March 8, 2006
PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown women's soccer team held its annual season-ending banquet Tuesday, February 28th, and four different individuals were honored with team awards.
The Dobson-Kay Coaches' Award, presented annually to the player chosen by the coaches for outstanding contribution, dedication and sportsmanship, was presented to sophomore Kerrilynn Carney (North Smithfield, RI). After earning a spot on the team in 2004 as a walk-on, Carney's hard work in the off-season paid off in the form of a starting role on defense last season. Carney played in all 17 games in 2005, earning 16 stats and was a crucial piece of the Brown backfield. She also added one goal on the season.
Senior tri-captain Christine Serdjenian (Waterville, ME) was awarded the Margeson Team Spirit Award, given to that player who exhibites the most team spirit as voted by the players. Serdjenian helped to lead the Bears this season, while notching one assist in 16 games. After playing in just four games during her first two seasons, Serdjenian worked hard to earn a permanent spot in the lineup and play in all but two games over her final two years. She also received the Dobson-Kay Coaches' Award last season.
The Sarah Nicholson Memorial Award is given to a senior on the team who, through total dedication and loyalty, has given the most of themselves to the good of the team. Tri-captain Meghan Schreck (Hudson, MA) is this year's recipient. Schreck played in all 67 games of the past four years, starting in 49, including all 34 during the past two seasons. Consistently among the top scorers on the team, Schreck finished her career with 36 points, on 14 goals and eight assists. A two-time captain, she led the team in scoring in 2004 with 14 points (6g, 2a), earning 2004 Honorable Mention All-Ivy honors.
Lastly, the Ridgely Most Valuable Player Award was presented to senior Kim LaVere (Chatsworth, CA). LaVere played in 61 career games, earning 60 starts. She posted 17 points in four seasons on five goals and seven assists, including nine points in 2005, which ranked second on the team. She led the 2005 Bears with two game-winning goals, earning Ivy League Player of the Week honors after scoring the game-winner against Princeton. A three-time All-Ivy selection, earning First Team honors last year and Second Team honors this year, LaVere was also named 2002 SoccerBuzz Northeast Region All-Freshman and 2004 SoccerBuzz Second Team Northeast All-Region. A 2005 Second Team District I Academic All-American, LaVere also earned the Dobson-Kay Coaches' Award last season.
The Brown women's soccer team finished the 2005 season with a 5-10-2 record, dropping nine of those losses by just one goal and playing five overtime games. The Bears return seven starters for next season along with eight of the top-team scorers from this season.