2012-13 Men's Lacrosse News

June 18, 2013
Spring Academic All-Ivy Announced
The Ivy League released its list of student-athletes selected for 2013 spring Academic All-Ivy, with 10 Brown student-athletes earning recognition. The five men and five women were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.

June 5, 2013
Del Prince and Ferguson Named to USILA Scholar All-America Team
Brown seniors Clay Del Prince (Hamburg, NY) and Roger Ferguson (Washington, DC) have been named Scholar All-Americans by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA). Both Del Prince and Ferguson contributed to the success of the Brown team not only this season, helping lead the team to an 8-6 record, but throughout their careers. They are among 12 Ivy Leaguers to earn recognition as Scholar All-Americans.

May 22, 2013
Brown Laxers Earn All-New England Athletic and Academic Honors
Three Brown lacrosse players were named to the All-New England Team, while four Brown laxers were named NEILA Senior Scholar-Athletes. Senior long stick middy Roger Ferguson (Washington, DC), senior defenseman Sam Ford (Reisterstown, MD) and senior defenseman Clay Del Prince (Hamburg, NY) earned All-New England honors, while Ferguson, Ford, Del Prince and senior George Sherman (Greenwich, CT) earned Scholar-Athlete recognition.

May 21, 2013
Brown Athletics Announces 2013 Award Winners at Fifth Annual Senior Luncheon
The Fifth Annual Brown Athletics Senior Celebration and Awards Luncheon was held at Andrews Dining Hall on Monday, May 20, 2013. Over 275 student-athletes, coaches, staff and distinguished guests were in attendance at the banquet to celebrate another year of success in competition, in the classroom and in the community. President Christina Paxson and Director of Athletics Jack Hayes each took the opportunity to address the room and acknowledge the accomplishments and contributions of the class of 2013.

May 20, 2013
Three Brown Student-Athletes Named to Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District I At Large Team
Three Brown student-athletes - two seniors and one junior - have been selected to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large team. On the men’s side, senior men’s lacrosse player Clay Del Prince (Hamburg, NY) and senior fencer Kelly McGuire (Park City, UT) earned First Team honors, while junior gymnast Michelle Shnayder (Lincolnshire, IL) was a First Team honoree on the Women’s At-Large team. All three will now advance to the Academic All-America national ballot.

May 1, 2013
Roger Ferguson, Sam Ford and Alex Jones Earn All-Ivy Lacrosse Honors
Brown seniors Roger Ferguson (Washington, DC), Sam Ford (Reisterstown, MD) and Alex Jones (Annapolis, MD) have been named to the 2013 All-Ivy Men’s Lacrosse team, earning honorable mention honors. The trio helped the Bears to an 8-6 record in 2013.

April 30, 2013
Brendan Caputo '16 Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
Brown freshman midfielder Brendan Caputo (Westbury, N.Y.) lifted the men's lacrosse team to two big wins last week, scoring the game-winner in games against both Bryant and Dartmouth. Caputo joins fellow Brown freshmen Henry Blynn, Jack Kelly and Kylor Bellistri, who were all named Ivy League Rookie of the Week in 2013.

April 27, 2013
Freshman Brendan Caputo’s OT Goal Lifts Brown Laxers Over Dartmouth, 8-7
Freshman attackman Brendan Caputo (Westbury, NY) scored his third goal of the game with 1:19 left in the third overtime period to lift the Brown men’s lacrosse team to an 8-7 Ivy League win over Dartmouth in the final regular season game for both teams. Brown finished the season by winning three of its last four games, posting an 8-6 overall record, 2-4 in the Ivy League, while Dartmouth falls to 3-11 overall, 1-5 in Ivy play.

April 26, 2013
Brown Laxers Conclude Ivy League Season At Dartmouth
The Brown men’s lacrosse team will conclude its Ivy League season in Hanover, New Hampshire against Dartmouth on Saturday, April 27. The game will be televised live on Fox College Sports, starting at 6:00 p.m.

April 24, 2013
Donors Endow Head Coaching Chair for Men’s Lacrosse
Nearly 150 alumni, parents, friends and student-athletes gathered at the Providence Biltmore Hotel to dedicate the Rothman Head Coaching Chair for Men’s Lacrosse on Friday, April 19. Honored were primary benefactor of the endowed chair Thomas E. Rothman ’76, P’11 ’13and fellow lacrosse alumni donors Kenneth Fitzsimmons, Jr. ’68, P’13; John Keogh ’86; and Zachary Schreiber ’95.

