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Women's Soccer Hands Out 2011 Team Awards

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2011 Women's Soccer     By Mark Washburn
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HANOVER, N.H. - The Dartmouth women's soccer team handed out its annual team awards at its season-ending banquet, which celebrated the accomplishments of the 2011 season on Wednesday (Nov. 30).  Six awards, including Player of the Year, were handed out.

In addition to its six annual awards, the team also paid tribute to the Class of 2012 for their outstanding contributions to the Dartmouth women's soccer program.

Player of the Year Award: Emma Brush (Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.), Jr., Midfielder

Presented to the player, who in the opinion of both her teammates and coaches, was the most valuable on the field.

Brush had a breakout junior campaign. She saw action in each of Dartmouth's 16 games with 15 starts. Brush tallied her first collegiate goal this season against Yale and was second on the team with seven shots on goal. For her career, Brush has seen action in 20 career games. Brush also showcased her defensive penchant, helping the Dartmouth backline to three shutouts on the season. For her efforts, she earned All-Ivy second team honors.

Larry Garrity Award: Kate Castillo (Danville, Calif.), Fr., Defender

Established in 1995 in honor of a faithful Dartmouth fan, this award is presented to the most outstanding first-year player, as selected by her teammates.

 Castillo was a staple in the Dartmouth backline this season. The rookie saw action in each of Dartmouth's 16 games with 15 starts. Castillo tallied three shots and one shot on goal throughout the season. She helped the Dartmouth defense hold opponents to a .130 shot percentage and was a part of a defense that earned three shutouts.

Keith Kurowski Award: Kimberly Rose (Seaford, N.Y.), Jr., Midfielder

This award was established in memory of a true soccer fan and it is presented to a player whose teammates felt displayed Kurowski's same courage and enthusiasm despite great adversity.

 Rose, a captain this season, started Dartmouth's first game before being sidelined for the season with injury. During her sophomore campaign, Rose started 16 games with one goal and one assist. In her freshman campaign she was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week (Oct. 26). 

 Wally Bell Award: Anna Chinco (Sacramento, Calif.), Sr., Goalkeeper

 Established in 2002 in memory of one of the team's most faithful fans, Wally Bell, father of Gretchen Bell '01, who will always be remembered by the program for his caring, generosity, kindness, and support. The award is presented to the player, who in the opinion of her teammates, represents the true meaning of being a teammate on and off the field.

 Senior goalkeeper Chinco, saw action in four games with three career starts. She has seen action in four games in goal with three career starts. In 289 minutes of action, she made eight saves and boasted a 0.64 goals against average.

 Lucinda Fernald Cup: Erin Fleischli (San Mateo, Calif.), Sr., Defender

This award was established in 1984 in honor of the first captain of the women's varsity soccer team by a gift from the Edward Tuck '50 family. It is presented to the player who best displays ability, leadership, sportsmanship, enthusiasm, and dedication to the Dartmouth women's soccer program, as selected by the coaching staff.

 Captain Fleischli had a fantastic senior season. Fleischli was the lone Dartmouth player to start each game this season and for her career has seen action in 62 career games with 61 career starts. Dartmouth's Larry Garrity Rookie of the Year as a freshman. Her senior campaign, she tallied three shots and was a member of the defense that held opponents to a .130 shots percentage and earned three shutouts.

 Coaches Recognition Award: Colleen Hogan (Houston, Texas), Sr., Goalkeeper

Presented to the player, who in the opinion of the coaching staff, has been instrumental to the success of the team through her playing ability, commitment and contribution to team spirit.

 Hogan, Dartmouth's starting goalkeeper each of the last two seasons, played in 40 career games and sports a 1.20 goals against average to go with 115 career saves. This season she posted a 3-3-0 record and helped the Big Green to wins over Princeton and Maine. In 550:24 minutes, she made 14 saves and earned a 1.14 goals against average.

The Big Green concluded its first season under the direction of head coach Theresa Wagner with a 4-12-0, 2-5-0 Ivy League record with non-conference wins over Vermont and Maine and Ivy League wins over Princeton and Cornell.