July 23, 2001
The rosters have been announced for the 2001 USA Hockey Women's National Team Festival, to be held August 13-22 in Lake Placid, New York. Five of the forty-five players competing in this event have Brown University ties: Ali Brewer '00, Kim Insalaco '03, Kathleen Kauth '01, Katie King '97 and Tara Mounsey '01 are among those selected.
Participants in the Festival will be divided into two teams, which will participate in daily practices and compete in a round-robin tournament at the Olympic Center during the 10-day event. The Festival will be used to select the 2001-02 National Team, which will ultimately compete in the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, UT next February.
Brewer, a goalkeeper, spent this past year with the National Team, which trained and competed on a full-time basis during the 2000-01 season. She was invited to training camp for the 2000 U.S. Women's National Team and is making her fourth consecutive trip to the Festival. Brewer completed her senior season at Brown as the 2000 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award recipient, presented annually to the nation's top intercollegiate women's varsity ice hockey player. She finished her collegiate career as Brown's all-time leader in save percentage, saves and shutouts.
Insalaco, who will be entering her junior season at Brown as a co-captain, is making her second appearance at the Festival. One of 17 defenders selected for the festival this season, she was selected as a forward in 1999. She made an immediate impact at forward last season as a rookie with the Bears, but moved behind the blue line early this year to better balance the Brown squad. She still finished as the team's 3rd leading scorer with 12 goals and 16 assists. A selection to the 2001 New England Hockey Writers All-Star Team, Insalaco was also recognized as a Second Team All-Ivy and Honorable Mention All-ECAC performer last season. The 1999 New England Prep School Player of the Year, she has attended the U.S. Junior National Camp four times.
Kauth, a 2001 Brown graduate is one of 24 forwards chosen. A captain for the 2000-01 season, she led the team in scoring with a career-high 41 points on 16 goals and 25 assists, while ranking fifth in the ECAC and 18th in the country for total points. She was recognized as a forward on the 2001 New England Hockey Writers All-Star team and was a Second Team All-ECAC and Second Team All-Ivy selection this year. Kauth will leave her name in the Brown record books, tied for #11 on Brown's All-Time Scoring List with 52-56-108 totals.
King will stand out as one of 16 Olympians attending this camp. One of the top scorers in Nagano, Japan with four goals and four assists for the unbeaten Americans, King competed in all six games in Nagano and scored in five of the six games, including a hat trick against Japan. At Brown, she was named the ECAC Player of the Year in 1996-97, her senior season in addition to earning Ivy League Player of the Year honors for the third consecutive season. She finished her collegiate career with 206 points (123-83) in 100 games, ranking first at Brown. While at Brown, King was a two-time Ivy League Player of the year in both hockey and softball, captaining both teams and leading them to 1997 Ivy League titles. In 1995 and 1996, she was honored with the Bessie H. Rudd. In her senior year, King was chosen for the Marjorie Brown Smith Award as the outstanding female athlete of the year.
Joining King as one of the 16 Olympians on the roster is Mounsey. She competed in all six games at the XVIII Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, contributing six points (2-4) and recording at least one point in five of the six games. Mounsey completed her junior season at Brown in 1999-2000. A co-captain for the Bears, she tallied 24 points (14-10) in the regular season, good for third among all defensemen in the ECAC. A three-time First Team All-Ivy selection, she notched 38 points (14-24) in 30 games for Brown in 1998-99, her sophomore campaign. One of 10 candidates in 1999 and one of four finalists in 2000 for The Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, she earned ECAC and Ivy Rookie of the Year honors as a freshman in 1996-97.