May 6, 2009

Three Bears Earn All-Ivy Recognition

May 6, 2009

PROVIDENCE, RI - Seniors Jesse Nunn (Worton, MD), Kelly Robinson (Marlton, NJ) and Lauren Vitkus (Skaneateles, NY) of the Brown women's lacrosse team were selected to the 2009 All-Ivy Women's Lacrosse Team as selected by the League's eight coaches. Nunn was named First Team, while Robinson earned Second Team honors, as both are first-time selections. Vitkus, who earned Second Team honors a year ago, was named Honorable Mention this year.

Despite missing three games on the season due to injuries, Nunn tied for the team lead in points and led the Bears with 25 goals, including five multiple goal games and a pair of five-goal games, scoring at least one goal in 11 of 12 games played. In Ivy games only, Nunn led the Bears with 13 points and 11 goals in just six games. She also had 20 ground balls, 11 caused turnovers, and seven draw controls. Overall, Nunn finished ninth in the Ivy League with 2.08 goals per game. For her career, Nunn scored 66 goals and had 73 points. She also earned 44 ground balls, 11 draw controls, and 21 caused turnovers.

Robinson finished the season ranked fifth on the team in scoring with 21 points, including 20 goals, third on the team, nine of which came in Ivy League contests. The 21 points and 20 goals was a career high, as she had scored just 14 goals in her previous three seasons, combined, and tallied 16 points. She started all 15 games in the midfield, and also racked up 19 ground balls, 11 draw controls, and nine caused turnovers. On the season, Robinson scored at least one goal in 12 games, including five multiple-goal games and a season-high four against Princeton. For her career, Robinson finished with 37 points, including 34 goals, 59 ground balls, 39 draw controls, and 26 caused turnovers.

Vitkus finished the season fourth on the team with 22 points, and third on the team with 20 goals, starting all 15 games in the midfield. A dominant force in the midfield, she also led Brown with 27 ground balls, 28 draw controls, and was third on the team with 13 caused turnovers. She scored at least one goal in 10 games and had seven multiple-goal games, including three against UConn, Cornell, and Princeton. Her nine goals in Ivy League contests was tied for second on the team with Robinson. For her career, Vitkus finished 10th all-time with 112 ground balls, 13th all-time with 44 caused turnovers, and second all-time with 100 draw controls. She also had 92 career points, including 75 goals, which is six shy of Brown's all-time top 10.