March 14, 2003

Six Earn ECAC All-Conference Honors In Women's Hockey

March 14, 2003

Cape Cod, MA - The 2002-03 ECAC All-Conference teams have been announced after a vote of the nine ECAC head coaches. Senior defender Cassie Turner (Campbellford, ONT), senior goaltender Pam Dreyer (Eagle River, AK) and sophomore forward Jessica Link (Clifton Park, NY) were all named Second Team All-ECAC. Sophomore defender Amy McLaughlin (Berlin, MA) earned an Honorable Mention and freshman forward Karen Thatcher (Franklin, MA) and freshman defender Myria Heinhuis (Chatham, ONT) were named to the All-Rookie Team.

Turner, while leading the Bears' defense, has stepped up offensively, recording eight goals and six assists this season. Prior to this season, Turner had a three-year career total of four goals. She scored the game-tying goal in Brown's 3-1 defeat over St. Lawrence in the second game of the ECAC Quarterfinals. Turner earned Second Team All-Ivy honors this season and was a First Team All-ECAC selection last year. She was also named Co-Defensive Player of the Year for the Bears last season. Turner has played in 120 career games, tallying 12 goals and 48 assists for 60 points.

Dreyer, a three-time All-ECAC selection, has logged over 1600 minutes in net this season, starting 28 of Brown's 31 games. She has tallied 640 saves with a .910 save percentage and a 2.28 gaa. She has recorded 25 or more saves in 14 games this season, including 34 and 32 save performances against St. Lawrence in the quarterfinals. She was named Second Team All-Ivy and the ECAC Goaltender of the Week twice this season. For her career, the 2002 ECAC Championship MVP has made 1727 saves with a .929 save percentage and 1.81 gaa. Dreyer recorded her 40th career win in game three against St. Lawrence.

In just two season of play Link has already entered Brown's all-time scoring list. In 66 games, she has tallied 39 goals and 42 assists for 81 points, which is 24th in Brown history. Link has led the Bears in scoring all season and currently ranks fourth in the ECAC with 39 points on 20 goals and 19 assists in 31 games. She scored the game-winning goal in the Bears 3-1 victory over St. Lawrence in game two of the Quarterfinals. Link earned a spot on the ECAC All-Rookie Team last season and was recently named an All-Ivy Honorable Mention this season.

McLaughlin has bounced back from a season-ending back injury early in her rookie campaign last season. This season, McLaughlin is ranked fifth in the ECAC in defenseman scoring with 6 goals and 15 assists for 21 points in 31 games. She helped lead the Bears to a 4-3 defeat over then #6 St. Lawrence with two goals and two assists.

Thatcher is the Bears' second leading scorer with 12 goals and 22 assists for 34 points in 31 games. Her 22 assists ties her with senior Kim Insalaco for the team lead. Thatcher tallied two goals and two assists to lead the Bears in scoring in the St. Lawrence playoff series. She scored the game-winning goal and added an empty-netter in final game of the series to help seal the series victory. Thatcher has tallied ten points in the last five games and has been the ECAC Rookie of the Week for the last two weeks in a row.

Heinhuis has earned a spot in the Bears' line-up every game this season and has tallied eight assists, including four in Brown's weekend sweep of Colgate and Cornell at the end of the regular season. Her strong defensive play has helped enable the Bears to be out-shooting their opponents by nearly 400 shots this season.

First Team
Forward-Jennifer Botterill-Harvard-Sr.
Forward-Carly Haggard-Dartmouth-Sr.
Forward-Julie Chu-Harvard-Fr.
Defense-Angela Ruggiero-Harvard-Jr.
Defense-Annamarie Holmes-Princeton-Sr.
Goalie-Rachel Barrie-St. Lawrence-So.

Second Team
Forward-Jessica Link-Brown-So.
Forward-Andrea Kilbourne-Princeton-Sr.
Forward-Gina Kingsbury-St. Lawrence-Jr.
Defense-Cassie Turner-Brown-Sr.
Defense-Correne Bredin-Dartmouth-Sr.
Goalie-Pam Dreyer-Brown-Sr.

Honorable Mention
Forward-Gretchen Anderson-Princeton-Jr.
Forward-Amanda Sargeant-St. Lawrence-Sr.
Forward-Katie Weatherston-Dartmouth-Fr.
Defense-Amy McLaughlin-Brown-So.
Defense-Brooke Bestwick-Cornell-Sr.
Goalie-Amy Ferguson-Dartmouth-Sr.

All-Rookie Team
Forward-Julie Chu-Harvard
Forward-Katie Weatherston-Dartmouth
Forward-Karen Thatcher-Brown
Defense-Myria Heinhuis-Brown
Defense-Laurie Ross-St. Lawrence
Goalie-Sarah Love -Yale

Player of the Year
Jennifer Botterill-Harvard

Rookie of the Year
Julie Chu-Harvard

Goalie of the Year
Rachel Barrie-St. Lawrence

Sarah Devens Award
Rachel Barrie -St. Lawrence

Coach of the Year
Hilary Witt-Yale