March 30, 2010

No. 16 Bears Travel To Durham To Take On No. 7 Duke

Providence, Rhode Island - Coach Lars Tiffany’s Brown men’s lacrosse team, ranked 16th nationally, will look to rebound from last Tuesday’s heartbreaking 11-10 loss to UMass by heading down to Durham, North Carolina to face seventh-ranked Duke on Tuesday, March 30, beginning at 3:00 p.m. at Koskinen Stadium.

 

The battle between two national heavyweights will be a homecoming of sorts for Brown senior midfielder Reade Seligmann, who played for the Blue Devils in 2005 and 2006.  Seligman has been a key cog in the Bears success, leading Brown with eight assists, while also scoring six goals.

 

Brown and Duke are meeting for the 12th time with the Blue Devils holding a 6-5 series advantage. The two teams last met in 2001 in Durham with the Blue Devils coming away with a 16-10 decision.  Brown’s last win over Duke came in 2000, when the Bears beat the Blue Devils, 10-9, in Providence.

 

Brown boasts the top offense in the Ivy League, averaging a league leading 13.20 goals per game, 8.4 assists per game and 21.6 points per game. 

 

Junior attackman Andrew Feinberg continues to light up the scoreboard for the Bears with his 3.0 goals per game ranked second in the Ivy League and 9th nationally.  He scored four goals against UMass last Tuesday, and four goals against both Harvard and Hartford.  Feinberg has also registered 77 career goals for the Bears, 17th best in the Brown record book.

 

Senior attackman Thomas Muldoon was recently named a finalist for the prestigious Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, an award that goes to a senior with achievements in four areas of excellence: Classroom, Character, Community, and Competition.  Brown fans can vote for Muldoon at the award’s official web site, http://www.seniorCLASSaward.com as well as through text messaging. Fans can text LAX to 74569 to vote for the finalists.

 

A two-time first team All-Ivy selection and honorable mention All-American, Muldoon had two goals, one assist and a game high six ground balls against UMass.  His 98 goals rank 10th in the Brown record book, while his 132 career points are 18th best in Brown lacrosse history.

 

Freshman defenseman Roger Ferguson is the Brown team leader with 18 ground balls, followed by junior All-American defenseman Peter Fallon with 14 ground balls.

 

Junior Matt Chriss registered 11 saves in goal against UMass, and ranks second in the Ivy League with 8.80 saves per game.

 

Brown is back in action again on Saturday, April 3, playing in the New England Lacrosse Classic against Princeton in a key Ivy League game played at Gillette Stadium.  Game time is 2:30 p.m.

 

Pictured:  Reade Seligmann '10.  photo by Brian Ballweg