Bears Open At Stevenson Field Against Bryant in Intra-State Match-up

Providence, Rhode Island -  Although the Bears have struggled of late, head coach Lars Tiffany's 20th-ranked Brown men's lacrosse team can take solace in the fact that all four of its losses have come to teams ranked in the Top 10 this season.  The Bears will look to right the ship under the lights this evening, Tuesday, April 6, hosting Bryant University in their first game on the grass at Stevenson Field, starting at 7:00 p.m.

 

Listen/Watch Live: If you can’t make it to the game, Brown fans can follow the game with live stats, watch the game live via the B2 Network, or listen to the game with Mike Rubin calling the play and Mike Mancuso providing the color commentary.  Live stats, live video and the live audio feed are available on www.Brownbears.com

 

Brown’s Record:  Brown (3-4 overall), ranked 20th in the latest USILA poll, dropped its third straight game to a Top 10 team, falling to #5 Princeton, 9-7, in the New England Lacrosse Classic at Gillette Stadium on Saturday. The Bears have beaten Hartford (13-12), #11 Harvard (13-11), and St. Joseph’s (18-4), with narrow losses to #13 Hofstra (15-12), #9 UMass (11-10), and  #7 Duke (11-10).

 

The Series Record:  Brown and Bryant met for the first time last season with the Bears coming away with a thrilling 11-7 win over the Bulldogs in Smithfield, RI.  Thomas Muldoon ‘10 and Andrew Feinberg ‘11 scored four goals each to lead the Bears.

 

Top Gun:  Junior attackman Andrew Feinberg (Owing Mills, MD) is third in the Ivy League and ninth nationally in goals with 2.86 per game (20 goals). Feinberg, who scored two goals against Princeton on Saturday, has recorded at least one point in 26 consecutive games for the Bears, dating back to April 19, 2008, the 6th longest streak in the country.  Over that span, he has scored 69 goals and handed out 19 assists.  Feinberg has scored four or more goals three times this season, vs. Hartford, UMass and Harvard, while scoring three goals against St. Joseph’s and Duke.

 

Muldoon Among Brown’s All-Time Scorers:  Senior All-American attackman Thomas Muldoon (Oakton, VA) netted the game-tying goal midway through the fourth quarter in Brown’s loss to Princeton on Saturday.  A two –time first team All-Ivy and New England selection, has posted 137 career points for the Bears, 15th on Brown’s all-time scoring list.  He scored four goals against Duke and became the 10th player in Brown history to reach the century mark in goals, now with 103 career goals, eighth best in the Brown record book.

 

Thomas Muldoon’s Career Statistics

Season                        Goals                 Assists               Points

2007                23                      9                        32

2008                30                      7                        37

2009                36                      11                      27

2010                14                      7                        21

Career                        103                    34                      137

 

High Scoring Bears: Brown leads the Ivy League and ranks 10th nationally in scoring with 11.86 goals per game. The Bears’ 19.0 points per game also ranks 10th in the nation.  14 different Brown players have scored goals this year.

 

Muldoon Named Finalist For Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award:  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/vote/lacrosse_2010/ as well as through text messaging. Fans can text LAX to 74569 to vote for the finalists.

 

Bear Facts:  Bears’ freshman defenseman Roger Ferguson is the team leader with 23 ground balls.  He has three assists for the Bears…Junior All-American defenseman Peter Fallon has picked up 20 ground balls, second on the Brown team…Senior Charlie Kenney and junior Seth Ratner split the Brown face-off duties…Sophomore attackman Parker Brown is Brown’s third leading scorer with 17 points (9 goals, 8 assists)…Junior middy David Hawley, a transfer from Williams, netted two goals against Princeton.  He is Brown’s third leading goal scorer with 13 goals…Junior goalie Matt Chriss ranks third in the Ivy League with 9.71 saves per game….Senior Reade Seligmann is Brown’s team leader with nine assists.

 

Brown’s Probable Starters:

A            Thomas Muldoon            Sr.

A            Parker Brown             So.

A            Andrew Feinberg            Jr.

M            Rob Schlesinger            So.

M            David Hawley                        Jr.

M            Reade Seligmann            Sr.

D            Brennan Bailey            So.

D            Jake Westermann            Sr.

D            Peter Fallon              Jr.

G            Matt Chriss              Jr.

F/O            Charlie Kenney            Sr.

 

Brown Head Coach Lars Tiffany:  Fourth-year head coach Lars Tiffany is a 1990 Brown graduate and a two-year Brown lacrosse captain under then-Brown coach Dom Starsia.  He played on two Brown teams that earned NCAA Tournament berths, and played in the North-South Senior All-Star Game.  Tiffany, who has posted a 33-19 record at Brown, was named the 2008 and 2009 New England Coach of the Year after guiding the Brown men's lacrosse team to the Ivy League Championship in 2008, and returning the Bears to the NCAA Tournament in 2009.

 

2010 Brown Men’s Lacrosse Schedule

3/6            Sat.        at Hofstra                                                L, 12-15

3/10            Wed.            HARTFORD                                          W, 13-12

3/13            Sat.        at St. Joseph’s (PA)                            W, 18-5

3/20            Sat.        at Harvard                                                W, 13-11

3/23            Tue.            MASSACHUSETTS                            L, 10-11

3/30            Tue.       at Duke                                       L, 10-11

4/3            Sat.            PRINCETON (at Gillette Stadium)            L, 7-9

4/6            Tue.            BRYANT                                                7:00 p.m.

4/10            Sat.        at Penn                                                    1:00 p.m.

4/17            Sat.            YALE                                                    1:00 p.m.

4/20            Tue.            PROVIDENCE                         7:00 p.m.

4/24            Sat.        at Cornell                                                1:00 p.m.

5/1            Sat.            DARTMOUTH                           1:00 p.m.

5/7            Fri.            Ivy League Tournament (highest seed)  TBA   

5/9            Sun.            Ivy League Tournament (highest seed)  TBA   

 

Head Coach: Lars Tiffany (Brown ’90)

 

Pictured:  David Hawley '11.  photo by dspics.com