April 25, 2014

Women's Soccer Honored at Annual Team Banquet

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown women's soccer team honored its 2013 award winners at the team's annual banquet on Thursday at the Brown Faculty Club.  The six freshmen from the class of 2017 and eight seniors from the class of 2014 received their letter sweaters, while the Ridgely MVP, Margeson Team Spirit, Sarah Nicholson, Denis Chartier, and Dobson-Kay Coaches' awards were also presented.

The Ridgely MVP Award, in honor of Professor and Mrs. Beverly Ridgely, is presented annually to the team's most valuable player as voted by the team.  Mika Siegelman (Piedmont, Calif.) claimed the award for the second consecutive season after tallying three game-winning goals in 2013.  Siegelman also earned the Sarah Nicholson Memorial Award, given annually to the senior who, through total dedication and loyalty, has given the most of themselves for the good for the team.

For the second consecutive season, Amber Bledsoe (Cincinnati, Ohio) took home the Margeson Team Spirit Award, an accolade given to the player who exhibits the most team spirit as voted on by the team.

After being initiated in 2011, the Denis Chartier Memorial Award recognizes the team's leading point scorer.  The award is in memory of former assistant coach, Denis Chartier, who passed away at the age of 56 after 15 dedicated seasons with the Brown women's soccer program.  2014 team captain, Chloe Cross (Seattle, Wash.), earned the distinction for the second straight year after leading the Bears with 19 points on seven goals and five assists in 2013.

For only the fifth time in team history and the first time since 2004, the Dobson-Kay Coaches' Award was given to the entire senior class for its contributions to the program over the previous four seasons.  Seniors MC Barrett (Ithaca, N.Y.), Kiersten Berg (Salt Lake City, Utah), Amber Bledsoe, Alison Mullin (Boulder, Colo.), Louisa Pitney (Washington, D.C.), Mika Siegelman, Maddie Wiener (Portland, Ore.), and Emily Wingrove (Westwood, Mass.) were recognized for the award.  The eight seniors also earned their four-year white letter sweaters on Thursday.

Freshmen Jaclyn Alois (Andover, Mass.), Sydney Calas (Bethesda, Md.), Carly Gould (Hampton Falls, N.H.), Ebru Hazar (Westwood, Mass.), Kendall Jager (San Carlos, Calif.), and Ella Warshauer (Santa Monica, Calif.) all earned first-year brown letter sweaters.