Oct. 4, 2004
Senior midfielder Marcos Romaneiro (Sao Paulo, Brazil) was named the Ivy League Player of the Week after leading the Brown men's soccer team to a 3-2 victory over Columbia on Saturday. Romaneiro, who is the third Brown player to earn Ivy Player of the Week accolades this season, played a part in all three of the Bears' goals. The senior scored Brown's first goal, his first of the season, in the 17th minute of the first half. He then assisted on the next two goals, both coming off restarts.
The Bears received a great scoring opportunity after junior Keith Caldwell was taken down just outside the far-side of the box. Romaneiro, who takes the majority of Brown's corner and free kicks, found sophomore Andrew Daniels near the center of the goal line to give the Bears a 2-0 lead.
Just over four minutes later, Romaneiro hooked up with fellow senior Jeff Larentowicz for what proved to be the game-winning goal. Romaneiro served the ball into the box off a long free kick from the near side of the field. Larentowicz got a piece of the ball off the end of his foot while on the run, sending the ball into the back of the net.
Romaneiro now leads the team with three assists this season, having played and started in all eight games. His three assists are tied for second in the league as well.