HANOVER, N.H. - The Dartmouth women's soccer team named its captains for the upcoming 2012 season. Seniors Kim Rose (Seaford, N.Y.), Aurelia Solomon (Washington, D.C.) and Emma Brush (Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.) will lead the squad next season. Rose was a captain in 2011 while Solomon and Brush will be serving as captains for the first time.
Brush had a breakout junior season earning All-Ivy League second team honors and being named Dartmouth women's soccer MVP. Brush saw action in each of Dartmouth's 16 games and made 15 starts in the midfield. The Michigan native tallied her first career goal against Yale and was second on the team with seven shots on goal. Brush also showcased her defensive skills helping the Big Green to three shutouts in 2011.
Rose is looking forward to getting back on the field after suffering an injury in the first game of the season in 2011. Rose earned the Keith Kurowski award this season and during her sophomore season saw action in 16 games with one goal and one assist. She also earned Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors during her freshman campaign.
Solomon is a key member of the Dartmouth defense and despite missing several games with injury earned All-Ivy honorable mention accolades. She was one of three players to start each game they played and she scored her first collegiate goal against Harvard. Spearheading the Big Green defense, the Dartmouth backline only allowed 1.56 goals per game.
Dartmouth will host the University of Montreal in exhibition action on Sunday, Aug. 19 at Burnham Field before opening the 2012 regular season in Florida at the Central Florida Tournament. The Big Green will take on host Central Florida on Friday, Aug. 31 and close action against South Florida on Sunday, Sept. 2.