Michaela Rooney Named Third Team All-American

Senior women's soccer co-captain Michaela Rooney (East Greenwich, RI) was named a 2000 Third Team All-American, it was announced Thursday by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

Rooney, who was the backbone of the Bear defense that only allowed 11 goals and boasted a 0.64 goals against average, was also just named a First Team Northeast Regional All-American defender. She is just the 11th All-American in Brown's history, and the first since 1990, when Suzanne Bailey '91 earned the prestigious honor.

The Most Valuable Player of the 1999 team, she earned First Team All-Ivy honors for the second consecutive season this year, after earning Honorable Mention honors in 1996 as a rookie. She was selected to play in the 2000 New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA) Senior All-Star game in November and was named Second Team All-NEWISA this season, completing her list of accolades.

Rooney, who fought back from two ACL injuries, was forced to miss the 1997 season with the knee injury. From her sweeper position, she also contributed to the Brown offense, tallying three assists on the season to finish out her career with 12 points (3g, 6a).

The Brown women's soccer team finished the season with a 13-4-0 record, tying the school record for wins in a season, recorded in 1977 and 1984. With a 5-2 Ivy finish, the Bears ended the season in third place, their best finish in Ivy play since 1994.