March 1, 2010

Water Polo Sweeps CWPA Northern Division Awards

Providence, RI- After earning its second ECAC Championship with a thrilling 10-9 victory against host Princeton University on Sunday afternoon, Brown women’s water polo swept all three weekly CWPA awards. Senior Sarah Glick (Bonita, CA) was named the Player of the Week, Katharine Booher (Palo Alto, CA) received Rookie of the Week honors and senior goalkeeper Stephanie Laing (Ann Arbor, MI) earned the Defensive Player of the Week.

The 2010 ECAC Championship MVP, Glick scored nine goals, dished out six assists and collected seven steals with six ejections drawn. She registered two goals in both the No. 20-natinally ranked Bears victories over Wagner College (W, 6-2) and Marist College (W, 9-5) as Brown advanced to the ECAC Championship title game for the second consecutive year.

In the title tilt, she scored a game-high five times to help the Bears power past host and No. 17-ranked Princeton University for a 10-9 victory as Brown captured the program’s second consecutive ECAC title. She now has 23 goals on the year as the Bears stand at 8-1 on the year.

Laing was stellar on defense all weekend for the Bears as she helped her team to back-to-back ECAC titles. Laing combined for 28 saves in the cage, which included eight in the title game against Princeton. She picked up eight in the semi-final game vs. Marist and had a weekend-high of 12 against Wagner.

Booher grabbed seven steals and tallied the goal to tie the score at 9-9- in Brown’s eventual 10-9 victory in the ECAC Championship game. Trailing host and No. 17-nationally ranked Princeton 9-8 with the clock ticking down, Booher tallied the equalizer to set up a score by teammate Lauren Presant (Poway, CA) with three seconds left in regulation.

 

Pictured (from left to right): Stephanie Laing '10 and Sarah Glick '10 (photos by dspics.com)