November 14, 2007

Bears Wrap Up Successful Fall Season, Both on the Field and In the Community

Nov. 14, 2007

PROVIDENCE, RI - The Brown women's lacrosse team has been busy this fall, preparing for the 2008 season with several fall tournaments, while also spending time participating in community service projects. On the field, the Bears faced tough competition, hosting the Hamburg Warriors from Germany, playing in the BU Tournament, hosting their own tournament, and playing in the always-competitive Brown/White game.

After just two days of practice, Brown welcomed the Hamburg Warriors to Providence. The Bears played hard, tough and fast, and saw several players contribute at both ends of the field. Next up for the Bears was a trip up to Boston to face UMass, BC, and BU in the BU Tournament. Brown continued to make improvements as a team, enjoy playing together, and gel as a unit, integrating the younger players into the system.

The following weekend, the team had its annual Brown/White game, which is always a battle for team bragging rights. This year's game went to overtime and came down to the very last play when the Brown team scored on an 8-meter to earn the victory.

Brown played in its third tournament in three weeks on October 20th, when the Bears hosted Yale and UConn, while winning both games.

The next day, the Bears participated in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) walk at Roger Williams Park. Led by the junior class, which helped to coordinate teammates, coaches, and other organizations to raise money for the fund, the Bears' inspiration came from two individuals in the Brown women's lacrosse family who both have diabetes. In a few short weeks, the Bears were able to raise over $12,000 for the JDRF.