2010 Women's Soccer News

May 24, 2011
Pincince Announces 2011 Women's Soccer Schedule
Brown University women's soccer coach Phil Pincince has recently announced his team's 2011 schedule. A total of 17 games will be played, including seven on Stevenson Field. The Bears finished the 2010 season 7-6-4 overall, while posting a 5-1-4 record in home games.

May 12, 2011
Women’s Soccer Announces 2010 Award Recipients
The Brown women’s soccer team held its annual season-ending banquet, and five different individuals were honored with team awards. Senior captain Gina Walker (Canyon Country, CA) earned the Ridgely MVP Award, while classmate Katie Gannett (Chicago, IL) was awarded the Sarah Nicholson Memorial Award and the Margeson Team Spirit Award. Sophomore Rachael Pack (Park City, UT) and freshmen MC Barrett (Ithaca, NY) and Amber Bledsoe (Withamsville, OH) were recognized with the Dobson-Kay Coaches’ Award.

March 6, 2011
Memorial Service for Denis Chartier to be Held March 19th
The memorial service and calling hours for assistant women’s soccer coach Denis Charter, who passed away last month, will be held on Saturday, March 19th at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Providence, RI. Calling hours will be at the church the morning of the memorial service from 8:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. with a memorial service immediately following at 10:00 a.m.

December 7, 2010
Kagawa & Walker Earn Fall Academic All-Ivy Honors
The Ivy League released its fall list of Academic All-Ivy honorees, with 10 Brown student-athletes being recognized. The five males and five females were starters or key reserves on their respective varsity teams and carry a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.

November 11, 2010
Three Brown Women’s Soccer Players Named All-Ivy
Brown University senior co-captain Gina Walker (Canyon Country, CA) and juniors Allison Kagawa (Mililani, HI) and Gloria Chun (Irvine, CA) have been named to the 2010 All-Ivy Women’s Soccer Team as selected by the League’s eight head coaches. Both Walker and Kagawa were named to the First Team, while Chun earned Honorable Mention All-Ivy honors.

November 6, 2010
Yale Scores in Final Minutes to Earn 2-1 Victory over Bears in Season Finale
The Brown women’s soccer team (7-6-4, 1-4-2) suffered its first home loss of the year in the season finale, as Yale earned a 2-1 win on Saturday afternoon at Stevenson Field. The two teams traded goals in the first half and remained tied at 1-1 through most of the second half until the Bulldogs broke through for the game-winner with just 2:38 left in regulation.

October 30, 2010
Bears Fall to Penn, 3-2, in Back-and-Forth Overtime Battle
The Brown women’s soccer team (7-5-4, 1-3-2) battled back from a 1-0 deficit to lead 2-1 against the Quakers (9-6-1, 4-1-1), but a Penn goal with 14 minutes left would force overtime and the Quakers needed just 2:01 into the extra period to come back and earn a 3-2 win over the Bears Saturday at Rhodes Field.

October 24, 2010
Bears and Big Red Play to Scoreless Draw
The Brown women’s soccer team outshot Cornell (6-6-1, 1-3-1), 20-6, but had little to show for it, as the two teams battled to a 0-0 draw on Sunday afternoon at Stevenson Field. Bears’ goalies Amber Bledsoe (Withamsville, OH) and MC Barrett (Ithaca, NY) helped Brown post its sixth shutout of the year, while combining to stop three shots.

October 18, 2010
Pitney Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
Brown freshman women’s soccer midfielder Louisa Pitney (Washington, DC) has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week, marking the second straight week and fifth time this season that Brown has earned a Rookie of the Week. It is also Pitney’s second Rookie of the Week honor this season and comes after she helped to lead Brown to a 2-0-0 week with wins over Rhode Island (3-0) and Harvard (2-1).

October 16, 2010
Pitney’s Game-Winner Lifts Bears to Thrilling 2-1 Victory over Harvard
With time winding down and the score tied 1-1, freshman Louisa Pitney (Washington, DC) headed in a cross from freshman Mika Siegelman (Piedmont, CA) in the 84th minute to lift the Brown women’s soccer team (7-4-3, 1-2-1) to a thrilling, 2-1, Ivy League victory over Harvard (5-5-1, 2-2-0) on Saturday afternoon at Stevenson Field. The win evens the all-time record between the Bears and Crimson at 20-20-3 and moved Brown into fifth place in the League standings with three games remaining.

October 13, 2010
Second Half Spree Propels Women’s Soccer Past Rhode Island, 3-0
With the score tied 0-0 at the start of the second half, freshman Maddie Wiener (Portland, OR), the reigning Ivy League Rookie of the Week, had a hand in a pair of goals just 41 seconds apart in first four minutes after halftime to help propel the Brown women’s soccer team (6-4-3) to a 3-0 win over in-state rival URI (1-11-1) on Wednesday afternoon at Stevenson Field.

