March 26, 2009

#11 Brown Laxers Host Delaware on Saturday

March 26, 2009

Providence, Rhode Island - Coach Lars Tiffany's 11th ranked Brown men's lacrosse team returns home for the first time in three weeks to face Delaware on Saturday, March 28 at Meister-Kavan Field. The Bears have posted a 6-1 overall record and have won five straight games heading into Saturday's match-up against the Blue Hens. All the action starts at 1:00 p.m.

About Brown (6-1): The Bears earned a 16-8 win over Vermont on Tuesday behind senior Kyle Hollingsworth's career high five goals...Brown is off to its best start since 2004 when the Bears opened the season with a 7-1 mark...Sophomore Andrew Feinberg has scored seven goals in Brown's last two games, and leads the Bears in scoring with 29 points (19 goals, 10 assists). His 2.7 goals per game is third in the Ivy League...Hollingsworth is close behind on the scoring front with 13 goals and 15 assists for 28 points...Junior Thomas Muldoon scored two goals and an assist against the Catamounts, and extended his consecutive game point scoring streak to 27 games, sixth best in the country. During the streak, Muldoon has registered 51 goals and 18 assists dating back to April 7, 2007... Sophomore Peter Fallon's 24 ground balls leads the Brown team...Senior All-American goalie Jordan Burke leads the Ivy League with 12.7 saves per game. He was named the LAXnews National Player of the Week after making 20 saves, including several in the game's last minute, in Brown's 9-8 win over UMass. Burke is a candidate for the Lowe's Senior Class Award for achievement on the field, in the classroom and in the community.

About Delaware (3-6): The Blue Hens are coming off a 9-5 win over Lehigh on Tuesday. Junior Mark Steverson scored three goals and added an assist to lead the Blue Hens. Delaware has also recorded wins over St. Joseph's (13-2) and Hartford (11-9), with losses to UMBC (14-9), Fairfield (10-9), Albany (15-12), Georgetown (12-6), Stony Brook (10-9 2ot) and Villanova (5-4)...Junior attackman Curtis Dickson leads the Blue Hens in scoring with 26 points (21 goals, 5 assists)...Junior face-off man Tommy Lee has picked up a team leading 63 ground balls, while winning 104 of 168 (.619) face-offs, third best in the nation...Sophomore goalie Noah Fossner has played every minute for the Blue Hens, posting a 9.01 goals against average, with a .594 save percentage.

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 Ivy League Championship and returning the program to national prominence.

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.

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 W, 9-8 3/ 21 Sat. at Dartmouth W, 14-8 3/ 24 Tue. at Vermont W, 16-8 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