Midfielder who has served a reserve role in each of the past two seasons ... expected to challenge for more playing time this spring ... veteran player who can come off the sideline and provide quality minutes ... runs the field well ... adds size to a midfield unit that was hurt by graduation ... needs to develop a "take charge" attitude ... confidence grows every day in practice ... able to use his large frame to bull-dodge his way to the cage ... spent a year at USMAPS ... needs to continue development and establish more consistency to gain playing time ... has an excellent opportunity to slide into the lineup somewhere in the midfield ... works hard in practice ... two-year letterwinner.
2005: Appeared in career-high three games ... credited with two shots, one ground ball and one caused turnover ... took shifts with third midfield line when in the game.
2004: Appeared in two games ... did not figure statistically in either contest ... played against Holy Cross and Marist ... Holy Cross was his collegiate debut.
Prior to West Point: All-conference performer at Carlisle H.S. his senior year ... offensive MVP as well ... co-captained boy's soccer team as well ... did not start playing the game of lacrosse until freshman year in high school.
Personal: Brian Michael Ivany ... born Oct. 3, 1983, in Fort Belvior, Va. ... parents are Robert and Marianne Ivany ... father is Maj. Gen. Robert Ivany (Ret.), Class of 1969 ... father was a two-year letterwinner on the Black Knights' football team (1967, 1968) ... brother Chris Ivany is a captain in the U.S. Army ... another brother, Mark, is a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army ... majoring in American Legal System.