|High School:||St. Albans|
A scholar by day, he puts on his locksmith hat and goes to work at night. Roger is a shutdown defenseman, always assigned to guard the best midfielders in the game of college lacrosse. The Jets have Revis. Brown has Ferguson. In 2012, he allowed the rest of the team to focus on stopping the other five offensive players. But this is not to say Roger is his own island. He has the rare ability to be a keen, intelligent team defensive player who can make reads and change scheme calls while maintaining his aim on his matchup. Roger continues to push the tempo of our transition game, a trait he has had since earning significant playing time as a freshman. He can create havoc bursting up the field, using his exceptional speed to create separation. Or Roger can be a slippery offensive threat in the settled situations, setting picks with the attack or midfielders to find seams and to take advantage of missteps and mistakes. With continued improvement in his conditioning, Roger will be pushed to be omnipresent in the middle of the field as he hunts down ball carriers and converts turnovers into offensive opportunities…2012: Recently drafted by Denver on the 4th round of the MLL Draft…All-New England selection… Picked up 43 ground balls, third-best on the Brown team…Registered a goal and five assists… Named Brown’s Defensive Co-MVP…Registered a career-high nine ground balls against Yale, while also causing five turnovers against the Bulldogs…Scored a goal against Penn, and recorded assists against Quinnipiac, Hartford, Vermont, Penn and Dartmouth…Named to the All-Tournament at the Ivy League Playoffs…2011: Dynamic defenseman who started 4 of 14 games played…Scored a goal against St. Joseph’s and had assists vs. UMass, Duke and Vermont…His 40 ground balls led the Brwon team…Caused four turnovers against UMass…2010: Named the New England Rookie of the Year…Spark plug for the Bears as a long stick middy and on defense…Scored his first career goal in Brown's Ivy league Playoff game against Cornell, finding the back of the net on an end-to-end clearing run…Brown's team leader with 39 ground balls, and handed out seven assists, sixth best on the Brown team…Secondary School Background: A graduate of St. Albans School where he lettered in lacrosse, football, hockey, and soccer… Lacrosse team captain… Named an Under Armour All-American… Holds the St. Albans record for career ground balls (576) and ground balls in a single season (233)… Two-time All-Met selection and All-District selection… Also named All-IAC for two years and twice named to the Under Armour Underclassman Team… Helped lead his team to an IAC Co-Championship… Served as class president for three years and as the head prefect his senior year… Personal: The son of Roger Ferguson and Annette Nazareth, a graduate of Brown… American Studies concentrator.