April 16, 2007
PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown women's soccer team held its annual season-ending banquet Wednesday, February 28th, and six different individuals were honored with team awards.
The Dobson-Kay Coaches' Award, presented annually to the player(s) chosen by the coaches for outstanding contribution, dedication and sportsmanship, was presented to sophomore Lindsay Cunningham (Cumberland, RI) and juniors Anne Friedland (Toronto, ONT), Mollie Mattuchio (Pepperell, MA), and Julia Shapira (Los Angeles, CA). Cunningham earned her second straight Honorable Mention All-Ivy honor after posting 18 points and leading the team and the Ivy League with eight assists. Friedland started 15 of 16 games, switching to back after playing midfield for most of her career. Mattuchio also adjusted to a new position last season, helping to lead the midfield in all 17 games, after playing back for most of her career. Shapira recovered from an injury to help lead the backfield last season, starting all 17 games en route to Honorable Mention All-Ivy honors.
Senior co-captain Kathleen Waddell (Minnetonka, MD) was awarded both the Margeson Team Spirit Award and the Sarah Nicholson Memorial Award. The Margeson Team Spirit Award is given to that player who exhibits the most team spirit as voted by the players, while 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. Waddell played in 15 games last year, and earned three starts. She scored in Brown's 6-0 win over Buffalo. In her four-year career, Waddell played in 49 games, starting in 22. She finished her career with 12 points, scoring four goals and adding four assists.
Lastly, the Ridgely Most Valuable Player Award was presented to senior Kathryn Moos (Wayzata, MN). A unanimous First Team All-Ivy selection and First Team NSCAA Regional All-American, Moos was also named First Team All-NEWISA, First Team All-Region by SoccerBuzz, and Fourth Team All-America by SoccerBuzz. She finished the season ranked fifth in the nation in both points per game (2.12) and goals per game (0.88). The Ivy League leading scorer with 36 points, 13 more than the next closest person, Moos also led the Ivy League with 15 goals, six more than the next closest player. A three-time selection to the SoccerBuzz Elite Team of the Week, Moos was named Ivy Player of the Week twice and to the SoccerTimes Weekly Honor Roll once. Moos has also carved her name into the Brown record books, and will graduate from Brown as the first player since the 1980s to crack Brown's all-time top five in several offensive categories. She ranks 4th in career goals (31), 10th in career assists (14), 6th in career points (76), 3rd (15 in 2006) and 16th (9 in 2003) in season goals, 13th in season assists (6), and 3rd (36 in 2006) and 20th (20 in 2003) in season points.
The Brown women's soccer team finished the 2006 season with a 9-4-4 record, The Bears return nine starters for next season along with three of the top-five scorers from this season.