2011 Women's Soccer News

May 21, 2012
Women's Soccer Recognizes Eight Student-Athletes with Team Awards
The Brown women's soccer team held its annual season-ending banquet, and eight different individuals were honored with team awards. Senior Allison Kagawa (Mililani, HI) earned the Ridgely MVP Award, while classmate and Captain Sarah Hebert-Seropian (Vaudreuil-Dorion, QUE) was awarded the Sarah Nicholson Memorial Award. Senior Joanna Price (San Juan Capistrano) won the Margeson Team Spirit Award, while senior Marybeth Lesbirel (Holmdel, NJ), junior Diana Ohrt (Simi Valley, CA), and sophomores Alison Mullin (Lafayette, CO) and Kiersten Berg (Salt Lake City, UT) were recognized with the Dobson-Kay Coaches' Award. A new award was also handed out for the first time this year, the Denis Chartier Memorial Award, which was awarded to junior Eliza Marshall (North Andover, MA).

May 7, 2012
Eliza Marshall Named RIAIAW Distinguished Student-Athlete of the Year
Brown junior Eliza Marshall (North Andover, MA), of the women’s soccer team, was named one of nine RIAIAW Distinguished Student-Athletes of the Year. Each year, RIAIAW (The Rhode Island Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women) names one Distinguished Student-Athlete of the Year from each of the state’s nine schools. The award is based upon athletic excellence, academic success, and leadership qualities.

March 14, 2012
Eliza Marshall Named 2012 Women’s Soccer Captain
Brown women's soccer head coach Phil Pincince has announced the captain for the 2012 season in a vote by members of the team. Rising senior Eliza Marshall (North Andover, MA) was selected by her peers to lead the Bears this upcoming season.

December 13, 2011
2011 Fall Academic All-Ivy Announced
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.

December 12, 2011
Kagawa Named Third Team NSCAA All-Region
Brown University senior back Allison Kagawa (Mililani, HI) has been named to the NSCAA Division I All-Region Team in an announcement made by the organization. The Bears’ first all-region selection since Jill Mansfield ’07 (third team) and Kathryn Moos ’07 (first team) in 2006, Kagawa was named Third Team All-Mid-Atlantic. She was one of six Ivy Leaguers selected, joining three from Penn and one each from Harvard and Yale.

December 6, 2011
Lesbirel Selected to Play in NEWISA Senior Bowl; Kagawa & Barrett Named All-NEWISA
Brown University senior Marybeth Lesbirel (Holmdel, NJ) was one of 42 players in New England selected to participate in the 2011 New England Women’s Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA) annual Senior Bowl. In addition, senior Allison Kagawa (Mililani, HI) and sophomore goalie MC Barrett (Ithaca, NY) were both named All-NEWISA. Kagawa was named First Team All-NEWISA, while Barrett earned Second Team honors. All three were instrumental in helping Brown to its second consecutive winning season and its first 10-win season since 2003.

November 10, 2011
Brown Places Five on 2011 All-Ivy Women’s Soccer Team
Brown University senior Allison Kagawa (Mililani, HI) led five different women’s soccer All-Ivy honorees, as the defender was a unanimous selection to the All-Ivy First Team in a vote by the League’s eight head coaches. Joining Kagawa on the first team was sophomore goalie MC Barrett (Ithaca, NY), while senior Gloria Chun (Irvine, CA) earned Second Team All-Ivy honors. Senior captain Sarah Hebert-Seropian (Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec) and junior Eliza Marshall (North Andover, MA) were both named Honorable Mention All-Ivy.

November 7, 2011
Five Women’s Soccer Players Named CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District
Five members of the women’s soccer team are among eight Ivy Leaguers to earn CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District. Included in the group are seniors Sarah Hebert-Seropian (Vaudreuil-Dorion, QUE) and Marybeth Lesbirel (Holmdel, NJ), juniors Eliza Marshall (North Andover, MA) and Diana Ohrt (Simi Valley, CA) and sophomore MC Barrett (Ithaca, NY). All five were selected to the Second Team District I in a vote by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

November 7, 2011
Marshall Featured in Lawrence Eagle Tribune
Even if she weren't an all-league candidate playing Division 1 soccer, Eliza Marshall would be a mighty impressive young lady. The Brown junior political science major from North Andover has a perfect 4.0 GPA, tutors elementary school students from a tough section of Providence, works with terminally ill children and served a coveted internship over the summer in the Rhode Island state treasurer's office.