April 23, 2013
Brendan Caputo’s Late Goal Lifts Brown Over Bryant, 8-7, For Ocean State Cup
Freshman Brendan Caputo (Westbury, NY) scored on a pass from senior Alex Jones (Annapolis, MD) with 37 seconds remaining to lift Brown to an 8-7 non-league win over Bryant to capture the Ocean State Cup for the first time since 2010. Brown, who had previously beaten Providence College in an Ocean State Cup game, improves its record to 7-6 overall, while Bryant falls to 5-10 overall.

April 23, 2013
Ocean State Cup On The Line As Brown Men’s Lacrosse Visits Bryant
Brown’s men’s lacrosse team will look to capture the Ocean State Cup when they take on Bryant on Tuesday, April 23, in Smithfield, R.I. The Bears have already defeated Providence College, and need a win over the Bulldogs tonight to clinch the Ocean State Cup Championship that rewards the overall Division I champion among Rhode Island’s three Division I lacrosse schools. Brown fans can listen to the game on brownbears.com with Mike Rubin calling the play and Mike Mancuso providing the analysis.

April 20, 2013
Bears Fall To #7 Cornell, 13-7
On a day that Cornell’s Rob Pannell became the Ivy League’s all-time leading scorer, the Big Red led from start to finish to defeat Brown, 13-7, and claim the outright Ivy League Championship. Brown falls to 6-6 overall, 1-4 Ivy, while Cornell extends its record to 11-2 overall, 5-0 in Ivy play. Brown honored its eight seniors - Obafemi Alese (Far Rockaway, NY), Clay Del Prince (Hamburg, NY), Johnny DePeters (Woodbury, CT), Roger Ferguson (Washington, DC), Sam Ford (Reisterstown, MD), Alex Jones (Annapolis, MD), Shane McHugh (Delray Beach, FL), and George Sherman (Greenwich, CT) - in pre-game ceremonies.

April 19, 2013
Brown Laxers Host #7 Cornell In Key Ivy Contest
Brown looks to keep its Ivy Playoff hopes alive against seventh-ranked Cornell on Saturday, April 20 at Stevenson Field. Coming off a 7-6 win over Providence, the Bears will look for their fourth win over the Big Red in the last six meetings. Brown fans that can’t make it to the game can watch live video stream on the internet and/or listen to the game on brownbears.com.

April 16, 2013
Brown Laxers Take On Providence In Ocean State Cup Matchup
Brown’s men’s lacrosse team will travel across the City of Providence to take on Providence College on Tuesday, April 16th, at Lennon Family Field in the 18th meeting between the two Renaissance City teams. The Bears and Friars will be competing for the Ocean State Cup, along with Bryant University, with the overall winner of the series among Rhode Island’s Division I lacrosse teams being awarded the trophy.

April 16, 2013
Brown Holds On For 7-6 Win Over Providence
Bears’ sophomore attackman Nick Piroli (Black River, NY) scored with 8:07 remaining to break a 6-6 tie, and junior goalie Will Round (Mt. Lebanon, PA) made four saves down the stretch, to lead Brown to a 7-6 win over Providence in an Ocean State Cup match-up at Lennon Family Field on the PC campus.

April 12, 2013
Brown Laxers Gear Up For Battle With #15 Yale
Coach Lars Tiffany’s Brown men’s lacrosse team (5-4, 1-2 Ivy) views tonight’s game against #15 Yale (6-3, 2-2 Ivy) as an important step towards the Ivy League Playoffs, with the Bears and Elis facing-off in New Haven at Reese Stadium, starting at 7 pm.

April 12, 2013
Late Fourth Quarter Goals Rallies #15 Yale Over Brown, 11-8
#15 Yale rallied with four late fourth quarter goals to earn an 11-8 come-from-behind win over Brown in an Ivy League game at Reece Stadium. The Bulldogs (7-3, 3-2 Ivy) earned their fourth straight win, while Brown dropped its fourth consecutive game to fall to 5-5 overall, 1-3 in the Ivy League.

April 6, 2013
Staunch Penn Defense Stops Brown, 10-3
Penn goalie Brian Feeney made 15 saves, several from point-blank range, to lead the Quakers to a 10-3 Ivy League win over Brown, sending the Bears to their third straight loss. Sophomore Nick Piroli, freshman Henry Blynn and junior Sam Hurster each scored goals for teh Bears. Brown falls to 5-4 overall, 1-2 in the Ivy League, while Penn advances to 6-3 overall, 2-2 in Ivy play.

April 5, 2013
Brown Hosts #17 Penn In Key Ivy Match-Up
Brown’s men’s lacrosse team returns home to Stevenson Field on Saturday, April 6, hosting the 17th-ranked Penn Quakers in a pivotal Ivy League match-up starting at 3 pm. The Bears (5-3, 1-1 Ivy) dropped back-to-back games against Top 10 teams last week and will be looking to get back on the winning track.

