Brown Hosts UMass In Key New England Battle

March 14, 2008

Providence, RI -

Brown (2-2) vs. UMass (2-2)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Meister-Kavan Field

1:00 p.m.

Brown's Record: The Bears (2-2) are coming off a 13-7 win over Air Force on the second day of the Pioneer Face-Off Classic last week in Denver, CO. The Bears have also beaten Lehigh (10-4) and lost to Hofstra (7-6) and Denver (11-8).

About The Minutemen: UMass has split four games this year, beating Hofstra (8-4) and Albany (9-8), while losing to Yale (7-4) and Harvard (8-5). Tim Balise leads the Minutemen in scoring with 12 points (10 goals, 2 assists).

Brown's Last Game: Junior Kyle Hollingsworth scored four goals and freshman Andrew Feinberg added three goals to help Brown build a 10-2 advantage and cruised to a 13-7 win over Air Force last Sunday at the Pioneer Face-Off Classic.

Muldoon Tops Brown Scorers: Sophomore Thomas Muldoon leads the Bears in scoring with 14 points, netting 10 goals and handing out four assists. His 2.5 goals per game are second in the Ivy League.

Feinberg Named Ivy Rookie of the Week: Freshman Andrew Feinberg was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week following his performance at the Pioneer face-off Classic. Feinberg scored three goals and had one assist vs. Denver, and came back with three more goals and one assist in Brown's win over Air Force.

Burke Top Ivy Goalie: Junior Jordan Burke leads the Ivy League in save percentage (.658), while posting a 6.61 goals against average, second best in the league. He registered 13 saves vs. both Lehigh and Hofstra.

Bear Facts: Junior Joel Tracy captured 12 of 17 face-offs in Brown's win over Air Force...Sophomore defenseman Jake Hardy leads the Bears with 12 ground balls...Freshman Andrew Feinberg is Brown's second leading scorer with 12 points, registering nine goals and three assists...Sophomore Thomas Muldoon's 11 ground balls are second on the Brown team...Junior Kyle Hollingsworth has posted five goals and three assists.

Brown Head Coach Lars Tiffany: Second-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. Tiffany posted a 7-7 record for the Bears last season. He came to Brown after a two-year head coaching stint at Stony Brook.

Brown's Probable Starters:
Attack		9	Thomas Muldoon
Attack		1 	Jack Walsh
Attack		29	Andrew Feinberg
Midfield	2	Matt Shakespeare
Midfield	16	Zach Caldwell
Midfield	45	Reade Seligmann
Defense	        22	Jake Westermann
Defense	        42	Reed Deluca
Defense	        43	Brian Sharnick
Goalie		5	Jordan Burke

2008 Brown Men's Lacrosse Schedule

2/23 Sat. LEHIGH W, 10-4 3/1 Sat. at Hofstra L, 7-6 3/8 Sat. at Denver L, 11-8 3/9 Sun. vs. Air Force at Denver W, 13-7 3/15 Sat. UMASS 1:00 p.m. 3/22 Sat. DARTMOUTH 1:00 p.m. 3/25 Tue. VERMONT 3:00 p.m. 3/29 Sat. at Delaware 1:00 p.m. 4/4 Fri. at Yale 8:00 p.m. 4/12 Sat. at Penn 12:00 p.m. 4/16 Wed. HARVARD 7:00 p.m. 4/19 Sat. PROVIDENCE 7:00 p.m. 4/26 Sat. at Cornell 1:00 p.m. 5/3 Sat. PRINCETON 1:00 p.m. 5/10- Sat. NCAA First Round (Higher Seed) 5/11 Sun. NCAA First Round (Higher Seed) 5/17- Sat. NCAA Quarterfinals (at Navy/Cornell) 5/18 Sun. NCAA Quarterfinals (at Navy/Cornell) 5/24- Sat. NCAA Final Four at Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA 5/26 Mon. NCAA Championship at Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA

Head Coach: Lars Tiffany (Brown '90)