May 22, 2006

Women's Hockey Class of 2010 Nine Strong

May 22, 2006

Providence, RI - The Brown women's ice hockey team announced the Class of 2010, which will consist of nine players. Erin Connors (Newburyport, MA), Andrea Hunter (Fulton, NY), Amanda Asay (Prince George, BC), Elizabeth Denis (Durham, NH), Sasha Van Muyen (Orillia, ONT), Kath Surbey (Calgary, ALB), Rickie Kostiner (Chicago, IL), Jenny Cedorchuk (Medfield, MA) and Nicole Brown (Swift Current, SK) will all join the Bears this fall.

Connors, a forward from Governor Dummer Academy, is a four-time recipient of ISL All-League Honoree. Connors was Governor Dummer's Team MVP her sophomore and senior years and made her way from assistant captain her junior year to team captain her senior year. The Massachusetts native also competed with other top players in the country at the U.S. National Development Camps for the 14, 15/16, and 17/18 teams and helped lead the Assabet Valley Girls Programs to a National Ice Hockey Championship. Connors was also a member of the softball team and was co-captain her junior and seniors years, earning ISL All-League Honors in 2003, 2004 and 2005.

A forward from Fulton, NY, Hunter participated in the U.S. National Development Camp in 2002, 2003 and 2005. Hunter was a member of the U16 Syracuse Stars 2004 National Championship Team and the U19 runner up team in 2005. Also a stand out in soccer and lacrosse, Hunter was named captain in both sports and was a member of the WNEPSSA All-Star team in 2005 for soccer and a member of the NEOSWLA All-Star team in lacrosse that same year. The Pomfret School graduate, also is successful in the classroom, earning the AP Scholar Award, is a member of the National Honor Society and received High Honor Roll recognition.

A Prince George, British Columbia native, Asay was the assistant captain of the BC Outback back-to-back Provincial Championship teams. The College Heights Secondary forward, participated in the Esso Women's National Hockey Championships in 2005 and 2006 and was on Team British Columbia's U18 team in 2005. Also a member of the Canadian National Women's Baseball Team, Asay earned the Outstanding Performance in Technology Education Award and the Bronze Level Service Award.

Denis, a forward from Phillips Exeter Academy, has been the top scorer for the Phillips Exeter team the last three years. In 2005, Denis earned the top scorer and Outstanding Forward Recognition at Hockey Night in Boston and was MVP for Team New England the year before. Denis was selected to take part in the U.S. National Development Camp for the 14/15 and 17/18 teams. This year Denis was a part of the Assabet Valley U19 team that earned the silver medal at the National Ice Hockey Championships. A tri-varsity athlete for three years, also playing soccer and tennis, Denis achieved High Honors every term while at Phillips Exeter and Highest Honors the last three.

An Orillia, Ontario native, Van Muyen was a member of the Toronto Midget Aeros that won he North Metro League Championship and Provincial Championship this year. The Canadian forward is a two time Athlete of the Year and Most Valuable Player in hockey and soccer, and has made Honor Roll through out her high school career.

Surbey, a Calgary, Alberta native, participated in the Provincial Under 18 development camps from 2003-2005. The forward from the National Sport Academy, was the assistant captain of the Bowness Midget AA Bruins the 2005-2006 season and in 2004 was named the Most Sportsmanlike Player at the Mac's AAA Midget Tournament. Surbey is also a lacrosse player and helped her team win the Lacrosse City Championships and the bronze medal in the Provincials in 2003. Through out her junior and high school career, Surbey has earned Honor Roll recognition.

A graduate from Choate Rosemary Hall, Kostiner hails from Chicago, IL. The right-handed forward, is a two-year member of the U19 Syracuse Stars, and helped the team to the US National Finals in 2004-2005 and the 2005-2006 New York Finals. While at Choate, Kostiner appeared in the New England Tournament two consecutive years, making it to the championship in 2004-2005 and to the quarterfinals in 2005-2006 season. Kostiner was a member of the 2003-2004 U15 Connecticut Polar Bears New England Championship Team and helped the Pomfret School advance to the New England semi-finals that same year. During the 2002-2003 season, Kostiner was the team captain of Johnny's Chicago Chill team and was the leading the team in points. That summer, Kostiner took part in the U.S. National Development Camp. Kostiner has been on Choate's Dean's List from 2004-2006 and made Honor Roll at Pomfret School 2003-2004.

Cedorchuk, a Medfield, MA native, was the first girl in Medfield High School history to be selected to play on the boy's varsity team in 2004. As a member of the Noble and Greenough Varsity Ice Hockey Team, Cedorchuk helped the team advance to the New England Division One Championship in 2005 and the ISL Championship in 2005 and 2006. Earning ISL All-League Honors in 2006, Cedorchuk, received the Boston Bruins Prep/Private Sportsmanship Award this year also. Also participating in the U.S. National Development Camp on the 15/16 and 17/18 teams, Cedorchuk, was named to the girl's first team in School Sports Magazine and helped the U16 Assabet Valley Girls Team to two National Ice Hockey Championships.

Rounding out the Class of 2010 is Swift Current, Saskatchewan native Nicole Brown. A left handed forward, Brown played in two National Championships while on Team Saskatchewan from 2004-2005. While playing on the Notre Dame Hounds, Brown won the Provincials Midget AA and the Western Canadian Midget Championships in 2005-2006. In the 2004 and 2005, Brown was named MVP of the SCMHL and leading scorer and was awarded the Best Plus/Minus Honor at the Manc's International Midget Tournament in 2005. Also a member of the soccer team Brown was MVP for Notre Dame in 2005 and 2006 and led her club team to a Provincial Championship in 2001 and 2003.