May 11, 2007
Providence, RI - Four Brown lacrosse players were recognized by the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association as All-New England selections. Senior midfielder Alex Buckley (Ridgewood, NJ) and senior defenseman Bobby Shields (Hamptead, NH) earned first team All-New England honors, while senior attackman David Madeira (Norwich, VT) and sophomore goalie Jordan Burke (Potomac, MD) were second team All-New England selections.
Shields earned All-New England honors for the second straight season after leading the Bears close defense. He helped the Brown defense allow just eight goals per game, third best in the Ivy League and 19th best in the nation, and his 25 ground balls were third among Brown field players.
A 2007 All-Ivy selection, Buckley was one of just two players to start all 14 games for the Bears, and ranked third on the team in scoring, netting 12 goals and a team leading 15 assists. Buckley, whose four goals against UMBC equaled his career scoring high, finished his Brown career with 48 goals.
The top ranked goalie in the Ivy League, Burke lead the Ivy League in saves per game (13.0), including 14.67 saves per game in Ivy games. He ranked fifth in the nation in save percentage (.621), while posting an 8.16 goals against average. Burke made a career high 21 saves in a four-overtime game against Dartmouth, and made 20 saves against Vermont, 18 saves vs. UMBC, 17 saves against Penn and 16 saves vs. UMass.
A two-time All-Ivy selection, Madeira led the Bears with 24 goals, seventh best in the Ivy League. He was named the Ivy League player of the Week when he scored a career high five goals and added an assist vs. Bellarmine, and came back with three goals and an assist against UMass. Madeira finished his Brown career with 100 points (85 goals, 15 assists), and his 85 career goals rank 13th in the Brown record book.