Brown Selected As Candidate For Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award

Becky Brown. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

2010 Yale Captain One Of 30 Division I Players Chosen

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Becky Brown, the captain of the 2010 Yale women's soccer team, has been selected as one of 30 candidates for the 2010 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – classroom, character, community and competition.

Brown enters her senior season with 25 career goals, 14 shy of the Yale school record. She is tied for fifth in career assists (17) and sixth in career points (67). She was the 2009 Ivy League Player of the Year, only the third player in Yale history to earn Ivy Player of the Year honors and the first since Jen Teti in 1993. She was an NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic Region second team selection as well. Her 13 goals were second in the Ivy League and tied for the fourth most in a season in Yale history. Her 30 points were also second in the league and the fourth most in a season in school history.

Off the field, Brown volunteers at the Neighborhood Center for underprivileged children. She also works at the St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center, tending to patients needs, keeping them company and encouraging them to overome pain during recovery. She has volunteered at many youth soccer clinics in Los Angeles, New Jersey and the Pali Blues Soccer Camp and speaks at various middle schools encouraging children to stay in school and participate in sports. Brown has been a participant in Yale's Relay For Life for the past three years. An economics major, she is a two-time ESPN The Magazine all-district selection.

This is the second straight year Yale has had a Lowe's Senior Class Award nominee. Sophia Merrifield was selected last fall.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. The 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity