Providence, R.I. - Brown lacrosse coach Lars Tiffany has introduced the Brown Lacrosse Class of 2017, with 10 student-athletes arriving on College Hill in September 2013. This year's talented class includes nine first-year players and a transfer, who are standouts on the playing field and in the classroom.
"The newest faces in our program know they have much in front of themselves before they can become starters," said Tiffany. "But the incoming class will be leaned on heavily early in their careers if they are physically and emotionally prepared to make the hefty jump to collegiate lacrosse. This class brings a wealth of talent at the offensive and defensive ends of the field, as well as a potential impact player at the Faceoff X. The coaching staff is eager to aggressively push these men as they make the transition to the speed and physicality of the Division One game."
Jimmy Coughlan #54
Ward Melville H.S. and Choate
H.S. Coach: Mike Hoppey
Prep School Coach: Mike Velez
Secondary School Background - Choate (PG Year) - Lacrosse: Leading scorer/points leader in 2013 with 27 goals 9 assists…Founder's League champions (first time in 20 years)…First Team All-Western New England selection…New England West All-Star Game selection…Winner of Choate's Robert Berry Excellence in Lacrosse award…Football: Played nose guard, linebacker and fullback on the varsity football team…Winner of the Jim Fowler Hustle and Dedication Award…Team went 8-1…Ward Melville High School - Lacrosse: Senior captain… two-year varsity starter…Unsung Hero Award…Football: As a junior, running back and safety.
Parent's: Mary and Jim Coughlan
"Brown University gives me the opportunity to compete both athletically and academically at an extremely high level. The positive energy that exists on campus is exactly what I was looking for during my college process."
Matt Graham #1
Amityville, New York
Chaminade High School
H.S. Coach: Jack Moran
Secondary School Background - lettered two years varsity lacrosse, one in basketball and one football…First Team All-Long Island Lacrosse team…US Lacrosse All-American…Captain of varsity lacrosse team in 2012…Varsity Most Valuable player 2012…All-League CHSAA 2012 and 2013…Ranked No. 29 attackman by ESPNHS in 2012 class ... Named All-Long Island Senior year ... Football all-league senior year. Lacrosse all-league junior year ... Competed at the All-American Disney Lacrosse Showcase ... Played with the LI Express Club team from 2008-11…Football: Most Valuable Player 2012…All-League CHSAA 2012
Personal: The son of Jim and Joann Graham ... Has two siblings, Tim and Meg ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts... Undeclared major.... Born 11/5/93 in Amityville, NY… Transferred to Brown from Michigan.
"Brown's excellent academic and athletic reputation gives me the opportunity to excel on and off the field. I fell in love with the campus, and I am very excited to be part of Brown for the next four years."
Larken Kemp #42
Phillips Academy Andover
H.S. Coach: Steve Moreland
Secondary School Background - Lacrosse: 3 Varsity Letters…Team Captain as Senior…Three-year starter… School record for goals (12), points (32), and ground balls (128) in a year for a defenseman as junior… Received Kalkstein Award for Team's Most Valuable Player as junior (first underclassmen)… All-American as Senior… Press Club Award for most capable male athlete in the school…Phillipian newspaper's male athlete of the year…Football: 1 Varsity Letter… Two-way starter (WR/DB)… School Record for Receiving Yards in Game (237)… led NEPSAC in yards per catch (21.65), All New England Offensive Selection...Hockey: 3 Varsity Letters, Three-year starter.
Parent's: Patricia and Lawrence Kemp
"Brown provided the best opportunity to pursue my passions both in the classroom and on the field. I believe in what Brown represents, and in the lacrosse program's 'Brown State' mentality."
Dino LaValle #3
Manhasset, New York
Manhasset High School
H.S. Coach: Bill Cherry
Secondary School Background: Lettered in lacrosse (3) and football (1)…Lacrosse: All County/Academic All County… leading goal scorer 2012… two-year starter…. MSG Varsity top 25 players to watch on Long Island 2013… National Honor Society Member/Exemplars Honor Society Member…Football: Started at running back, punt return and kick return his senior year…Team: Lacrosse: Nassau County Semifinalist 2012, Nassau County Finalist 2011, 2013: Football: Nassau County Quarterfinalist 2012
Parent's: Rita and William LaValle
"The opportunity to attend one of the most prestigious universities in the country in addition to being part of a team of competitive, successful and highly talented players and coaches made Brown an easy choice. I immediately knew it was were I wanted to be after my visit."
