April 5, 2007
Providence, Rhode Island - The Brown men's lacrosse team returns to Ivy League action on Saturday, hosting Yale at Stevenson Field. The Bears are sporting a 5-3 overall record, but are looking for its first Ivy win of the season (0-1). The Elis have posted a 4-3 overall record, and are also seeking their first Ivy win of the year (0-3).
The Series Record: Brown and Yale have met 48 times, dating back to 1926, with the Bears holding a 31-17 series advantage over the Elis. Yale has won the last two games between the two teams, including a 14-8 decision last year in New Haven. Brown's last win over Yale came on the road in 2004, when the Bears came away with a 12-11 victory.
Last Week: The Bears (5-3, 0-1 Ivy) are coming off an 11-3 loss to Notre Dame last Saturday. Senior Alex Buckley scored a goal and added an assist to lead the Bears. Yale is coming off a 5-3 loss to #8 Princeton last Saturday.
Burke Among Nation's Leaders: Sophomore goalie Jordan Burke is among the NCAA leaders in goals against average (13th) with 7.52 goals per game, and save percentage (7th) at .619. Burke registered a career high 21 saves against Dartmouth earlier this season.
Madeira Top Brown Scorer: Senior attackman David Madeira's 3.0 goals per game leads the Ivy League. Madeira, who has 18 goals and 2 assists, scored a career high six goals against Vermont.
Ground Balls: Sophomore attackman Jack Walsh leads the Bears with 25 ground balls. He and junior defenseman Reed Deluca picked up 7 ground balls each against Notre Dame. Walsh is also Brown's fourth leading scorer with 13 points (7 goals, 6 assists)...
Bear Facts: Freshman Collins Carey scored his first career goal against Notre Dame...The Bears will be looking for their first Ivy win since a 10-8 victory over Penn on 4/15/05...Senior goalie Chandler Clarke saw his first significant playing time of the season last week vs. Notre Dame, making six saves while allowing 2 goals in 27:51 of playing time. An excellent athlete, Clarke scored a goal for the Bears as a sophomore in 2005... Brown has allowed 6.90 goals per game, 8th best in the nation.
Jeff Hall `08 To Represent Brown at NCAA National Leadership Conference: Junior attackman Jeff Hall has been selected to represent Brown at the 2007 NCAA National Leadership Conference, May 27 to May 31 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. The NCAA National Leadership Conference provides NCAA student-athletes with a forum to openly discuss issues that may affect them on their campuses and in their communities, while also providing them with the opportunity to enhance their leadership, communication, decision-making and problem-solving skills. The leadership conference also promotes better communication among student-athletes, coaches, administrators, faculty and communities.
About The Bulldogs: The Bulldogs have earned wins over Holy Cross (13-7), UMass (7-6), Air Force (12-9) and Hartford (18-3), with losses coming to Penn (10-9 2ot) and #1 Cornell (19-8)...Midfielder Tyler Casertano, who had six assists against the Bears last year, leads the Ivy League and ranks fifth nationally in assists with 2.29 per game...Yale ranks third in the nation in face-off win percentage (.645) and 18th nationally in goals per game (10.0)...Junior Greg DuBoff has won 87 of 138 face-offs (.630), sixth-best in the nation.
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.
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 11-3, L 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.