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Articles by Benjamin Asher (104)


Alum kicks his way into major league soccer

November 9, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Coming into his freshman year of college, Jeff Larentowicz ’05 certainly didn’t envision a professional soccer career. In fact, he was skeptical about his prospects at the collegiate level.


Looking back: The year in sports

April 23, 2009 Comments are Disabled

With the 2008-2009 school year coming to an end, it’s time to take a look back at the year of Brown sports. While the year was disappointing on many fronts for Brown athletics, it also had its share of shining moments.


Red-hot baseball sweeps Harvard

April 21, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Last week, the baseball team played seven games, going 6-1 over the stretch. Brown started off the week by taking two games from Marist College in a home doubleheader on Tuesday, before dropping a game, 10-6, to UConn on Wednesday.


Big Green too much for baseball Bears

April 14, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The baseball team beat Bryant on Thursday, but dropped three of four in a weekend series against Dartmouth in Hanover, N.H.

A win, a loss, a tie vs. R.I. baseball rivals

April 3, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The baseball team rallied in the final inning Wednesday afternoon to pull out a 7-6 victory over URI in the first game of a doubleheader, before tying the Rams in a shortened second game.

Baseball overcomes rough road start

March 31, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The baseball team had a rocky start to its road stretch over spring break but closed it out on a positive note, winning three of its first four games in Ivy League play over the weekend. The Bears got strong play from co-captain Matt Nuzzo ’09, who is batting a team-high .

M. lacrosse holds on to early lead

March 17, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The No. 15 men’s lacrosse team survived another close game on Saturday, when Brown (4-1) jumped out to an early 5-2 lead and held on for a 9-8 victory over No. 13 UMass (3-3) in the Bears’ final contest before beginning Ivy League play.

Bears finish season with wins over Crimson, Big Green

March 9, 2009 Comments are Disabled

After missing his first five three-point attempts of the night, Garrett Leffelman ’11 was due. As the final seconds ticked off the clock in Friday night’s game, Leffelman hoisted a shot from just behind the three-point line on the right perimeter. The ball rippled through the net as the buzzer sounded, giving the men’s basketball team a 61-59 win over Harvard.

Weekend roundup

March 3, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Gymnastics and men’s and women’s track and field.

Two tight games, two losses for m. hoops

March 3, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The men’s basketball team’s woes continued on the road this weekend with a 56-48 loss to Princeton on Friday night, followed by a 64-54 loss to Penn on Saturday night. The Bears led at halftime on Friday, but poor shooting in the second half gave the Tigers the win.