Dec. 17, 2002
The Brown women's soccer team held its annual season-ending banquet Wednesday, December 11, and seven 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 four Bears. Senior Laura Iden (Kenilworth, NJ), who led the team in scoring, and juniors Kristin Ferrell (Concord, MA), Michaela Sewall (Newton, MA) and Molly Cahan (Encino, CA) shared the award this season. Cahan and Sewall, an Honorable Mention All-Ivy selection, finished the season tied for third in scoring, while Ferrell helped to anchor Brown's defense en route to First Team All-Ivy recognition.
Sophomore Michelle Sriwongtong (Rosemead, CA) 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. Caitlin Carey (Boxford, MA) was this year's recipient. She has consistently been on of the top scorers on the team each year, while playing in 58 of 66 career games.
Lastly, the Ridgely Most Valuable Player Award was presented to junior goalie Sarah Gervais (Harrisville, RI), a First Team All-Ivy Selection and a Third Team Regional All-American. She led all Ivy League goalies with 129 saves, while posting a 1.35 GAA and a .854 save percentage with three shutouts. In the final weekend of the season, she became the first goaltender since October, 2001 to earn Ivy League Player of the Week honors with a nine-save performance in a 2-0 shutout over Yale.
The Bears completed the 2002 campaign with a 6-9-2 record. Twenty-three letterwinners return to next year's squad.