November 14, 2008

Four Brown Women's Soccer Players Named All-Ivy

Nov. 14, 2008

PROVIDENCE, RI - Brown University senior Lindsay Cunningham (Cumberland, RI), juniors Bridget Ballard (Los Angeles, CA) and Brenna Hogue (Concord, CA), and sophomore Charlotte Rizzi (Bethesda, MD) have been named to the 2008 All-Ivy Women's Soccer Team as selected by the League's eight head coaches. Cunningham and Ballard were both named to the Second Team, while Rizzi and Hogue each earned Honorable Mention All-Ivy honors.

A four-time All-Ivy honoree, Cunningham was named to the Second Team for the second straight year after earning Honorable Mention honors during her first two seasons. A four-year starter and one of the top scorers on the team all four seasons, Cunningham missed just two games during her career, both due to injury. She closed out her senior season leading the Bears in points (15), goals (6), and game-winning goals (3). She was also 10th in the Ivy League in points, fifth in goals, and third in game-winning goals. A two-time CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District selection and a 2007 Academic All-Ivy honoree, Cunningham played in 66 career games, starting in 52. She will leave Brown ranked 11th all-time with 19 career goals, 10th all-time with 15 career assists, and 10th all-time with 53 career points. In addition, he eight assists during the 2006 season ranks fifth all-time at Brown for assists in a single season.

Ballard is also a repeat All-Ivy selection, earning Second Team honors after earning Honorable Mention All-Ivy a year ago. Ballard started all 17 games this season at center-mid and played all but 15 minutes of Brown's season. A dominant player in the midfield, Ballard finished the season with four points on one goal and two assists. This season, Ballard was also recognized for her off-field achievements, earning CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Second Team Academic All-District honors. In three seasons, Ballard has started all but four games (due to injury), playing nearly every minute of every game during this time. In 47 career games, all starts, Ballard has posted 11 points (3g, 5a).

Hogue is making her first appearance on the All-Ivy team this fall, after posting a 1.29 goals against average, a .836 save percentage, and four shutouts. She finished the season as the Ivy League's leader with 107 saves, which ranks 12th all-time at Brown for saves in a single-season. Hogue was named Ivy League Player of the Week on September 15th after stopping all 30 shots she faced in two games, a 1-0 upset over #11 Penn State and a 0-0 draw with #1 UCLA two days later. Entering her final season with the Bears, Hogue has 171 career saves, which ranks 10th all-time at Brown.

Rizzi joins Hogue as an Honorable Mention honoree, after helping to lead the Bears' backfield. A first-year starter, Rizzi started all 17 games this season, while playing all but 10 minutes of the season as an anchor to Brown's defense. She helped the defense record six shutouts on the season, while posting a team goals against average of just 1.15. At the other end of the field, Rizzi helped to spark many transitions, recording three assists on the year.