Ben is one of two sports editors at The Herald and previously worked as a senior staff writer, covering football, baseball, women’s hockey and women’s rugby. He was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming (seriously), and is a sophomore double concentrating in English non-fiction writing and economics. Outside of The Herald, Ben plays for the elite Brown club hockey team and pretends to study in the Sci-Li basement while actually watching sports on Philo.

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Sam Donovan ’18 maneuvers on the ice to gain control of the puck. Donovan, who led the team with 12 goals last season, scored the Bears’ only goal over the weekend in Saturday’s contest against Harvard. The forward’s shot came off sharp passes from Alli Rolandelli ’16 and Bridget Carey ’19.


Offense remains cold in women’s hockey’s pair of weekend losses

November 9, 2015 0 comments

One bad period against a good team can be costly, and that was proved to be the case for Brown in weekend losses to Dartmouth and Harvard.

Lightning-quick Kiki Morgan ’16 rushes past her defenders. The senior has had an impressive career and made crucial contributions this season, including two tries in the semifinal contest against Harvard.


Women’s rugby blows lead, drops Ivy title game to Dartmouth

November 9, 2015 0 comments

The women’s rugby team advanced to the Ivy League championship game this weekend for the second time in as many varsity seasons.

Sam Donovan ’18 skates across the rink in an attempt to break free of a Quinnipiac defender. The forward led the Bears as a rookie last season with 12 goals and led all ECAC newcomers in goals scored in league games.


Losses in conference openers extend women’s hockey’s skid

November 2, 2015 0 comments

The women’s ice hockey team was scoreless this weekend, losing 4-0 to No. 5 Quinnipiac Friday night and 3-0 to Princeton Saturday at Meehan Auditorium.

The women’s rugby team gets ready to battle for the ball in a scrum.  The squad displayed its offensive and defensive prowess in its last game of the regular season as the team shutout visiting Princeton.


Shutout win caps women’s rugby regular season

October 26, 2015 0 comments

The women’s rugby team came away with a key conference win Saturday, blanking Princeton 29-0 to end its regular season on a high note.

Ozuamaka Okoro ’16 uses her quickness to evade several Columbia defenders. Okoro contributed five of the team’s 14 tries in Bruno’s commanding victory over the Lions Saturday afternoon at Marvel Field.


Women’s rugby snaps losing streak in dominant fashion against Columbia

October 19, 2015 0 comments

The women’s rugby team showed superior strength and speed in a 90-0 beat down of the Lions at Marvel Field Saturday.

Women’s rugby drops match to powerhouse Quinnipiac


Women’s rugby drops match to powerhouse Quinnipiac

October 12, 2015 0 comments

The women’s rugby team lost for the second straight week, falling to Quinnipiac at home Saturday, 55-7.

Daisy Alvarado-Munoz ’17 runs the ball. The team’s offense struggled Saturday, with the only try coming in the 71st minute of competition.


Match against Dartmouth ends with rare defeat for women’s rugby

October 5, 2015 0 comments

The women’s rugby team suffered its first loss of the season Saturday, marking its first regular season defeat since the team gained varsity status.

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