Brown Travels Across Town To Battle #20 Providence

Stephen Hudak '18
Stephen Hudak '18

Providence, R.I. – Brown and #20 Providence will meet on the lacrosse field for the 23rd time when the two cross-town rivals battle on Tuesday, April 18 on the PC campus at Chapey Field.  The two teams will be competing for the Ocean State Cup and all the action starts at 7:00 pm.

 

The Bears: Brown (5-5, 2-2 Ivy) is coming off an 18-12 loss to Yale last Saturday, despite getting four goals from sophomore attackman Jackson Newsome, and three goals from senior All-American attackman Dylan Molloy.

 

The Friars:  #20 Providence extended its record to 9-3 overall and 3-0 in the Big East with a 9-7 win over Marquette on Saturday.  The Friars have also earned wins over Holy Cross (10-4), Bryant (7-6), Vermont (8-6), High Point (17-8), UMass Lowell (11-4), Drexel (9-8 ot), St. John's (15-6) and Georgetown (13-7), with losses to Boston University (8-7 ot), Sacred Heart (10-8) and Hofstra (11-10).

 

The Brown-Providence Series Record: Brown and Providence have met 22 times, dating back to 1989, with the Bears holding a 22-0 series advantage over the Friars.  Last year, Kylor Bellistri scored four goals and Matt Graham registered a hat-trick to lead the third-ranked Brown men's lacrosse team to a 16-10 win over the Friars.

 

Did you know? Only three players in Brown history have registered 100 or more assists: Darren Lowe '92, who distributed a school record 205 assists from 1989-1992, Dylan Molloy '17, who currently has 114 assists and Rick Handelman '80, who handed out 109 assists from 1978-1980… Brown ranks fourth nationally in scoring with 14.20 goals per game…The Bears also rank second in the nation with 37 ground balls per game.

 

Goss Leads Nation In Saves:  Bears' freshman goalie Phil Goss (San Francisco, CA) was named the Ivy League Player of the Week after making a career high 19 saves in Brown's win over Penn, including 12 in the second half. Goss, who made 15 saves against both #15 Princeton and #14 Yale, leads the nation with 13.0 saves per game.  Goss came up big with 18 saves vs. UMass, but none more important than his overtime save against the Minutemen in a game that Brown won several minutes later. He made 19 saves against #10 Rutgers and turned aside 13 shots vs. Villanova.  He registered 11 saves in Brown's 13-8 Ivy win over Harvard.

 

Dylan Molloy – 9th In All-Time NCAA Scoring: 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's 184 career goals are a Brown record and rank 9th in NCAA Lacrosse history, while his 298 career points are 11th in the NCAA record book. Molloy is the nation's fifth leading scorer with 3.10 goals per game, and is seventh nationally with 5.10 points per game. Molloy scored three goals and handed out an assist vs. Yale, and had a two goal and two assist performance vs. Penn. He netted seven goals and handed out three assists in Brown's win over Holy Cross. Molloy opened the season with four goals and four assists vs. Quinnipiac and was named the Ivy League's Player of the Week. He came back with four goals and two assists vs. Stony Brook, and had three goals and one assist against #10 Rutgers.  He added three goals against both Villanova and Harvard. 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. He is the sixth player in NCAA history to post at least 50 goals and 50 assists in a single season. His 116 points in 2016 rank fourth in NCAA history, trailing only fellow Tewaaraton winners Lyle Thompson (128 in 2014; 121 in 2015) and Miles Thompson (119 in 2014).

 

Consecutive Point Streak:  5th nationally - 48 games dating back to April 19, 2014 (273 Points)

Consecutive Goal Streak:  1st nationally - 35 games dating back to April 4, 2015 (114 goals)

 

Molloy's Career Statistics:

                        GP       G         A         Pts.

2014                14        29        10          39

2015                17        62        30          92

2016                18        62        54        116

2017                10        31        20          51 

Total                59        184      114      298

 

BROWN LACROSSE: TOP 10 ALL-TIME LEADING SCORERS
            Player                                        G          A          Pts.

1          Darren Lowe (1992)                     111       205       316

2.         Dylan Molloy '17                        184       114       298
3          David Evans (1996)                      145       87         232
4.         Tom Gagnon (1986)                     109       99         208
5.         Andy Towers (1993)                     150       53         203

6.         Kylor Bellistri (2016)                   124       48         172

7.         Oliver Marti (1993)                      144       27         171
8.         Rick Handelman (1980)                59         109       168
9.         Tom Draper (1964)                      123       39         162
            Andrew Feinberg (2011)                124       38         162

 

Molloy Named Senior CLASS Award Finalist: Bears' senior All-American Dylan Molloy is one of 10 Finalists for the 2017 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate lacrosse. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. Brown's Jack Kelly '16 was the recipient of the 2016 Senior CLASS Award.

 

NCAA Division I Record Book – Top 20 Career Points

                                                            Years                 Gm.      Goals    Asst.     Pts.

