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NCAA Jun 02, 2021

Kayla Thompson appointed as Brown women’s soccer captain

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Senior goalkeeper Kayla Thompson is set to serve Brown University women’s soccer as a captain during the 2021 season, Brown head coach Kia McNeill announced.

A native of Austin, Texas, Thompson earned First Team All-Ivy, First Team All-East Region, First Team NEWISA All-New England, Third Team Scholar All-America, First Team Scholar All-East Region, and the team’s Ridgely Most Valuable Player Award in 2019. She ranked sixth in the NCAA in save percentage (.892) and ninth in goals-against average (0.44) while leading the Ivy League in GAA, save percentage, and shutouts (nine).

Thompson helped the Bears set single-season program records for wins (14), home wins (11), and shutouts (13) in 2019. She led a Brown defense that ranked second in the NCAA in goals allowed (eight), third in save percentage (.890), and fourth in GAA (0.40).

In 2019, the Bears posted an overall record of 14-2-3, while registering an undefeated 6-0-1 mark in Ivy League play, finishing the year unbeaten in conference play for the first time since 1994. In 2019, Brown won its 13th Ivy League title in program history, while making its seventh all-time appearance in the NCAA Championship. The Bears’ 2020 competitive season was canceled due to COVID-19.

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