AJ Lucchese #31
H.S. Coach: Ned Herter
Secondary School Background - Lacrosse: 4 varsity letters… 2-time Independent School League (ISL) champion… US Lacrosse All-American… 3-time ISL All Star… #2 in career points at Middlesex with 200 on 106 goals and 94 assists….2013: 1st lone captain since 1990, 1st team All ISL, Led ISL with 78 points on 38 goals and 40 assists, US Lacrosse All-American, Ruth S. Kondon Memorial Lacrosse Bowl…2012: ISL Champions, Led ISL with 65 points on 39 goals and 26 assists, 1st team All ISL, BostonLax.net 1st team All Star…2011: 2nd in ISL scoring, All ISL honorable mention…2010: Only freshman on ISL championship team; a four year member of the Laxachusetts Lacrosse Club…Ice Hockey: 4 varsity letters…2-time All ISL All Star…lone captain senior year… 103 career points on 41 goals and 62 assists… NEPSHA playoff team senior year… 2-time William Barber Tournament Champions… Joseph Morrill Jr. Hockey Bowl awarded by vote of the team…Soccer: earned 1 varsity letter…Other Athletic Honors – Middlesex School's outstanding athlete award sophomore… Two-year John C. R. Kelton '29 Athletic Prize winner…Class II Alumni Athletic Prize…Charles L. Prince '63 Memorial Bowl.
Academic Honors and Awards: Middlesex graduate with high credit… High honors every semester… AP Scholar with honor… the Lawrence Terry Prize (academic distinction and outstanding citizenship)… the Joseph W. Lang Bowl (qualities of character, a strong role model and an authentic leader)… the Science Department Prize in Environmental Science.
Parent's: Tracey and Al Lucchese
"I chose Brown, because it has everything I am looking for in a university and a lacrosse program. With Ivy League academics, a true commitment to winning by an energetic and enthusiastic coaching staff, and the amazing campus and facilities that are so close to home, Brown was the perfect fit."
Dylan Molloy #4
Setauket, New York
St. Anthony's High School
H.S. Coach: Keith Wieczorek
Secondary School Background: Lacrosse: Named to the Newsday All Long Island team…2013 Senior Varsity Captain… Led team in points… CHSAA "AA" league runner up… Awarded CHSAA US Lacrosse Academic All-American, Selected as St. Anthony's Lacrosse team MVP… Received St. Anthony's Distinguished Student Athlete Award… 2013 All Tri-State Boys Lacrosse 2nd team attack selection… 2012 Varsity starter… All-League selection…second on team in points…CHSAA "AA" League Champions… Received two Varsity letters… 2012 Under Armour Underclassman player selected for Long Island Team…Selected for Suffolk County Showcase team to play against Nassau County team….Junior Varsity Captain 9th and 10th grade, led both teams in points…Cross Country: Varsity Letter…Winter Track: Varsity Letter
Academic Accolades: Principals Honor Roll (15 semesters over a 95% average) received medal at graduation… St Bonaventure Award (Highest Academic Award at St. Anthony's, over 95%) 10th, 11th, 12th…High Honor Roll 9, 10, 11, 12…SALT Member (St. Anthony's Student Leader Ship) 10, 11
Parent's: Lynn and Don Molloy
"I chose Brown for it's Academic reputation and it's open curriculum. When I visited Brown University I felt very comfortable on the campus and I could see myself attending school there and thriving academically. I am excited to play on the Brown lacrosse team with a great group of hard working, dedicated athletes."
JJ Ntshaykolo #24
San Francisco, CA
The Thacher School, Ojai CA
High School Coach: Cam Spaulding
Secondary School Background: Lacrosse: 4 Varsity Letters…started in every game for all 4 years on Defense…2013 - Team Captain…2013 Adrenaline All-American…2013 U.S. Lacrosse All American…2012 U.S. Lacrosse All American…2011 U.S. Lacrosse All American…Football (8 Man Football): 3 Varsity Letters, starter in every game for 3 years…2012 - Team Captain…2012 - All CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) First Team…2012 - Team MVP…Soccer: 3 Varsity Letter…starter in every game for 3 years…2013 -- All CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) Second Team
School Award: 2013 – Recipient of the Thacher Lettermen Club Perpetual Sportsmanship Award.
