Defensive Player of the Year Brown started all 19 matches for Xavier in 2016, registering three points (one goal, one assist) and playing every available minute in 17 of 19 matches. He anchored the backline in five shutouts and ranked second on the team with 1,771 minutes played. Brown, a Nelson, New Zealand native, is coming off a season that saw him named the program's second BIG EAST Defender of the Year. The honor marked a fifth straight season with a major conference award for Xavier men's soccer. Brown represented Xavier on this year’s preseason all-conference team after earning first team honors in 2016 and 2015 and second team honors as a freshman in 2014. Brown was one of two unanimous selections to the 2017 preseason all-league squad. The Musketeers finished 4-4-1 in league action last season, 8-8-3 overall.