When I ran into former Brown captain, Michael Bernstein ’82 at a Red Sox game last summer, we hadn’t seen each other since he had graduated. Mike wanted an update on the team and asked several times what Brown rugby needed.
Michael's request was timely as our Web site had been dormant and ignored for years and we had received some recent alumni criticism for having the worst site in the Ivy League. We can debate whose was the worst, but there is no debating that we needed a new look. Well, no more!
The coaches and administrators from the eight Ivy League Schools announce the 2009 Ivy League All-Stars. Congratulations to all participants in the 2009 Ivy League Championships.
The Brown women finished the year ranked #3 in Division 1 and 6 Brown players were named to the US All American squad.
US All American Squad First Team Andi Payne ‘10, loosehead prop Second Team Adria Orr ‘09 at flanker Annalisa Wilde ‘11 at lock Alex Hartley ‘10 at center Ploi Flynn ‘09 at wing In addition flanker and team captain Nina Safane was recently named to the US All American team that is assembling in Little Rock next week.
A long and inspiring season came to an end yesterday as Stanford pulled away with 10 minutes left to beat Brown in the national semi-final. The match was played in Steuber Stadium in front of a large and loud BROWN crowd! Alums from the bay area and families of players filled the Brown side and cheered themselves hoarse over he course of a very exciting match.