Brown Women’s Lacrosse Opens 2017 Season Hosting Sacred Heart on Saturday
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown women’s lacrosse team will open the 2017 season on Saturday, Feb. 18 against Sacred Heart at Stevenson-Pincince Field. Game time is slated for 1:00 p.m.
The Bears return five of their top six scorers from the 2016 campaign. Sophomore Hafsa Moinuddin ranked second on the team in scoring with 20 points as a rookie which included 12 goals and eight assists. Senior Jillian Lee was third in scoring last year with 15 goals and two assists for 17 points. Senior Kerianne Hunt (9G, 4A, 13P), junior Rose Mangiarotti (13G, 0A, 13P) and sophomore Zoe Verni (9G, 1A, 10P) round out the group of five.
ALL-TIME VS. SACRED HEART
The Bears and the Pioneers have met eight times, with Brown leading the overall series, 7-1. In last year’s meeting, Sacred Heart defeated Brown, 13-9, at Campus Field on April 2. Moinuddin recorded her first-career hat trick for the Bears in the contest.
SCOUTING THE PIONEERS
Sacred Heart concluded last season with an 8-8 record and a 4-3 mark in the NEC. The Pioneers return their top-two scorers from the 2016 campaign, in Caitlin Delaney and Alyssa Pearce. Delaney led the team in all three scoring categories, with 35 goals, 18 assists and 53 points. Pearce recorded 30 goals and added 16 helpers for 46 points. Both goalies that saw action last season return, with Paige Hammick coming back after posting 14 starts, a 10.40 goals-against average, a 41.6 save percentage and seven wins.
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Brown will remain at Stevenson-Pincince Field for its next game and host Holy Cross on Tuesday, Feb. 21 in a 6:00 p.m. contest.
#10 Brown Men’s Lacrosse Hosts Quinnipiac To Open 2017 Season
Providence, R.I. – The 10th-ranked Brown men’s lacrosse team opens its 2017 on Sunday, February 19, hosting Quinnipiac at Stevenson-Pincince Field. First-year head coach Mike Daly takes over a team that lost six All-Americans to graduation, but returns the nation’s top player, Tewaaraton Award recipient Dylan Molloy ‘17, along with First Team All-American LSM Larken Kemp ‘17 and Second Team All-American defenseman Alec Tulett ‘17. The game will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network, beginning at 1:00 pm.
The Bears: Coming off an NCAA Semifinal appearance in 2016, Brown is ranked 10th in the USILA/Nike and the Maverick Media polls. Brown will look to continue their up-tempo style that translated into a school record 310 goals and an Ivy League Championship in 2016.
The Bobcats: The defending MAAC Champion Quinnipiac men’s lacrosse team was picked to repeat as conference champions in 2017 by Inside Lacrosse. The Bobcats feature sophomore Foster Cuomo, who was named the MAAC Preseason Co-Player of the Year.
Did you Know?: Brown is competing in its 67th season of intercollegiate lacrosse…Brown and Quinnipiac will be meeting on opening day for the seventh straight season.
Brown-Quinnipiac – Series Record: Brown and Quinnipiac have met eight times, dating back to 2005, with the Bears holding a 7-1 series advantage. Brown has won the last three meetings with Quinnipiac, including a 20-7 victory last year in Hamden, Conn. Quinnipiac’s lone win in the series was a 9-7 decision to open the 2013 season.
Welcome Coach Daly: Taking over the helm of the Brown lacrosse program is Mike Daly, who guided the Tufts University men’s lacrosse program to three NCAA National Championship titles while boasting the nation’s highest scoring offense. Daly posted a record of 244-83 in 18 seasons as head coach at Tufts, with nine NCAA Tournament appearances.
Dylan Molloy – Tewaaraton Award Winner: Senior captain Dylan Molloy (Setauket, NY), the nation’s premier offensive player, returns to the lineup after capturing the 2016 Tewaaraton Award as the nation’s top player, and being named the USILA Player of the Year and USILA Attackman of the Year. He’s also a two-time Ivy League and New England Player of the Year. Molloy was the catalyst of the nation’s top-ranked offense in 2016 and led the country with 116 points, 54 assists and 6.44 points per game. The First Team All-American registered five or more points in 15 of 18 contests, helping the Bears to a school-record 16 wins and the Ivy League Championship. Molloy, who has scored at least one point in 37 consecutive games dating back to April 19, 2014, is the sixth player in NCAA history to post at least 50 goals and 50 assists in a single season. His 153 career goals are a Brown record. He’s the nation’s active leading scorer with 247 career points, and his 116 points in 2016 rank fourth in NCAA history, trailing only former Tewaaraton winners Lyle Thompson (128 in 2014, 121 in 2015) and Miles Thompson (119 in 2014).
