November 8, 2006

Four Brown Women's Soccer Players Named All-Ivy

Nov. 8, 2006

Brown University seniors Jill Mansfield (East Windsor, NJ) and Kathryn Moos (Wayzata, MN), junior Julia Shapira (Los Angeles, CA), and sophomore Lindsay Cunningham (Cumberland, RI) have been named to the 2006 All-Ivy Women's Soccer Team as selected by the League's eight head coaches. Mansfield and Moos were both named to the First Team, while Cunningham and Shapira each earned Honorable Mention All-Ivy honors.

The Ivy Rookie of the Year in 2003, Moos earned All-Ivy honors for the fourth straight time, picking up First Team honors as one of three unanimous selections, after earning Honorable Mention All-Ivy honors in each of the past three seasons. 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 this season, Moos was named Ivy Player of the Week twice this year and to the SoccerTimes Weekly Honor Roll once. She currently ranks sixth in the nation in both points (2.12) and goals (0.88) per game. 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.

Mansfield was Brown's other First Team selection, earning All-Ivy honors for the third consecutive year, after garnering Honorable Mention All-Ivy in each of the past two seasons. Mansfield had one of her best years in a Brown uniform, finishing second on the team in points (19), 5th in the Ivy League, goals (6), 5th in the Ivy League, and assists (7), 2nd in the Ivy League. Mansfield was recently named a Second Team District I Academic All-American and will leave Brown ranked 6th all-time in career assists (18), 20th all-time in career points (34), and 8th (7 in 2006) in season assists.

Cunningham and Shapira were both named Honorable Mention All-Ivy, with Cunningham earning the honor for the second straight year. Brown's leading scorer a year ago with 13 points, Cunningham finished the year third on the team and sixth in the Ivy League with 18 points. The Ivy League leader with eight assists this year, Cunningham also ranked 8th in the Ivy League and 3rd on the team with five goals this season. A Second Team District I Academic All-American, Cunningham already ranks 17th all-time at Brown with nine career assists, while her eight assists this season ranks 5th all-time.

Shapira helped to lead Brown's backfield this season, starting all 17 games after missing all of 2005 with a knee injury. Shapira battled back and had an amazing season, while helping to lead the defense to post four shutouts and a 1.18 goals against average. Her excellent work defending 1v1 proved to be a major key to the success of the Brown backfield this year.