1.   Lyle Thompson, Albany                     2012-15             70         175       225       400

2.   Rob Pannell, Cornell                          2009-13             72         150       204       354

3.   Matt Danowski, Duke                         2004-08             80         170       183       353

4.   Joe Vasta, Air Force                           1983-86             --          173       170       343

5.   Tim Nelson, NC State, Syracuse          1982;83-85         57         99         221       320

6.   Darren Lowe, Brown                           1989-92             61         111       205       316

7.   Chris Cameron, Lehigh                       1986-89             66         150       157       307

      Michael Powell, Syracuse                   2001-04             66         150       157       307

9.  Tony Asterino, Siena                           1978-81             47         168       136       304

      Jordan Wolf, Duke                             2011-14             81         184       120       304

11. Dylan Molloy, Brown                     2014-17             59         184       114       298

12. Mike French, Cornell                          1974-76             47         191       105       296

13. Miles Thompson, Albany                    2011-14             61         190       105       295

14. Casey Powell, Syracuse                       1995-98             58         158       129       287

       Ryan Powell, Syracuse                      1997-00             61         137       150       287     

16. Zack Greer, Duke                               2005-08             67         206       79         285     

17. Scott Montgomery, Vermont                1983-86             53         78         205       283

18. Tim O'Hara, Syracuse                         1977-80             56         124       158       282

19. Stan Cockerton, NC State                    1977-80             44         193       87         280

20. Jeff Spooner, UMass                           1974-77             53         134       141       275

 

NCAA Division I Record Book – Top 20 Career Goals

                                                            Years                 Gm.      Goals

1.   Zach Greer, Duke                               2005-08             67         206

2.   Max Quinzani, Duke                          2007-10             78         199

3.   Stan Cockerton, NC State                   1977-80             44         193

4.   Gary Gait, Syracuse                            1987-90             56         192

5.   Mike French, Cornell                         1974-76             47         191

6.   Miles Thompson, Albany                    2011-14             61         190

7.   Merrick Thompson, Albany                 2004-07             65         188

      Wesley Berg, Denver                          2012-15             73         188

9.   Terry Riordan, Johns Hopkins              1992-95             56         184

      Jordan Wolf, Duke                             2011-14             81         184

      Dylan Molloy, Brown                       2014-17             59         184

12. Tom Marechek, Syracuse                     1989-92             58         182

       Buddy Eastwood, Stony Brook           2013-16             66         182

14.  John DiMento, Air Force                    1987-90             --          176

15.  Jeff Reh, Adelphi                              1987-90             53         175

       Jordan McBride, Stony Brook              2008-11             60         175

       Lyle Thompson, Albany                    2015-15             70         175

18.  Joe Vasta, Air Force                          1983-86             --          173

       Randy Colley, Notre Dame                 1992-95             55         173

20.  Cort Knodel, Canisius                                    1994-97             58         172

 

Graham Returns 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 (Amityville, NY), who has nine goals and eight assists on the season. Graham played his first game of the season against #10 Rutgers and responded with two goals. He added a goal and an assist vs. Villanova and added two goals against both Harvard and Holy Cross. Graham handed out two assists against Yale and distributed two assists in Brown's win over Penn. He had 18 goals and 13 assists a year ago.

Kemp – 2nd Nationally In All-Time Long Pole Scoring: Senior First Team All-American LSM Larken Kemp (Greenwich, CT), who was named to the 2017 Tewaaraton Award Watch List, 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. His 50 career points (22 goals, 28 assists) rank second nationally among all-time long pole scoring. Kemp, who has 11 points for the season (4 goals, 7 assists), leads the Bears and ranks 25th nationally with 1.50 caused turnovers per game. His 107 career caused turnovers rank 10th in NCAA history. He had a goal, two assists and three caused turnovers vs. #15 Princeton.  Kemp had two assists in Brown's win over Holy Cross, and netted a goal and caused two turnovers in Brown's win over Harvard.  Kemp picked-up seven ground balls vs. Villanova, and put together a big game against Quinnipiac with a goal, three assists and seven ground balls. He paced the Bears with six ground balls and two caused turnovers against #10 Rutgers. A First Team All-Ivy and All-New England selection in 2016, 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.  Kemp wreaked havoc with Navy in the NCAA Quarterfinals, causing four turnovers and picking up five ground balls.

 

All-Time Career Long Pole Scoring

            Name                                                  Gm.     G         Asst.   Pts.

