October 26, 2009

Brown's McNamara Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week

Providence, RI- Brown freshman defender Thomas McNamara (West Nyack, NJ) was named the Ivy League’s Rookie of the Week after two solid performances for the Brown men’s soccer team.

This past week, McNamara helped lead the Bears to a 1-1 double overtime tie against St. John’s and a 1-0 victory against Cornell to increase the team’s overall record to 8-1-5 on the season and move to 3-1 mark in Ivy League play.

McNamara played 103 minutes against the Red Storm, and was dangerous on the offensive end. He tallied two shots in the game, both of which were on goal, and played a great defensive game for the Bears. Against the Big Red, he posted the golden goal in the 71st minute of play to give Bruno a 1-0 edge and the eventual win. He recorded a team-high three shots, two on goal, and helped lead Bears to its fifth shutout of the year. He now has six points on three goals.

Catch the Bears in action at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday in a home game against Penn.