All-New England Team Announced - Mike Levin Named New England Player of the Year
May 19, 2004
Brown senior goalie Mike Levin (Pittsford, NY) has been named to the 2004 All-New England Team and was named the New England Player of the Year. Joining Levin on the All-New England first team were junior attackman Chazz Woodson (Virginia Beach, VA) and junior midfielder Christopher Mucciolo (Manhasset, NY). Junior defenseman Reece Pacheco (East Falmouth, MA) earned honorable mention All-New England honors.
In addition, Bears' head coach Scott Nelson, who earned his 200th career victory in 2004, was named the New England Coach of the Year after leading Brown to a 9-5 overall mark.
Levin, who was also a first team All-New England selection in 2002, led the Ivy League in goals against average, allowing just 7.63 goals per game, and posted an Ivy League leading .605 save percentage. He is a three-time All-Ivy selection, earning first team accolades as a senior and sophomore, and second team honors in 2003.
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 earned All-New England honors for the first time in his career after earning second team All-Ivy honors this spring. He scored a career best 32 goals in 2004, which ranked second best in the Ivy League, while his 48 total points were second among 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, an honorable mention All-Ivy selection in 2004, enjoyed an outstanding season for the Bears. He was Brown's second leading scorer with 20 goals, and ranked third in overall scoring with 24 points. Mucciolo equaled his career high with four goals against Sacred Heart, and added three goals against Syracuse. He also tied for the team lead with five extra man goals.
Pacheco played a key role in helping the Brown defense to an Ivy League leading 7.64 goals against average. A transfer from Bucknell, Pacheco picked-up 37 ground balls, best among Brown defenseman, and third on this year's team.
In his fourth season as head coach of the Bears, Nelson had his young team ranked as high as 10th nationally, earning big wins over Loyola and UMass. The nine wins posted by Brown were the most since the 2000 season. Nelson will return nine of 10 starters for the 2005 season.