Borelli, Lorito and Robertson Named First Team All-Ivy
PROVIDENCE, RI – Brown senior goalie Anthony Borelli (Grand Island, NY), junior captain Dennis Robertson (Fort St. John, British Columbia), and sophomore Matt Lorito (Oakville, Ontario) have been named First Team All-Ivy in a vote by the League's six head coaches. It marks the third straight All-Ivy selection for Robertson, who earned Second Team honors in both 2011 and 2012, while both Borelli and Lorito are first-time honorees.
Brown had the most representation on the first team with three players, while Dartmouth and Princeton both had two players earn First Team All-Ivy honors. It marks the first time since 1995 that Brown has had at least three players earn First Team All-Ivy in the same season.
Borelli has led Brown between the pipes this season, playing in 21 games, making 18 starts and posting a 1.77 GAA, fifth in the country, and a .943 save percentage, third in the country. Since taking over the Bears' starting job in late December, Borelli has helped lead the team to an 8-7-2 record, dating back to December 29th. In seven Ivy League games (5-2-0), Borelli allowed just nine goals, earning a 1.35 GAA and a .953 save percentage, while stopping 182 shots and posting two shutouts, a 3-0 win at Cornell and a 1-0 win at home against Yale.
Lorito finished the regular season as Brown's leading scorer, accounting for 15 goals, 21% of the team's total, and 28 points. He led the Bears with five power play goals, two game-winning goals and 300 faceoff wins, and also contributed one short-handed goal. Lorito was one of seven Bears to play in all 29 regular season games and posted 3-7-10 totals in 10 Ivy League contests, fifth overall in the League. His seven assists in Ivy contests ranked third in the Ivy League. A big part of the Bears' special teams, Lorito played on the top power play unit and also contributed on the penalty kill. In 53 career games, Lorito has contributed 45 points (19g, 26a).
Robertson had another strong year on the Bears' blueline as part of Brown's top defensive pairing. One of seven players on this year's team to appear in all 29 regular season games, Robertson is tied for third on the team in scoring with 15 points (1g, 14a) and leads the team with 14 assists. He was also +4 during the regular season, tied for third on the team, and blocked a team-leading 50 shots. In 10 Ivy League contests, Robertson ranked second in scoring among defensemen with seven points (1g, 6a). Equally effective on both sides of the puck, Robertson was also a big part of the Bears' special teams, playing on both the top power play and penalty kill. In 91 career games, the Toronto Maple Leafs draftee has earned 48 points (9g, 39a).
Borelli, Lorito, Robertson and the rest of the team return to action tomorrow, Friday, March 8, when they begin a best-of-three First Round series at home against Clarkson. Brown finished in seventh in the regular season and will host 10th-seeded Clarkson on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (if necessary). All games begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for the series are available online or over the phone at 401-863-2773.
FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY^
F - Matt Lorito, Brown (So., Oakville, Ontario)
F - Greg Miller, Cornell (Sr., Toronto, Ontario)
F - Tyler Sikura, Dartmouth (So., Aurora, Ontario)
F - *Andrew Calof, Princeton (Jr., Nepean, Ontario)*
F - Andrew Miller, Yale (Sr., F, Bloomfield Hills, MI)*
D - Dennis Robertson, Brown (Jr., Fort St. John, British Columbia)
D - Mike Keenan, Dartmouth (Sr., South Weymouth, MA)
D - Michael Sdao, Princeton (Sr., Niwot, CO)
G - Anthony Borelli, Brown (Sr., Grand Island, NY)
SECOND TEAM ALL-IVY^
F - Matt Lindblad, Dartmouth (Jr., Winnetka, IL)
F - Kenny Agostino, Yale (Jr., Flanders, NJ)
F - Antoine Laganiere, Yale (Sr., Ile Cadieux, Quebec)
D - Joakim Ryan, Cornell (So., Rumson, NJ)
D - Danny Biega, Harvard (Sr., Montreal, Quebec)
G - Mike Condon, Princeton (Sr., Needham, MA)
G - Jeff Malcolm, Yale (Sr., Lethbridge, Alberta)
HONORABLE MENTION ALL-IVY
D - Tommy Fallen, Yale (So., Plymouth, MN)
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Andrew Miller, Yale (Sr., F, Bloomfield Hills, MI)
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Jimmy Vesey, Harvard (Fr., F, North Reading, MA)
^Due to ties in the voting, the first and second teams were expanded from six