Bears Entertain Holy Cross On Tuesday Evening In New England Matchup

Stephen Hudak '18
Stephen Hudak '18

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.

 

Watch Live: Video of all home contests and all Ivy League games, home and away, will be broadcast live on the Ivy League Digital Network. Fans can subscribe and view games by purchasing yearly, monthly, weekly or daily packages: http://www.ivyleaguedigitalnetwork.com/brown/

 

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.

 

Purchase Brown Tickets:  Tickets for all Brown men's lacrosse home games can be purchased online at brownbears.com, calling the Brown Athletics Ticket Office at (401) 863-2773, or walking up to the Box Office located in the Pizzitola Sports Center, open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.