Ivy League Title On The Line as Brown Hosts Princeton
May 2, 2008
Providence, RI - The Ivy League Championship will be on the line Saturday afternoon, May 3, at Stevenson Field, starting at 1:00 p.m., as the 14th-ranked Brown men's lacrosse team hosts 13th-ranked Princeton. Both teams are 4-1 in the Ivy standings entering the final Ivy League game of the season.
A Brown win would give the Bears a 5-1 Ivy record and a share of the Ivy title with Cornell (5-1). A Princeton victory would give the Tigers a 5-1 Ivy record and a share of the league championship with Cornell, plus the Ivy League's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.
Brown, 10-3 overall and winners of nine of its last 10 games, will be looking for its first Ivy League title since 1995. Overall, Brown teams have captured six previous Ivy League Championships.
The Bears' 10 wins are their most since 1995. Only five teams (Duke, Syracuse, Virginia, Drexel and Notre Dame) have won more games than the Bears this season.
Brown lacrosse fans can now watch a live video and audio feed (with Mike Rubin and Mike Mancuso calling the play) through B2 Networks. The games will be aired through Brown's athletic web site, www.brownbears.com . Fans wanting to watch Brown events via B2 Networks will need a high-speed Internet connection and a current version of Windows Media Player. Games will be sold on an individual basis at $6 per game.
Congratulations Seniors: Six Brown seniors will be honored in ceremonies prior to Saturday's game against Princeton. Seniors Brian Asher, Mike Cummins, Reed Deluca, Jeff Hall, Nathan Odell and Brian Sharnick will be playing their last regular season game at Stevenson Field.
Jordan Burke `09 Finalist For Tewaaraton Award: Junior goalie Jordan Burke, a two-time Ivy League and New England Player of the Week, is a finalist for the Tewaaraton Award, presented annually to the nation's top player. Burke leads the nation in save percentage (.671) and is the Ivy League leader in saves per game (13.0) and goals-against average (6.54). He made 19 saves vs. Penn and 17 saves against Dartmouth.
About Brown: Sophomore attackman Thomas Muldoon is second in the Ivy League in goals scored with 28 for the season. Muldoon, whose 11 man-up goals lead the Ivy League, netted a season high four goals against both Hofstra and Yale, and scored three goals against both Providence and Vermont...Junior attackman Kyle Hollingsworth came up with four big goals vs. Cornell last week. His 32 points (20 goals, 12 assists) lead the Brown team...Andrew Feinberg is Brown's top freshman scorer with 23 points (19 goals, 4 assists). A two-time Ivy Rookie of the Week, Feinberg scored four goals against Providence, and three goals vs. Air Force... Junior attackman Jack Walsh's 14 assists lead this year's team, while his 27 points (13 goals, 14 assists) rank second...Senior Brian Asher and sophomore Jake Hardy lead the Bears with 29 ground balls each.
About Princeton: The Tigers are coming off an 11-10 loss at Dartmouth last week. The Tigers have earned wins over Canisius (13-6), Hofstra (9-7), Rutgers (7-6), Yale (11-8), Penn (14-5), Harvard (9-8 ot), and Cornell (11-7), with losses to Johns Hopkins (14-9), Virginia (12-10), Albany (10-2), Syracuse (13-6) and Dartmouth...Junior attackman Tommy Davis ranks third in the Ivy League with 37 points (21 goals, 16 assists)...Senior All-American goalie Alex Hewit has posted an 8.72 goals-against average with a save percentage of .552. He is averaging 10.67 saves per game.
Brown Head Coach Lars Tiffany: Second-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. Tiffany posted a 7-7 record for the Bears last season. He came to Brown after a two-year head coaching stint at Stony Brook.
2008 Brown Men's Lacrosse Schedule and Results 2/23 Sat. LEHIGH W, 10-4 3/1 Sat. at Hofstra L, 7-6 3/8 Sat. at Denver L, 11-8 3/9 Sun. vs. Air Force at Denver W, 13-7 3/15 Sat. UMASS W, 4-3 3/22 Sat. DARTMOUTH W, 9-5 3/25 Tue. VERMONT W, 11-7 3/29 Sat. at Delaware W, 9-6 4/4 Fri. at Yale W, 9-8 4/12 Sat. at Penn W, 8-5 4/16 Wed. HARVARD W, 8-7 4/19 Sat. PROVIDENCE W, 11-9 4/26 Sat. at Cornell L, 11-7 5/3 Sat. PRINCETON 1:00 p.m. 5/10- Sat. NCAA First Round (Higher Seed) 5/11 Sun. NCAA First Round (Higher Seed) 5/17- Sat. NCAA Quarterfinals (at Navy/Cornell) 5/18 Sun. NCAA Quarterfinals (at Navy/Cornell) 5/24- Sat. NCAA Final Four at Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA 5/26 Mon. NCAA Championship at Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA