April 4, 2008
Providence, RI - Brown (6-2, 1-0 Ivy) returns to Ivy League action on Friday evening, April 4, traveling to New Haven to face Ivy League rival Yale (2-5, 0-3 Ivy) at Reece Stadium, starting at 8:00 p.m. The Bears, winners of five straight games, were propelled into 16th place in the national rankings following a 9-6 victory over 14th-ranked Delaware last week.
Brown Cracks Top 20: Coach Lars Tiffany's men's lacrosse team cracked the top 20 for the first time this season, coming in at #16 nationally in the latest USILA and Nike-Inside Lacrosse national polls.
Brown's Record: The Bears (6-2, 1-0 Ivy) are riding a five game winning streak following a 9-6 victory over #14 Delaware on Saturday
About The Bulldogs: Yale comes into this week's game with a 2-5 record, 0-3 in the Ivy League, following an 11-8 loss to Princeton on Saturday.
Brown's Last Game: Junior Kyle Hollingsworth (Darien, CT) scored two goals and handed out four assists, while freshman Andrew Feinberg (Owing Mille, MD) and junior Reade Seligmann (Essex Falls, NJ) added two goals each, to lead the Brown men's lacrosse team to its fifth consecutive victory, a 9-6 win over 14th-ranked Delaware at Rullo Stadium.
Last Year's Game vs. Yale: Zach Caldwell '10 scored a career high five goals, including the game-winner with 2:20 remaining, to rally Brown to a 10-9 Ivy League win over Yale at Stevenson Field.
Muldoon Tops Brown Scorers: Sophomore attackman Thomas Muldoon (Oakton, VA) leads the Bears in scoring with 22 points, netting 17 goals and handing out five assists. His 2.12 goals per game are third in the Ivy League.
Feinberg Earns Ivy Rookie of the Week Honors: Freshman attackman Andrew Feinberg (Owing Mills, MD) has been named the Ivy League's Rookie of the Week for the second time this season after helping Brown to wins over 14th-ranked Delaware and Vermont last week. He scored two goals in Brown's win over Delaware on Saturday, and added a goal in the Bears' win over Vermont.
Burke Named Leads Nation In Save Percentage: Junior goalie Jordan Burke (Potomac, MD), who had 16 saves in Brown's win over #14 Delaware, leads the nation in save percentage (.709), making 105 saves while allowing 43 goals. Burke's 5.60 goals against average ranks third in the nation.
The Brown vs. Yale Series Record: Brown and Yale have met 52 times, dating back to 1927, with the Bears holding a 33-18-1 series advantage. Brown captured last year's game, 10-9, while Yale's last win was in 2006 (14-8).
Bear Facts: Junior Kyle Hollingsworth is Brown's second leading scorer with 17 points (8 goals, 9 assists). He ranks sixth in the Ivy League with 1.12 assists per game...Freshman Andrew Feinberg's 12 goals rank second on the Brown team...Junior Reade Seligmann scored two goals in Brown's win over Delaware...Senior Brian Asher leads the Brown team with 22 ground balls...Junior Jack Walsh has registered 14 points for the season with eight goals and six assists.
Brown Head Coach Lars Tiffany: Second-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. Tiffany posted a 7-7 record for the Bears last season. He came to Brown after a two-year head coaching stint at Stony Brook.
Brown's Probable Starters: Attack 9 Thomas Muldoon Attack 10 Kyle Hollingsworth Attack 1 Jack Walsh Midfield 11 Joel Tracy Midfield 18 Jake Hardy Midfield 35 Brian Asher Defense 22 Jake Westermann Defense 42 Reed Deluca Defense 43 Brian Sharnick Goalie 5 Jordan Burke
2008 Brown Men's Lacrosse Schedule
2/23 Sat. LEHIGH W, 10-4 3/1 Sat. at Hofstra L, 7-6 3/8 Sat. at Denver L, 11-8 3/9 Sun. vs. Air Force at Denver W, 13-7 3/15 Sat. UMASS W, 4-3 3/22 Sat. DARTMOUTH W, 9-5 3/25 Tue. VERMONT W, 11-7 3/29 Sat. at Delaware W, 9-6 4/4 Fri. at Yale 8:00 p.m. 4/12 Sat. at Penn 12:00 p.m. 4/16 Wed. HARVARD 7:00 p.m. 4/19 Sat. PROVIDENCE 7:00 p.m. 4/26 Sat. at Cornell 1:00 p.m. 5/3 Sat. PRINCETON 1:00 p.m. 5/10- Sat. NCAA First Round (Higher Seed) 5/11 Sun. NCAA First Round (Higher Seed) 5/17- Sat. NCAA Quarterfinals (at Navy/Cornell) 5/18 Sun. NCAA Quarterfinals (at Navy/Cornell) 5/24- Sat. NCAA Final Four at Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA 5/26 Mon. NCAA Championship at Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
Head Coach: Lars Tiffany (Brown '90)