April 27, 2004
Providence, RI - Brown freshman defenseman Bobby Shields (Hampstead, NH) was named the Ivy League's Rookie of the Week for his work in spearheading a Brown defensive effort vs. Dartmouth that limited the Ivy League's highest scoring offense (11.21 goals per game) to just six goals in Brown's 9-6 victory over the Big Green.
Shields, who has started every game for the Bears this season, was matched up with Dartmouth's high scoring Jamie Coffin, limiting Coffin to just two fourth quarter goals, both in unsettled situations. He becomes the third Brown player to earn Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors this season, joining Alex Buckley and David Madeira.
Shields has played a major role in helping Brown become one of the top defensive teams in the nation, with the Bears allowing just 7.73 goals per game. The Bears are 8-3 overall, posting the most wins for a Brown team since the 2000 team earned 9 victories. Brown controls its own destiny in its hunt for the Ivy League title, needing Ivy wins over Cornell in Ithaca, NY, on Saturday, May 1, and Princeton on May 8 at Stevenson Field, to capture the title.