With the onset of pre-season camp, Brown men's lacrosse coach Lars Tiffany is looking for the Bears to rebound in 2012 and play with an aggressiveness and style in the tradition of Brown lacrosse. Just a year removed from winning the Ivy Championship (2010), Tiffany will rely on the contributions of senior captains Parker Brown and Rob Schlesinger to reinvigorate the Bears and move back into Ivy League title contention.
"Nothing will be taken for granted by this group of men," said Tiffany. "The tradition of Brown Lacrosse does not allow us to expect anything. What we lack in experience in several areas must be made up for through absolute commitment to each other and the principles of devotion and dedication to bringing our best every day."
In the first of three installments, Brown's attack is being highlighted.
The Bears' attack will be led by Parker Brown, Bruno's leading scorer in 2011 with 40 points (22 goals, 18 assists), seventh best in the Ivy League. A leader on and off the field, Brown was two-time Ivy League Player of the Week. He's a prolific scorer, who had four-goal games against Penn, Dartmouth and Quinnipiac. Brown is also a candidate for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.
Sophomore Sam Hurster is expected to step up into a starting role after scoring four goals in an injury-ridden rookie campaign.
The Bears attack will also feature freshman Nick Piroli, who is looking to be Brown's first freshman attackman to start since Andrew Feinberg in 2008, senior Dan O'Brien, junior Marc White, junior John DePeters, and freshmen Tim Jacob and Brent Tomlinson.
Brown's midfield will be previewed early next week, followed by the defense, goalies and face-off specialists.