Seven Bears Earn All-Ivy Men’s Soccer Honors
Providence, RI- Seven members of the NCAA Tournament-bound Brown University men's soccer team have earned All-Ivy soccer honors at the conclusion of the 2011 regular season. Junior defender Dylan Remick (Inverness, IL) was a unanimous First Team All-Ivy selection, and senior midfielder Rob Medairos (Stafford, VA) earned a First Team All-Ivy nod. Earning Second Team All-Ivy honors was junior defender Eric Robertson (San Antonio, TX), senior midfielder Taylor Gorman (Freeport, ME), and senior forward Sean Rosa (Montreal, Quebec). Senior forward TJ Popolizio (Rexford, NY) received Honorable Mention All-Ivy accolades, as well as senior midfielder Evan Coleman (Amherst, MA).
Remick is earning First Team All-Ivy honors for the second straight year as he helped the Bears defense earn 10 shutouts this season and allow just seven goals. He has started and played in 13 games this season and dished out assists in games against Bryant and George Mason.
Medairos, a two-time Honorable Mention All-Ivy honoree, has started and played in 15 games for the Bears this season at the midfield position. Named to the All-Tournament team at the Brown Soccer Classic, he has dished out four assists in his career.
Robertson has started and played in 16 games and scored his first collegiate goal, a game-winner, against Holy Cross. The junior defender has played an integral role in helping the stingy Brown defense shutout 10 opponents while allowing just seven goals this season.
Gorman, Brown's assist leader, has started and played in 16 games for the Bears at the midfield position and has five points on the year with five assists. He registered assists against Bryant, in back-to-back games against Temple and Kentucky, and also against Princeton and Holy Cross.
Popolizio has been a big contributor the Brown's success this season leading the Bears in scoring with 18 points as he earns his first All-Ivy accolade. The forward has tallied eight goals, including four game-winners, and two assists, and was recently named a CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District Selection. He was named the ECAC Offensive Player of the Week once, the Ivy League's Player of the Week twice, and was also selected to Top Drawer Soccer's Men's Team of the Week once. He was named to the Gamecock Classic and the Brown Soccer Classic's All-Tournament Team and is also a varsity wrestler at Brown.
Coleman is earning is third Honorable Mention All-Ivy honor as the midfielder has tallied 16 points in his career. Coleman has started in 11 of his 13 games for the Bears this season and tallied five points on the year with two goals, including one game-winner, and one assist. He scored goals against Princeton and Harvard, and posted an assist against Boston University.
The Bears will head into postseason play as they host Fairfield University at 7 p.m., on Thursday, November 17, in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament on Stevenson Field.