Sept. 24, 2002
The Brown women's hockey team was picked third in the 2002-03 ECAC coaches' preseason poll, released on Monday Sept. 23. The 2001-02 Frozen Four Finalists received one first place vote and 51 points, behind Harvard and Dartmouth College.
Brown captured the 2001-02 ECAC Championship, defeating Dartmouth 4-3 in overtime. The Bears advanced to the NCAA Finals as well but lost to Minnesota-Duluth in the national title match, 3-2. They finished the season with a 25-8-2 overall record, winning 19 of their last 22 games.
The Bears return three All-Ivy selections in seniors Pam Dreyer and Cassandra Turner, and sophomore Jessica Link this season. Dreyer ranked fourth in the nation in save percentage (.938) and eighth in goals against average (1.55) last year. Turner led the nation in penalty kill percentage and posted 4-17-21 totals. Link ranked second on the Bears in scoring with 19-23-42 totals as a freshman and was named to the ECAC All-Rookie team. Brown also returns senior Kim Insalaco who was third on the team in points and assists with 40 and 26 respectively.
Brown opens up the 2002-03 season on Friday Nov. 1 when it hosts Niagara at 7 p.m.