Sam Ford, Rob Schlesinger and Roger Ferguson Named To All-New England Lacrosse Team
Providence, Rhode Island - Brown junior Sam Ford (Reisterstown, MD), senior co-captain Rob Schlesinger (Medford, MA) and junior Roger Ferguson (Washington, DC) were named to the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's (NEILA) 2012 All-New England Men's Lacrosse Team. Ford earned first team All-New England honors, while Schlesinger and Ferguson garnered second team All-New England accolades.
Ford, a second team All-Ivy selection, helped the Bears to a berth in the Ivy League Playoffs and led the Brown team with 65 ground balls, including an incredible 14 ground balls against Providence. A close defenseman, his 22 caused turnovers ranked third on the Brown squad. Ford scored two goals, including one against Dartmouth when he took the opening face-off, weaved his way down the field, and scored in the opening 17 seconds.
An All-Ivy selection, Schlesinger was Brown's fourth-leading scorer with 22 points on the season, scoring 11 goals and handing out 11 assists. The midfielder is one of only five players to start all 15 games. He scored two goals against Princeton, Yale and Providence.
Ferguson, an All-Ivy selection, is a long stick middy, who is assigned to shut down some of the nation's top scorers. He picked up 43 ground balls, third-best on the Brown team, and registered a goal and five assists. He had a career-high nine ground balls against Yale, while also causing five turnovers against the Bulldogs. Ferguson scored a goal against Penn, and registered assists against Quinnipiac, Hartford, Vermont, Penn and Dartmouth.
Parker Brown is one of the Bears' top all-time leading attackmen, passing the century mark in career points. He led the Brown team in scoring with 22 goals and 20 assists in 2012, and has posted 113 career points, with 63 goals and 50 assists. Parker had a big game against UMass, scoring four goals, and scored two goals five times. He's a Public Policy concentrator, graduating with a 3.6 GPA.
A starter in the Bears' midfield, O'Brien completed a standout senior season with 18 points, scoring 11 goals and distributing seven assists. He netted two goals in games against Quinnipiac, St. Joseph's, Duke and Penn. O'Brien posted a 3.6 GPA as a Commerce, Organizations and Entrepreneurship concentrator.