Brian Derner finished tied for second on George Washington with three wins last season. He also finished second on the team with 82.0 innings pitched and 52 strikeouts. Derner pitched at least six innings in 10 of 14 starts. He earned the win against CCSU by pitching 6.2 innings, allowing just one earned run with a career-high eight strikeouts.
In 2010, Derner had a team-high 20 games and made five starts in his debut season at GW. He pitched 46.2 innings and recorded wins against Maryland Eastern Shore (3/31) and UMBC (4/22). Derner struck out a season high seven batters against Temple (4/9). He had three strikeouts or more in seven games and ranked third on team with 44 strikeouts.