March 3, 2005
Defender Jeff Larentowicz '05 and goalkeeper Chris Gomez '05 have been selected to play in the New England Intercollegiate Soccer League All-Star game being held on April 23 at Babson College. The game is scheduled to kick-off at 5 p.m. Both Gomez an d Larentowicz will play for the South/East team.
Each spring, member coaches of the NEISL select 11 of the top senior collegiate players from both Division I and Division II and 22 players from Division III to compete on the NEISL Senior All-Star Team. Gomez was the 28th overall pick at the 2004 MLS SuperDraft. The 6-2 Gomez was selected by FC Dallas. He played every minute in net for the Bears in 2004, registering a 1.13 goals against average and six shutouts. He was a two-time All-Ivy and All-New England selection. In 2003, Gomez allowed just two penatly kicks in league play, leading Brown to the Ivy League Title and NCAA Tournament.
The 2004 adidas/Brown Classic's Defensive MVP, Gomez recorded a career-high 13 saves against Columbia on Oct. 2 this past season. Gomez received Second Team All-Ivy honors this season after earning First Team accolades in 2003. He was named the Ivy League Player of the Week after shutting out the #4 and #5 teams in the country at the Stanford Nike Tournament earlier in the season.
For two straight years Larentowicz was named an NSCAA/adidas Second Team All-American. A four-time All-Ivy selection, Larentowicz anchored the Brown defense to six shutouts this season, including two against top five ranked opponents.
A starter in the backfield since his freshman year, Larentowicz finished his Brown career playing and starting in 65 games with seven goals and six assists for 20 points. He received First Team All-Ivy honors in 2003 and 2004.
He was named the MVP of the Yale Classic earlier this season after scoring the game-winning goal against Hartwick. Larentowicz was fifth on the team in scoring with three goals for six points this past season.
The NEISL is an organization of colleges and universities in New England that was founded in 1934, making it the oldest active soccer league in the American collegiate ranks. Currently there are 103 institutions representing NCAA Division I, II, III, and NAIA Athletics Associations that comprise the NEISL. The mission of the league is the continuing promotion and advancement of soccer through the efforts of its member.