November 5, 2011
First Half Goal Holds Up for Yale, as Bulldogs Hand Women’s Soccer 1-0 Loss
Yale’s Emma Mullo scored what would prove to be the game-winning goal late in the first half to lift the Yale women’s soccer team (9-5-3, 4-2-1) to a 1-0 victory over the Bears (10-5-2, 3-3-1) on Saturday afternoon in the season finale for both teams. The Bears finish with a winning record for the second consecutive season, while posting at least 10 wins for the first time since 2003 when Brown was 10-4-2.

November 2, 2011
Kagawa Featured in Honolulu Star Advertiser
Allison Kagawa never expected to be so far away from home. If it wasn't at the University of Hawaii, Kagawa figured she'd play soccer at one of the smaller schools in the Pacific Northwest, places like Puget Sound or Whitworth. It wasn't until her father, Keith, encouraged her to take a stab at applying for an Ivy League school that Brown University entered the picture.

October 29, 2011
Bears Battle Penn to 0-0 Double Overtime Draw
Sophomore MC Barrett (Ithaca, NY) recorded eight saves to help lead the Brown women’s soccer team (10-4-2, 3-2-1) to a 0-0 draw with Penn (13-2-1, 4-1-1) on a rainy and snowy Saturday afternoon at Stevenson Field. As the game continued to press on and the weather changed from a steady rain to a snow, both teams were fighting fatigue, cold, and tired legs. For the Bears, it was their seventh shutout of the season, while they became just the second team to hold the Quakers off the board this year.

October 24, 2011
Barrett Named Ivy League Player of the Week
After helping to lead the Bears to a 2-0-0 week, sophomore goalie MC Barrett (Ithaca, NY) has been named Ivy League Player of the Week. She is Brown’s first Player of the Week since September 15, 2008 when Brenna Hogue ’10 earned the honor.

October 23, 2011
Bears Win 10th of the Year on Goals by Marshall & Ohrt and Four Saves by Barrett
The Brown women’s soccer team (10-4-1, 3-2-0) scored a pair of first half goals and sophomore MC Barrett (Ithaca, NY) made three of her four saves in the final 45 minutes, as the Bears held on for a 2-1 win over Cornell (2-11-1, 0-4-1) on Sunday afternoon. Junior Eliza Marshall (North Andover, MA) scored for the second straight game, while earning her fourth goal in as many games.

October 18, 2011
Marshall Lifts Bears to 1-0 Win over Holy Cross
Junior leading scorer Eliza Marshall (North Andover, MA) scored her fifth goal of the year, and third in three games, in the 54th minute to break a scoreless tie and lift the Brown women’s soccer team (9-4-1) to a 1-0 victory over Holy Cross (2-11-2) on Tuesday evening in Worcester. The victory assures the Bears of a winning season for the second consecutive year.

October 15, 2011
Bears Fall to Harvard, 2-1
The Brown women’s soccer team (8-4-1, 2-2-0) outshot Harvard (9-4-1, 3-0-1), 18-10, including a 14-4 margin in the second half, but the Crimson erased an early 1-0 deficit with two second-half goals to post a 2-1 win over the Bears on Saturday afternoon. Entering the game, Brown was just one point behind first place Harvard in the Ivy League standings, as the Crimson remain the only unbeaten team in the League with three League games remaining for all eight teams.

October 12, 2011
Cross & Marshall Help Lead Brown Women’s Soccer Past Francis Marion, 5-1
Freshman Chloe Cross (Seattle, WA) scored a hat trick, while junior Eliza Marshall (North Andover, MA) added a pair as the Brown women’s soccer team (8-3-1) cruised to a 5-1 win over visiting Francis Marion (3-10-1) on Wednesday evening at Stevenson Field. Marshall also added a pair of assists for a six-point night, while freshman Allie Reilly (Lawrenceville, NJ) tallied two assists as well. Originally scheduled for a 4:00 start, the two teams sat through a three-hour delay due to a mix up in the scheduling of officials, as kickoff was pushed to 7:00.

