HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth women’s soccer head coach Ron Rainey announced the award winners for the 2017 season at the team’s annual banquet hosted at the Hanover Inn.
Freshman Bonnie Shea received the Larry Garrity Award, an honor established in 1995 to honor a faithful Big Green fan, which is awarded to the most outstanding first-year player chosen by her teammates. Shea tied for second on the team in goals with three on the season and recorded three assists as well, following her solid freshman campaign she garnered an All-Ivy honorable mention. In October the freshman took home Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors after she scored her first collegiate goal in a win over UMass Lowell and scored the only Dartmouth goal against Yale five days later. She finished with a shot on goal percentage of .538, leading her class for the season.
Junior Chloë Conacher received the Wally Bell Award, an honor given to the player who, in the opinion of her teammates, represents the true meaning of being a teammate on and off the field. The award was 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 defender appeared in seven games in the 2017 season.
Senior Zainab Bakrin received the Keith Kurowski Award, which 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.
Senior Bianca Ribi received the Lucinda Fernald Cup, an award 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 team and coaches. Ribi wrapped up her career for the Big Green as a co-captain starting 13 of 17 games and leading the team in assists with five along with three goals, tied for second on the team.
Senior Brittany Champagne and junior Remy Borinsky both received the Player of the Year award, presented to the player who, in the opinion of her teammates and coaches, was the most valuable on the field.
Champagne finished her Dartmouth career earning First Team All-Ivy honors after starting in all 17 games. She was a defensive force and a contributor on offense scoring one goal and two assists on the year.
Borinsky came off a strong junior campaign in which she started all 16 games she played. She led the team in goals with five and grabbed an assist against Yale. This is her second Player of the Year Award and she also cleaned up with First Team All-Ivy honors, was named to the NEWISA All-New England First Team and was a United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-Region honoree. The Goal of the Year award was also presented to Borinsky for her free kick against Northeastern at the beginning of the season.