Ben Brier
Ben Brier
Height: 5-11
Year: Senior
Hometown: Dartmouth, MA
High School: Moses Brown
Ben Brier graduated from the Moses Brown School in the Spring of 2000 and made his way across Lloyd Avenue to become a Brown Bear! Since his arrival, Ben Brier has set the standard for HARD WORK. Ben plays the game of tennis with an intense amount of HEART and GUTS which has become contagious amongst his teammates. During his time at Brown, Ben has been a gargantuan part of the resurgence of the Men's Tennis Program. It has included an Ivy League Championship, two NCAA tournament appearances, a nation team ranking of #33, and a 20 win season! It is because of these accomplishments and his many, many attributes that tri-captain Ben Brier will be greatly missed next season by the Brown Tennis Team and Brown community! But, rest assured that what has made Ben so successful here at Brown will make him even more successful with what ever he chooses to do!

Brier's resume in 2003-2004 has been impressive, posting a 25-8 singles record and a 29-6 doubles record. As a senior Ben is playing the best tennis of his career at Brown. He has picked up key dual match wins over the likes of VCU's Florian Marquardt, William & Mary's Stephen Ward, Fresno State's Sergi Moduc, and Michigan State's Eric Simonton. In the fall, Ben defeated fellow teammate and roommate Kris Goddard '04 in the finals to win the 2003 Northeast Intercollegiate. In doubles Ben has been Mr. Versatility, teaming with several partners. Presently, Ben and Jamie Cerretani '04 are ranked #38 in country and captured the 2004 Harvard Winter Invitational Doubles Titile. In the fall Ben teamed with partner Nick Goldberg '05 to reach the quarterfinals of the Omni East Region Doubles Championship. Also in the fall, Ben teamed with Kris Goddard '04 to win the 2003 Northeast Intercollegiate Doubles crown. Last season Brier compiled a 23-16 singles record which included one of the most memorable days the Pizzitola Center has ever seen. It was a perfect example of Ben's toughness and guts in the Bear's dramatic 4-3 win over #17 Wake Forest. The score was tied 3-3 and Ben was the deciding match with hundreds of Bruno crazies behind him. Ben gutted out the win over Wake's Brett Ross 6-3, 6-7, 6-4 in what will go down as a one of the greatest matches in Brown Tennis history! Also in 2002-2003, Ben reached the quarterfinals of the Omni East Region Doubles Championship with partner Zack Pasanen '06. Other noteable results included reaching the finals of the Dartmouth Big Green Invitational in singles and in doubles with partner Kris Goddard '04.

In his first two years at Brown, Brier accumulated 22 singles wins which included impressive victories over Florida's Ross Greenstein, Florida State's Chad Mooney, and Columbia's All-American Oscar Chow. Currently, Brier has amassed 60 career doubles wins and 80 career singles wins which ranks him 6th on the schools all-time career singles wins list.

A native of Dartmouth, MA, Ben was the second ranked player out of New England his final year of juniors. He also had excellent results at the National Claycourts, reaching the round of 32 and the round of 64 at the National Hardcourts in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Ben finished his junior career ranked #105 nationally.

Ben is the definition of a student athlete boasting a 3.5 GPA while majoring in Modern American History. He volunteers a considerable amount of his time at Fox Point Elementary School as a student mentor. Ben is incredibly active on campus as a member of the ACCEPT career services committee. Ben is an avid New England Patriots fan and has been influenced greatly by Pats All-Pro linebacker Teddy Bruschi.

A little known fact about Ben is that he is a co-host of the popular sports talk show "The Bear's Den," on WBSR 88.1 on your dial. Ben is also a proud member of the Noguchi's Hoochies softball team.

Hometown:Dartmouth, MA

Parents:Robert and Corliss Brier

Major:Modern American History