October 12, 2011
Start Time of Bears Game Against Francis Marion Delayed
The start time of the Brown women's soccer game against Francis Marion has been delayed. We are currently waiting on officials. No start time has been decided.

October 8, 2011
Bears Battle Back from Early 1-0 Deficit to Post 2-1 Win over Princeton
Sophomore Maddie Wiener (Portland, OR) and senior Sarah Hebert-Seropian (Vaudreuil-Dorion, QUE) scored back-to-back goals just 12 minutes apart to help the Brown women’s soccer team (7-3-1, 2-1-0) erase an early 1-0 deficit and earn a 2-1 win over Princeton (1-8-1, 0-3-0) on Saturday afternoon at Stevenson Field. It marks Brown first win over the Tigers since a 4-0 victory in 2006.

October 1, 2011
Bears’ Come-Back Falls Short in 2-1 Loss to Columbia
Freshman Kirsten Belinsky (Los Altos, CA) put away a cross from senior Marybeth Lesbirel (Holmdel, NJ) in the 72nd minute of play, but it wasn’t enough as the Brown women’s soccer team (6-3-1, 1-1-0) could not complete the comeback against Columbia (4-5-0, 2-0-0), falling to the Lions, 2-1, on Saturday evening.

September 28, 2011
Bears Earn 1-0 Win over in-State Rival Rhode Island on Wingrove’s First Career Goal
Sophomore Emily Wingrove (Westwood, MA) scored her first career goal in the 76th minute to break a 0-0 deadlock and help lift the Brown women’s soccer team (6-2-1) to a 1-0 victory over in-state rival URI (5-4-1) on Wednesday evening in Kingston. The victory is Brown’s second in a row and marks the fifth shutout of the year for the Bears.

September 25, 2011
Women's Soccer Set to Host Dartmouth in 2011 Ivy Opener
The Brown women’s soccer team, currently 4-2-1 on the season and eighth in the Mid-Atlantic Region, will welcome Dartmouth to Stevenson Field on Sunday afternoon for their 2011 Ivy League opener. Dartmouth enters the game with a 2-5-0 record and is coming off a 2-1 double overtime loss to Colgate, while the Bears are coming off a 1-0 overtime loss to UMass. Special promotions for the game include a free slice of pizza courtesy of Domino’s Pizza for the first 100 students. In addition, if 800 fans are in attendance by halftime, a brand new Nintendo Wii will be raffled off to one lucky fan, courtesy of head coach Phil Pincince.

September 25, 2011
Lesbirel’s First Goal of the Season Lifts Bears Past Dartmouth, 1-0, in Overtime Thriller
Senior Marybeth Lesbirel (Holmdel, NJ) scored her first goal of the season to lift the Brown women’s soccer team (5-2-1, 1-0-0) to a 1-0 overtime victory over Dartmouth (2-6-0, 0-1-0) on Sunday afternoon at Stevenson Field. The win, Brown’s first over the Big Green since 2008, evens the all-time series at 17-17-1. The game, which was the 2011 Ivy opener for both teams, was fiercely contested throughout and became a goaltending battle with each goalie making game-saving stops at critical times.

September 22, 2011
UMass Posts 1-0 Overtime Victory over the Bears
After playing through 90-plus minutes of scoreless soccer, UMass (5-2-1) netted the game-winning goal in the 94th minute to post a 1-0 victory over the Brown women’s soccer team (4-2-1) in a Mid-Atlantic Regional women’s soccer contest Thursday afternoon at Rudd Field.

September 19, 2011
Cross Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
After scoring the game-winning goal in Brown’s 1-0 victory over New Hampshire and adding an assist in the Bears’ loss to Sacred Heart, freshman Chloe Cross (Seattle, WA) has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week.

September 18, 2011
Bears Fall to Sacred Heart, 3-2
Sophomores Kiersten Berg (Salt Lake City, UT) and Alison Mullin (Lafayette, CO) scored goals late in the first half and early in the second to help the Brown women’s soccer team (4-1-1) erase a 2-0 deficit, but Sacred Heart (4-2-2) would answer with the game-winning goal less than five minutes later and then hold on for the 3-2 win on Sunday afternoon at Stevenson Field.

