#19 Brown Laxers Host #16 Yale on Saturday

#19 Brown Laxers Host #16 Yale on Saturday

Brown's men's lacrosse team (5-4, 2-1 Ivy), ranked 19th in the latest USILA poll, hosts 16th-ranked Yale (8-2, 2-2 Ivy) at Stevenson Field on Saturday, April 17 at 1:00 p.m. in a key Ivy League match-up. Both teams are battling to gain a berth/seed in the first ever Ivy League Men's Lacrosse Playoffs, with the top four teams in the Ivy League regular season playing-off at the highest seed, May 7-9.

Brown's Record: Brown (5-4 overall, 1-1 Ivy) earned its second straight win and moved to #19 in the national polls with an 12-9 victory over Penn last Saturday in Philadelphia. The Bears have also recorded wins over Bryant (9-7), Hartford (13-12), #11 Harvard (13-11), and St. Joseph's (18-4), with narrow losses to #13 Hofstra (15-12), #9 UMass (11-10), #7 Duke (11-10) and #5 Princeton (9-7).


Bears Earn Ivy Win Over Penn:  Junior attackman Andrew Feinberg scored four goals and senior All-American attackman Thomas Muldoon added three goals to lead Brown to a 12-9 Ivy win over Penn last week. Junior David Hawley's goal with 11:56 left in the game broke an 8-8 tie and ignited a 4-0 Brown run that resulted in the victory. Junior goalie Matt Chriss was outstanding in goal for the Bears with 12 saves, including four in the decisive fourth quarter.


The Series Record:  Brown and Yale have met 53 times, dating back to 1926, with the Bears holding a 35-18 series advantage over the Elis.  Brown has captured the last three games over Yale, including a 13-9 victory last season.  Yale's last win over the Bears came in 2006, a 14-8 decision.


Feinberg Nets Four Goals vs. Penn:  Junior attackman Andrew Feinberg (Owings Mills, MD), who had his streak of recording at least one point in 26 consecutive games broken against Bryant, came out with a vengeance with four goals against Penn last Saturday. He had scored 69 goals and handed out 19 assists during the streak, dating back to April 19, 2008.  Feinberg leads the Bears, ranks third in the Ivy League and 16th nationally in goals with 2.50 per game (24 goals). He has scored four or more goals four times this season, vs. Hartford, UMass, Harvard and Penn, while scoring three goals against St. Joseph's and Duke.


High Scoring Bears: Brown leads the Ivy League and ranks 11th nationally in scoring with 11.56 goals per game. The Bears' 18.67 points per game ranks 10th in the nation and leads the Ivies.  14 different Brown players have scored goals this year.


Muldoon 14th Among Brown's All-Time Scorers:  Senior All-American attackman Thomas Muldoon (Oakton, VA), who netted three goals vs. Penn and registered the game-winning goal against Bryant, is Brown's second leading scorer with 26 points (18 goals, 8 assists).  He also netted the game-tying goal midway through the fourth quarter in Brown's loss to Princeton on Saturday.  A two –time first team All-Ivy and New England selection, has posted 142 career points for the Bears, 14th on Brown's all-time scoring list. Muldoon scored four goals against Duke and became the 10th player in Brown history to reach the century mark in goals, now with 107 career goals, 7th in the Brown record book.


Thomas Muldoon's Career Statistics

Season                        Goals                 Assists               Points

2007                23                      9                        32

2008                30                      7                        37

2009                36                      11                      27

2010                18                      8                        26

Career                        107                    35                      142


Brown's Top Career Scorers

            Player                                         Goals            Asst.            Points

1.            Darren Lowe (1992)             111            205            316

2.            David Evans (1996)             145            87            232

3.            Tom Gagnon (1986)             109            99            208

4.            Andy Towers (1993)             150            53            203

5.            Oliver Marti (1993)             144            27            171

6.            Rick Handelman (1980)              59            109            168

7.            Tom Draper (1964)             123            39            162

8.            John Keogh (1986)               83            75            158

9.            Jamie Munro (1989)               88            64            152

10.            Bernie Buonanno (1989)              83            66            149

11.            Mick Matthews (1985)              66            80            146

12.            Bob Anthony (1970)               48            97            145

13.            Stephen Russo (1973)               57            86            143

14.            Thomas Muldoon (2010)            107            35            142

15.            John Meister (1979)               67            71            138

16.            Bob Scalise (1971)             121            16            137

            Jon Thompson (2003)                          97            43            137                   


Muldoon Named Finalist For Lowe's Senior CLASS Award:  Senior attackman Thomas Muldoon was recently named a finalist for the prestigious Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, an award that goes to a senior with achievements in four areas of excellence: Classroom, Character, Community, and Competition.  Brown fans can vote for Muldoon at the award's official web site, http://www.seniorclassaward.com/vote/lacrosse_2010/ as well as through text messaging. Fans can text LAX to 74569 to vote for the finalists.


