July 6, 2005

Women's Ice Hockey Announces Class of 2009

July 6, 2005

Providence, RI - Merryl Edington-Hryb, Frances Male, Macey Roberge and Savanah Smith have all accepted admission and will join classmates Morgan Hanrahan, Kim McManus, Nicole Stock and Lindsay Wilde, who signed during the early decision period, on the Brown Women's ice hockey squad this fall.

Edington-Hryb, a forward from Delta, British Columbia has competed in Senior Women's AAA hockey for the past two years with the New West Royals and most recently the Pacific Steelers, winning Silver in Provincial tournament play. She was assistant captain of her team which won the B.C. U-18 zone competition. This year she earned two silver medals at the Provincial swimming championships and was also her school's field hockey MVP, earning her an invite to the U-18 Field Hockey camp. In 2003, Edington-Hryb participated at the Ringette Nationals as a junior and in 2004 captained her team and placed second at the Ringette Westerns Championships. In the off-season Edington-Hryb participates in triathlons and ultimate.

Male, a 5-5 forward from Toronto, ONT, helped to lead the 2005 Toronto Junior Aeros to an Ontario Provincial Championship and later a PWHL Championship. She won two NMGHL championships during her three-year stint with the Toronto Midget Aeros and also led her high school team to a city championship in 2003 and was named MVP that year. Male also was a two year letterwinner in basketball and rugby and was named awarded Athlete of the Year. Academically, Male has also excelled, as an honor student throughout high school.

Roberge, a defender from Elliot, ME, attended Holderness School where she was named captain for the 2004-2005 season and earned the team's Most Valuable Player award. Participating on three of Assabet Valley's National Championship teams in 96-97, 99-01, and 01-02, Roberge also helped Assabet a to silver medal finish in 2003-2004 and a bronze medal this past year. Roberge also participated in the Lake Placid Olympic Development Camps.

Smith, a forward from British Columbia, was selected to the British Columbia's All-Star team and placed fourth in the Esso Women's Nationals this past year. While on the British Columbia Outbacks, Smith helped guide the team to an undefeated season in 2004-2005, leading the team in goals for the second straight season. She scored seven points in three games during the AAA provincials Before joining the Outback, Smith was captain of the first place Northern BC Midget team in the Winter Games in 2003 and was on the U18 third place North Zone team. Smith received Honor Roll recognition throughout high school.

EARLY DECISION SIGNINGS:

A defender from Bay Roberts, New Foundland, Hanrahan participated on Team New Foundland from 2002-2004, being named assistant captain in 2003 and captain in 2004. While on the Under 18 Team, Hanrahan helped lead the team to the Canada Winter games in 2003, and the Esso Women's Senior Nationals the following year. Hanrahan also played with the Ascension Astros where she was named captain for 2004 and 2005. She participated on the NL High School Girls' Provincials team in 2004, the first place Confederation Cup teams in 2001, 2002 and 2004. Hanrahan received the Most Sportsmanlike Award while on the Astros. Not only limiting herself to hockey, Hanrahnan participated on her high school soccer, basketball, ball hockey, cross-country, volleyball and badminton teams.

McManus a forward from Dedham, MA, was Lawrence's leading scorer for the past two seasons, earning All-League Honors in 2002, 2003 and 2004. A participant of the U.S. National Development Camp for the 15/16 and 17/18 teams, McManus helped lead the Assabet Valley U-16 team to three National Ice Hockey Championships. While at Lawrence, McManus also participated on the field hockey and lacrosse teams. In field hockey she broke Lawrence's and ISL's record for most goals in a season in 2003, earning ISL All-League honors in 2002, 2003 and 2004. While playing lacrosse, McManus was named to the New England All-Star Team and received All-League honors in 2003 and 2004.

A goaltender from Buffalo Grove, IL, Stock posted a 14-1 record with a 0.67 goals against average earning a .956 save percentage. This past season, Stock helped Choate Rosemary Hall advance to the New England Prep School Championship game. While at Choate Rosemary Hall, she was a three-sport captain for volleyball, hockey and lacrosse. The past three years, Stock received Choate's all-around athlete award, also earning the Most Valuable Player award for hockey two of the three years she participated on Choate's team. Stock joined other top goaltenders around the country two years ago when she took part in the National Goalie Development Camp.

From Billerica, MA, Wilde is the third Cushing Academy member to join the Bears in the last two years. She co-captained the Cushing Academy Varsity ice hockey team her senior year and was a member of the 2003 and 2004 New England championship runner up teams. Wilde also was a member of the Chelmsford Lions for seven years. As well as hockey, Wilde participated in field hockey and softball, where she was named co-captain for both teams.