Men’s lacrosse had a bounce-back season in its first year under head coach Lars Tiffany ’90. After going 2–11 last season, the Bears started the season on a roll. After losing in overtime to the always tough University of Maryland Baltimore County the men reeled off four straight wins and, after a 13–4 win over Vermont on March 27, reached their highest national ranking of the year at eighteen. Brown came back to the pack during the latter stages of the season, however, losing to stiff Ivy competition, including Cornell, which was ranked first in the league. Among the squad’s standouts this year were attackmen David Madeira ’07 and Thomas Muldoon ’10.
Judged simply by its 4–10 record, the 2007 women’s lacrosse team would appear to have had a disappointing season. But in fact the Bears have made great strides while playing some of the toughest competition in the nation. The squad opened its season at number-one-ranked UNC Chapel Hill, then traveled to College Park to play number-three Maryland two weeks later. The team managed to remain competitive by relying on the stellar play of Mimi DeTolla ’08, who led the team in both goals and points. The Bears also enjoyed a breakout season from Lauren Vitkus ’09, who scored seventeen goals on just twenty-nine shots. With most of their big scorers returning for next season, women’s lacrosse should improve in 2008.