October 11, 2010
Wiener Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
Brown women's soccer freshman Maddie Wiener (Portland, OR) had been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the week ending October 10, 2010. Wiener becomes Brown's fourth Rookie of the Week this season after tallying a pair of goals in a 2-0 victory over Holy Cross last week.

October 9, 2010
Bears Fall to Princeton, 1-0
The Brown women’s soccer team (5-4-3, 0-2-1) suffered a 1-0 setback to Princeton (7-4-0, 3-0-0) on Saturday evening in New Jersey. The two teams played a tightly contested game with Princeton holding a 10-6 advantage in shots and with each team earning a pair of corner kicks, one in each half.

October 5, 2010
Wiener's First Two Career Goals Power Bears Past Holy Cross, 2-0
Freshman Maddie Wiener (Portland, OR) became the fourth member of the Class of 2014 to score her first career goal, as the rookie forward tallied the first two goals of her career to lead the Brown women's soccer team (5-3-3) to a 2-0 victory over Holy Cross (3-5-2) on Tuesday evening at Stevenson Field. The win marks Brown's fourth shutout of the season and improved the Bears' record in games played at Stevenson Field to 3-0-3.

October 2, 2010
Women’s Soccer Collecting Non-Perishable Food Items for RI Food Bank this Saturday
The Brown women’s soccer team (4-3-2, 0-1-0) hosts Columbia (6-2-1, 1-0-0) this Saturday, October 2, in a 2:00 p.m. Ivy contest. The Bears are sponsoring a food drive to benefit the RI Community Food Bank. Anyone who brings a non-perishable food item to the game on Saturday will receive one free ticket. All food items collected will be donated to the RI Community Food Bank.

October 2, 2010
Bears and Columbia Battle to 0-0 Double Overtime Tie
The Brown women’s soccer team (4-3-3, 0-1-1) played visiting Columbia (6-2-2, 1-0-1) to a 0-0 double overtime tie on Saturday afternoon at Stevenson Field. Both teams had quality chances throughout regulation and overtime, but the defense for each team made the stops it needed to and the game ended in a 0-0 draw.

September 29, 2010
Bears and New Hampshire Battle to 2-2 Double Overtime Draw
The Brown women’s soccer team (4-3-2) battled New Hampshire (4-5-3) for 110 minutes and came away with a 2-2 draw, as the Wildcats fought back from a pair of single-goal deficits to earn the tie on Wednesday afternoon at Stevenson Field.

September 27, 2010
Mika Siegelman Named Ivy League co-Rookie of the Week
Brown freshman women’s soccer midfielder Mika Siegelman (Piedmont, CA) has been named Ivy League co-Rookie of the Week, marking the third straight week that Brown has earned a Rookie of the Week. Siegelman was instrumental in helping to lead Brown to a 1-1 week, as the Bears defeated UMass, 3-2, before falling narrowly to Dartmouth, 2-1.

September 26, 2010
Bears Edged by Dartmouth, 2-1, in Ivy Opener
The Brown women’s soccer team (4-3-1, 0-1-0) battled Dartmouth (3-4-1, 1-0-0) for 90 minutes, but came up just short, falling to the Big Green, 2-1, in the Ivy opener for both squads Sunday afternoon in Hanover.

September 23, 2010
Lesbirel’s Goal with 2:12 Remaining Lifts Bears to 3-2 Win over UMass
Junior Marybeth Lesbirel (Holmdel, NJ) scored her first goal of the season with 2:12 remaining in regulation to break a 2-2 tie and lift the Brown women’s soccer team (4-2-1) to a 3-2 victory over UMass (3-5-0) Thursday afternoon at Stevenson Field.Junior Marybeth Lesbirel (Holmdel, NJ) scored her first goal of the season with 2:12 remaining in regulation to break a 2-2 tie and lift the Brown women’s soccer team (4-2-1) to a 3-2 victory over UMass (3-5-0) Thursday afternoon at Stevenson Field. The win stretches Brown's unbeaten streak to four games (3-0-1) heading into Sunday's Ivy opener.

September 20, 2010
Pitney Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
Brown freshman women’s soccer midfielder Louisa Pitney (Washington, DC) has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week, marking the second straight week that Brown has earned a Rookie of the Week. Pitney was instrumental in helping to lead Brown to a 1-0-1 week, as the Bears defeated Army, 2-1, in overtime, and played Sacred Heart to a 0-0 double overtime draw.

September 19, 2010
Bears and Sacred Heart Battle to 0-0 Double Overtime Tie
The Brown women’s soccer team (3-2-1) played Sacred Heart (4-3-2) to a 0-0 double overtime tie on Sunday afternoon at Stevenson Field. Both teams had quality chances throughout regulation and overtime, but the defense for each team made the stops it needed to and the game ended in a 0-0 draw.

