November 16, 2004

Bears Place Six On All-Ivy Teams

Nov. 16, 2004

Seniors Jeff Larentowicz and Marcos Romaneiro earned First Team All-Ivy honors for the 2004 season- in a vote by the league's eight head coaches. Senior Chris Gomez was named Second Team All-Ivy while junior Keith Caldwell, sophomore Andrew Daniels and freshman Laurent Manuel received Honorable Mentions. The Bears finished second in the Ivy standings with a 4-3 mark.

Larentowicz, a four-time All-Ivy selection, anchored the Brown defense to six shutouts this season. He was just one of three players to be a unanimous choice on the First Team. 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. A dominant player in the air, Larentowicz was named an NSCAA/adidas Second Team All-American last season in addition to receiving First Team All-Ivy and All-New England honors. 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 this season with three goals for six points.

Romaneiro led the Bears in scoring with three goals and a league-high eight assists for 14 points. His eight assists ranked 22nd in the nation. Romaneiro was also named a Second Team CoSIDA Academic All-American this year. He was named to the Yale Classic All-Tournament Team and was also named the Ivy League Player of the Week for his performance against Columbia on Oct. 2, scoring a goal and two assists. Last season he received Second Team All-Ivy honors after finishing second in scoring on the team behind 2003 Ivy Player of the Year Adom Crew '04, with five goals and four assists for 14 points. He closed out his Brown career having played in 60 career games, starting 41 of them with eight goals and 14 assists for 30 points.

Gomez, a stalwart between the posts the last three seasons, played every minute in net for Brown this season, registering a 1.13 goals against average and six shutouts. The 2004 adidas/Brown Classic's Defensive MVP, Gomez recorded a career-high 13 saves against Columbia on Oct. 2. 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. Last season he allowed just two goals, both penalty kicks, in league play and was a First Team All-Ivy and All-New England selection. He led the Ivy League in saves the last two seasons. Gomez played in 52 games during his Brown career, posting an 1.02 goals against average along with an .818 save percentage and 19 career shutouts.

Caldwell and Daniels lead the Bears in goal scoring with five each this season. The duo finished second on the team in point scoring with 12 points (5g, 2a). Caldwell was named the Ivy League Player of the Week after leading Brown to a 3-0 victory over San Francisco at the adidas/Brown Classic, scoring two goals. The Bears went 4-0 when he scored a goal. Daniels scored three of his five goals in Ivy play. He strung together a three-game scoring streak, registering goals Columbia, Princeton and Providence from Oct. 2-12. Both Caldwell and Daniels had not scored a goal prior to this season.

Manuel was a strong addition to the Brown backfield as he started 15 of 17 games this season. He was named the Ivy League's Rookie of the Week after aiding the Bears' defense to back-to-back shutouts over #4 Cal and #5 Stanford at the Stanford Nike Tournament. He picked up an assist in a 2-0 win over Cornell on Oct. 23.

2004 Ivy League Men's Soccer All-Ivy Teams
First Team All-Ivy
F -- Mark Limpert, Dartmouth (So., Elizabethtown, Pa.)
F -- Darren Spicer, Princeton (Jr., Diamond Bar, Calif.)
M -- *Andrew Dealy, Yale (Sr., Pittsburgh, Pa.)
M -- Thor Gestsson, Columbia (Sr., Saudaukrokur, Iceland)
M -- Ryan Raybould, Yale (Sr., Leawood, Kan.)
M -- Marcos Romaniero, Brown (Sr., Sao Paulo, Brazil)
M -- Nicholas Tornaritis, Harvard (Jr., Groton, Mass.)
D -- Erik Hallenback, Penn (Sr., Laguna Hills, Calif.)
D -- *Jeff Larentowicz, Brown (Sr., West Chester, Pa.)
D -- *Oliver Harker-Smith, Dartmouth (Sr., Yateley, England)
GK -- Rowan Anders, Dartmouth (So., Qualicum Beach, British Columbia)
* - Unanimous selection

Second Team All-Ivy
F -- Charles Altchek, Harvard (So., Rye, N.Y.)
F -- Scott Darci, Dartmouth (Sr., Marblehead, Mass.)
F -- Matt Hoff, Harvard (So., St. Louis, Mo.)
M -- Mike Fucito, Harvard (Fr., Westford, Mass.)
M -- Darnell Nance, Dartmouth (Jr., Stoughton, Mass.)
M -- John Rhodes, Penn (Jr., Mendhan, N.J.)
M -- Ryan Rich, Princeton (Sr., Yorktown, Va.)
M -- P.J. Scheufele, Dartmouth (Jr., Plymouth, Mass.)
D -- Will Craig, Harvard (Jr., Federal Way, Wash.)
D -- Blake Lindberg, Columbia (Jr., New Orleans, La.)
D -- Scott Palguta, Cornell (Sr., Forked River, N.J.)
D -- Lucas Richardson, Dartmouth (So., Englewood, Colo.)
D -- Jon Skalecki, Yale (Jr., Wauwatosa, Wis.)
GK -- Chris Gomez, Brown (Sr., Huntington Beach, Calif.)

Honorable Mention
F -- Keith Caldwell, Brown (Jr., Braintree, Mass.); Andrew Daniels, Brown (So., Milwaukee, Wis.); Steve Kroculik, Penn (Sr., Mendhan, N.J.); Adrian Melville, Princeton (Jr., Randolph, Mass.); Alex Munns, Yale (So., Des Moines, Iowa); Lindsay Williams, Yale (Sr., Columbus, Ohio). M -- Doug Hare, Princeton (Sr., Richmond, Va.); David Maier, Penn (Sr., Broadview Heights, Ohio); John Mulhern, Columbia (So., Smithtown, N.Y.); Anthony Tornaritis, Harvard (Jr., Groton, Mass.); Ben Young, Princeton (Jr., Chevy Chase, Md.). D -- Neil Chadhuri, Princeton (Jr., Stony Point, N.Y.); Laurant Manuel, Brown (Fr. New York, N.Y.); Jame Wunsch, Princeton (So., Londonderry, N.H.). G -- Ryan Johnson, Harvard (Jr., East Setauket, N.Y.); Erik White, Princeton (Sr., Maple Glen, Pa.).

Player of the Year
Darren Spicer, Princeton (Jr., Diamond Bar, Calif.)

Rookie of the Year
Mike Fucito, Harvard (Fr., Westford, Mass.)