March 12, 2009

#15 Bears Travel To #13 UMass For Key New England Battle

March 12, 2009

Providence, Rhode Island - Brown head coach Lars Tiffany's #15th ranked lacrosse team will travel to Amherst, Mass. for a big New England match-up against 13th-ranked UMass at Garber Field, starting at 2:00 p.m. The Bears are coming off consecutive wins over Quinnipiac and #18 Denver to extend their record to 3-1 overall. UMass is coming off a 12-9 loss to Albany to fall to 3-2 on the season.

About Brown: Senior All-American goalie Jordan Burke, the 2008 Ivy League Player of the Year, registered 15 saves against Hofstra, and 10 stops against Denver, including a straight-on shot with 15 seconds remaining to preserve the one goal victory against the Pioneers. His 10.8 saves per game lead the Ivy League...Senior attackman Kyle Hollingsworth, who had a goal and four assists vs. Denver, ranks second in the Ivy league in assists with 1.75 per game. He also leads the Ivies with two game-winning goals... Sophomore defenseman Peter Fallon's 16 ground balls leads the Brown team...Junior midfielder Thomas Muldoon, a first team All-Ivy and All New England selection and last year's top scorer top scorer with 30 goals, has registered at least one point in his last 24 games. His 24-game streak ranks sixth best nationally among all active players...Senior attackman Jack Walsh scored with 1:23 remaining against Denver to lead Brown over the Pioneers. It was Walsh's second goal of the game and fourth of the season...Freshman Rob Schlesinger is second on the Brown team with 11 ground balls....Junior Brady Williams netted three goals in Brown's win over Denver. His four goals this season have already eclipsed his goal output from last year (3).

Close Games: Dating back to 2008, four of Brown's last five games have been decided by one goal, three this year and one last year.

Feinberg Earns Ivy Player of the Week Honors: Bears' sophomore attackman Andrew Feinberg was named the Ivy League's Player of the Week in men's lacrosse after leading the Bears to wins over Quinnipiac and Denver. He netted three goals against Quinnipiac and came back with another hat-trick in the Bears' thrilling win over Denver, while adding three assists. Feinberg, the 2008 New England Rookie of the Year, has helped the Bears post a 3-1 overall record and 15th place national ranking by scoring 12 goals and handing out seven assists.

Extra Man Advantage: The Bears have scored on 9 of 19 extra man opportunities, while holding their opponents to 5 of 19 on extra man chances.

Defending Ivy Champions: The Bears are the defending Ivy League Champions, posting an 11-3 overall record in 2008, including a 5-1 Ivy League mark, sharing the title with Cornell.

Brown Head Coach Lars Tiffany: Third-year head coach Lars Tiffany is a 1990 Brown graduate and a two-year Brown lacrosse captain under then-Brown coach Dom Starsia. He played on two Brown teams that earned NCAA Tournament berths, and played in the North-South Senior All-Star Game. He was named the 2008 New England Coach of the Year after guiding the Brown men's lacrosse team to the 2009 Ivy League Championship and returning the program to national prominence.

2009 Brown Men's Lacrosse Schedule 

2/21 Sat. at Lehigh W, 13-12 2/28 Sat. HOFSTRA L, 10-11 3/ 6 Fri. QUINNIPIAC W, 7-3 3/ 8 Sun. DENVER W, 12-11 3/ 14 Sat. at UMass 2:00 p.m. 3/ 21 Sat. at Dartmouth 1:00 p.m. 3/ 24 Tue. at Vermont 2:00 p.m. 3/ 28 Sat. DELAWARE 1:00 p.m. 3/ 31 Tue. at Bryant 7:00 p.m. 4/ 4 Sat. YALE 3:00 p.m. 4/ 11 Sat. PENN 1:00 p.m. 4/ 15 Wed. at Harvard 7:00 p.m. 4/ 18 Sat. at Providence 7:00 p.m. 4/ 25 Sat. CORNELL 1:00 p.m. 5/ 2 Sat. at Princeton 1:00 p.m. 5/ 9 - Sat.- NCAA First Round Playoffs TBA 5/10 Sun NCAA First Round Playoffs TBA 5/ 16- Sat. NCAA Quarterfinals TBA 5/17 Sun. NCAA Quarterfinals TBA 5/ 23 Sat. NCAA FINAL FOUR at Foxboro, MA, Gillette Stadium 5/25 Mon. NCAA Championship at Foxboro, MA, Gillette Stadium