Parent's: Kelly Prichett and Remy Ntshaykolo
"Brown excels athletically and academically, offering a good mix of the two. When I stepped onto the campus I immediately felt I would be able to thrive both as an athlete and as a student. I felt an immediate kinship with the team and the coach."
Ted Ottens #37
Wilton High School
H.S. Coach John Wiseman
Secondary School Background - Lacrosse: 2013 Class M State Champions…All-American…First team All-State…First team All-FCIAC…Best Fogo in the tri-state area by MSG Varsity…2012:First team All-State…First team all-FCIAC…Second team All-Metro…All-Area MVP…2011: Class M State Champions…All -FCIAC honorable mention.
Academic (2013): Scholar-athlete award…Scholar- athlete of the month
Parent's: Elaine and John Ottens
"I chose Brown because it was not like any other school. Its top academic level and competitive lacrosse program definitely affected my decision. What I thought was really special about Brown's community was that everyone that I talked to were extremely friendly and down to earth. The people were so normal and at the same time held some type of incredible talent. This along with the coaching staff closed the book with my decision. I know that I can trust my lacrosse career playing under Coach Tiffany. He's a man whom I respect a great deal and got to know over my high school career."
Alec Tulett #25
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Royal St. George's College
Toronto Beach Lacrosse Club
Box Lacrosse Coach: Bruce Codd
Secondary School Background: Lacrosse: Field - 2012 Team Ontario U-19 National Champion…2011 Team Ontario U-16 National Finalist…2011 Ontario Lacrosse Association – Jamieson Kuhlmann award awarded annually to the midget (15-16 year old) field lacrosse player demonstrating excellence in field lacrosse, citizenship and academics…2011 Reebok Top 100 MVP…2011 NSCLA "All American"…2010 Ontario U-16 Field Lacrosse All-Star Team. Box: 2007 – 2010 Captain/ Co-Captain of Toronto Beaches Minor…2007 – 2010 Zone 6 All-Star Team…School: 2013 RSGC Athletic Letter – received for playing a Varsity sport every term of high school (Hockey, Volleyball, Badminton)…2013 Knights Award for outstanding commitment to sports at the Varsity and National level…2012 Senior School House Captain – Westminster…2011 U-15 Hockey MVP…2009 Athlete of the Year.
Academics: Honors with Distinction Grade 7 – 12…Grade 10 Cayley Math Contest School Champion… enriched math award…Grade 10 drama award…Grade 9 Pascal Math Contest School Champion
Parent's: Jennifer Price and Martin Tulett
"Brown seemed like a great fit from the second I first stepped on campus; the small school feel and academic focus made me feel at home. The people I met were what really made the difference, they were friendly, articulate and appeared to be enjoying life at Brown."
Brewster Warble #14
Bronxville High School
High School coach: Tim Horgan
Secondary School Background: Lacrosse: 2013 NY State Class C finalist…2013, 2012, 2011 NY State Semi Finalist (class C)…2013, 2012, 2011 NY State Regional Champions…2013, 2012, 2011 NY State Section 1 Class C Champions…Record of 63-6 as a 3 years starter at midfield…Team Captain 2013, 2012… four year letter winner, three year starter…Career Ground Ball record at Bronxville High School of 327…"K"ourage, Heart and Hustle Award 2012…All Section 2013, 2012…All League 2013, 2012, 2011 Journal News All Star Team…US Lacrosse Academic All-American Scholar …113 goals, 42 assists for 155 career points and 327 Ground Balls… Bronxville High School Brinsmade Award Winner: Given to the outstanding male senior athlete at Bronxville High School…Street Medal Award Winner: Highest Academic/Athletic Award…Soccer: Team Captain and MVP 2012 and four year letter winner, four year starter…All State 2012, 2011…All Section 2012, 2011…All League 2012, 2011, 2010…Bronco-Fest All Tournament team 2012. Winter Track: Two-year letter winner…All League Champion 800m Relay 2012, 2011…All League Champion 55M Hurdles 2012, 2011…All League Champion long jump 2012, 2011…School record in long Jump of 19'6''.
Parent's: Melissa and Brennan Warble
"The environment at Brown felt comfortable yet challenging. The intensity of the student-athletes and coaches was evident on my official and unofficial visits. I knew I wanted to be a part of the Brown community."