April 3, 2013
Clay Del Prince Named Senior CLASS Finalist
Ten NCAA® lacrosse student-athletes, who excel both on and off the field, were selected as finalists for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate men’s lacrosse, including Brown University senior defenseman Clay Del Prince (Hamburg, NY). To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. The complete list of finalists follows this release.

March 30, 2013
#8 Princeton Topples #19 Brown, 15-8
Eighth-ranked Princeton broke the game open with a 10-0 run from midway through the first quarter to early in the final quarter, to earn a 15-8 win over Brown in an Ivy League game at Class of 1952 Stadium. Princeton extends its record to 6-2 overall, 2-1 in the Ivy League, while the Bears drop to 5-3 overall, 1-1 in Ivy play. Senior middy Alex Jones (Annapolis, MD) led the Bears’ scoring with three goals.

March 29, 2013
#19 Brown Returns To Ivy Action Against #8 Princeton
The 19th-ranked Brown men’s lacrosse team travels to Princeton, NJ for a key Ivy match-up against 8th-ranked Princeton on Saturday, March 30, at Class of 1952 Stadium, starting at 1pm. The Bears come into the game with a 5-2 overall record, 1-0 in the Ivy League, while Princeton is 5-2 overall, 1-1 in Ivy play.

March 27, 2013
Third Quarter Surge Lifts #7 North Carolina Over #19 Brown, 18-12
Seventh-ranked North Carolina utilized a 7-4 third quarter surge to earn an 18-12 win over 19th-ranked Brown at Fetzer Field before a national television audience on ESPNU. The Tar Heels extend their record to 6-2 for the season, while Brown had its five game winning streak stopped, falling to 5-2 overall. Bears’ freshman attackman Henry Blynn (Villanova, PA), a two-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week, led the Bears with five goals against the Tar Heels.

March 26, 2013
Henry Blynn Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
Brown freshman attackman Henry Blynn (Villanova, Pa.) led an offensive explosion on Sunday with five goals in Brown’s 21-9 win at High Point and has been named the Ivy League’s Rookie of the Week for the second time this season.

March 26, 2013
#19 Brown Laxers Take On #7 North Carolina on ESPNU
Riding a five-game winning streak, the 19th-ranked Brown men's lacrosse team will travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., to take on seventh-ranked North Carolina on Wednesday, March 27 at Fetzer Field. The match-up between the Bears and Tar Heels will be televised live on ESPNU, starting at 6 pm, with Joe Beninati calling the play and Quint Kessenich and Paul Carcaterra providing the analysis.

March 24, 2013
Brown Wins Fifth Straight, Topples High Point, 21-8
The Brown men’s lacrosse team rolled to its fifth straight win behind freshman Henry Blynn’s (Villanova, PA) career high five goals, earning a 21-8 win over High Point at rainy Vert Stadium Sunday afternoon. The victory gives the Bears a 5-1 overall record and some momentum heading into Wednesday’s game against North Carolina. High Point falls to 2-7 with the loss. The 21 goals are the most scored by a Brown team since a 21-9 victory over Providence in 1999.

March 18, 2013
Freshman Jack Kelly Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
Brown freshman goalkeeper Jack Kelly (West Islip, N.Y.) was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for his play in the Bears’ 11-9 win over Harvard Saturday evening in the Ivy opener for both teams. It’s the third straight week that a Brown freshman has won at least a share of Ivy Rookie of the Week honors, and Kelly is the third different Brown recipient.

March 16, 2013
Brown Rallies For 11-9 Win Over Harvard, Earning Fourth Straight Win
Senior George Sherman (Greenwich, CT) scored an unassisted goal with 6:15 remaining to break a 9-9 tie and vault Brown to an 11-9 come-from-behind Ivy League victory over Harvard Saturday evening at Stevenson Field. Brown earned its fourth straight win to extend its record to 4-1 overall, 1-0 in the Ivy League, while Harvard falls to 2-3 overall, 0-1 in Ivy play.

March 15, 2013
Brown Laxers Launch Ivy Season At Home Against Harvard
The march to the Ivy League and NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournaments begins Saturday evening, March 16, with Brown hosting Harvard at Stevenson Field, starting at 7:00 p.m. Brown (3-1) looks to ride the momentum of a three-game winning streak into Saturday’s game against the Crimson (2-2), as both teams open up the six-game Ivy League schedule.

March 9, 2013
Hurster, DePeters Lead Brown Laxers Over St. Joseph’s, 17-9
Senior midfielder Johnny DePeters (Woodbury, CT) and junior attackman Sam Hurster (St. Louis, MO) scored three goals each, as Brown scored early and often to gain its third straight win, 17-9, over St. Joseph’s at chilly Stevenson Field.

