Frank Brown ’17, a first-year transition player for the Georgia Swarm of the National Lacrosse League, showcases his talent as the star in Nike’s latest ad campaign. The 2017 Northeast Conference Player of the Year laces up his Nike cleats and charges across the field in a cinematic exhibit of the “sixth sense” innate with top talent.
Brown, who was drafted as the 24th overall pick in September, kicked off his first season with the Swarm on Dec. 8 in a tight match against the New England Black Wolves.
“Frank is a very challenging match up. He’s great in a transition element,” says Hobart Lacrosse Head Coach Greg Raymond. “He’s fast, he’s strong, persistent on the ground, and has a very deceptive quickness. He can grind down a match up with size and strength. He’s great in a two-man game, can create separation, and has a scoring ability opponents need to prevent. However, I’ve always thought his best quality was his vision. He has a great knack at making contested reads in and through a defense.”
At Hobart, Brown led the Statesmen in goals and points last season, finishing the year with 32 goals and 18 assists for 50 points. Since 1995, only two Statesmen have recorded more points in a season and Brown tied Hobart’s Division I era record for goals in a game. Brown was voted an honorable mention All-American by the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.
After recovering from injuries early in his career, Brown broke out as a Statesman for a team-high 44 points as a junior, leading Hobart to the NEC Tournament title and a berth in the NCAA tournament.
In addition to his athletic accomplishments, Brown majored in American studies and minored in history, earning USILA Scholar All-American honors.