All-American Fallon: Junior All-American defenseman Peter Fallon (Baltimore, MD) ranks second on the Brown team with 25 ground balls.  He scored his second career goal against Bryant, while picking up a game high five ground balls.


Bear Facts: Senior Charlie Kenney (Jamaica Plain, MA) and junior Seth Ratner (Dallas, TX) split the Brown face-off duties.  Kenny captured 5 of 6 face-offs against Bryant… Bears' freshman defenseman Roger Ferguson (Washington, DC) leads the Bears with 27 ground balls.  He has four assists for the Bears, including one against Penn last week.


Seligmann Gets An Assist:  senior midfielder Reade Seligmann (Essex Falls, NJ) handed out four assists in Brown's win over Penn.  He ranks fourth in the Ivy League with 1.56 assists per game.  Seligmann is Brown's third leading scorer with 22 points (8 goals, 14 assists).


Chriss Among Top Ivy Goalies: Junior goalie Matt Chriss (Berwyn, PA) leads the Ivy League with 10.25 saves per game.  Chriss registered a season high 17 saves against Princeton and added 15 saves vs. Duke. He registered 14 saves in Brown's win over Bryant, and 12 against Penn.


What Can Brown Do For You?: Sophomore attackman Parker Brown (San Francisco, CA), who had two goals vs. Penn, is Brown's third-leading scorer with 22 points (12 goals, 9 assists).


Hat-Trick For Hawley: Junior middy David Hawley (New Canaan, CT), a transfer from Williams, registered a hat-trick against Bryant, scoring three goals against the Bulldogs.  Hawley, who netted two goals vs. Princeton, is Brown's third leading goal scorer with 17 goals.


Brown Head Coach Lars Tiffany:  Fourth-year head coach Lars Tiffany is a 1990 Brown graduate and a two-year Brown lacrosse captain under then-Brown coach Dom Starsia.  He played on two Brown teams that earned NCAA Tournament berths, and played in the North-South Senior All-Star Game.  Tiffany, who has posted a 33-19 record at Brown, was named the 2008 and 2009 New England Coach of the Year after guiding the Brown men's lacrosse team to the Ivy League Championship in 2008, and returning the Bears to the NCAA Tournament in 2009.


Brown's Probable Starters:

A            Thomas Muldoon            Sr.

A            Parker Brown             So.

A            Andrew Feinberg            Jr.

M            Rob Schlesinger            So.

M            David Hawley                        Jr.

M            Reade Seligmann            Sr.

D            Brennan Bailey            So.

D            Jake Westermann            Sr.

D            Peter Fallon              Jr.

G            Matt Chriss              Jr.

F/O            Charlie Kenney            Sr.



2010 Brown Men's Lacrosse Schedule

3/6            Sat.        at Hofstra                                                L, 12-15

3/10            Wed.            HARTFORD                                          W, 13-12

3/13            Sat.        at St. Joseph's (PA)                            W, 18-5

3/20            Sat.        at Harvard                                                W, 13-11

3/23            Tue.            MASSACHUSETTS                            L, 10-11

3/30            Tue.       at Duke                                       L, 10-11

4/3            Sat.            PRINCETON (at Gillette Stadium)            L, 7-9

4/6            Tue.            BRYANT                                                W, 9-7

4/10            Sat.        at Penn                                                    W, 12-9

4/17            Sat.            YALE                                                    1:00 p.m.

4/20            Tue.            PROVIDENCE                         7:00 p.m.

4/24            Sat.        at Cornell                                                1:00 p.m.

5/1            Sat.            DARTMOUTH                           1:00 p.m.

5/7            Fri.            Ivy League Tournament (highest seed)  TBA   

5/9            Sun.            Ivy League Tournament (highest seed)  TBA   


Head Coach: Lars Tiffany (Brown '90)

 Pictured:  Peter Fallon '11.  photo by dspics.com