October 6, 2005

Lacrosse Team Awards

Oct. 6, 2005

Providence, RI - The Brown Men's Lacrosse coaching staff was pleased to remember the 2005 season by announcing the 2005 team awards following the annual Brown vs White scrimmage on September, 24th, 2005. As is customary at Brown, the team awards were presented by the coaching staff, alumni, and friends of Brown Lacrosse.

Co-captains Britton Derkac '05 (Virginia Beach, VA) and Chris Mucciolo '05 (Manhasset, NY) were both honored with the Cliff Stevenson award, recognizing the Bears most valuable player(s). Derkac, an All Ivy midfielder, started all 12 games for the Bears and was tied for second on the team with 17 goals. Derkac had an outstanding game against Penn, netting a career high four goals. Mucciolo, also recognized as an All-Ivy league midfielder, scored 12 goals in Ivy League play, which led the Bears, while his 19 goals overall was tied for second on the Brown team. He netted a season high three goals against Yale.

Captain Chazz Woodson '05 (Virginia Beach, VA) was honored as the Bear's most valuable offensive player. Woodson, the focus of many opponents' game plan, was second on the team in scoring, registering 28 points in 2005. Woodson had a big Ivy League game against Yale, notching three goals while handing out two assists.

The Bears recognized Captain Dan Spinosa '05 (Massapequa, NY) as their most valuable defensive player. Playing long stick midfielder, Spinosa started all 12 games in 2005, evolving into a shut-down defender, and a leader on the defensive side of the ball.

The Vincent Marinelli Award, recognizing the outstanding freshman lacrosse player, was given to Brian Asher '08 (Chevy Chase, MD).

Robert Cotter '05 (New Canaan, CT) received the Jim Tepper Award as the most improved player in 2005. Cotter, a defenseman, started five games for the Bears and picked up 30 ground balls, good for third on the team.

The alumni award, which is presented annually to the player who contributed most to the team through his sportsmanship and performance, was presented to senior defenseman Mark Girolamo '05 (Cortland Manor, NY).

The Richard Q. Whelan Unsung Hero award, which was re-named in 2005 to commemorate the life of Ricky Whelan '04 (1981-2005), was presented to Tony Frick '05 (Newton Square, PA) for his unselfish and outstanding defensive play for the Bears in 2005.

Finally, the Coaches' Award was presented by the coaching staff to four-year letterwinner and face off man Kirk Teatom '05 (Massapequa, NY). Teatom, who started all 12 games for the Bears in 2005, ranked second on the team in ground balls with 32, while winning more than 50% of his face-offs.