6 - Ben Brackett
Ben Brackett
Height: 6-1
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: West Des Moines, IA
High School: West Des Moines Valley
Position: D
2005: Played in 17 games, starting all of them...Named First Team All-Ivy...Stepped up into the midfield this season after starting every game last year in the backfield...Tied for the team lead and tied for fourth in the Ivy League in goal scoring with six...Also notched an assist for 13 total points, which ranked second (tie) on the team...Named to both the adidas/Brown Classic and Coastal Carolina/adidas Invite All-Tournament Teams...Scored first goal of the season against George Mason at the adidas/Brown Classic...Tallied a goal, the game-winner, and an assist in a 2-0 win over VCU at the Coastal Carolina/adidas Invite...Scored the game-tying goal in the Ivy opener against Columbia...Scored third straight goal in a game against Boston College...Tallied another goal against Harvard...Led the team with 41 shots on the year...2004: Was one of two players to start all 17 games...Vital part of the backfield which limited opponents to 1.13 goals per game... Posted two goals for four points...First collegiate goal came against Providence on 10/12...Tallied a goal in the Bears' season-closer against Dartmouth on 11/14...Serves as an assistant coach for the Bruno United soccer club in the off-season...2003: Saw action in 12 games, starting six...Earned a start in NCAA Tournament game vs. St. Peter's on 11/22...Had one assist on the year...Before Brown: A graduate of Valley High School in West Des Moines, IA, where he lettered in soccer for four years as a midfielder...2002 Gatorade Player of the Year and NSCAA State Player of the Year...Named to the NSCAA All-American Team...Two-time First Team All-State and First Team All-Conference selection...Helped lead Valley High School to State Championships in 2001 and runner-up spot in 2002...Recorded 57 goals and 40 assists in four years at Valley...Participated in the 2003 All-Star game...Played club soccer for NFC Vincere in Omaha, NE in 2001 and 2002 where it placed fourth at Nationals...Played for the 2003 State Champion West Des Moines Attack as well as for the Des Moines Menace of the PDL...Four-year member of the honor roll as well as the Academic Achievement and Academic All-Conference Teams...Concentration at Brown: Public & Private Sector Organizations...Career Stats: 46 Games, 8 Goals, 2 Assist, 18 Points.