November 7, 2011

Five Women’s Soccer Players Named CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District

PROVIDENCE, RI – 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).

A captain this year, Hebert-Seropian is concentrating in Neuroscience and currently has a 3.77 GPA. This season, she started 15 games, missing two contests due to injury. A starting center midfielder, Hebert-Seropian finished the season tied for fourth on the team with 6 points (2g, 2a), while sharing the team lead with two game-winning goals. A one-time honoree to the Ivy League weekly honor roll this year, Hebert-Seropian finished her career with 17 points (6g, 5a) in 57 games/49 starts. Off the field, Hebert-Seropian has volunteered at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston and has interned at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, using NIRS and MRI imaging to study depression.

A forward and midfielder, Lesbirel played in 14 games this year, starting 12, while missing three contests due to injury. She finished the year tied for second on the team with 6 points (1g, 4a), including one game-winning goal, while leading the team with four assists. A one-time selection to the Ivy League honor roll in 2011, this season marked the first time in her career that she has missed a game. For her career, Lesbirel posted 25 points (7g, 11a) in 63 games/43 starts. Her 11 career assists is a mark that ranks 15th all-time at Brown. Off the field, Lesbirel has been involved in numerous community service projects, including Brown's Community Garden cleanup, Bayshore Community Hospital, Brown's Swearer Center for Public Service, Brown dorm gardens, Matawan Public Library, and the Narragansett Bay Core Project. Lesbirel is double concentrating in Environmental Studies and Economics and has a 3.40 GPA. 

Marshall finished the 2011 season as the Bears' leading scorer with 15 points (6g, 3a), including two game-winning goals, while starting all 17 games. Her six goals led the team, while she was second on the team with three assists. A two-time selection to the Ivy League weekly honor roll in 2011, Marshall has 21 career points (8g, 5a) in 46 games/34 starts. Off the field, Marshall is the academic peer liaison for the team, a tutor at Vartan Gregorian Elementary School, and a coach at Kiddie Soccer New England. In addition, Marshall is an on campus ambassador for Team Impact, an organization that matches athletic teams with children who have life-threatening illnesses and she was an associate for the RI General Treasurer during the summer of 2011. Marshall is concentrating in Political Science and currently has a 4.0 GPA.

A center back, Ohrt started all 17 games this year, while accumulating 5 points (1g, 3a), including one game-winning goal. For the season, Ohrt played all but 43 of 1581 total minutes, while helping the Bears post seven shutouts and a team goals against average of 0.80, as Brown was ranked in the national top 50 for GAA all year. In 38 career gaems/24 starts, Ohrt has posted 3-5-11 totals. Off the field, Ohrt has coached at soccer camps and provided individual lessons for children under the age of 17. She is also a tutor at the Vartan Gregorian Elementary School and talks with and mentors young girls about future academic and athletic goals. Ohrt is concentrating in Archeology and the Ancient World and currently has a 3.40 GPA.

Barrett played all 17 games this season, starting four games. After playing the second half of every game in 2010 and the first 13 games of 2011, Barrett played the last four games in entirety due to an injury to classmate Amber Bledsoe. In 986 minutes, Barrett posted a 0.73 goals against average, second in the Ivy League, and a .864 save percentage, also second in the Ivy League. She finished the year with 51 saves, earned an 8-4-2 record, including two shutouts, and was a part of five other Brown shutouts this year. A three-time selection to the Ivy League Weekly honor roll, Barrett was a one-time Ivy League Player of the Week. The 2010 recipient of the team's Coaches' Award, Barrett has played in 34 career games with 98 saves, a 0.89 GAA and a .845 save percentage. She has also been a part of 13 shutouts. Of the field, Barrett has been a tutor and mentor with Project GOAL, a tutor at the Vartan Gregorian Elementary School, a member of Athletes in Action, and a member of SAAC. She currently has a 3.66 GPA and is undecided on a concentration.

The Bears closed out their 2011 season this past Saturday at Yale and posted a 10-5-2 overall record for their second straight winning season. The 10 wins is also the most since 2003 when Brown was 10-4-2.

Pictured: Sarah Hebert-Seropian '12. Photo by DSPics.net.