Four Women's Laxers Earn All-Ivy Recognition; Rottenberg a Unanimous First Team Selection

May 9, 2003

PROVIDENCE, RI - Senior tri-captain Bekah Rottenberg (Colrain, MA), and juniors Christine Anneberg (Denver, CO), Laurel Pierpont (Jacksonville, FL), and Emily Blanton (Shaker Heights, OH) of the Brown women's lacrosse team were selected to the 2003 All-Ivy Women's Lacrosse Teams as selected by the League's eight head coaches.

The leading scorer for the Brown squad, Rottenberg is Brown's sole selection to the First Team. A unanimous selection to the First Team, Rottenberg led the Bears with 27 goals, 14 assists and 41 points. She finishes her Brown career with 122 points, which ranks 7th all-time at Brown, 98 goals, which is 6th all-time at Brown, and 24 assists. A Second Team All-Ivy selection in 2001 and 2002, she also led the team with 45 draw controls and 44 ground balls, and was second on the team with 16 caused turnovers. She notched at least one point in 13 of 14 games, and at least two points in 10 games, including six points against Dartmouth, and five points against Holy Cross, Cornell, and Pennsylvania.

A Second Team selection a year ago, Anneberg earned Honorable Mention recognition this season. She was the second-leading scorer on the team with 30 points (22g, 8a) and was second on the team with 23 draw controls, finishing sixth on the team with 22 ground balls. In addition, she tallied seven caused turnovers. A natural athlete, Anneberg tallied at least one point in 13 of Brown's 14 games, with at least two points in nine games, including four points against Boston College and six three-point games.

Also making her second straight appearance on an All-Ivy team is Pierpont, who was named Honorable Mention All-Ivy for the second straight season. One of the top midfielders on the Brown squad, she finished fourth on the team with 24 points (16g, 8a), while leading the Bears with 16 caused turnovers. She also notched 23 draw controls, tied for second on the team with Anneberg, and 27 ground balls, third on the team. Pierpont notched at least one point in 12 of 13 games, missing one game due to an injury, with seven multiple-point outings, including four points against Northwestern and four against Pennsylvania.

Finally, Blanton, who also earned Honorable Mention recognition, is making her first appearance on an All-Ivy team. One of the Bears' top defensive-midfielders, Blanton was fourth on the team with 26 ground balls, fifth with 11 draw controls, and also tallied nine caused turnovers, while marking some of the opponent's top scorers. In addition, she made a mark on the offensive end, posting seven points, with five goals and two assists.

The Bears finished the 2003 season with a 5-9 record and a 3-4 mark in Ivy League games.