected as the League's Rookie of the Year. Vaillancourt, Johnston, Harvard defenseman Caitlin Cahow, Princeton defensemen Katherine Dineen and Sasha Sherry, and Harvard goaltender Christina Kessler rounded out the rest of the First Team.
First Team All-Ivy
F -- Hayley Moore, Brown (Sr., Wakefield, Mass.)
F -- Rebecca Johnston, Cornell (Fr., Sudbury, Ont.)
F -- *Sarah Vaillancourt, Harvard (Jr., Sherbrooke, Que.)
D -- *Caitlin Cahow, Harvard (Sr., Vinalhaven, Maine)
D -- Katherine Dineen, Princeton (Jr., St. Paul, Minn.)
D -- Sasha Sherry, Princeton (Fr., Lehighton, Pa.)
G -- Christina Kessler, Harvard (So., Oakville, Ont.)
Second Team All-Ivy
F -- Maggie Kennedy, Dartmouth (Jr., West Hartford, Conn.)
F -- Sarah Parsons, Dartmouth (So., Dover, Mass.)
F -- Marykate Oakley, Princeton (Sr., Buffalo, N.Y.)
D -- Sarah Newman, Dartmouth (Jr., Clifton, Va.)
G -- Nicole Stock, Brown (Jr., Buffalo Grove, Ill.)
F -- Jenny Brine, Harvard (Jr., Truro, N.S.); Crysti Howser, Yale (Jr., Wilmette, Ill.)
D -- Julia Bronson, Dartmouth (Jr., Arlington, Va.); Alyssa Clarke, Yale (So., Donkin, N.S.)
G -- Kristen Young, Princeton Jr., Calgary, Alb.); Jackee Snikeris, Yale (Fr., Downingtown, Pa.)
Player of the Year
*Sarah Vaillancourt, Harvard (Jr. Sherbrooke, Que.)
Rookie of the Year
*Rebecca Johnston, Cornell (Fr., Sudbury, Ont.)
* Unanimous selection