Mike Levin and Alex Buckley Win Ivy League Weekly Awards
March 29, 2004
On the heels of Brown's 14-3 victory over 10th ranked Loyola, senior goalie Mike Levin (Pittsford, NY) was named the Ivy League Player of the Week, and freshman midfielder Alex Buckley (Ridgewood, NJ) earned Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors.
The duo has helped Brown to a 10th place national ranking and a perfect 5-0 record, its best start since 1991.
While Levin was spectacular in goal in Brown's win over the Greyhounds, making 13 saves, including several from point blank range, it was his offensive skills that sparked the Bears to victory.
With the score tied, 1-1, Levin electrified the Stevenson Field crowd with an end-to-end run, starting at the top of his crease, to the offensive box in Loyola territory. With everyone expecting him to shoot, he dished off to a surprised Chazz Woodson at the goal-mouth, who scored to give Brown the lead for good. Levin picked up his first career assist. The goal ignited a 7-0 Brown outburst that put the Bears in control of the game.
Levin is the Ivy League's top goalie with a 5.63 goals against average, and a .646 save percentage.
Buckley was named the Ivy League's Rookie of the Week for the second time this season. He played a key role in Brown's victory over the Greyhounds, scoring two goals and handing out one assist.
Buckley is Brown's four leading goal scorer with six goals for the season.
The Bears will host Hartford on Tuesday (7:00 p.m.), before hosting the third-ranked Syracuse Orangemen on Saturday, 4/3/04, at Stevenson Field (1:00 p.m.).