Brown Laxers Earn All-New England Athletic and Academic Honors
Providence, R.I. - 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.
A pre-med concentrator at Brown, Del Prince, is a senior captain and a three-year starter and defensive stalwart. He was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team and was selected as a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award. Del Prince earned All-New England honors after leading the team in caused turnovers. He is active in the community, playing a leadership role in the team's major community service effort, its annual 36-hour run through which the Bears raise money for various causes, including the Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence's Amos House and the Innocence Project.
Now a two-time All-New England selection, Ferguson has been a mainstay in the Bears' defensive effort as a long stick middy for the last four years, and was an All-Ivy selection in 2013. His 50 ground balls ranked second on the Brown team. Ferguson also had success in the offensive zone, registering goals against Quinnipiac, Harvard and Dartmouth, while handing out seven assists. An American studies concentrator, his 15 caused turnovers were third on the Brown team.
Ford is a two-year All-New England selection and three-year starter at close defense. He enjoys getting involved on the offensive end of the field, often making coast-to-coast scoring runs. A Philosophy concentrator, Ford scored goals against Harvard, High Point, North Carolina and Cornell, and distributed three assists. He's a member of the Bears' close defense that ranked second nationally in scoring. A two-time All-Ivy selection, Ford's 56 ground balls led the Brown team.
Sherman is a Business, Organizations and Entrepreneurship concentrator, who led the Bears with 17 assists for the 2013 season. He was Brown's third leading scorer overall with 25 points. He scored two goals and handed out an assist in Brown's win over Bryant. Sherman, who started all 14 games in the Bears' midfield, distributed three assists in games against Hartford and High Point.