Nov. 19, 2001
PROVIDENCE, RI - Sophomore midfielder Derrick Woodard (Blacklick, OH) and freshman defender Jeff Larentowicz (West Chester, PA) garnered weekly honors from the Ivy League for the week of November 19.
Woodard was named the Ivy League Player of the Week for scoring the game-winning goal in Brown's 3-0 Ivy title-clinching victory over Harvard on Saturday in Cambridge, MA. The score was Woodard's first career goal for the Bears. Woodard, who shook off a late season injury, found the back of the net at 6:30 of the first half to give the Bears the decisive 1-0 edge.
Larentowicz was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for scoring the second Brown goal against Harvard. The freshman took advantage of an open net at 17:18 to put the Bears on top 2-0. The goal was also the first of Larentowicz's career with the Bears. Larentowicz has been a steady defender for the Bears this season and has played in all 16 of Brown's matches.
The Bears finished the regular season at 7-7-2 and 5-1-1 in the Ivy League. Brown will share the 2001 Ivy League title with Princeton, who also finished at 5-1-1 in league play. Princeton will receive the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament as they defeated Brown 3-0 in head-to-head play earlier this year. This season's championship marks the second consecutive Ivy League title for the Bears. Brown finished a perfect 7-0-0 in the league last season to capture the Ivy title.