Joe Springer and Alex Norocea Earn Ivy League Player of the Week Awards
Providence, Rhode Island - Senior quarterback Joseph Springer (Mendota Heights, MN) and freshman kicker Alexander Norocea (Hermosa Beach, CA) helped Brown take three of the four Ivy League Player of the Week awards for their roles in Saturday's 27-14 win over Cornell, a victory that kept the Bears in first place in the Ivy League standings.
Springer was named the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week after having a big day against the Big Red, completing 20 of 33 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns. His touchdowns came on throws of 20 and 13 yards against the Big Red. He also directed the Bears' offense to 444 yards in total offense. Springer has completed 77 of 129 passes for 814 yards and four touchdowns in 2010.
Norocea was named both the Ivy League's Special Teams and Rookie of the Week for the second time this season. He connected 2 of 2 field goals and 3 of 3 extra points in the Bears' win over Cornell. Norocea's field goals against the Big Red came on boots of 45 and 24 yards. He has connected on 11 of 13 field goals and 14 of 15 extra points in his inaugural season with the Bears, and ranks second nationally in field goals with 1.83 per game.
Brown (4-2, 3-0 Ivy) has opened its season with three straight Ivy League wins for the second time in Bears' football history. First place in the Ivy standings is at stake next Saturday, October 30, when Brown travels to Philadelphia to face Penn at Franklin Field. Brown and Penn remain as the only undefeated teams in the Ivy League with each posting perfect 3-0 Ivy marks.