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28   Brian Danvers
Brian Danvers

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Woodbury, N.Y.

High School:
Syosset

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 205

Position:
D


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    ON DANVERS: A steady, hard-working defenseman, who is expected to start on close defense as a junior ... solid positional defensive player ... continues to work on getting stronger after showing improvement over the last year ... very serious with his approach ... plays with great intensity ... will see time on the face-off wing as he is good at corralling groundballs ... a well-skilled player, who runs really well and is quite composed... has the ability to cover guys and get the ball off the ground while making good decisions.

    AS A SENIOR IN 2008: (As of May 6)
    • Athletic defender close defenseman, is a team captain as a senior. Playing as starting long-stick defensive midfielder.
    • In 14 games this season, leads team with 36 groundballs along with 15 caused turnovers and first career goal. Helped team to 8.56 GAA.
    • Scooped four groundballs vs. Fairfield (4/22).
    • Two groundballs and two caused turnovers at #5 Georgetown (4/19).
    • Part of defense which held Hobart's (4/12) attack pointless in overtime win. Had two groundballs.
    • Career-best five groundballs at St. John's (4/5).
    • Took three shots, but didn't score at Sacred Heart (3/18), also had two groundballs.
    • Four groundballs at Brown (3/15) as UMass allowed just four goals.
    • Scored on a fastbreak goal off full-field rush vs. Albany (3/11) for first career tally. Also had two groundballs.
    • Two groundballs and two caused turnovers at Yale (3/2).
    • Had career-high five groundballs along with a caused turnover against Hofstra (2/23).
    • 2007 All-New England Second Team.
    • Started all 14 games in 2007 and 19 over previous two years.Led team in caused turnovers with 22, also had 28 groundballs in 2007.

    AS A JUNIOR IN 2007: Named to All-New England First Team ... Athletic defender close defenseman, who started all 14 games in 2007 and 19 over last two seasons ... Led team in caused turnovers with 22, also had 28 groundballs ... In finale at Rutgers (5/5), had three caused turnovers ... Tremendous game with career-highs in groundballs (5) and caused turnovers (4) in win over #12 Syracuse (4/28) ... Scooped up four groundballs and caused one turnover at Hobart (4/14) ... Started at long-stick defensive midfield against Sacred Heart (3/20) and had three groundballs ... Had two groundballs in three games in a row vs. Brown (3/17), at Albany (3/13) and at Harvard (3/10) ... In return to Long Island, had four caused turnovers against Hofstra (2/24).

    AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2006: Athletic defender who played in 12 of the final 13 games including some man-down situations ... started five of six games on close defense from April 22-May 20 (UMass allowed 8.5 goals per game in that stretch) ... had career-best three groundballs at Cornell (5/13) in NCAAs ... started vs. Rutgers (5/6) for third start in four games ... started at Fairfield (4/25) and had two groundballs ... drew first career start at Georgetown (4/22) and had two groundballs, playing solid defense.

    AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005: Saw action in 12 games as a man-down defender... took first career shot at Rutgers (5/7)... scooped up a groundball vs. St. John's (4/9)... snagged a career-high three groundballs in the win over Penn State (4/2)... picked up a groundball against Stony Brook (3/12).

    BEFORE UMASS: Was a three-year letterwinner for coach John Calabria at Syosset High School... named to the Nassau All-County team twice... tallied six goals and seven assists in his career as a defensemen... captained the squad his senior year and was named team MVP... recognized as the most improved player his sophomore and junior years... lettered twice in basketball... a member of the National Honor Society.

    PERSONAL: Brian Alexander Danvers... son of Ana Danvers... born Dec. 25, 1985 in Queens, N.Y. ... majoring in Hotel Management.

    Career Statistics
    Year	GP/GS	G	A	Pts.	Shots	EMG	GB	CT	Pen
    2005	12/0	0	0	0	1	0	5	2	1/1:00
    2006	12/5	0	0	0	0	0	10	1	1/0:30
    2007	14/14	0	0	0	1	0	28	22	2/2:00
    2008	14/0	1	0	1	8	0	36	15	8/8:00
    Totals	52/19	1	0	1	10	0	79	40	12/11:30
    

    CAREER HIGHS
    Goals/Points: 1 vs. Albany, 3/11/08
    Groundballs: 5 st St. John's, 4/5/08

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