Silver Creek’s Williams, Brown teammates once again in Rochester

OBSERVER Staff Report

Former Silver Creek lacrosse players Zed Williams and Frank Brown are set to be teammates once again.

Following Sunday’s Major League Lacrosse draft, both Williams and Brown will be suiting up for the Rochester Rattlers next season.

Virginia attackman Zed Williams was selected in the third round (22nd overall) while Brown was chosen with the fourth pick of the seventh round (58th overall).

Williams, an USILA All-American (honorable mention), was on the 2017 Tewaaraton Trophy watch list and led UVA with 25 assists. He was second on the team with 52 points and 54 ground balls. Williams’ 54 ground balls are No. 2 for most in the nation among non-defensive players or faceoff specialists. Williams was the first player in the nation to reach the 20-20, 30-30, 40-40 and 50-50 club in points and ground balls. He is the only attackman in the nation with 50 ground balls. Williams also was named to the All-ACC team last month.

A 2017 USILA All-American honorable mention, Brown led the Hobart Statesmen in goals and points this season, finishing the year with 32 goals and 18 assists for 50 points. He started all 16 games this season, producing four or more points six times. Brown logged three goals and two assists against then No. 2 Syracuse and notched a career-high eight points against Mount St. Mary’s. He tied Hobart’s Division I era record for goals in a game, scoring six times against the Mountaineers.

In addition to All-America honors, Brown was also voted the Northeast Conference Player of the Year and the NEC Offensive Player of the Year. Since 1995, only two Statesmen have recorded more points in a season. Hobart was 9-7 overall this year and won the NEC regular season championship with a 5-1 conference mark.