Brown Bears men's lacrosse

The Brown Bears men's lacrosse team represents Brown University in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men's lacrosse. Brown competes in the Ivy League and plays its home games at Meister-Kavan Field and Stevenson-Pincince Field in Providence, Rhode Island.

Brown Bears
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Founded1926
UniversityBrown University
Head coachMike Daly (since 2016 season)
StadiumStevenson-Pincince Field
(capacity: 3,500)
LocationProvidence, Rhode Island
ConferenceIvy League
NicknameBears
ColorsSeal brown, cardinal red, and white[1]
     
NCAA Tournament Final Fours
(2) - 1994, 2016
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
(10) - 1971, 1973, 1976, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2016
NCAA Tournament appearances
(15) - 1971, 1973, 1976, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2009, 2015, 2016, 2022
Conference regular season championships
(10) - 1969, 1973, 1985, 1991, 1994, 1995, 2008, 2010, 2015, 2016

HistoryEdit

The Brown University men's lacrosse program was founded in 1926. Brown continued to compete in intercollegiate lacrosse until 1937 when the sport was discontinued. The lacrosse program resumed play in 1961 under head coach Cliff Stevenson. Since 1961, Brown has won 10 Ivy League championships (five outright titles, five shared) and has made 14 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship tournament appearances, including nine NCAA Quarterfinal appearances. In 1994, Brown became the first program from New England to play in the NCAA Final Four, a record that remained until the UMass made a Final Four appearance in 2006.

National awardsEdit

The Brown lacrosse program has garnered numerous national collegiate lacrosse awards. Darren Lowe '92 was named 1992 NCAA Division I Player of the Year, as well as 1992 Division I Attackman of the Year. Standout goalie Greg Cattrano, was named Division I Goalie of the Year. In 2009, Jordan Burke became the Division I Goalie of the Year. Brown has also had two coaches selected as Division I Coach of the Year: Dom Starsia in 1985 and 1991, and Peter Lasagna in 1994. In 2016 attackman Dylan Molloy received the Tewaaraton Trophy, the Jack Turnbull Award, and the Lt. Raymond Enners Award.

Ivy League awardsEdit

Brown has also won numerous Ivy League awards since All-Ivy teams were first selected in 1957. Since the award's inception in 1974, ten Brown Bears have been named Ivy League Player of the Year and four Bears have been named Men's Lacrosse Ivy League Rookie of the Year since the Rookie award was established in 1981. Since 1957, three Bears have been chosen First Team All-Ivy three times (Darren Lowe 1990, '91, '92), (Bill Aliber 1981, '82, '83), (Thomas Muldoon 2008, '09, '10) while 14 Bears have been named First Team All-Ivy two times. Jordan Burke became the first player to win Ivy League Player of the Year in back to back years (2008, '09).

Season ResultsEdit

The following is a list of Brown's results by season as an NCAA Division I program:

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Cliff Stevenson (Ivy League) (1961–1982)
1971 Cliff Stevenson 11–3 5–1 2nd NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
1972 Cliff Stevenson 9–4 4–2 T–2nd
1973 Cliff Stevenson 10–2 6–0 1st NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
1974 Cliff Stevenson 6–4 4–2 3rd
1975 Cliff Stevenson 7–5 3–3 4th
1976 Cliff Stevenson 10–4 5–1 2nd NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
1977 Cliff Stevenson 3–10 1–5 T–5th
1978 Cliff Stevenson 6–6 3–3 T–3rd
1979 Cliff Stevenson 8–4 3–3 5th
1980 Cliff Stevenson 9–4 3–3 4th
1981 Cliff Stevenson 6–6 4–2 T–2nd
1982 Cliff Stevenson 5–9 1–5 6th
Cliff Stevenson: 170–95 (.642) 67–47 (.588)
Dom Starsia (Ivy League) (1983–1992)
1983 Dom Starsia 9–5 4–2 3rd
1984 Dom Starsia 9–5 4–2 T–2nd
1985 Dom Starsia 12–3 6–0 1st NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
1986 Dom Starsia 8–6 4–2 T–2nd
1987 Dom Starsia 10–5 4–2 T–2nd NCAA Division I First Round
1988 Dom Starsia 8–6 3–3 T–4th
1989 Dom Starsia 9–6 4–2 T–2nd
1990 Dom Starsia 11–5 3–3 4th NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
1991 Dom Starsia 13–1 6–0 1st NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
1992 Dom Starsia 12–4 4–2 3rd NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
Dom Starsia: 101–46 (.687) 42–18 (.700)
Peter Lasagna (Ivy League) (1993–2000)
1993 Peter Lasagna 10–3 5–1 2nd
1994 Peter Lasagna 13–5 6–0 1st NCAA Division I Final Four
1995 Peter Lasagna 10–6 5–1 T–1st NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
1996 Peter Lasagna 7–6 3–3 3rd
1997 Peter Lasagna 8–7 4–2 T–2nd NCAA Division I First Round
1998 Peter Lasagna 4–9 2–4 5th
1999 Peter Lasagna 4–9 2–4 T–4th
2000 Peter Lasagna 9–6 3–3 T–3rd
Peter Lasagna: 65–51 (.560) 30–18 (.625)
Scott Nelson (Ivy League) (2001–2006)
2001 Scott Nelson 6–8 2–4 T–5th
2002 Scott Nelson 7–7 4–2 T–2nd
2003 Scott Nelson 4–10 1–5 7th
2004 Scott Nelson 9–5 2–4 T–5th
2005 Scott Nelson 6–6 2–4 T–5th
2006 Scott Nelson 2–11 0–6 7th
Scott Nelson: 34–47 (.420) 11–25 (.306)
Lars Tiffany (Ivy League) (2007–2016)
2007 Lars Tiffany 7–7 1–5 T–6th
2008 Lars Tiffany 11–3 5–1 T–1st
2009 Lars Tiffany 12–4 4–2 3rd NCAA Division I First Round
2010 Lars Tiffany 8–6 4–2 T–1st
2011 Lars Tiffany 6–8 2–4 T–5th
2012 Lars Tiffany 7–8 3–3 4th
2013 Lars Tiffany 8–7 2–4 5th
2014 Lars Tiffany 8–6 2–4 T–5th
2015 Lars Tiffany 12–5 4–2 T–1st NCAA Division I First Round
2016 Lars Tiffany 16–3 6–0 1st NCAA Division I Final Four
Lars Tiffany: 95–56 (.629) 33–27 (.550)
Mike Daly (Ivy League) (2017–Present)
2017 Mike Daly 10–6 4–2 T–2nd
2018 Mike Daly 6–9 3–3 T–3rd
2019 Mike Daly 7–9 3–3 4th
2020 Mike Daly 3–2 0–0
Mike Daly: 26–26 (.500) 10–8 (.556)
Total: 527–370–4 (.587)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

†NCAA canceled 2020 collegiate activities due to the COVID-19 virus.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brown University Visual Identity Policy and Strategy" (PDF). Retrieved September 23, 2020.