Providence, R.I. – Brown returns home to Stevenson Field after two road victories to face St. Joseph's on Saturday, March 9, starting at 1 pm. The Bears and Hawks will be meeting for the fourth time with Brown leading the series by a 3-0 margin.
The Bears: Brown (2-1) is riding a two-game winning streak after victories over #5 UMass, 9-8 ot, and Hartford, 14-4, Wednesday afternoon. Junior Sam Hurster scored five goals to lead the Bears over Hartford, while Dan Mellynchuk (West Sayville, NY) scored the game-winning goal in overtime vs. UMass.
The Hawks: St. Joseph's fell to 3-3 on the season following a 10-9 loss to Mercer Wednesday afternoon. Hartford has posted wins against High Point (8-5), VMI (10-3) and Wagner (10-4), with losses to Lehigh (14-1) and Penn (6-5).
Hurster Picks Up Where He left Off: Junior Sam Hurster (St. Louis, MO) poured in five goals in Brown's win over Hartford and leads the Bears with eight goals and three assists. Last year, Hurster led the Bears and ranked third in the Ivy League with 31 goals, registering hat-tricks in Brown's final six regular season games.
The Grass Is Not Always Greener: Stevenson Field received a makeover in the off-season with the installation of a new LigaSport playing surface, transforming the field from natural grass to synthetic turf.
Kylor Bellistri Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week: Freshman attackman Kylor Bellistri (Potomac, MD) was named the Ivy League's Rookie of the Week for his role in Brown's stunning 9-8 overtime win over fifth-ranked UMass. With Brown trailing 8-5 with just over six minutes remaining, Bellistri scored three straight goals, including the game-tying goal with 3:22 remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime.
More Freshmen Contribute: Freshman Henry Blynn (Villanova, PA) ranks second on the Brown team in scoring with seven points (5 goals, 2 assists). Freshman Bailey Tills (Denver, CO) registered his first collegiate goal on Wednesday at Hartford.
Head Coach Lars Tiffany: Lars Tiffany '90, a two-time Brown lacrosse captain, returned to his alma mater as head men's lacrosse coach in the summer of 2006, and has returned the program to national prominence with Ivy League titles in 2008 and 2010, and an NCAA Championship berth in 2009. Tiffany was named the New England Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2009 while leading his team to the number one ranking in New England each year.
Clay Del Prince Named 2013 Senior CLASS Award Candidate: Brown senior defenseman Clay Del Prince (Hamburg, NY) is one of 20 NCAA Division I lacrosse student-athletes, who excel both on and off the field, to be selected as candidates for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate men's lacrosse. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition.
Facing-Off: After a rough opening to the season, senior face-off specialist Tommy Capone (Watertown, NY) dominated Hartford, winning 15 of 21 face-offs. Capone also picked up a career high nine ground balls for the Bears.
In The Brown Goal: Freshman Jack Kelly (West Islip, NY) has assumed the starting role in the Brown goal, and earned wins over UMass and Hartford in his first collegiate starts. Kelley made eight saves in the 9-8 overtime win over UMass, and seven saves in the win over Hartford.
Ferguson Drafted In 4th Round of MLL Collegiate Draft: The Denver Outlaws selected Brown senior All-Ivy defenseman Roger Ferguson (Washington, DC) in the fourth round of the MLL Collegiate Draft. Ferguson was the 31st overall pick in the draft. Ferguson, an All-New England selection, is a long stick middy, had two assists and four ground balls in Brown's season opener vs. Quinnipiac.
Ford Plays Like A Ferrari: Brown senior defenseman Sam Ford (Reisterstown, MD), a second team All-Ivy selection a year ago, picked up seven ground balls against Quinnipiac. He leads the Bears with 14 ground balls for the season. He led the Bears with 63 ground balls last year, including a career best 14 ground balls vs. Providence.
2013 Brown Men's Lacrosse Schedule
23 Sat. QUINNIPIAC 7-9, L
2 Sat. at UMass 9-8 ot, W
6 Wed. at Hartford 14-4, W
9 Sat. ST. JOSEPH'S 1:00pm
16 Sat. HARVARD 7:00pm
24 Sun. at High Point 1:00pm
27 Wed. at North Carolina (ESPNU) 6:00pm
30 Sat. at Princeton 1:00pm
6 Sat. PENN 1:00pm
12 Fri. at Yale 7:00pm
16 Tue. at Providence 7:00pm
20 Sat. CORNELL 3:00pm
23 Tue. at Bryant 7:00pm
27 Sat. at Dartmouth 6:00pm
3 Fri. Ivy League Tournament - Semifinals
5 Sun. Ivy League Tournament - Finals
11 Sat. NCAA First Round Playoffs Higher Seed
12 Sun. NCAA First Round Playoffs Higher Seed
18 Sat. NCAA Quarterfinals Hofstra / Harvard
19 Sun. NCAA Quarterfinals Hofstra / Harvard
25 / 27 Sat./Mon NCAA FINAL FOUR Baltimore, MD - M&T Bank Stadium
Head Coach: Lars Tiffany '90
Assistant Coaches: Kip Turner (Virginia '07), Steven Boyle (Johns Hopkins '10), Tim Harder (Syracuse '11)
Captains: Clay DelPrince '13 and Sam Ford '13