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Brown named to all-tournament team


Mykayla Brown keeps the ball away from Michigan State during their game Wednesday night. Rebecca Mehling and 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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