Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/23/16
From Press Releases
After one of the most prolific single-game performances in school history, sophomore midfielder Gerard Brown of the Ursinus College men’s lacrosse team was honored as the Centennial Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced.
Brown came into the 2016 campaign as one of the Bears’ top candidates for a breakout campaign and lived up to those expectations with a monster effort in Saturday’s 14-6 season-opening triumph over Albright. Brown registered career highs in goals (3), assists (5), and points (8) to help the 13th-ranked Bears win their seventh straight season opener. The hat-trick was the first of his career, and Brown’s five assists matched the program record set by Anthony Tori against Moravian in 2007. The eight points were one shy of Tori’s total in that contest with the Greyhounds nearly a decade ago.
Brown had a hand in the first three Ursinus goals on Saturday, opening the scoring with an unassisted strike just over a minute into the contest before setting up first-quarter markers by seniors Rob Dewey and Mike Durst.
The sophomore star had two goals and two assists in the fourth quarter alone, notching his first man-up score to complete his inaugural hat-trick as the Bears uncorked an 8-1 run after going into intermission with a 6-3 lead.
Brown will look to build upon his opening outburst when Ursinus welcomes Mary Washington to Patterson Field for a non-conference matchup on Saturday, February 27.
Rosemont’s Ibezim named CSAC’s Player-of-the-Week
Rosemont senior captain Ralph Ibezim, the CSAC Player of the Week, was one of the main catalysts that led the Ravens to rebound from a 9-5 deficit in the fourth quarter, scoring twice, including the game-winner with 1.8 seconds left on the clock, to seal the 10-9 comeback win for Rosemont on Sunday against Hood College.
Ibezim led the Ravens in scoring with four goals. He also had two caused turnovers and three ground balls in the game.