September 15, 2011
Cross’ First Career Goal Lifts Bears to 1-0 Victory over New Hampshire
Freshman Chloe Cross (Seattle, WA) scored her first career goal in the 84th minute to snap a 0-0 deadlock and lift the unbeaten Brown women’s soccer team (4-0-1) to a 1-0 victory over the University of New Hampshire (1-6) on Thursday afternoon in Durham. Brown’s sophomore goaltending duo of Amber Bledsoe (Cincinnati, OH) and MC Barrett (Ithaca, NY) helped the Bears post their third shutout with one save each.

September 10, 2011
Bears Remain Undefeated with 1-1 Double Overtime Tie with Vermont
Sophomore Kiersten Berg (Salt Lake City, UT) answered a Vermont goal within 47 seconds early in the second half to help the Brown women’s soccer team (3-0-1) earn a 1-1 double overtime tie with the Catamounts (2-3-2) on Saturday afternoon at Stevenson Field.

September 7, 2011
Bears Open Home Slate Wednesday Night Against Cross-Town Rival Providence
Fresh off a 2-0 weekend at the Liberty Invitational, the Brown women's soccer team hosts cross-town rival Providence College in its home opener Wednesday evening at Stevenson Field. The Bears hold a 19-4-0 record all-time against the Friars, though the two teams have not played each other since the 2005 season when Providence earned a 2-1 win.

September 7, 2011
Bears Score Twice in 37 Seconds to Post 2-0 Win over Cross-Town Rival Providence College
Senior captain Sarah Hebert-Seropian (Vaudreuil-Dorion, QUE) and sophomore Maddie Wiener (Portland, OR) scored goals 37 seconds apart during the final 15 minutes of play to help lift the Brown women’s soccer team (3-0-0) to a hard-fought 2-0 win over cross-town rival Providence College (1-2-4) on a rainy Wednesday evening at Stevenson Field.

September 5, 2011
Reilly Named Ivy League Co-Rookie of the Week
After scoring the game-winning goal in Brown’s season-opening 1-0 win over Liberty on Friday night, freshman Allie Reilly (Lawrenceville, NJ) has been named Ivy League co-Rookie of the Week along with Yale’s Meredith Speck.

September 4, 2011
Marshall's Pair Help Lead Brown Past Coastal Carolina, 3-1
Junior Eliza Marshall (North Andover, MA) scored a pair of goals just eight minutes apart to help lead the Brown women’s soccer team (2-0-0) to a 3-1 win over Coastal Carolina in the second day of competition at the Liberty Invitational. The Bears led from start to finish in the game, as Marshall’s pair extended Brown’s lead to 3-0 with just over 10 minutes left to play before the Chanticleers got a late goal to end the shutout bid.

September 2, 2011
Women's Soccer to Face Liberty in 2011 Season Opener
The Brown women's soccer team is set to begin its 2011 campaign this weekend when it travels to Liberty to take part in the Liberty Invitational. The Bears will face the host Flames on Friday, September 2 at 7:00 p.m. and then meet Coastal Carolina on Sunday, September 4 at 12:00 noon.

September 2, 2011
Reilly’s First Career Goal Lifts Bears Past Liberty, 1-0, in Season Opener
Freshman Allie Reilly (Lawrenceville, NJ) scored her first career goal 5:23 into the second half to help lift the Brown women’s soccer team (1-0-0) to a 1-0 win over Liberty during the opening day of the Liberty Invitational. The Bears also received strong goaltending from the sophomore duo of Amber Bledsoe (Cincinnati, OH) and MC Barrett (Ithaca, NY), who combined for Brown’s first shutout of the season.

June 9, 2011
Pincince Announces Eight Member Class of 2015
Brown women’s soccer coach Phil Pincince has announced the eight players who will be joining the Bears as part of the Class of 2015 this fall. The group includes a goalie, two backs, two midfielders, two forwards, and one forward/midfielder and represents six different states.

February 23, 2011
Sarah Hebert-Seropian Named 2011 Women’s Soccer Captain
Brown women's soccer head coach Phil Pincince has announced the captain for the 2011 season in a vote by members of the team. Rising senior Sarah Hebert-Seropian (Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec) was selected by her peers to lead the Bears this upcoming season.