March 8, 2013
Brown Laxers Return Home To Face St. Joseph’s
Brown returns home to Stevenson Field after two road victories to face St. Joseph’s on Saturday, March 9, starting at 1 pm. The Bears and Hawks will be meeting for the fourth time with Brown leading the series by a 3-0 margin.

March 6, 2013
Sam Hurster’s Five Goals Lifts Brown Over Hartford, 14-4
Junior Sam Hurster (St. Louis, MO) scored five goals to power the Brown men’s lacrosse team to a 14-4 non-league win over Hartford Wednesday afternoon at Alumni Stadium. The win lifts the Bears to 2-1 overall, while Hartford falls to 0-3.

March 4, 2013
Kylor Bellistri Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
Brown freshman attackman Kylor Bellistri (Potomac, MD) was named the Ivy League’s Rookie of the Week in men’s lacrosse for his role in Brown’s stunning 9-8 overtime win over fifth-ranked UMass Saturday afternoon in Amherst, MA.

March 2, 2013
Mellynchuk’s Overtime Goals Lifts Brown Laxers Over #5 UMass, 9-8
Junior midfielder Dan Mellynchuk’s (West Sayville, NY) second goal of the game with 2:31 remaining in overtime rallied the Brown men’s lacrosse team to a 9-8 victory over fifth-ranked UMass at Garber Field, sending the Minutemen to their first loss of the season.

March 1, 2013
Brown and #5 UMass Face-Off In Storied New England Rivalry
The Brown and #5 UMass men’s lacrosse teams will be facing-off for the 46th time on Saturday, March 2 at Garber Field on the UMass campus, starting at 2 pm. Brown, with 12 NCAA Tournament appearances, and UMass with 19 NCAA post-season berths, are the dominant lacrosse programs in New England history.

February 23, 2013
Quinnipiac Rallies For 9-7 Win Over Brown In Season Opener
Quinnipiac junior goalie Gill Connors made 20 saves to stymie Brown’s offense, leading the Bobcats to a 9-7 win over the Bears at Stevenson Field in the season opening game for both teams. Junior attackman Sam Hurster finished with two goals and an assist to lead the Bears.

February 21, 2013
Brown Opens 2013 Lacrosse Season At Home Against Quinnipiac
The emerald turf at Stevenson Field will shine this week as the Brown men’s lacrosse team opens its 2013 season at home against Quinnipiac on Saturday, February 23, starting at 1 pm. All Brown home lacrosse games are video streamed live on brownbears.com, with Mike Rubin and Mike Mancuso calling all the action.

February 20, 2013
Clay Del Prince Named 2013 Senior CLASS Award Candidate
Brown senior defenseman Clay Del Prince (Hamburg, NY) is one of 20 NCAA® lacrosse student-athletes, who excel both on and off the field, to be selected as candidates for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate men’s lacrosse. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. The complete list of candidates follows this release.

February 15, 2013
Brown Lacrosse Announces Its Team of the Decade: 2000-2009
The National Goalie of the Year, several Ivy League Players of the Year and an array of All-Americans, highlight the Brown Lacrosse Team of the Decade from 2000-2009 as announced by Brown Lacrosse coach Lars Tiffany. The All Decade Team was announced at recent Brown Alumni Event in New York City.

January 30, 2013
Brown Lacrosse Hosts Coaches Clinic On February 10th
The Brown men’s lacrosse coaching staff will host a free clinic for all college, high school and youth lacrosse coaches on Sunday, February 10, starting at 10 am, at the Olney Margolies Athletic Center (OMAC) and Stevenson Field.

January 16, 2013
Ferguson Drafted In 4th Round of MLL Collegiate Draft
The Denver Outlaws selected Brown senior All-Ivy defenseman Roger Ferguson (Washington, DC) in the fourth round of the MLL Collegiate Draft. Ferguson was the 31st overall pick in the draft.

October 2, 2012
Brown Lacrosse Announces 2013 Men's Lacrosse Captains / 2012 Team Awards
Brown men's lacrosse coach Lars Tiffany named senior defensemen Clay Del Prince (Hamburg, NY) and Sam Ford (Reistertown, MD) team captains for the 2013 season and presented the Bears' 2012 team awards and the program's annual team and alumni banquet.

August 21, 2012
Brown Mourns The Passing of Charlie Kenney '10
The Brown community mourns the passing of former lacrosse stalwart Charlie Kenney '10, who died earlier today from an unexpected seizure. Charlie Kenney was a tremendous man.