Brown earns first Scholar All-East recognition
EASTON, Mass. (December 11, 2018) – Stonehill College women's soccer junior Kaitlin Brown was named to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-East Region second team, announced Monday afternoon.
Three of the 15 Northeast-10 Conference women's soccer programs were recognized on the United Soccer Coaches All-East Region first and second teams with the College of Saint Rose leading the way with four selections total and Merrimack College and Stonehill with one honoree each.
The Skyhawks saw its last recognition in Claire O'Brien '17 and Jamie Block '17 when they both were placed on the All-East Region first team in 2016. This is the first Scholar All-East Region honor for the junior goalkeeper.
The Walpole, Massachusetts native is currently studying health science and has averaged a 3.56 grade-point average in the classroom.
Brown who most recently earned United Soccer Coaches All-East Region third team, earned her first recognition from NEWISA as she was the leading overall selection as goalkeeper as a first team honoree. She also earned her first recognition from the Division II Conference Commissioner's Association and was selected to the second team, after being named the NE10 Goalkeeper of the Year and an All-Conference first team selection.
This season, Brown averaged 1.26 goals against, giving up 24 goals from opponents. The junior tallied 102 saves in the 19 games started and played in accumulating a record of 13-6-0. Brown also registered eight shutouts for a career high and a combined total of 10 in her two years of starting in goal.
Brown is first Scholar All-East Region honoree for the Skyhawks since Block and O'Brien in 2016
The junior kicked off the season with four-straight shutouts, the best start since 2016 when the team tallied six-straight wins and received their first NCAA Division II Tournament bid in program history. She then helped the team to an almost perfect October when she was in goal for seven-straight wins, the longest winning streak since the 1999 team, when they went 17-4 with a 13-win start.
This season, she was named NE10 Goalkeeper of the Week twice. Throughout the NE10, Brown is ranked first in wins (13), second in shutouts (8), third in saves (102), eighth in save percentage (.810), ninth in goals against average (1.26), and 16th in goals against (24). Brown has also been named to the NE10 Commissioner's and Athletic Director's Honor Roll. The 2016 graduate from Walpole High School was a four-year letter winner in soccer and basketball and was named soccer captain her senior year.
Stonehill made its second appearance in three years in the NE10 Tournament this season and has one of the best records in program history, a 13-7 overall record and a 10-4 Conference mark. The Skyhawks tallied eight shutouts, which is tied for fifth all-time. In the month of October, the 2018 squad went on a seven-win run, its longest since the 1999 team that holds the best record in history of 17-4. Stonehill also made its second appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament in three years, as the Skyhawks fell to the University of Bridgeport, 2-1, in the first round of the Tournament.
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