Three All-Americans Return: Brown returns three All-Americans to the lineup, including attackman Dylan Molloy ’17 (Setauket, NY), a First Team All-American attackman and Tewaaraton Award winner, First Team All-American LSM Larken Kemp ‘17 (Greenwich, CT) and Second Team, All-American defenseman Alec Tulett ‘17 (Toronto, Ontario).
Kemp – First Team All-American LSM: Senior First Team All-American LSM Larken Kemp (Greenwich, CT) is recognized as the top long stick middy in the nation with a nose for the ball and the ability to score from anywhere on the field. A First Team All-Ivy and All-New England selection in 2016, Kemp is equally adept on the offensive and defensive ends of the field, and excels on the wing during face-offs. He was 12th nationally in caused turnovers (1.83 per game), 20th in ground balls (4.94 per game) and had six goals and 12 assists in 2016. Kemp wreaked havoc with Navy in the NCAA Quarterfinals, causing four turnovers and picking up five ground balls.
Ottens Facing-Off: Junior Ted Ottens was a regular contributor in the face-off X a year ago and looks to nail down the starting role. Ottens captured 80-of-137 face-offs (.584) and picked up 29 ground balls year ago. He won all 10 face-offs vs. Providence and captured 6-of-7 face-offs vs. Cornell. He’ll be challenged in the face-off X by sophomore Will Richardson, who won 9-of-15 face-offs last season, and freshman Jason Simaan.
Tullet For the Defense: Anchoring the Bears’ close defense is senior Second Team All-American Alec Tulett (Toronto, Ontario), who is also a First Team All-Ivy and All-New England selection. Tulett also gets into the offensive mix, with five goals and eight assists. A two-year starter for the Bears, Tulett ranked 16th in the nation in ground balls (5.5 per game). He had a goal and five ground balls in Brown’s NCAA Quarterfinal win over Navy. He had four ground balls and two caused turnovers in Brown’s NCAA First Round win over Johns Hopkins, and picked up five ground balls and caused a turnover in Brown’s win over Virginia. Tulett excelled on the offensive side of the ball against Princeton, scoring two goals, while also picking up seven ground balls against the Tigers. In 2015, Tulett led the Bears and ranked 24th nationally with 83 ground balls.
Head Coach Mike Daly: First year head Brown lacrosse coach Mike Daly comes to Brown after guiding the Tufts University men’s lacrosse program to three NCAA National Championship titles while boasting the nation’s highest scoring offense. Daly, the sixth Brown men’s lacrosse coach since 1963, posted a record of 244-83 in 18 seasons as head coach at Tufts, with nine NCAA Tournament appearances and seven NESCAC titles. His Tufts teams won national championships in 2010, 2014 and 2015. Tufts led the nation in scoring last spring with 402 goals in 23 games for a 17.48 per game average. The Jumbos won their seventh consecutive NESCAC title and finished the year with a 20-3 record, falling in the National Championship game. Daly is among the top 10 active coaches for winning percentage and is in the top 20 for victories. A two time USILA F. Morris Touchstone National Coach of the Year (2010 and 2014), Daly’s teams have won 20 or more games four times and made five appearances in the National Championship game. Daly oversaw a prolific Tufts offense that scored 423 goals in 2014 to set an NCAA record for a single season for all divisions.
Graham and Song Return To Midfield: With the goal of getting the top six offensive players on the field, the midfield group will be headed by senior captain Matt Graham, who had 18 goals and 13 assists a year ago. Sophomore Carson Song, a USILA Pre-season All-American, had five goals and 11 assists a year ago.
More Defense: Junior close defenseman JJ Ntshaykolo had a sensational 2016 campaign and earned Honorable Mention All-Ivy honors. He started 18-of-19 games and picked up 24 ground balls, while causing 20 turnovers. Sophomore close defenseman Alex Santangelo earned a starting role in five games, while playing in all 19 games. Junior Max Gustafson (1 goal, 6 ground balls) has also emerged as a player on the defensive end.
Watch Live: Video of all home contests and all Ivy League games, home and away, will be broadcast live on BrownBears.TV as part of the Ivy League Digital Network. Fans can subscribe and view games by purchasing yearly, monthly, weekly or daily packages.
Next Game: Brown hosts Stony Brook next Saturday, February 25 at Stevenson-Pincince Field, starting at 1:00 pm.