May 12, 2009

Brown Laxers Earn All-New England Honors; Burke, Tiffany Repeat As New England Player and Coach of the Year

May 12, 2009

Providence, Rhode Island - Brown senior goalie Jordan Burke (Potomac, MD), the first player in Ivy history to earn Ivy League Player of the Year honors in consecutive seasons, has been named the New England Player of the Year for the second straight season, while Bears' head coach Lars Tiffany has repeated as the New England Coach of the Year. In addition, Burke, junior attackman Thomas Muldoon (Oakton, VA), senior midfielder Brady Williams (Columbus, OH), junior long stick middy Jake Hardy (Framingham, MA) and sophomore defenseman Peter Fallon (Baltimore, MD) were named first team All-New England, while sophomore attackman Andrew Feinberg (Owing Mills, MD), junior midfielder Reade Seligmann (Essex Falls, NJ), and senior middy Jack Walsh (Darien, CT) were second team All-New England selections.

Tiffany coached the Bears to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1997, before falling in overtime to Johns Hopkins in the NCAA First Round. His 2009 team posted a 12-4 record, just one win short of the school record, and were ranked as high as eighth nationally during the season. Tiffany has posted 23 wins over the last two years, winning an Ivy title in 2008.

Burke is a finalist for both the Tewaarton Award as the National Player of the Year, and the Lowe's Senior Class Award for achievement on the field, in the classroom and in the community. He etched his name into Ivy League Lacrosse history as the first player in the history of Ivy League men's lacrosse to win back-to-back Player of the Year awards.

A second team USILA All-American in 2008, Burke was the Ivy League leader in saves per game (12.33) and save percentage (.617), fifth best in the nation. He was named the Ivy League Player of the Week for the second time after making 18 saves, including seven in the fourth quarter, in Brown's 11-9 win over #2 Cornell.

Muldoon, who netted four goals in Brown's NCAA Playoff game against Johns Hopkins, is now a two-time All-New England and All-Ivy selection. One of the most lethal scorers in the Ivy League, he scored 36 goals for the Bears, while handing out 11 assists. His 89 career goals are 12th best in Brown lacrosse history. He has compiled 113 career points for the Bears by adding 27 career assists. Muldoon scored four or more goals four other times this season in games vs. Delaware, Bryant, Yale and Providence.

Fallon, a first team All-Ivy selection, helped the Brown defense limit its opponents to just 8.24 goals per game, 15th best in the nation. He also led the Bears with 59 ground balls per game. Fallon had an exceptional summer leading up to the 2009 season, being named to the All-World Team and the Defenseman of the Tournament for Team USA at the Under-19 World Championships.

Hardy provided a strong defensive presence for the Bears' midfield and picked-up 34 ground balls while playing all 16 games. He also found a way to find the back of the net with the long pole, scoring three goals and dishing out two assists, including an assist in the NCAA Playoffs against Hopkins.

Feinberg, the 2008 New England Rookie of the Year and a second team All-Ivy selection in 2009, ranked second in the Ivy League and seventh nationally in goals with 2.67 per game. His 41 total goals led all Ivy League scorers. Feinberg is also second in the Ivy League in points (3.86 per game), seventh nationally. He scored four goals twice (Dartmouth, Bryant) and three goals nine times (Lehigh, Hofstra, Quinnipiac, Denver, Vermont, Yale, Harvard, Providence and Cornell).

Seligmann ranked fifth in the Ivy League with 1.36 assists per game. He was Brown's fourth leading scorer with 33 points (12 goals, 21 assists). He scored the go-ahead goal against Cornell in the fourth quarter and added two assists against the Big Red. Seligmann also handed out three assists vs. Princeton.

Williams, an honorable mention All-Ivy selection, is Brown's fifth leading scorer with 32 points (18 goals, 14 assists). He scored three goals and an assist in Brown's win over Providence and registered a hat-trick in Brown's victory over Denver. Williams also handed out a season high three assists against Lehigh.

Walsh netted 11 goals and handed out four assists while starting all 16 games for the Bears' midfield. He scored two goals in key games against Denver and UMass. His 43 ground balls were second on the Brown team.