April 2, 2009

Streaking #9 Bears Host Yale on Saturday

April 2, 2009

Providence, Rhode Island - The 9th-ranked Brown men's lacrosse team returns home for its first game at Stevenson Field, hosting Yale on Saturday, April 4, starting at 3:00 p.m. The Bears (8-1, 1-0 Ivy) have won seven straight games following Tuesday's 11-7 win over Bryant. Yale comes into Saturday's game with a 4-4 overall record, 1-2 in Ivy play. The return to Stevenson field gives Brown fans the opportunity to watch the game live via video streaming on the B2 Network.

About The Bears: Brown's hard-fought 11-7 victory over Bryant on Tuesday was the first ever meeting between the two Rhode Island schools. Junior Thomas Muldoon and sophomore Andrew Feinberg scored four goals each to lead the Bears...Senior Reade Seligmann scored a goal and had four assists against Bryant...The Bears are averaging 12.1 goals per game in 2009 after averaging 8.5 goals per game a year ago...Feinberg's 25 goals (2.8 per game) ranks third in the Ivy League...Muldoon extended his consecutive game point streak to 29 games, sixth best in the nation, dating back to April 7, 2007. During that time, Muldoon has 59 goals and 18 assists. His 17 goals in 2009 rank second on the Brown team...Feinberg leads the Bears in scoring with 36 points (25 goals, 11 assists)...Senior Kyle Hollingsworth's 19 assists rank second in the Ivy League...Sophomore Peter Fallon leads the Bears with 32 ground balls, while freshman Rob Schlesinger is second with 24 ground balls.

Vote For Jordan Burke For Lowe's Senior Class Award: Senior All-American goalie Jordan Burke was recently named a finalist for the Lowe's Senior Class Award for achievement on the field, in the classroom and in the community. Voting will take place online at www.seniorclassaward.com/athletes/jordan_burke/¬¬ , and for the first time in the history of the award, fans will also be able to vote via text from March 27 to May 7. Text LAX2 to 839863. Brown fans can vote once every day in support of Burke.

About Yale: The Bulldogs have earned wins over Holy Cross (13-8), Providence (11-10 ot), Penn (14-13 ot) and Hartford (9-7), with losses to UMass (18-6), Duke (14-6), Cornell (15-8) and Princeton (11-7)...Yale's face-off man, senior Kevin Discepolo, is the Ivy League leader with 6.5 ground balls per game. He has captured 101 of 184 face-offs (.549), to lead the Ivy League...Senior attackman Michael Karwoski leads the Elis in scoring with 22 points (15 goals, 7 assists).

Last Year's Game: Kyle Hollingsworth's unassisted goal with 11 seconds remaining broke an 8-8 tie and lifted Brown to a 9-8, over Yale at Reece Stadium. Thomas Muldoon added four goals for the Bears. Brown leads the overall series, which dates back to 1927, by a 34-18-1 margin.

Brown Head Coach Lars Tiffany: Third-year head coach Lars Tiffany is a 1990 Brown graduate and a two-year Brown lacrosse captain under then Brown coach Dom Starsia. He played on two Brown teams that earned NCAA Tournament berths, and played in the North-South Senior All-Star Game. He was named the 2008 New England Coach of the Year after guiding the Brown men's lacrosse team to the Ivy League Championship and returning the program to national prominence.

2009 Brown Men's Lacrosse Schedule

2/21 Sat. at Lehigh W, 13-12 2/28 Sat. HOFSTRA L, 10-11 (2ot) 3/ 6 Fri. QUINNIPIAC W, 7-3 3/ 8 Sun. DENVER W, 12-11 3/ 14 Sat. at UMass W, 9-8 3/ 21 Sat. at Dartmouth W, 14-8 3/ 24 Tue. at Vermont W, 16-8 3/ 28 Sat. DELAWARE W, 13-5 3/ 31 Tue. at Bryant W, 11-7 4/ 4 Sat. YALE 3:00 p.m. 4/ 11 Sat. PENN 1:00 p.m. 4/ 15 Wed. at Harvard 7:00 p.m. 4/ 18 Sat. at Providence 7:00 p.m. 4/ 25 Sat. CORNELL 1:00 p.m. 5/ 2 Sat. at Princeton 1:00 p.m. 5/ 9 - Sat.- NCAA First Round Playoffs TBA 5/10 Sun NCAA First Round Playoffs TBA 5/ 16- Sat. NCAA Quarterfinals TBA 5/17 Sun. NCAA Quarterfinals TBA 5/ 23 Sat. NCAA FINAL FOUR at Foxboro, MA, Gillette Stadium 5/25 Mon. NCAA Championship at Foxboro, MA, Gillette Stadium