Five Laxers Earn All-Ivy Honors
May 12, 2004
Five members of the Brown men's lacrosse team have been named to the 2004 All-Ivy League Team as selected by the seven Ivy League men's lacrosse coaches.
Senior goalie Mike Levin (Pittsford, NY) was a unanimous first team All-Ivy selection, and senior attackman Chazz Woodson (Virginia Beach, VA) earned second team All-Ivy honors. In addition, junior midfielders Chris Mucciolo (Manhasset, NY) and Britton Derkac (Virginia Beach, VA), and freshman Bobby Shields (Hampstead, NH), were honorable mention All-Ivy selections.
Levin earned All-Ivy honors for the third time in his career, earning first team accolades as a sophomore and second team honors in 2003. He led the Ivy League in goals against average, allowing just 7.63 goals per game, and posted an Ivy League leading .605 save percentage. Levin was named the Ivy League's Player of the Week after limiting Loyola to just three goals, and he registered a season high 17 saves against Syracuse. Levin was also known for his offensive prowess, scoring his first career goal against Harvard, becoming the first Brown goalie since Greg Cattrano in 1997 to score a goal. He also had an assist in Brown's win over Loyola.
Woodson exploded for a career high 32 goals, which ranked second best in the Ivy League. His 48 total points were also second among all Ivy League players. Woodson, who led this year's team with four game-winning goals, netted a career high five goals against Fairfield, scored four goals against Loyola and Hartford, and added three goals against Providence. He also picked-up 25 ground balls for the season, tied for fourth on the Brown team.
Mucciolo was Brown's second leading scorer with 20 goals, and ranked third in overall scoring with 24 points. He equaled his career high with four goals against Sacred Heart, and added three goals against Syracuse. Mucciolo also tied for the team lead with five extra man goals.
Drekac started all 14 games in the Brown midfield, registering 17 goals, third best on this year's team. He netted his first career hat-trick against Princeton, scoring three goals against the Tigers. Derkac ranked second on the Brown team in ground balls with 40 for the season.
Shields was an impact player for the Bears from the moment he stepped onto the field, starting all 14 games as a first-year defensive player. Shields, who's 35 ground balls were fourth on the Brown team, was matched-up against the opposition's top scorer all season, and helped Brown to be the top defensive team in the Ivy League with just 7.64 goals allowed per game. He was named the Ivy League's Rookie of the week for his defensive play against Dartmouth.