Oct. 5, 2006
Providence, Rhode Island - Brown University lacrosse coach Lars Tiffany has named seniors Alex Buckley (Ridgewood, NJ), David Madeira (Norwich, VT) and Bobby Shields (Hampstead, NH) tri-captains for the 2007 season.
"I have truly been impressed with the determination, leadership, and responsibility taken by these three men already," said Tiffany. "These men have swiftly comprehended their role and guided themselves and their teammates onto the necessary path Brown must follow to again be successful. The energy and focus of this program on the field and in the weight room have much to do with Bobby, Alex, and David."
"These three men 'get it'. They realize that in eight months from now, they will no longer have the opportunity to make an impact on the field for Brown Lacrosse. I have been pleasantly surprised with their enthusiasm and charisma as leaders. With Bobby, Alex, and David as our captains, I know Brown Lacrosse will compete and never back down from a challenge."
Buckley, an attackman with one of the hardest shots on the Bears squad, was Brown's fourth top scorer a year ago with 11 goals and 4 assists, despite missing three games for the Bears. He scored 15 goals as a sophomore and 10 goals as a freshman, twice being named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week. Buckley netted a career high four goals against Quinnipiac in his junior year.
An outstanding scorer, Madeira has started every game (39) for the Bears since arriving on College Hill. He led the Bears in goals scored for the last two years, netting 23 goals as a sophomore and 21 goals his senior year. Madeira also tallied 17 goals as a freshman. As a sophomore, Madeira led the Ivy League with eight man-up goals. He has scored four goals in a game three times for the Bears.
Recognized as one of the top close defensemen in the Ivy League, Shields is also a three-year starter for the Bears. A 2006 pre-season All-American, Shields was a second team All-Ivy selection as a sophomore after earning honorable mention All-Ivy honors his freshman season. Cotter, who scored a goal as a sophomore and registered an assist in 2006, picked up 28 ground balls last year, second on the Brown team.