Providence, R.I. – Coming off a 13-8 win over Harvard, Brown returns to Stevenson-Pincince Field to battle New England rival Holy Cross on Tuesday evening, March 21. The Bears will look to extend their 15-0 series advantage over the Crusaders in a game broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network at 7:00 pm.
The Bears: Well rested after an 11-day break, Brown (2-3, 1-0 Ivy) opened its Ivy League season with a 13-8 win over Harvard on Saturday. Attackman Dylan Molloy '17 and midfielder Stephen Hudak '18 each had three goals and an assist to pace the Bears.
The Crusaders: Holy Cross (2-5) is coming off a 10-4 loss to #8 Army on Saturday. Marc Buermann netted two goals to pace the Crusaders.
Bear Facts: With three goals and an assist vs. Harvard, Dylan Molloy '17 moved into 19th place all-time in NCAA Division I career scoring with 275 points, while his 170 career goals are 20th in the NCAA record book. Brown's starting attack of Molloy, Jack Kniffin '20 and Luke McCaleb '20 have posted 310 career points and 190 career goals, the third best total in the nation…Midfielder Steven Hudak '18 has scored three goals in each of his last three games.
Brown-Holy Cross – Series Record: The Brown-Holy Cross series dates back to 1963 with the Bears holding a 15-0 series advantage over the Crusaders. The two teams met last year with the Bears coming away with a 20-7 victory.
Freshmen In Starting Roles: The Bears have started three freshmen in each of their five games – goalie Phil Goss (San Francisco, CA), and attackmen Jack Kniffin (Darien, CT) and Luke McCaleb (Chevy Chase, MD). Goss made a career high 19 saves against #10 Rutgers and turned aside 13 shots vs. Villanova. He registered 11 saves in Brown's 13-8 Ivy win over Harvard…Kniffin had six goals and an assist vs. Quinnipiac and added three goals and two assists against Stony Brook… McCaleb netted a career high five goals against Villanova and registered four goals and three assists in his collegiate debut vs. Quinnipiac. He scored a goal with three assists vs. Stony Brook.
Dylan Molloy – Tewaaraton Award Winner: Senior captain Dylan Molloy (Setauket, NY), the nation's premier offensive player, returns to the lineup after capturing the 2016 Tewaaraton Award as the nation's top player, and being named the USILA Player of the Year and USILA Attackman of the Year. He's also a two-time Ivy League and New England Player of the Year. His 170 career goals rank 20th in NCAA Lacrosse history, while his 275 career points are 19th all-time. Molloy picked-up where he left off last year with four goals and four assists vs. Quinnipiac and was named the Ivy League's Player of the Week. He came back with four goals and two assists vs. Stony Brook, and had three goals and one assist against #10 Rutgers. He added three goals against both Villanova and Harvard. Molloy was the catalyst of the nation's top-ranked offense in 2016 and led the country with 116 points, 54 assists and 6.44 points per game. The First Team All-American registered five or more points in 15 of 18 contests, helping the Bears to a school-record 16 wins and the Ivy League Championship. He is the sixth player in NCAA history to post at least 50 goals and 50 assists in a single season. His 170 career goals are a Brown record. He's the nation's active leading scorer with 275 career points, and his 116 points in 2016 rank fourth in NCAA history, trailing only former Tewaaraton winners Lyle Thompson (128 in 2014; 121 in 2015) and Miles Thompson (119 in 2014).
Consecutive Point Streak: 6th nationally - 43 games dating back to April 19, 2014 (242 Points)
Consecutive Goal Streak: #1 nationally - 30 games dating back to April 4, 2015 (100 goals)
Molloy's Career Statistics:
GP G A Pts.
2014 14 29 10 39
2015 17 62 30 92
2016 18 62 54 116
2017 5 17 11 28
Total 54 170 105 275
BROWN LACROSSE: TOP 10 ALL-TIME LEADING SCORERS
Player G A Pts.
1 Darren Lowe (1992) 111 205 316
2. Dylan Molloy '17 170 105 275
3 David Evans (1996) 145 87 232
4. Tom Gagnon (1986) 109 99 208
5. Andy Towers (1993) 150 53 203
6. Kylor Bellistri (2016) 124 48 172
7. Oliver Marti (1993) 144 27 171
8. Rick Handelman (1980) 59 109 168
9. Tom Draper (1964) 123 39 162
Andrew Feinberg (2011) 124 38 162
Molloy Named Senior CLASS Candidate: Brown senior attackman Dylan Molloy (Setauket, NY), the 2016 Tewaaraton Award winner as the nation's top player, is among 20 of the top NCAA® men's lacrosse student-athletes, who excel both on and off the field, to be selected as candidates today for the 2017 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate 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.
