Bears Host Dartmouth With Ivy Title Hopes Alive
#18 Brown (7-5, 3-2 Ivy) vs. Dartmouth (5-6, 2-3 Ivy)
Saturday, May 1, 2010
The final Ivy League lacrosse weekend comes down to four teams vying for the Ivy title and six teams still in contention for an Ivy League Playoff berth. Brown hosts Dartmouth (2-3) on Saturday, May 1 in a Senior Day contest at Stevenson Field, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Brown (3-2), Cornell (3-2), and Yale (3-2) are all chasing Princeton (4-1) for the top spot in the Ivy standings.
Brown's Record: Needing a win to stay in contention for the Ivy League title, Brown earned a hard fought 13-10 win over #8 Cornell in Ithaca, NY last Saturday. The Bears have also recorded wins over Providence (14-7), Penn (12-9), 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), #5 Princeton (9-7) and #9 Yale (14-11).
Congratulations Seniors: Brown's six seniors – Collins Carey, Charlie Kenney, Thomas Muldoon, Reade Seligmann, Matt Shakespeare and Jake Westermann, will be honored in ceremonies prior to today's game. This group of outstanding student-athletes has posted a 37-19 record so far throughout their four-year careers at Brown, winning an Ivy League Championship in 2008 and earning an NCAA Tournament berth in 2009.
Ivy League Playoffs: The first-ever Ivy League Men's Lacrosse Playoffs will be held next weekend, May 7 & 9, at the site of the highest seed, to determine the league's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. On the final weekend of the season, any one of three teams (Brown, Princeton, Cornell and Yale) could still win the Ivy title and host the championship. The Bears are 3-2 in the Ivy League, tied with Yale and Cornell for second place in the league standings behind Princeton (4-1). A Brown win over Dartmouth this afternoon, coupled with a Harvard victory over Yale, and a Cornell win over Princeton, could propel the Bears into the top seed in the Ivy League Playoffs.
Ivy League Standings Saturday's (5/1) Games:
Princeton 4-1 Dartmouth at Brown, 1pm
Brown 3-2 Harvard at Yale, 1pm
Cornell 3-2 Cornell at Princeton, 5pm
Fallon Named Ivy Player of the Week: Junior All-American defenseman Peter Fallon (Baltimore, MD) was named the Ivy League Player of the Week after helping to shut down the Ivy League's top goal scorer from Cornell in Brown's 13-10 win over the Big Red. Fallon ranks second on the Brown team with 32 ground balls. He scored his second career goal against Bryant, while picking up a game high five ground balls.
About the Big Green: Dartmouth is coached by former Brown standout Andy Towers '93, the Bears' third all-time leading scorer with 203 career points (150 goals, 53 assists)…Senior attackman Ari Sussman, who had a goal and five assists vs. Penn last week, ranks second in the Ivy league in points with 42 for the season (23 goals, 19 assists)…Sophomore goalie Fergus Campbell leads the Ivy League in save percentage (.581) and ranks third with 10.33 saves per game.
Bears Top Big Red: Senior All-American Thomas Muldoon and sophomore Parker Brown scored three goals each to lead Brown to a 13-10 Ivy League win over #8 Cornell last week, the Bears second straight win over the Big Red, and first win in Ithaca since 2002.
The Series Record: Brown and Dartmouth have met 53 times, dating back to 1926, with the Bears holding a 34-19 series advantage. Brown has won the last two games, including a 14-8 victory last season in Hanover, New Hampshire. Dartmouth's last win over Brown came in 2007, a 9-8 quadruple overtime win.
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.
High Scoring Bears: Brown leads the Ivy League and ranks 10th nationally in scoring with 11.83 goals per game. The Bears' 19.17 points per game ranks 10th in the nation and leads the Ivies. 16 different Brown players have scored goals this year.
Feinberg 9th Nationally In Goals: Junior attackman Andrew Feinberg (Owings Mills, MD), who scored a career high five goals against Providence, moved into 12th place on Brown's all-time goal scoring list, now with 94 career goals. His 120 career points (94 goals, 26 assists) ranks 26th in the Brown record book. Feinberg leads the Ivy League and ranks 9th nationally in goals with 2.67 per game (31 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.
Muldoon 10th In All-Time Brown Scoring: Senior All-American attackman Thomas Muldoon (Oakton, VA), who had three goals and two assists in Brown's win over Cornell, is Brown's second leading scorer with 34 points (24 goals, 10 assists). He netted three goals vs. Penn and registered the game-winning goal against Bryant, He also netted the game-tying goal midway through the fourth quarter in Brown's loss to Princeton. A two –time first team All-Ivy and New England selection, Muldoon moved into 10th place on Brown's all-time scoring list with 150 points (113 goals, 37 assists). Muldoon scored four goals against Duke and became the 10th player in Brown history to reach the century mark in goals, now with 113 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 23 10 33
Career 113 37 150
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. Thomas Muldoon (2010) 113 37 150
11. Bernie Buonanno (1989) 83 66 149
12. Mick Matthews (1985) 66 80 146
13. Bob Anthony (1970) 48 97 145
14. Stephen Russo (1973) 57 86 143
15. John Meister (1979) 67 71 138
16. Bob Scalise (1971) 121 16 137
17. Jon Thompson (2003) 97 43 137
18. Angelo Lobosco (1981) 100 35 135
19. Brian McNally (1996) 80 52 132
20. Jay McMahon (1991) 92 37 129
21. Rick Buck (1970) 41 86 127
22. Neil Munro (1992) 74 24 126
23. Rich Tuohy (1990) 101 24 125
24. Bill Carr (1966) 56 67 123
25. Dave Edgerly (1964) 42 79 121
26. Andrew Feinberg (2011) 94 26 120
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 and 3 of 4 face-offs vs. Cornell. Ratner won 12 of 23 face-offs vs. Cornell… Bears' freshman defenseman Roger Ferguson (Washington, DC) leads the Bears with 33 ground balls. He has seven assists for the Bears, including one against Cornell on Saturday.
Seligmann Gets An Assist: senior midfielder Reade Seligmann (Essex Falls, NJ) handed out four assists in Brown's win over Penn, and scored a goal with two assists against Providence. He ranks fourth in the Ivy League with 1.50 assists per game. Seligmann is Brown's fifth leading scorer with 28 points (10 goals, 18 assists).
Chriss Among Top Ivy Goalies: Junior goalie Matt Chriss (Berwyn, PA) leads the Ivy League with 10.42 saves per game. Chriss, who made 13 saves in Brown's win over Cornell, 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) has scored a career high three goals against Cornell and Yale this season. Parker had two goals vs. Penn, is Brown's third-leading scorer with 26 points (15 goals, 11 assists).
Hat-Trick For Hawley: Junior middy David Hawley (New Canaan, CT), a transfer from Williams, registered hat-tricks against Providence on Tuesday and earlier this season against Bryant. Hawley, who netted two goals vs. Princeton, is Brown's third leading goal scorer with 22 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 L, 11-14
4/20 Tue. PROVIDENCE W, 14-7
4/24 Sat. at Cornell W, 13-10
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)