November 16, 2010

Seven Bears Receive All-Ivy Honors

Providence, RI- Seven members of the No. 14 ranked NCAA Tournament bound Brown University men's soccer team received All-Ivy honors at the conclusion of the 2010 regular season. Senior goalkeeper Paul Grandstrand (Orono, MN), sophomore Dylan Remick (Inverness, IL) and junior Sean Rosa (Montreal, Quebec) received First Team All-Ivy honors, while senior David Walls (Leeds, England) and sophomore Thomas McNamara (West Nyack, NY) were selected to the Second Team, and juniors Evan Coleman (Amherst, MA) and Rob Medairos (Stafford, VA) earned Honorable Mention.

Brown senior goalkeeper Paul Grandstrand (Orono, Maine), who has proven to be one of the country's top goalkeepers, has played every minute in Brown's regular season. Grandstrand has posted a paltry 0.45 goals against average (the third lowest mark in Div. I) to go along with 54 saves. He set the Brown single-season shutout record with 11 on the year and he is making his second consecutive appearance on the All-Ivy first team. He also earned second team honors in 2007 when he was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year.

Meanwhile, Rosa is making his second straight appearance on the All-Ivy first team but his first as a forward. He was named to the first team as a midfielder in 2009. Rosa led a 2010 Brown attack that was predicated on quick strike scoring in bunches, as eight of the Bears' 11 wins came by more than one goal. He recorded 16 points on six goals and four assists to lead the team. Of his six goals, three were game-winning tallies.

Remick is earning honors for the first time in his career. He helped lead the Bears record 11 shutouts while limiting opponents to only eight goals in 17 games. The eight goals against is the second lowest in Division I soccer, behind only the six goals conceded by Connecticut. Remick also added two assists for the Bears this season.

Walls is earning honors for the second time in his career. The Second Team All-Ivy selection received Honorable Mention honors in 2009. Walls has played an integral role in Brown's defensive unit all four years of his career, and this season has helped the squad to 11 shutouts while limiting opponents to just eight goals in 17 games. McNamara joins Walls on the Second Team as he earns his first All-Ivy honor. The midfielder ranks third on the team in scoring with three goals and three assists and has played in all 17 games for Bruno this season. He added one tally in Brown's 2-1 win over Indiana University, and scored both goals for the Bears in their 2-0 win over Cornell.

Coleman earns an Honorable Mention All-Ivy nod for the second consecutive year. He has started in all 17 games for the Bears and has tallied two goals and two assists this season. Medairos adds quickness and strength to the Bears' midfield and has received Honorable Mention honors for the second consecutive year as well. He has handed out two assists for Brown this season, and has started in all 17 games for the team.

The Bears will take on the No. 21 Boston College at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18 in the first-round of the Division I Men's Soccer NCAA Tournament.