October 15, 2007

Brown Men's Soccer Players Earn Accolades After Two Big Wins

Oct. 15, 2007

Providence, RI - After beating two nationally ranked teams this week, #11 Boston College and #7 Harvard, three Brown men's soccer players have been recognized for their outstanding performances. Sophomore Nick Elenz-Martin (Encinitas, CA) was named the Ivy League's Player of the Week, freshman goalkeeper Paul Grandstrand (Orono, MN) earned Rookie of the Week, and senior Dylan Sheehan (Wolfville, NS) was named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week.

Elenz-Martin tallied his second overtime game-winning goal on Saturday afternoon when he scored 5:45 into overtime to defeat #7 Harvard, 3-2. After a Darren Howerton (Northboro, MA) flip-throw, Sheehan got the ball into Elenz-Martin's path and finished it off to end the game. Elenz-Martin played a tremendous game and his presence and strong play controlled the midfield and kept the Bears (9-1-1, 2-0-0) in contention throughout. He helped lead Brown to its third consecutive overtime win.

For the second week in a row, Grandstrand has been named the Ivy League's Rookie of the Week after helping secure two big wins for the Bears. He was stellar in goal in both of Brown's victories this week and still remains undefeated with a 6-0-1 record. He picked up three saves in Brown's 1-0 overtime win against Boston College, and then thwarted the potent Crimson attack with eight additional saves in Bruno's 3-2 overtime win. He now has 27 saves on the season and an .818 save percentage.

Sheehan has been named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week. Brown's leading scorer with seven goals and five assists for 19 points, Sheehan picked up two assists and one goal during Saturday's victory over Harvard. He got the offense rolling and scored just 14 minutes into the game to put the Bears ahead of the Crimson, 1-0.

Brown, who now ranks #5 in the Soccer America poll, will take on the Cornell Big Red on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 4:00 p.m, and will then return home on Saturday, Oct. 27 against Penn at 7:00 p.m.