1.         Mason Poli, Bryant, 2010-13                70        41        14        55

2.         Larken Kemp, Brown, 2014-17          59        22        28        50

            Brian Farrell, Maryland, 2007-11         68        29        20        49

4.         Scott Ratliff, Loyola, 2010-13              58        30        14        44

5.         CJ Costabile, Duke, 2009-12                79        22        20        42

6.         John LoCascio, Villanova, 2011-14      61        8          21        29

7.         Joel White, Syracuse, 2008-11              67        18        10        28                   

 

NCAA ALL-TIME TOP-25 CAUSED TURNOVERS

(2010 was first year the NCAA officially kept track of this record)

1.      158      Jordan Houtby, Detroit, 2010-13

2.      137      Brendan Hynes, Richmond, 2014-present

3.      123      Jamie Hebden, Detroit, 2010-13

         123      John LoCascio, Villanova, 2011-14

5.      122      Brian Karalunas, Villanova, 2010-11

6.      115      Jason Noble, Cornell, 2010-13

7.      112      Tyler Prasnicki, VMI, 2012-15

8.      109      Michael McCormack, Yale, 2010-13

9.      108      Ryan O'Donoghue, Sacred Heart, 2014-present 

10.    107      Larken Kemp, Brown, 2014-present

11.    106      Bobby Lawrence, Colgate, 2011-14

12.    103      Ryan Dennis, Richmond, 2014-present

         103      Brian Megill, Syracuse, 2010-13

14.    102      Liam Byrnes, Marquette, 2013-16

15.    101      Jackson Place, Bucknell, 2011-14

16.      98      Sean Meagher, Robert Morris, 2011-14 

17.      97      Tripp Telesco, Lehigh, 2013-16

18.      92      Will Farrell, Saint Joseph's, 2012-15

19.      90      Peter Johnson, Yale, 2010-13

20.      89      Jesse Bernhardt, Maryland, 2010-13

 
 

McCaleb Earns Starting Role: Freshman attackman Luke McCaleb (Chevy Chase, MD) ranks second on the Brown team in scoring, with 31 points (16 goals, 15 assists).  McCaleb dished out three assists against Yale last week. He scored two goals in Brown's win over Penn and scored two goals, while handing out the game winning assist in Brown's overtime win over UMass. He netted a career-high five goals against Villanova and registered four goals and three assists in his collegiate debut vs. Quinnipiac.  McCaleb scored a goal with three assists vs. Stony Brook. 

 

Ottens Facing-Off:  Junior Ted Ottens (Wilton, CT) was a regular contributor in the face-off X a year ago and has taken over the starting role.  He ranks 15th nationally in face-off percentage, capturing 177-of-301 face-offs (.588).  His 75 ground balls lead the Brown team and rank ninth nationally (7.50 per game).  Ottens dominated the face-off x vs. Penn, winning 16-of-23 face-offs, including 11-of-11 in the second quarter to rally Brown from a 5-1 second quarter deficit to a 7-5 halftime advantage.  He won 21-of-36 face-offs against #15 Princeton. Ottens had a big game vs. Holy Cross, capturing 23-of-31 face-offs. He won 20-of-25 face-offs in Brown's season opener vs. Quinnipiac, while adding a goal and an assist, and won 26-of-46 face-offs vs. Stony Brook. He has gotten into the scoring mix with four goals and two assists this season. Last year, Ottens captured 80-of-137 face-offs (.584) and picked up 29 ground balls.  He won all 10 face-offs vs. Providence and captured 6-of-7 face-offs vs. Cornell.

 

Kniffin - Two-Time Ivy Rookie of the Week:  Bears' freshman attackman Jack Kniffin (Darien, CT) was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week after scoring the game-winning overtime goal in Brown's 10-9 win over UMass. He had two goals against the Minutemen and registered a goal and an assist vs. Holy Cross. His 14 goals for the season are tied for third on the Brown team. Kniffin had six goals and an assist vs. Quinnipiac in his collegiate debut and was named the Ivy Rookie of the Week. He added three goals and two assists against Stony Brook.

 

Tulett 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.  Named to the 2017 Tewaaraton Award Watch List, he is a strong force in the Bears' backline. Tulett picked up six ground balls against both Quinnipiac and Stony Brook. He returned to the lineup against Harvard and had a goal, four ground balls and two caused turnovers. Last year, Tulett also got 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) last year. 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.

 

Hudak Paces The Midfield:  Junior middy Stephen Hudak (Rydal, PA) is Brown's leading scorer from the midfield with 21 goals and six assists for 27 points. He stepped up against Yale with two goals and one assist. Hudak, who netted two goals in Brown's overtime win over UMass, scored three goals in consecutive games vs. Rutgers, Villanova, Harvard and Holy Cross. His 2.10 goals per game are second on the Brown team and rank 52nd nationally.

 

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.

 

Ntshaykolo Anchors Defense:  Junior close defenseman JJ Ntshaykolo (San Francisco, CA) had three caused turnovers vs. Holy Cross and ranks second on the Brown team with 13 caused turnovers, 43rd best in the nation.  Ntshaykolo picked up five ground balls and caused three turnovers in Brown's win over Harvard. He picked up three ground balls and forced two turnovers vs. Quinnipiac in Brown's season opener. Last year, he was a second team All-Ivy selection after starting 18-of-19 games, picking up 24 ground balls and causing 20 turnovers.

 

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Next Game:  Brown hosts Cornell on Saturday, April 22 in a game that has Ivy League Tournament implications.  A win by Brown would assure the Bears a berth in the Ivy Tournament.  Face-off is 4:00 pm at Stevenson-Pincince Field in a game broadcast on the ILDN and ESPN3.