Gold Medalist U.S. Women's Select Team Honored As November USOC Team of the Month
Dec. 15, 2003
The United States Olympic Committee Team of the Month honor was awarded to the USA Hockey's Women's Select Team. The team earned four wins and the gold medal at the 2003 Four Nations Cup in Skovde, Sweden, November, 5-9. This marked only the second time the U.S. has captured the gold at the Cup and the third time that the U.S. has defeated Canada in a gold-medal situation.
Former Brown goaltender, Pam Dreyer (Eagle River, Ak.), and Sara DeCosta-Hayes combined to earn a 0.49 goals-against average and .977 save percentage, allowing only two goals in 101 shots. The U.S. scored 17 goals and 18 assists for 35 points in four games. Other team members that played for Brown included forwards Kim Insalaco '03(Rochester, N.Y.), Kathleen Kauth '01 (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.), and Katie King '97(Salem, N.H.).
Dreyer was also runner-up among the female candidates for the Athlete of the Month award. Dreyer recorded two victories against Canada and led the 2003 U.S. Women's Select Team (4-0-0) to its second-ever gold medal at the Four Nations Cup in Skovde. She earned a .986 save percentage and recorded a 0.48 goals-against average, allowing one goal in 72 shots. In the gold-medal game versus Canada, Dreyer stopped 36 of 37 shots through regulation as well as all 11 shootout goal attempts by Team Canada to back-stop the U.S. to a gold medal, Dreyer's first of her career.