Pyett ’12, Dougherty ’09 earn Ivy honors

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Paige Pyett ’12 of the women’s hockey team was named the ECAC Rookie of the Week for her impressive play over the weekend in Brown’s two-game series against Cornell and Colgate. In the Bears’ 3-2 overtime loss to Cornell, Pyett recorded one goal and one assist, and followed that performance up with another strong showing against Colgate, finding the net in the first period to tie the game at 2-2, en route to a 4-3 win for Bruno. Pyett has gotten off to a strong start in her freshman season, and is currently second on the Bears with five points, coming on three goals and two assists.

Quarterback and co-captain Michael Dougherty ’09 of the football team was named the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week for the third time this season, in recognition of his headlining performance in Brown’s 45-16 win over Dartmouth on Saturday. Dougherty completed 16 of 22 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns, and he added a 69-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, as the Bears improved to 5-1 in the Ivy League and inched closer to an Ivy League championship. Dougherty also received the honor earlier this season for his performance in a 41-34 loss to Holy Cross, when he passed for 526 yards, and after a four-touchdown performance in a 34-27 victory over Penn.

Tri-captain Lindsay Cunningham ’09 of the women’s soccer team was named a College Sports Information Directors Association/ESPN the Magazine Third Team Academic All-American. Cunningham, a COE concentrator, led the Bears with 15 points on six goals and scored three game-winning goals this season, and she was given the honor for her strong play on the field and academic performance off it.

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