September 15, 2010
Pitney’s Overtime Game-Winner Lifts Bears to 2-1 Victory over Army
Freshman Louisa Pitney’s (Washington, DC) first career goal at 99:45 lifted the Brown women’s soccer team (3-2-0) to a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Army (6-2-0) in a regional women’s soccer contest Wednesday afternoon at Clinton Field. The Bears’ victory snapped Army’s winning streak at six games, all of which were shutouts, and marks the first time this year that the Black Knights, who rank third in the country in GAA, have allowed more than one goal.

September 13, 2010
Berg Named Ivy League Co-Rookie of the Week & a Collegesoccer360.com Primetime Performer of the Week
Brown freshman women’s soccer forward Kiersten Berg (Salt Lake City, UT) has been named Ivy League co-Rookie of the Week for her role in helping to lead the Bears to a 1-1 week against a pair of teams ranked in the National top-25. In addition, she was also named one of 15 collegesoccer360.com Primetime Performers of the Week.

September 11, 2010
Berg’s Pair Lift Brown Women’s Soccer to 2-1 Upset Win over #22 Monmouth
Following three straight road games to open the 2010 season, the Brown women’s soccer team (2-2-0) put forth a great showing for its home opener, scoring a 2-1 upset over #22 and previously undefeated Monmouth (4-1-0) on Saturday afternoon at Stevenson Field. Rookie forward Kiersten Berg (Salt Lake City, UT) led Brown with the first two goals of her career, while the Bears’ defense withstood 22 shots and 10 corner kicks from the Monmouth attack en route to the win.

September 10, 2010
Charlotte Rizzi and Gina Walker Named 2010 Women’s Soccer Captains
Brown women's soccer head coach Phil Pincince has announced captains for the 2010 season in a vote by members of the team. Current seniors Charlotte Rizzi (Bethesda, MD) and Gina Walker (Canyon Country, CA) were selected by their peers to lead the Bears this season. Rizzi was an Honorable Mention All-Ivy honoree in 2008, while both are past recipients of the Dobson-Kay Coaches’ Award with Rizzi earning the honor in 2008 and Walker earning the award in 2009.

September 8, 2010
Bears Fall to #5 Boston College, 4-1
The Brown women’s soccer team (1-2-0) faced a tough Boston College (4-0-1) squad on Wednesday evening, falling to the fifth-ranked Eagles, 4-1. With a late goal by senior Gina Walker (Canyon Country, CA), the Bears avoided a shutout, and became just the second team this season to score a goal against BC, which has outscored its opposition, 14-2 in its first five games.

September 5, 2010
Lum’s Pair Leads Bears to First Win of the Season, 3-0 Over Colgate, as Brown Captures Dartmouth Nike Classic Title
Senior Erika Lum’s (Hawaii-Kai, HI) first career goal just 1:38 into the game would stand as the game-winner as the Brown women’s soccer team (1-1-0) earned a 3-0 victory over Colgate (1-4-0) on Sunday afternoon in the Dartmouth Nike Classic. Lum added her second career goal 16 minutes after halftime and then senior Gina Walker’s (Canyon Country, CA) first of the season with 10 minutes remaining would account for the 3-0 final.

September 3, 2010
Bears Fall to Northeastern, 1-0, in Season Opener
Veronica Napoli scored what would prove to be the game-winning goal in the 28th minute of play as Northeastern (3-1-0) claimed a 1-0 victory over the Brown women’s soccer team (0-1-0) on Friday afternoon in the first game of the Dartmouth Nike Classic. The Bears had the shot advantage, taking 14 shots to the Huskies’ 8, but Northeastern’s Michelle Sopko stopped all six shots she faced to keep Brown off the board and earn the victory.

September 3, 2010
Bears Set to Begin 2010 Season at Dartmouth Nike Classic; Video Season Preview with Phil Pincince Posted
The Brown women’s soccer team is set to begin its 2010 campaign this weekend when it travels to Dartmouth to take part in the Big Green’s Nike Classic. The Bears will not face their Ivy foe this weekend, but will meet Northeastern and Colgate in their first tests of 2010. Fans can listen to the three video interviews with head coach Phil Pincince, previewing not only this weekend, but also the 2010 season.

July 6, 2010
Pincince Announces 10-Member Class of 2014
Head women’s soccer coach Phil Pincince has announced the incoming members of the Class of 2014. The 10-member class should prove instrumental in the success of not only the upcoming season, but also the future success of Brown women’s soccer. The Class, which consists of two goalies, two backs, five midfielders, three of whom may also play forward, and one forward. The class represents eight states, with two players hailing from Colorado, and the District of Columbia. Other states represented include: California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Oregon, and Utah.