22 Jake Westermann
22 Jake Westermann
Height: 6-4
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Setauket, NY
High School: Ward Melville
Position: D

A starting defenseman for all of 2009, Jake has earned the trust and confidence from his teammates, proven with the bestowment of the title of captain for the 2010 season.  All of us in the program know that we get Jake's best every day in practice, both with his play and his voice.  Jake makes our team defense stronger with his intelligence and communication.  He has a great grasp of the defense's slide schemes and our man down unit's strategies.  During the 2009 season, Jake stepped up his game with picking up ground balls, gathering critical ones in the victory over Cornell.  Despite all of this, Jake's greatness truly comes from his undying loyalty to family, team and school...2009: Started all 16 games for the Bears... Considered the communications director of the Bears' defense...Picked up three ground balls in Brown's key Ivy victory over NCAA finalist Cornell...Often called, Mr. Brown, for his love of the university...Picked-up 10 ground balls for the season...2008: Earned eight starts while playing in 12 games for the Bears...Picked-up 11 ground balls...2007: Played in all 14 games for the Bears...Picked-up seven ground balls, including a season high three ground balls vs. Bellarmine...Secondary School Background: A graduate of Ward Melville High School where he lettered in lacrosse (2) and basketball (2)...Named to All-County and All-Division Lacrosse Teams...Winner of the Coaches Award for Team Leadership...Played in the Suffolk County Exceptional Senior Game...Twice a member of the top defensive unit on Long Island, yielding 4.13 goals against in 2005 and 3.75 goals against in 2006...Made the All-Star teams at the Four-Star Challenge Camp and the Brown Camp...New York State Scholar-Athlete Award winner...2006 Suffolk Zone Award for outstanding achievement in physical education...Personal: The son of John Westermann and Lisa Arbaszewski of Setauket...Has three sisters, Jessica, Sandy and Kelly...Enjoys badminton, football, movies and music...US History and Undergraduate Program concentrator.