PISCATAWAY, NJ – Amy Lewis (Hainesport, NJ/Moorestown HS) and Karen Brewster (Chico, CA/Chico West HS) have signed National Letters of Intent to further their academic and athletic careers at Rutgers University as members of the field hockey team, head coach Liz Tchou announced.
Lewis finished her career with 109 goals, the sixth best total in state history. In her three varsity seasons, her teams won three Burlington County League Liberty Division titles, three Central Jersey Group III titles, and two state Group III championships. The Quakers compiled a 58-1-3 record, finishing with a 42-game unbeaten streak and 26-game winning streak.
As a senior, Lewis was a first-team Associated Press all-state selection, scoring 41 goals for the Quakers as they successfully defended their Group III state title.
Next season, Lewis will be reunited with former high school teammate Corinne Bach (Moorestown, NJ), who finished her freshman season in 2004 with three goals and one assist for seven points. Other South Jersey products who return for Rutgers next year include seniors Heather Graver (Vincentown, NJ/Lenape HS) and Bobbi Jo Adams (Port Norris, NJ/Millville), junior Katie Morad (Marlton, NJ/Cherokee HS), sophomores Catherine Badolato (Berlin, NJ/Eastern HS), Jessica Roos (Mickleton, NJ/Kingsway HS) and Katie Murphy (Medford, NJ/Shawnee HS) and redshirt freshmen Kim Scott (Somerdale, NJ) and Caitlin Browne (Middletown, NJ).
“Amy was a very highly-recruited player and we’re happy she chose Rutgers,” said Tchou. “She is well prepared to make the jump to the collegiate level after playing at one of the most successful programs in New Jersey. Her work ethic and knowledge of the game fit well into our system, and we expect that she’ll become a skilled all-around player.”
Brewster was a four-year starter for Chico West, earning All-West Region honors in 2004 and back-to-back Westside League Most Valuable Player accolades (2003 and 2004). A two-year team Most Valuable Player, Brewster was the Davis Tournament Offensive MVP in 2004 and a four-time all-league selection.
As Chico West’s team captain in 2003 and 2004, Brewster was the Chico Tournament Offensive MVP this past fall and earned a spot on the all-tournament team four consecutive years.
A three-sport athlete who also competed in soccer and softball, Brewster participated for three years in the Futures Program. She attended the National Futures Tournament (2003), Junior Olympics (2003), was a member of the Futures Elite (2004) and was a National Futures Tournament alternate. Academically, she was also a member of the National Honor Society.
“Karen is a solid all-around athlete and we’re excited she’ll be joining us next year,” said Tchou. “She has already competed against high-level competition in the Futures Program, and her high school accomplishments speak for themselves. She is a talented and versatile player who will be able to help us in a lot of different areas.”