Providence, R.I. – The Brown men's lacrosse team will conclude its Ivy League season in Hanover, New Hampshire against Dartmouth on Saturday, April 27. The game will be televised live on Fox College Sports, starting at 6:00 p.m.
The Records: Brown (7-6, 1-4 Ivy) is coming off an 8-7 win over cross-state rival Bryant on Tuesday to capture the Ocean State Cup. Dartmouth, coached by former Brown All-American Andy Towers '90, dropped an 11-10 decision to Holy Cross on Tuesday to fall to 3-10 overall, 1-4 in the Ivy League
Bear Facts: Freshman Brendan Caputo's second goal of the game with 37 seconds remaining lifted Brown to an 8-7 win over Bryant earlier this week. Caputo has scored seven goals and added six assists in his rookie campaign…Brown's close defenders, senior Sam Ford, senior Clay Del Prince and junior Phil Pierce, rank second nationally in scoring among close defensemen with nine points. Ford, Brown's team leader with 51 ground balls, has 4 goals and two assists, Pierce has scored a goal, and Del Prince has two assists. Del Prince leads the Bears with 27 caused turnovers. Virginia's close defense leads the country with 11 points… Freshman Henry Blynn, a two-time Ivy Rookie of the Week, is Brown's top scorer with 32 points (24 goals, 8 assists). He has scored five goals twice this season, vs. North Carolina and High Point…Senior long stick middy Roger Ferguson ranks second on the Brown team with 47 ground balls… The 21 goals scored by the Bears against High Point are the most scored by a Brown team since a 21-9 victory over Providence in 1999…Senior middy Alex Jones has registered two hat-tricks this season, vs. Cornell and Princeton…Senior middy Johnny DePeters scored a career high four goals and added three assists in Brown's win over High Point… Sophomore attackman Nick Piroli, Brown's top scorer a year ago, exploded for four goals against North Carolina. He is Brown's fourth leading scorer with 21 points (14 goals, 7 assists)… Junior Sam Hurster ranks second on the Brown team with 22 goals…Senior George Sherman, who had two goals and an assist vs. Bryant, leads the Brown team with 17 assists…Freshman goalie Jack Kelly played the second half vs. Bryant and made five saves, while allowing just two goals.
Brown Probable Starters
Attack 2 Sam Hurster Jr.
Attack 6 Henry Blynn Fr.
Attack 13 Bailey Tills Fr.
Midfield 3 Roger Ferguson (LSM) Sr. (12 Johnny DePeters, Sr.)
Midfield 4 George Sherman Sr.
Midfield 14 Alex Jones Sr.
Defense 1 Sam Ford Sr.
Defense 32 Phil Pierce Jr.
Defense 48 Clay Del Prince Sr.
Goalie 22 Will Round Jr. (91 Jack Kelly, Fr.)
Face-off 1 Sam Ford Sr. (45 Jordan Schochet, So.; 20 Pete Capone, Jr.)
Clay Del Prince Named Finalist For 2013 Senior CLASS Award: Brown senior defenseman Clay Del Prince (Hamburg, NY) is one of 10 NCAA Division I lacrosse student-athletes, who excel both on and off the field, to be selected as finalists 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. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website or on the Senior CLASS Award Facebook fan page through May 13. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches' votes to determine the winner.
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.