#20 Brown Laxers Host #18 Notre Dame

#20 Brown Laxers Host #18 Notre Dame

March 29, 2007

Providence, RI - Coming off road games at UMass, Dartmouth and Vermont, the 20th-ranked Brown men's lacrosse team returns home on Saturday to host 18th-ranked Notre Dame at Stevenson Field, starting at 12:00 noon. The Bears will be seeing their first action at Stevenson after playing their first two home games on the adjacent Field Turf field.

Brown's Record: Brown, ranked 20th nationally in the latest Lax News poll, extended its record to 5-2 overall with a 13-4 win over Vermont in Burlington, Vermont Tuesday afternoon.

The Series Record: Brown and Notre Dame have met just once, last year, with the Irish coming out on top of an 11-5 decision in South Bend, Indiana.

Brown's Last Game vs. Vermont: The Bears are coming off a 13-4 win over Vermont on Tuesday. Senior David Madeira scored a career-high six goals, freshman Thomas Muldoon and sophomore Jack Walsh netted two goals each, and junior Jeff Hall, senior Tyler Gaffney and freshman Collins Carey tossed in one goal apiece. Sophomore Jordan Burke registered 19 saves in goal for the Bears.

Bear Facts: Senior David Madeira, Brown's leading scorer with 20 points (18 goals, 2 assists), has registered at least one point (goal or assist) in 16 consecutive games, dating back to March 8, 2006. He has the 23rd longest consecutive scoring streak in the nation among active players. Over that span, Madeira has scored 39 goals and handed out five assists. Madeira's 3.6 goals per game lead the Ivy League and rank fourth in the nation...Saturday's 9-8 overtime loss to Dartmouth was the second-longest game in Brown lacrosse history. Saturday's game against the Big Green was played over 74 minutes and 51 seconds. In 1987, Brown and Army played four overtimes, covering 75 minutes and 22 seconds...Freshman Thomas Muldoon has emerged as Brown's second leading scorer with 11 goals and 6 assists. He was named the Ivy League's Rookie of the Week earlier this season...Sophomore goalie Jordan Burke leads the Ivy League with 12.40 saves per game and a save percentage of .683, which ranks fourth nationally. He registered a career high 21 saves in Brown's four-overtime game on the road vs. Dartmouth...Brown has outscored its opponents by a 16-6 margin in the fourth quarter...Sophomore Jack Walsh (18), junior Brian Asher (16) and sophomore Nic Bell (15) are Brown's leaders in ground balls...Senior Alex Buckley, who handed out two assists vs. Vermont, leads the Bears with 7 assists for the season.

About The Fighting Irish:Notre Dame is 4-3 overall and hasn't played since an 11-3 win over Bellarmine on March 20. The Fighting Irish have also registered wins over Loyola (9-7), Penn State (11-8) and Drexel (16-5), with losses coming to #1 Cornell (13-8), North Carolina (11-8), and Dartmouth (7-6)...Freshman attackman Will Yeatman leads the Fighting Irish in scoring with 23 points, netting 12 goals and handing out 11 assists...Sophomore attackman Ryan Hoff is Notre Dame's top goal scorer with 16, followed closely by senior attackman Brian Hubschmann's 15 goals...Junior Joey Kemp has posted a 7.64 goals against average, playing 408:22 of a possible 420:00 minutes.

Head Coach Lars Tiffany: Bears' first-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 comes to Brown after a two-year head coaching stint at Stony Brook.

Brown's Probable Starters:
Attack		1	Jack Walsh
Attack		24	Thomas Muldoon
Attack		44	David Madeira
Midfield	13	Alex Buckley
Midfield	31	Michael Bernard
Midfield	32	Will Davis
Defense	       19	Bobby Shields
Defense	       42	Reed Deluca
Defense 	43	Brian Sharnick
Goalie		5	Jordan Burke

2007 Brown Men's Lacrosse Schedule 2/24 Sat. at UMBC 10-11, L ot 3/3 Sat. HOFSTRA 7-6, W 3/10 Sat. at Providence 7-3, W 3/13 Tue. BELLARMINE 9-8, W 3/17 Sat. at UMass 7-4, W 3/24 Sat. at Dartmouth 9-8, L 4OT 3/27 Tue. at Vermont 13-4, W 3/31 Sat. NOTRE DAME 12:00 p.m. 4/7 Sat. YALE 3:00 p.m. 4/10 Tue. at Harvard 7:00 p.m. 4/14 Sat. PENN 1:00 p.m. 4/20 Fri. HARTFORD 7:00 p.m. 4/28 Sat. CORNELL 1:00 p.m. 5/5 Sat. at Princeton 1:00 p.m.