#13 Bears Host #2 Cornell In Key Ivy Battle

#13 Bears Host #2 Cornell In Key Ivy Battle

April 22, 2009

Providence, Rhode Island - The 13th-ranked Brown men's lacrosse team takes on #2 Cornell on Saturday, April 25, at Stevenson Field with hopes of defending its Ivy League Championship. It's a must-win game for the Bears, who have posted an 11-2 overall record, 3-1 in the Ivy League, against the 9-2, 5-0 Ivy Big Red, who have already clinched at least a share of the Ivy Championship.

Saturday is also Senior day, with 11 Brown seniors being honored in ceremonies prior to the game. Seniors Nic Bell, Jordan Burke, Ryan Cassil, Todd Faiella, Kyle Hollingsworth, Conor Larkin, Nicholas Melvin, Phillip Thebault, Joel Tracy, Jack Walsh and Brady Williams will be playing their last regular season game at Stevenson Field.

Brown University Athletics is encouraging fans to purchase tickets in advance of Saturday's key Ivy League men's lacrosse game between the Bears and Big Red. The anticipated good weather and the magnitude of the game should result in a large crowd. Fans are encouraged to buy tickets in advance in order to avoid lines on game day. It is recommended fans arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the contest. The game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

Advanced tickets can be ordered online at: www.BrownBearsTickets.com or by calling (401) 863-2773, or in person at the Brown Ticket Office, located in the Pizzitola Center. The Brown Ticket Office hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 10:00am until 4:00pm. If you must wait until game day to purchase tickets, please be advised that the Stevenson Field Ticket Office will open at 11:30 a.m.

About Brown (11-2, 3-1 Ivy): The Bears have earned 11 wins for the second time since 1994. The 11 wins are the third most wins in Brown lacrosse history with the 1966, 1991 and 1994 teams winning a school-record 13 games, the 1985 and 1992 teams capturing 12 games, and the 1963, 1970, 1971, 1990 and 2008 Brown teams also earning 11 wins...Senior goalie Jordan Burke was recently named a finalist for the Tewaarton Award, presented annually to the top player in collegiate lacrosse. Burke leads the Ivy League in saves per game (12.15) and save percentage (.625), while his 7.39 goals against average is second in the league...Sophomore attackman Andrew Feinberg is the Ivy League's second top goal scorer with 2.69 goals per game ((35 goals overall), and ranks third in points per game (3.77). Feinberg scored three goals against both Harvard and Providence last week...Junior attackman Thomas Muldoon netted four goals vs. Providence, and had two goals and three assists against Harvard. Muldoon has posted 106 career points for the Bears, with his 80 career goals 15th all-time at Brown...Senior midfielder Brady Williams sparked the Bears with three goals against Providence on Saturday...Sophomore Perer Fallon's 49 ground balls leads the Bears...Brown has out-scored its opponents by a 142-101 margin.

Vote For Jordan Burke For Lowe's Senior Class Award: Senior All-American goalie Jordan Burke was recently named a finalist for the Lowe's Senior Class Award for achievement on the field, in the classroom and in the community. Voting will take place online at www.seniorclassaward.com/athletes/jordan_burke/¬¬ and for the first time in the history of the award, fans will also be able to vote via text from March 27 to May 7. Text LAX2 to 839863. Brown fans can vote once every day in support of Burke.

About Cornell (9-2, 5-0 Ivy): Cornell clinched at least a share of its seventh straight Ivy League Championship following a 10-7 win over #1 Princeton on Saturday...Senior midfielder John Glynn was named the Ivy League Player of the Week after winning 13 of 18 face-offs and 11 ground balls against Princeton...Freshman Rob Pannell leads the Ivy League in scoring with 47 points (15 goals, 32 assists)...Junior attackman Ryan Hurley is the Ivy League's top goal scorer with 3.27 goals per game...Three-time first team All-Ivy midfielder Max Seibald has netted 22 goals and handed out eight assists for the Big Red.

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.

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 W, 13-5 3/ 31 Tue. at Bryant W, 11-7 4/ 4 Sat. YALE W, 13-9 4/ 11 Sat. PENN L, 6-7 4/ 15 Wed. at Harvard W, 8-6 4/ 18 Sat. at Providence W, 10-6 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