Providence, R.I– Brown sophomore attackman Dylan Molloy (Setauket, NY) headlined the All-Ivy Men’s Lacrosse team by being named the Ivy League Co-Player of the Year. Molloy was a unanimous first team All-Ivy selection along with junior goalie Jack Kelly (West Islip, NY). Earning second team All-Ivy honors were sophomore long stick middy Larken Kemp (Greenwich, CT) and sophomore defenseman Alec Tulett (Toronto, Ontario), while senior middy Nick Piroli (Black River, NY) earned honorable mention All-Ivy honors. Brown head coach Lars Tiffany was the unanimous selection for Ivy League Coach of the Year.
Tiffany guided the Bears to the Ivy League Championship and number one seed in the Ivy League Tournament, being held this Friday (5/1) and Sunday (5/3) at Brown. His Brown team lit up the scoreboard in 2015, scoring 222 goals, third best in the nation. Tiffany, now in his 10th year as head coach of the Bears, has guided the Bears to the Ivy Championship, three times, in 2008, 2010 and 2015, and an NCAA Championship berth in 2009.
Molloy put up incredible numbers for the Bears, scoring 58 goals, second best in Brown lacrosse history, while handing out a team high 30 assists. He ranks second in the nation in goals (3.87 gpg) and ranks third nationally in points (5.87 ppg). He is one of 25 players nationally to be named a Tewaarton Award nominee, given to nation’s top player. An honorable mention All-Ivy selection a year ago, Molloy had vaulted into 22nd place on Brown’s all-time scoring list with 87 goals and 40 assists for 127 career points. A two-time Ivy League Player of the Week, Molloy was named the USILA, NCAA and Ivy League Player of the Week after matching the Brown school record for points in a game (13) by scoring a career high eight goals and dishing out five assists in the Bears’ 22-12 win over Michigan, tying the school record for points (13).
Kelly, a tri-captain for the Bears, leads the Ivy League and ranks 9th nationally in save percentage (.574), while his 11.93 saves per game leads the Ivies and is 9th nationally. He was named the NCAA Defensive Player of the Week, the Lacrosse Magazine Player of the Week and the Ivy League Player of the Week after coming up with 21 spectacular saves in Brown’s 15-6 win over #10 Cornell. Kelly made 14 first half saves against the Big Red and held Cornell to just two second half goals, while making seven saves. Kelly proved to be the difference in Brown’s 10-8 win over #9 Princeton with 15 saves.
Kemp leads the Ivy League and ranks second in the nation with 2.29 caused turnovers per game, and is 23rd nationally in ground balls (5.00 per game). He was named the Ivy League Player of the Week for the second time and was heralded as the National Defensive Player of the Week by the Baltimore Sun following Brown wins over Marist and #9 Princeton. Kemp turned in a yeoman’s performance in Brown’s 10-8 win over the Tigers, helping the Bears win at Princeton for the first time in 24 years. He scored two goals and handed out an assist in Brown’s fast-break offense while picking up four ground balls. He also helped Brown’s defense hold Princeton to just eight goals while marking one of its midfield stars, Zach Currier, to just one late goal.
A two-year starter for the Bears, Tulett is equally effective as a close defenseman or long-stick midfielder. He had a game high eight ground balls in Brown’s win over #10 Cornell and registered three caused turnovers vs. Bucknell and four vs. Manhattan. Tulett picked up six ground balls vs. both Princeton and Marist. He ranks second on the Brown team in ground balls (4.93 per game), 25th nationally, and 47th nationally with 1.20 caused turnovers per game.
Piroli missed all of last season due to injury and came back in his first game with two goals and two assists for the Bears in their season opener Quinnipiac. He has scored nine goals and ranks second on the Brown team with 22 assists. Piroli, who had a goal and three assists vs. Dartmouth, came up big in Brown’s win over #10 Cornell with two goals and an assist. He had two assists vs. Yale, two goals and two assists in the Bears’ win over Marist, and had a key goal in the Bears win over #9 Princeton. Piroli had three assists vs. Manhattan, and two assists vs. Harvard.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Dylan Molloy, Brown (So., A – Setauket, N.Y.)
Mike MacDonald, Princeton (Sr., A — Georgetown, Ont.)
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Ben Reeves, Yale (Fr., A – Macedon, N.Y.)
COACH OF THE YEAR
*Lars Tiffany, Brown
*Dylan Molloy, Brown (So., A – Setauket, N.Y.)
Matt Donovan, Cornell (Sr., A — Morristown, N.J.)
*Mike MacDonald, Princeton (Sr., A — Georgetown, Ont.)
*Connor Buczek, Cornell (Sr., M — Cincinnati)
Phil Hession, Dartmouth (Sr., M — Canton, Mass.)
*Kip Orban, Princeton (Sr., M — Westport, Conn.)
Matt McMahon, Penn (Sr., D — Glen Ridge, N.J.)
Michael Quinn, Yale, (Jr., D — Port Washington)
*Jordan Stevens, Cornell (Sr., D — Smithtown, N.Y.)
*Jack Kelly, Brown (Jr., G — West Islip, N.Y.)
Devin Dwyer, Harvard (Jr., A — Garden City, N.Y.)
Nik Doktor, Penn (Sr., A — Rochester, N.Y.)
Conrad Oberbeck, Yale (Sr., A — Greenwich, Conn.)
Larken Kemp, Brown (So. LSM — Greenwich, Conn.)
Zach Currier, Princeton (So. — Peterborough
John Hogan, Cornell (Sr., M — Arnold, Md.)
Bear Goldstein, Princeton (So., D — Dallas)
Brian Fischer, Harvard (Sr., LSM — Garden City, N.Y.)
Robert Osgood, Dartmouth (Sr., D — Marblehead, Mass.)
Alec Tulett, Brown (So., D — Toronto)
Bryan Moore, Harvard (Jr., G — Baltimore)
HONORABLE MENTION ALL-IVY
Walker Kirby, Harvard (Jr., M — Morristown, N.J.)
Christian Knight, Cornell (So., G — Baltimore)
Eric Natale, Yale (Sr. G, — Westminster, Md.)
Dan Lintner, Cornell (Sr., A — Courtice, Ont.)
Joe McCallion, Penn (Sr., M — Narberth, Pa.)
Ryan Ambler, Princeton (Jr., A — Rydal, Pa.)
Nick Piroli, Brown (Sr., A — Black River, N.Y.)
Ian Adrey, Harvard (Jr. M — Greenwich, Conn.)
Joe Lang, Harvard (Fr., M — Mill Valley, Calif.)
*-unanimous selection ^-second team expanded to 11 due to ties in the voting