May 1, 2009

Courtesy of Brown

Providence, Rhode Island - The Ivy League Championship will be on the line on Saturday, May 2, when #10 Brown travels to #4 Princeton with a share of the Ivy League Championship and perhaps the league's automatic bid on the line. A win would give the defending Ivy Champion Bears (12-2, 4-1 Ivy) a share of the Ivy League Championship with Cornell, and the Ivy League's automatic bid into the NCAA Playoffs. A Princeton (11-2, 4-1) win gives the Tigers a share of the Ivy title with Cornell, with the Big Red gaining the league's automatic bid.

Brown's Record: Brown, ranked 10th in the nation (USILA), has posted a 12-2 overall record, 4-1 in the Ivy League. The 12 wins are the second most in Brown lacrosse history. The 1966, 1991 and 1994 Brown teams won a school-record 13 games, while the 1985 and 1992 teams also won 12 games.

Last Year's Game: Brown captured the Ivy League title on the final day of the season with a 6-5 win over Princeton at Stevenson Field. Andrew Feinberg and Thomas Muldoon scored two goals each for the Bears.

Jordan Burke Named Finalist For Tewaarton Award and Lowe's Senior Class Award: Senior All-American goalie Jordan Burke (Potomac, MD) is a finalist for both the Tewaarton Award as the National Player of the Year, and the Lowe's Senior Class Award for achievement on the field, in the classroom and in the community. The 2008 Ivy League Player of the Year and a second team USILA All-American, Burke is the Ivy League leader in saves per game (12.57) and save percentage (.629), fourth best in the nation. He was named the Ivy League Player of the Week for the second time last week after making 18 saves, including seven in the fourth quarter, in Brown's 11-9 win over #2 Cornell.

Top Gun: Sophomore attackman Andrew Feinberg (Owing Mills, MD), the 2008 New England Rookie of the Year, is second in the Ivy League and seventh nationally in goals with 2.71 per game. He is also second in the league in points (3.86 per game), fifth nationally. Feinberg scored three goals in Saturday's win over Cornell, the 11th time this season he's scored three or more goals in a game.

Top 15 Goal Scorer: Junior attackman Thomas Muldoon (Oakton, VA), a first team All-Ivy and All New England selection a year ago, has scored 82 career goals, 15th best in Brown lacrosse history. He has compiled 109 career points for the Bears by adding 27 career assists. Muldoon's 29 goals and 11 assists this season ranks third in the Ivy League. He has scored four or more goals four times this season vs. Delaware, Bryant, Yale and Providence.

Feeder: Senior Kyle Hollingsworth (Darien, CT) ranks second in the Ivy League with 1.79 assists per game, eighth best in the nation. Hollingsworth netted three goals in Brown's win over Cornell. He scored a career high five goals in Brown's win over Vermont.

Bear Facts: Brown ranks seventh in the nation in assists per game (6.93)...Only two Division I teams have won more games than Brown - Notre Dame (13-0) and Virginia (13-2)....Sophomore Peter Fallon's 49 ground balls leads the Bears...Junior Reade Seligmann scored the go-ahead goal against Cornell in the fourth quarter and added two assists against the Big Red. His 12 goals ranks fifth on the Brown team...Senior attackman Brady Williams is Brown's fourth leading scorer with 30 points (16 goals, 14 assists). He scored three goals in Brown's recent win over Providence...Senior Jack Walsh has scored 11 goals for the Bears and picked-up 39 ground balls, second on the Brown team...The Bears scored 119 goals all of last season. So far this year, Brown has netted 153 goals.

Defending Ivy Champions: The Bears are the defending Ivy League Champions, posting an 11-3 overall record in 2008, including a 5-1 Ivy League mark, sharing the title with Cornell.