September 21, 2010

Robertson Named ECAC Defensive Player of the Week; Bears Break into National Rankings

Providence, RI- Sophomore defender Eric Robertson (San Antonio, TX) earned ECAC Soccer Defensive Player of the Week honors after helping the Brown men's soccer team to wins against then No. 24 Indiana and Boston University this past weekend to improve to 4-0-2 on the year. The two victories also allowed the Bears to crack into the NSCAA National Rankings for the first time this year, ranking Brown No. 22 overall.

Against the Hoosiers, who were averaging two goals per game entering the contest, Robertson proved instrumental in shutting down All-America 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 was also named the Ivy League's Player of the Week on Monday.