Nov. 18, 2003
Senior Adom Crew (Columbia, MD) was named the Ivy League Player of the Year by a vote of the eight Ivy League men's soccer head coaches. Crew headlined the Bears' attack this season, leading the league in scoring with 10 goals and two assists for 22 points. A total of six Brown players were named to the All-Ivy team with Crew, junior Jeff Larentowicz (West Chester, PA) and junior Chris Gomez (Bellflower, CA) all being named to the First Team.
Also receiving honors for the Bears were senior Matt Goldman (Knoxville, TN), junior Marcos Romaneiro (North Brunswick, NJ) and freshman Matt Britner (Halifax, Nova Scotia). Both Goldman and Romaneiro were Second Team selections, while Britner earned an Honorable Mention.
A key element to the Bears' success this season has been the return of Crew, who was on his way to a record breaking season in 2002 before an injury sidelined him just one game into the Ivy League season. In just eight games, Crew racked up ten goals and two assists for 22 points. Crew has bounced back to match those totals this year, giving him the Ivy League scoring title. His six game-winning goals are tops in the league as well. Crew was a unanimous selection for Player of the Year.
The core of the Brown defense, Larentowicz recorded two goals and three assists this season and was a unanimous first team choice, while Gomez was a stalwart between the pipes, with six shutouts in Ivy play and a record of 10-3-2. He leads the league in shutouts (8), goals against average (0.76), saves per game (5.60), and shutouts per game.
Junior Marcos Romaneiro (North Brunswick, NJ) has stepped up in the middle, posting five goals and four assists for 14 points while senior Matt Goldman (Knoxville, TN) has helped maintain the midfield as well. The three-year starter has had his most productive year offensively with two goals three assists for seven points.
Britner earned a starting role on the team at the beginning of the season and was instrumental to Brown's defense from the start. He recorded the game-winning goal against Stanford in the Bears' season opener and has maintained his solid defensive play all season long.
Brown will host St. Peter's in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 7:00 p.m.