Borinsky, Champagne and Kawakami Earn All-Ivy Honors

Wed Nov 8, 2017

PRINCETON, N.J. – Four members of the Dartmouth women’s soccer team received All-Ivy accolades as announced by the conference on Wednesday. 

“It’s exciting that the coaches in the league have recognized these players for the 2017 season,” said head coach Ron Rainey. “I’ve always thought that individual awards are a reflection of how hard a team works on the field, so this is a great individual honor for these players and a great team honor for Dartmouth women’s soccer for 2017.” 

Senior Brittany Champagne was named to the First Team after a solid final season playing for the Big Green. The Suffield, Connecticut, native started all 17 games and was a major contributor to the offense and defense. She scored one goal against the Great Danes on the road in Dartmouth’s 3-0 win over Albany, and recorded 11 shots with four on goal in her senior season. This was her third All-Ivy honor after being named to the Second Team in 2015 and 2016.

Junior Remy Borinsky was also named to the First Team, for the second time in her career, and was a Second Team selection in 2015. Her third All-Ivy accolade follows another strong season by the midfielder who led the team in goals with five, and with an assist finished the year with 11 points. She not only paced the attack but led the team in shots on goal with 18 out of 33 on target, and started all 16 games played.

Freshman Erin Kawakami is the only Big Green member on the Second Team, earning her first All-Ivy honor. The midfielder started in 14 of the 17 games played this year, finishing with one goal and three assists, her first collegiate goal coming in the 22nd minute of the season finale against Cornell. Kawakami led her freshman classmates in shots with 15 including seven on goal and was an impact on the offensive ability to hold possessions when she was on the field. She was also the Rookie of the Week in the last week of the season. 

The Big Green had one honorable mention in Bonnie Shea, another member of the class of 2021, who led the freshmen on her team in goals with three. She was named Rookie of the Week earlier in the year after scoring the tying goal against Yale to take the game in to overtime.

Princeton’s Vanessa Gregoire and Yale’s Michelle Alozie were named Co-Offensive Player of the Year, while Columbia’s Natalie Ambrose took home Defensive Player of the Year and Harvard’s Murphy Agnew won Rookie of the Year. Head coach Sean Driscoll of the Tigers was named Coach of the Year for 2017.

Official Release 

CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Vanessa Gregoire, Princeton (Sr., M – Beaconsfield, Quebec, Canada)

CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Michelle Alozie, Yale (Jr., F – Apple Valley, Calif.) 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Natalie Ambrose, Columbia (Sr., D – Sisters, Ore.) 

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Murphy Agnew, Harvard (Fr., M – New Hope, Pa.) 

COACH OF THE YEAR
Sean Driscoll, Princeton

FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY^
Abby Givens, Princeton (So., F – Charlotte, N.C.)
Mimi Asom, Princeton (Jr., F – Dallas, Texas)
Courtney O’Brien, Princeton (So., F – Pacific Palisades, Calif.)
*Michelle Alozie, Yale (Jr., F – Apple Valley, Calif.)
Abby Carchio, Brown (So., M – Lakeville, Mass.)
Natalie Neshat, Columbia (Sr., M – San Diego, Calif.)
Remy Borinsky, Dartmouth (Jr., M – Warren, N.J.)
Vanessa Gregoire, Princeton (Sr., M – Beaconsfield, Quebec, Canada)
Noelle Higginson, Yale (So., M – New Orleans, La.)
Natalie Ambrose, Columbia (Sr., D – Sisters, Ore.)
Brittany Champagne, Dartmouth (Sr., D – Suffield, Conn.)
Carlin Hudson, Yale (Sr., D – Berkeley, Calif.)
Kitty Qu, Penn (So., GK – Foster City, Calif.)

 

SECOND TEAM ALL-IVY^
Star White, Brown (Fr., F – Norfolk, Va.)
Emma Anderson, Columbia (Jr., F – Bethesda, Md.)
Amaris Hemmings, Columbia (Jr., F – Bronx, N.Y.)
Erin Kawakami, Dartmouth (Fr., M – Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.)
Dani Stollar, Harvard (Sr., M – Honolulu, Hawaii)
Murphy Agnew, Harvard (Fr., M – New Hope, Pa.)
Allie Trzaska, Penn (Jr., M – Yardley, Pa.)
Sydney Cummings, Brown (Fr., D – Millstone Township, N.J.)
Amalya Johnson, Columbia (So., D – Montclair, N.J.)
Mikaela Symanovich, Princeton (Sr., D – San Francisco, Calif.)
Natalie Larkin, Princeton (Sr., D – Washington, D.C.)
Katie Pratt-Thompson, Princeton (Sr., D – Long Beach, Calif.)
Sophie Whitehouse, Columbia (Jr., GK – Washington, D.C.)

 

HONORABLE MENTION ALL-IVY
Emily Koe, Columbia (So., F – Los Angeles, Calif.)
Celia Story, Brown (Jr., M – Bainbridge Island, Wash.)
Erica Higa, Penn (Sr., M – Los Altos Hills, Calif.)
Katy Schmidt, Brown (Sr., D – Corvallis, Ore.)
Reilly Lucas, Columbia (Jr., D – Freeport, N.Y.)
Bonnie Shea, Dartmouth (Fr., D – Atlanta, Ga.)
Chase Geffert, Penn (Fr., D – Mill Valley, Calif.)
Lucy Rickerson, Princeton (Fr., D – San Diego, Calif.)
Christine Etzel, Brown (Jr., GK – Madison, Conn.)
Natalie Grossi, Princeton (So., GK – Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada) 

*Unanimous Selection
^First & Second Teams Expanded Due To Ties In Voting