Nov. 19, 2008
Providence, RI - Senior Rhett Bernstein (San Diego, CA), junior Nick Elenz-Martin (Encinitas, CA), senior Stephen Sawyer (Coppel, TX) and senior Jarrett Leech (Manakin-Sabot, VA) all received All-Ivy honors as announced by the Ivy League this afternoon. Bernstein was a unanimous first team All-Ivy selection for the third consecutive year, as Elenz-Martin earned second team, and both Sawyer and Leech were Honorable Mention selections.
Bernstein, a two-time Missouri Athletic Conference Hermann Trophy Watch List candidate, played an integral role on the backline for Brown this season. The defender led the team in scoring with four goals and two assists and helped the Bears to a 9-7-1 record and a 3-4 mark in Ivy League play. With Bernstein's help, the men's soccer team made three NCAA Tournament appearances, and two Ivy League championships.
Elenz-Martin received All-Ivy recognition for the second consecutive year, earning Second Team honors this season after scoring three goals as one of Brown's most talented midfielders. Starting in 14 of the 15 games he appeared in, Elenz-Martin netted goals against Villanova and had two against Princeton, two of which were game winners.
Sawyer, a defender, earned his first All-Ivy recognition, garnering honorable mention. A native of Coppell, Texas, the co-captain played in every game during his four-year career with the Bears and provided the team with key senior leadership. Leech also earns honorable mention honors for the first time. The talented goalkeeper posted a 6-2-1 record this year playing in 825:42 minutes. Starting in nine games, Leech posted five shutouts and was ranked among the top of the Ivy League in goals against average (0.87) and save percentage (.750).