Dec. 4, 2003
PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown women's soccer team held its annual season-ending banquet Wednesday, December 3, and 10 different individuals were honored with team awards.
The Dobson-Kay Coaches' Award, presented annually to those players chosen by the coach for outstanding contribution, dedication and sportsmanship, was presented to the 10 seniors. Just the second senior Class to earn this award in Head Coach Phil Pincince's 27-year history, the Class of 2004 is his first class to finish the program together. Amy Baumann (Wyncote, PA), Molly Cahan (Encino, CA), Kelsey Crew (Seattle, WA), Kristin Ferrell (Concord, MA), Sarah Gervais (Harrisville, RI), Kristin Gladney (Barrington, RI), Julie Herrold (La Crescenta, CA), Rachel Roberts (Sudbury, MA), Hayley Sennott (Boxford, MA), and Michaela Sewall (Newton, MA) shared the award this season. Gervais, Herrold, and Sewall were All-Ivy selections this season, while Ferrell and Roberts served as co-captains of the team. Sewall and Gervais were also named First Team All-New England.
Baumann was awarded the Margeson Team Spirit Award, given to the player who exhibits the most team spirit as voted by the players.
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. Ferrell was this year's recipient. A two-time captain and two-time All-Ivy selection, earning First Team honors last year, she has been an important part of the team at all positions during her career. A four-year starter, she tore her ACL against Dartmouth, forcing her to miss the remainder of her senior season. She finished her career with 57 games, 55 starts, and 21 career points.
Lastly, the Ridgely Most Valuable Player Award was presented to Gervais for the second straight year. A First Team All-Ivy Selection and Third Team Regional All-American a year ago, Gervais was a Second Team All-Ivy honoree this year as well as a First Team All-New England selection. Gervais led all Ivy League goalies with 82 saves, while posting a 0.75 GAA, second in the Ivy League, and a .854 save percentage with a League-leading seven shutouts. The Ivy League Player of the Week after posting back-to-back shutouts over Northeastern and New Hampshire, Gervais also earned a spot on the Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week that same week. She will leave Brown with 10 career shutouts, having played a part in 23 Brown shutouts during her career, helping the team to 10 in 2000 and then three in 2001 (splitting time with Brown's other keeper during those two seasons). Last year, Gervais recorded three shutouts.
The Bears completed the 2003 campaign with a 10-4-2 record, their first winning season since 2000, and a 4-3, third place, finish in the Ivy League.