Providence, RI - Coach Lars Tiffany and the Brown men's lacrosse team will travel to Hamden, Connecticut to open its 2012 season against Quinnipiac on Sunday, February 26 at Quinnipiac's Turf Field, with the opening face-off slated for 12:00 noon.
The Bears are confident that they have improved in a number of areas after finishing the 2012 season with a 6-8 overall record. Tiffany expects the Bears to play with relentless energy and a commitment to the team concept. Quinnipiac will also be opening its 2012 season after posting a 7-7 record a year ago, including a 4-1 NEC mark.
Providing the offensive punch for the Bears is senior captain Parker Brown, who registered 40 points (22 goals, 18 assists) a year ago, and is a team leader on and off the field. His 39 career goals are most among Brown's returning players.
Senior co-captain Rob Schlesinger headlines the Bears' midfield. Schlesinger, an All-Ivy and All-New England selection, scored 12 goals last season, and was recently named to the Tewaarton Award Watch List. He has tallied 36 career goals for the Bears.
The coaching staff is delighted by the play of three returning defensive starters, senior Sam Ford, and juniors Roger Ferguson and Clay DelPrince. Sophomore goalie Will Round has responded to the challenge of pre-season camp and is ready to start in goal. Sophomore Tommy Capone will get the opening nod in the face-off x after a strong pre-season showing.
The Brown-Quinnipiac Series Record: Brown and Quinnipiac have met three times, dating back to 2005, with the Bears holding a 3-0 series advantage. Last year, Brown opened its season with a 14-7 win over the Bobcats behind Parker Brown's '12 four goals.
2012 Brown Men's Lacrosse Schedule
2/26 Sun. at Quinnipiac 12:00 noon
3/3 Sat. UMASS 1:00 p.m.
3/7 Wed. HARTFORD 3:00 p.m.
3/10 Sat. at St. Joseph's (PA) 1:00 p.m.
3/17 Sat. at Harvard 7:00 p.m.
3/24 Sat. at Vermont 1:00 p.m.
3/27 Tue. at Duke 3:00 p.m.
3/31 Sat. PRINCETON 3:00 p.m.
4/3 Tue. BRYANT 7:00 p.m.
4/7 Sat. at Penn 7:30 p.m.
4/13 Fri. YALE 7:00 p.m.
4/17 Tue. PROVIDENCE 7:00 p.m.
4/21 Sat. at Cornell 3:00 p.m.
4/28 Sat. DARTMOUTH 3:00 p.m.
5/4 Fri. Ivy League Tournament TBA
5/6 Su. Ivy League Tournament TBA
Head Coach: Lars Tiffany (Brown '90)
Assistant Coaches: Kip Turner (Virginia '07), Steven Boyle (Johns Hopkins '10), Michael Brand (Buffalo '05)
Captains: Parker Brown '12 and Rob Schlesinger '12