Providence, RI- Sophomore defender Eric Robertson (San Antonio, TX) led the Brown University men's soccer team to a pair of impressive wins over the weekend by anchoring the Bears' stingy defense to earn Ivy League Player of the Week honors.
On Friday night, Robertson helped Bruno to a 2-1 win over No. 24 Indiana. Against the Hoosiers, who were averaging two goals per game entering the contest, Robertson proved instrumental in shutting down All-American candidate Will Bruin. Bruin entered the game with four goals in four games played, but could only muster one shot in Brown's thrilling upset on Stevenson Field. Then on Sunday, Robertson helped the Bears record a 2-0 shutout win versus Boston University. Robertson played 90 minutes against both Indiana and BU.
Robertson is the second consecutive Brown Bear to earn Ivy League Player of the Week honors, following in the footsteps of goalkeeper Paul Grandstrand (Orono, MN), who was named the League's player of the week on Sept. 13. After seeing action in just three games last year, Robertson has started in all six games for Bruno this season. HE has helped the Bears to a six-game unbeaten streak to start the season by leading a defensive unit that has only given up one goal. In addition, Brown's victory over Indiana was its first win over a ranked opponent since defeating the seventh ranked Harvard Crimson in overtime by the score of 3-2 on Oct. 10, 2007.
The Bears are 4-0-2 on the year and will be back in action at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25.