May. 3, 2005
The women's ice hockey team announced its team awards at its annual season-ending banquet on Friday, April 29. Seven players of this year's squad were honored in front of teammates, parents and staff. Also in attendance were alumnae Phoebe Wilkinson '88 and Alli McMillan '74 both presenting awards along with emcee Mike Rubin '00 and Mike Mancuso '98.
Senior forward Katie Guay (Westfield, MA) was named this years MVP, finishing the season with three goals and twelve assists for fifteen points in 30 games. This season Guay was used in both the offensive and defensive zone. In her four-year career at Brown, Guay has played in 128 games and recorded 29 goals and 40 assists for 69 points. Guay was also the recipient of the 2005 Panda Cup, which is awarded annually to the member of the team that has demonstrated outstanding team spirit, good sportswomanship and dedication to playing hockey this past season.
The Chelsea McMillan "pride and perseverance" Award recipient was senior Krissy McManus (Dedham, MA). McManus has fought through a nagging injury all year, playing in 25 games and recorded 12 points on five goals and seven assists. For her career, McManus has tallied 38 goals and 41 assists for 79 points in 118 games. The Alli McMillan "Unsung Hero" Award went to junior defender Ashlee Drover (Bay Roberts, NF). Drover battled back from an early injury to be one of the most dominate defenders in the ECACHL, finishing the season having played in 26 games with one goal and four assists for five points on the season.
Sophomore Christine Holdredge (Ashley Falls, MA) received the Academic Excellence Award for maintaining the highest grade point average on the team. Holdredge is concentrating in Biology.
For the third consecutive year senior forward Jessica Link (Clifton Park, NY) received the High Scorer Award netting 16 goals and recording 12 assists in 28 games. Coming into the season Link was tied in seventh on Brown's All-Time Leading Scorer list and with 83 goals, 74 assists for 157 points in 124 career games, Link has made her way into fifth all-time at Brown.
The Best Defensive Player Award went to junior Myria Heinhuis (Chatham, ONT). Heinhuis was an All-ECACHL Second Team recipient and All-Ivy First Team member. This season Heinhuis was not only an impact player in the defensive zone, but made her prescience felt offensively scoring six goals and eight assists for 14 points. In an injury-ridden year Heinhuis was one of the Bears only defenders to dress and play in all 32 games this season.
Sophomore Kathryn Moos (Wayzata, MN) received the teams Most Improved Player Award going from 13 points a year ago to 22 points (7g-15a) this season. Moos was the Bears third leading scorer and a top penalty killer on the team.