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Brown named to all-tournament team



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Mykayla Brown keeps the ball away from a Michigan defender during the Hoosiers 3-2 loss on Oct. 26. Rebecca Mehling Buy Photos

IU sophomore forward Mykayla Brown was named to the 2016 Big Ten All-Tournament Team on Sunday afternoon following the conclusion of the Big Ten Women’s Soccer Tournament.

Brown scored IU’s only goal in this year’s tournament. IU was defeated 3-1 by top-seed Minnesota in the quarterfinals. Minnesota went on to win the 2016 Big Ten Women’s Soccer Tournament after defeating Rutgers 2-1 in Sunday’s championship match.

Of the 11 players named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team, only four players came from teams that were eliminated in the quarterfinals, with Brown being one of those four.

The last time a Hoosier was named to the all-tournament team was in 2013, which was also the last time the Hoosiers qualified for the Big Ten Tournament. It was then-sophomore midfielder Kayleigh Steigerwalt who received the accolade.

In total, Brown tallied eight goals in 20 games for IU in 2016, with three of those goals counting as game-winners. She led the team in the categories of goals scored, shots taken, shots on goal and game-winning goals.

Four of Brown’s eight goals came in the final three matches of the season as she helped lead IU to its first postseason appearance since 2013.

Cameron Drummond

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