May 5, 2008
PROVIDENCE, RI - Brown junior Jordan Burke (Potomac, MD) was named the Ivy League Player of the Week and freshman attackman Andrew Feinberg (Owings, Mills, MD) was named the Ivy Rookie of the Week for their play in helping Brown to a 6-5 win over Princeton on Saturday and a share of the Ivy League Championship, its first Ivy title since 1995.
Burke, who earned Ivy Player of the Week honors for the third time this season, continued to prove why he's the top goalie in the nation by making 13 saves in the victory over Princeton for the Ivy League Championship. Burke was his best with the game on the line. He made five saves in the fourth quarter as Brown clung to a one goal lead. With the Ivy title on the line, Princeton possessed the ball in the Brown zone for the game's last 4:08, and were able to get three good shots Burke, who denied the Tigers each time, his last save with 1:37 remaining, stopping a shot by the Tigers' Bob Schneider.
Feinberg, named Ivy Rookie of the Week for the third time this year, scored the two biggest goals of the season in Brown's win over the Tigers. With the score tied, 4-4, Feinberg took over for the Bears, scoring with 8:33 left in the third quarter on a pretty feed from Kyle Hollingsworth to give Brown the lead for good, 5-4. Feinberg the scored what proved to be the game-winning goal when he intercepted a Princeton pass in front of the Tigers goal and fired a shot past goalie Alex Hewit, to give the Bears a 6-4 advantage with 2:21 left in the quarter. Feinberg finished the season with 21 goals.
Brown completed its season ranked 13th nationally with an 11-3 overall record, 5-1 in the Ivy League. The 11 wins for the Bears are the most since 1994 when the Bears advanced to the Final Four, and the five Ivy wins are the most since 1995.