Seven Brown Laxers Earn All-Ivy Honors
Providence, Rhode Island - Seven members of the Brown University men's lacrosse team have been named All-Ivy for the 2012 season by a vote of the seven Ivy League lacrosse coaches. Junior defenseman Sam Ford (Reisterstown, MD), sophomore attackman Sam Hurster (St. Louis, MO) and sophomore goalie Will Round (Mt. Lebanon, PA) earned second team All-Ivy honors, while senior attackman Parker Brown (San Francisco, CA), junior midfielder Rob Schlesinger (Medford, MA), junior long stick midfielder Roger Ferguson (Washington, DC) and junior defenseman Clay DelPrince (Hamburg, NY) were named honorable mention All-Ivy selections.
The announcement of the All-Ivy men's Lacrosse team comes on the eve of the Ivy League Tournament, May 4 and 6 in Princeton, New Jersey. Fourth-seeded Brown (7-7, 3-3 Ivy) will face top seeded and Ivy League regular season champion Princeton (10-3, 6-0 Ivy) on Friday, May 4 at 8:00 p.m., live on ESPN3.
Hurster has been a dynamic goal scorer in the second half of the season, scoring three goals in each of Brown's last six games, with hat-tricks against Bryant, Penn, Yale, Providence, Cornell and Dartmouth. Hurster's 30 goals for the season and 13 goals in Ivy games lead the Brown team.
Ford enjoyed a spectacular junior season and led the Brown team with 63 ground balls, including an incredible 14 ground balls against Providence. His 21 caused turnovers ranks third on the Brown squad. Ford scored two goals, including one against Dartmouth when he took the opening face-off, weaved his way down the field, and scored in the opening 17 seconds.
Round's play in goal was instrumental in the Bears' winning four of their last five games. He posted 14 saves against Cornell and 12 against Dartmouth, after stopping 17 shots against Yale. Round ranks 21st nationally with a goals against average of 9.02, and stands second in the Ivy League in save percentage (.530).
Parker Brown, a co-captain, is one of the Bears' top all-time scorers, passing the century mark in career points. He scored 20 goals and doled out 20 assists in 2012, and has posted 111 career points, with 61 goals and 50 assists. Parker had a big game against UMass, scoring four goals, and scored two goals five times.
A co-captain of this year's team, Schlesinger is Brown's fourth-leading scorer with 21 points on the season, scoring 11 goals and handing out 10 assists. One of only five players to start all 14 games, he scored two goals against Princeton, Yale and Providence.
Ferguson picked up 39 ground balls, third-best on the Brown team, and registered a goal and five assists. He had a career-high nine ground balls against Yale, while also causing five turnovers against the Bulldogs. Ferguson scored a goal against Penn, and registered assists against Quinnipiac, Hartford, Vermont, Penn and Dartmouth.
An aggressive close defenseman and two-year starter for the Bears, DelPrince ranks 14th in the nation with 1.86 caused turnovers per game. He had five caused turnovers against Princeton, and four against Hartford, Duke and Providence. DelPrince also played a key role in Brown's man-down defense which was ranked 5th nationally.