NCAA Division I Record Book – Career Points
Years Gm. Goals Asst. Pts.
1. Lyle Thompson, Albany 2012-15 70 175 225 400
2. Rob Pannell, Cornell 2009-13 72 150 204 354
3. Matt Danowski, Duke 2004-08 80 170 183 353
4. Joe Vasta, Air Force 1983-86 -- 173 170 343
5. Tim Nelson, NC Stats, Syracuse 1982;83-85 57 99 221 320
6. Darren Lowe, Brown 1989-92 61 111 205 316
7. Chris Cameron, Lehigh 1986-89 66 150 157 307
Michael Powell, Syracuse 2001-04 66 150 157 307
9. Tony Asterino, Siena 1978-81 47 168 136 304
Jordan Wolf, Duke 2011-14 81 184 120 304
11. Mike French, Cornell 1974-76 47 191 105 296
12. Miles Thompson, Albany 2011-14 61 190 105 295
13. Casey Powell, Syracuse 1995-98 58 158 129 287
Ryan Powell, Syracuse 1997-00 61 137 150 287
15. Zack Greer, Duke 2005-08 67 206 79 285
16. Scott Montgomery, Vermont 1983-86 53 78 205 283
17. Tim O'Hara, Syracuse 1977-80 56 124 158 282
18. Stan Cockerton, NC State 1977-80 44 193 87 280
19. Jeff Spooner, UMass 1974-77 53 134 141 275
Dylan Molloy, Brown 2014-17 54 170 105 275
21. Randy Colley, Notre Dame 1992-95 55 173 100 273
22. Brian LaMastro, Hartford 1999-02 61 140 129 269
Steele Stanwick, Virginia 2009-12 69 126 143 269
24. John Zulberti, Syracuse 1986-89 60 109 158 267
25. Jim McAleavey, UMass 1988-91 57 95 171 266
NCAA Division I Record Book – Career Goals
Years Gm. Goals
1. Zach Greer, Duke 2005-08 67 206
2. Max Quinzani, Duke 2007-10 78 199
3. Stan Cockerton, NC State 1977-80 44 193
4. Gary Gait, Syracuse 1987-90 56 192
5. Mike French, Cornell 1974-76 47 191
6. Miles Thompson, Albany 2011-14 61 190
7. Merrick Thompson, Albany 2004-07 65 188
Wesley Berg, Denver 2012-15 73 188
9. Terry Riordan, Johns Hopkins 1992-95 56 184
Jordan Wolf, Duke 2011-14 81 184
11. Tom Marechek, Syracuse 1989-92 58 182
Buddy Eastwood, Stony Brook 2013-16 66 182
13. John DiMento, Air Force 1987-90 -- 176
14. Jeff Reh, Adelphi 1987-90 53 175
Jordan McBride, Stony Brook 2008-11 60 175
Lyle Thompson, Albany 2015-15 70 175
17. Joe Vasta, Air Force 1983-86 -- 173
Randy Colley, Notre Dame 1992-95 55 173
19. Cort Knodel, Canisius 1994-97 58 172
20. Matt Danowski, Duke 2004-08 80 170
Dylan Molloy, Brown 2014-17 54 170
22. Tony Asterino, Siena 1978-81 47 168
23. Joseph Radin, Marist 2013-16 63 166
24. Doug Knight, Virginia 1994-97 60 165
25. Peter Baum, Colgate 2010-13 62 164
Kemp – First Team All-American LSM: Senior First Team All-American LSM Larken Kemp (Greenwich, CT) is recognized as the top long stick middy in the nation with a nose for the ball and the ability to score from anywhere on the field. He netted a goal and caused two turnovers in Brown's win over Harvard. Kemp picked-up seven ground balls vs. Villanova, and put together a big game against Quinnipiac with a goal, three assists and seven ground balls. He paced the Bears with six ground balls and two caused turnovers against #10 Rutgers. A First Team All-Ivy and All-New England selection in 2016, Kemp is equally adept on the offensive and defensive ends of the field, and excels on the wing during face-offs. He was 12th nationally in caused turnovers (1.83 per game), 20th in ground balls (4.94 per game) and had six goals and 12 assists in 2016. Kemp wreaked havoc with Navy in the NCAA Quarterfinals, causing four turnovers and picking up five ground balls.
