#20 Brown Travels To Penn For Ivy Match-up at Franklin Field

#20 Brown Travels To Penn For Ivy Match-up at Franklin Field

Following a 9-7 win over Bryant on Tuesday, Brown (4-4, 1-1 Ivy) travels to Philadelphia, PA for an Ivy League match-up against Penn (4-6, 0-3 Ivy) on Saturday, April 10, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Franklin Field.  The Bears are currently tied for fourth place in the Ivy standings with Dartmouth, just one game out of second place.

Brown’s Record:  20th-ranked Brown (4-4 overall, 1-1 Ivy) got back on the winning track with a hard-fought 9-7 victory over Bryant on Tuesday. The Bears have also 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), #7 Duke (11-10) and #5 Princeton (9-7).


Bears Top Bulldogs:  Senior All-American attackman Thomas Muldoon broke a 7-7 tie with 4:56 left in the game to lift Brown to a 9-7 win over Bryant Tuesday evening.  Junior David Hawley led the Bears with three goals, while junior goalie Matt Chriss made 14 saves.


The Series Record:  Brown and Penn have met 47 times, dating back to 1927, with the Bears holding a 28-19 series advantage over the Quakers.  Last year, Penn stunned the Bears with a 7-6 win at Stevenson Field.  Brown’s last win over Penn came in 2008, when the Bears came away with an 8-5 victory at Franklin Field.


Feinberg’s Streak Snapped:  Junior attackman Andrew Feinberg (Owing Mills, MD) is third in the Ivy League and ninth nationally in goals with 2.50 per game (20 goals). His streak of recording at least one point in 26 consecutive games was broken on Tuesday against Bryant.  He had scored 69 goals and handed out 19 assists during the streak, dating back to April 19, 2008. 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.


High Scoring Bears: Brown leads the Ivy League and ranks 10th nationally in scoring with 11.50 goals per game. The Bears’ 18.25 points per game also ranks 10th in the nation.  14 different Brown players have scored goals this year.


Muldoon Among Brown’s All-Time Scorers:  Senior All-American attackman Thomas Muldoon (Oakton, VA), who scored the game-winning goal against Bryant on Tuesday, is Brown’s top scorer with 22 points (15 goals, 7 assists).  He also 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 138 career points for the Bears, tied for 14th on Brown’s all-time scoring list with John Meister, who registered 138 points (67 goals, 71 assists) from 1976-1979).  Muldoon scored four goals against Duke and became the 10th player in Brown history to reach the century mark in goals, now with 104 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                15                      7                        22

Career                        104                    34                      138


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.


All-American Fallon: Junior All-American defenseman Peter Fallon (Baltimore, MD) is Brown’s team leader with 20 ground balls.  He scored his second career goal Tuesday evening against Bryant, while picking up a game high five ground balls.


Bear Facts:  Bears’ freshman defenseman Roger Ferguson ranks second on the Brown squad with 24 ground balls.  He has three assists for the Bears… Senior Charlie Kenney and junior Seth Ratner split the Brown face-off duties.  Kenny captured 5 of 6 face-offs against Bryant. Sophomore attackman Parker Brown is Brown’s third-leading scorer with 19 points (10 goals, 9 assists)… Junior goalie Matt Chriss ranks second in the Ivy League with 10.25 saves per game.  He registered 14 saves in Tuesday’s win over Bryant, including 4 of 4 in the fourth quarter….Senior Reade Seligmann, who had an assist vs. Bryant,  is Brown’s team leader with 10 assists.


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.


Hat-Trick For Hawley - Junior middy David Hawley (New Canaan, CT), a transfer from Williams, registered a hat-trick against Bryant, scoring three goals against the Bulldogs.  Hawley, who netted two goals vs. Princeton, is Brown’s second leading goal scorer with 16 goals.


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.


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                                                W, 9-7

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:  Matt Chriss '11.  photo by dspics.com