Hudak Paces Midfield: Junior middy Stephen Hudak (Rydal, PA) is Brown's leading scorer from the midfield with 12 goals and three assists. He has scored three goals in consecutive games vs. Rutgers, Villanova and Harvard.
Graham and Song Return To Midfield: With the goal of getting the top six offensive players on the field, the midfield group will be headed by senior captain Matt Graham (Amityville, NY), who had 18 goals and 13 assists a year ago. Graham played his first game of the season against #10 Rutgers and responded with two goals. He added a goal and an assist vs. Villanova and added two goals against Harvard. Sophomore Carson Song (Charlotte, NC), a USILA Preseason All-American, has scored goals against Quinnipiac, Stony Brook and Harvard. He had five goals and 11 assists a year ago.
Ottens Facing-Off: Junior Ted Ottens (Wilton, CT) was a regular contributor in the face-off X a year ago and has taken over the starting role. He captured 20-of-25 face-offs in Brown's season opener vs. Quinnipiac, while adding a goal and an assist, and won 26-of-46 face-offs vs. Stony Brook. His 39 ground balls lead the Brown team. He has gotten into the scoring mix with four goals and two assists this season. Last year, Ottens captured 80-of-137 face-offs (.584) and picked up 29 ground balls. He won all 10 face-offs vs. Providence and captured 6-of-7 face-offs vs. Cornell. He'll be challenged in the face-off X by sophomore Will Richardson (Wellesley, MA), who won 9-of-15 face-offs last season, and freshman Jason Simaan (Newport Beach, CA).
Tullet For the Defense: Anchoring the Bears' close defense is senior Second Team All-American Alec Tulett (Toronto, Ontario), who is also a First Team All-Ivy and All-New England selection. He is a strong force in the Bears' backline and picked up six ground balls against both Quinnipiac and Stony Brook. He returned to the lineup against Harvard and had a goal, four ground balls and two caused turnovers. Last year, Tulett also got into the offensive mix, with five goals and eight assists. A two-year starter for the Bears, Tulett ranked 16th in the nation in ground balls (5.5 per game) last year. He had a goal and five ground balls in Brown's NCAA Quarterfinal win over Navy. He had four ground balls and two caused turnovers in Brown's NCAA First Round win over Johns Hopkins, and picked up five ground balls and caused a turnover in Brown's win over Virginia. Tulett excelled on the offensive side of the ball against Princeton, scoring two goals, while also picking up seven ground balls against the Tigers.
Ntshaykolo Wreaks Havoc: Junior close defenseman JJ Ntshaykolo (San Francisco, CA) had a sensational 2016 campaign and earned Honorable Mention All-Ivy honors. He leads the Bears with eight caused turnovers. Ntshaykolo had picked up five ground balls and caused three turnovers in Brown's win over Harvard. He picked up three ground balls and forced two turnovers vs. Quinnipiac in Brown's season opener. Last year, he started 18-of-19 games and picked up 24 ground balls, while causing 20 turnovers.
Tewaaraton Award Candidates: Brown returns three All-Americans to the lineup, including attackman Dylan Molloy '17, a First Team All-American attackman and last year's Tewaaraton Award winner, First Team All-American LSM Larken Kemp '17 and Second Team All-American defenseman Alec Tulett '17. All three have been named to the 2017 Tewaaraton Watch List.
Head Coach Mike Daly: First year head Brown lacrosse coach Mike Daly comes to Brown after guiding the Tufts University men's lacrosse program to three NCAA National Championship titles while boasting the nation's highest scoring offense. Daly, the sixth Brown men's lacrosse coach since 1963, posted a record of 244-83 in 18 seasons as head coach at Tufts, with nine NCAA Tournament appearances and seven NESCAC titles. His Tufts teams won national championships in 2010, 2014 and 2015. Tufts led the nation in scoring last spring with 402 goals in 23 games for a 17.48 per game average. The Jumbos won their seventh consecutive NESCAC title and finished the year with a 20-3 record, falling in the National Championship game. Daly is among the top 10 active coaches for winning percentage and is in the top 20 for victories. A two time USILA F. Morris Touchstone National Coach of the Year (2010 and 2014), Daly's teams have won 20 or more games four times and made five appearances in the National Championship game. Daly oversaw a prolific Tufts offense that scored 423 goals in 2014 to set an NCAA record for a single season for all divisions.
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Next Game: Brown travels to Amherst, Mass., on Saturday, March 25 to battle UMass in the 52nd meeting between the two New England rivals. Face-off is 12 noon at Garbor Field.
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