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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:30 am

Mariners Advance to NAC Semifinals with 15-4 Win over Green Mountain

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse cruised to a 15-4 NAC Quarterfinal victory over Green Mountain on Saturday afternoon, at Ritchie Field.

Dean Samuelson (Ellsworth, Maine) led the Mariners with four goals, three assists and five ground balls. Peter Moore (Scarborough, Maine) added four goals and a ground ball, while Bronson Guimond (Portland, Maine) added a goal and a pair of helpers, and Nicholas Betti (Upper Saddle River, N.J.) chipped in with a pair of goals.

Jack Tragert (Naples, Maine) contributed a goal and an assist and Mike Fuller (Portland, Maine) and Tim Grant (East Northport, N.Y.) added the other goals for the Mariners. James Wilgus (Phippsburg, Maine) and Jacob Rondeau (Richmond, R.I.) split time in net for the Mariners, combining for 10 saves.

Tragert scooped up a team-leading nine ground balls, breaking the all-time record for most ground balls in a career (259), and Betti's two goals put him at 200 career points. Betti now ranks first all-time in goals (161), shots (549), shots on goals (300), man-up goals (25), games played (58) and games started (53).

Dominic Wright and Richard Aberle Jr. led the way for the Eagles with two goals, while Nick Parsons dished out three assists. Nate Laymon scooped up seven ground balls, and Carl Dietheim scooped up seven ground balls, while stopping five shots in net.

The Mariners (7-7) will travel to New England College for a NAC Quarterfinal game on Tuesday at 4:00 pm. The Eagles conclude their season with a 3-9 overall record.
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Re: Lacrosse - men 2015

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:21 am

Eagles Men's Lacrosse Drops NAC Semifinal to Castleton

CASTLETON, Vt. – Husson Men's Lacrosse season ends by the hands of the Spartans of Castleton State College 17-0, as Castleton advances to their 12th consecutive North Atlantic Conference championship game on Tuesday afternoon.

Zach Davidson scored his 200th career goal on the day and registered a season-high 12 points on five goals and seven assists to lead the Spartan offense. The senior also upped his career point total to an impressive 395 points. Taylor Swarter added five goals and two assists while freshman Sam Siegel went for three goals and two helpers.

Castleton dominated defensively as well, outshooting the Eagles 57-20 and winning 16 of 21 faceoffs in the contest to improve to 12-5 overall. Henry Moser went 12-for-14 on faceoffs and picked up six ground balls while Ryan Crowningshield had five ground balls and three caused turnovers. The Spartans also picked up 36 ground balls to just 20 for Husson and caused 11 turnovers as the Eagles ended their season 9-7 overall.

Siegel put the Spartans on the board at 11:50 on a nice feed at the goal mouth from Swarter. Davidson got in on the action with an underhanded rip to push the lead to 2-0 with 6:18 left in the period and Swarter scored the final goal of the quarter on a man-up opportunity off a pass from Davidson.

In the second, Zach Devoid made it 4-0 at 11:49 on a man-up opportunity from Davidson. Davidson scored his second of the game with 3:20 left as Swarter found him, and Siegel extended the lead to 6-0 with just 33 remaining in the half.

Swarter opened the scoring just 1:45 into the third quarter and Isaac Devoid scored at 12:58 for the 8-0 advantage. Swarter, Davidson and Siegel all added goals in the period for an 11-0 lead after 45 minutes. Castleton allowed just six shots in the fourth quarter as Davidson and Swarter scored twice while Devoid and Drew Wood netted the last two goals for a 17-0 final.

Tom Lepage made 13 saves in net for the Eagles.

With the victory the Spartans will now host New England College in the NAC Championship this weekend. This marks the fourth consecutive year the two teams will play for the NAC Title.
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Re: Lacrosse - men 2015

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:27 am

Maine Maritime's Championship Bid Ends in NAC Semifinals

HENNIKER, N.H. – Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse fell to New England College 20-10 in the North Atlantic Conference Semifinals on Tuesday afternoon.

New England College jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead before Nicholas Betti (Upper Saddle River, N.J.) put the Mariners on the board with 11:10 remaining in the first quarter.

The two teams exchanged goals back-and-forth, before the Pilgrims went on a three-goal run. The Mariners went on a three-goal run of their own, sparked by a pair of goals from Betti, and a goal from Bronson Guimond (Portland, Maine). New England College scored three-straight goals to end the second half, taking an 11-6 lead into the halftime.

Dean Samuelson (Ellsworth, Maine) opened up the scoring in the second half, closing the Pilgrim lead to 11-7. The Pilgrims broke a seven-minute scoreless span with three-straight goals, jumping out to a 14-7 lead. Betti closed out the third quarter with his fourth game of the goal.

The Pilgrims outscored the Mariners 6-2 in the final quarter, clinching the 20-10 victory, and the rights to advance to the NAC Championship.

Betti ended the day with four goals and an assist, while Samuelson and Mike Fuller (Portland, Maine) added a goal and an assist each. Guimond, Tim Grant (East Northport, N.Y.), Alex Grant-Roy (Biddeford, Maine), and A.J. Larrabee (Farmington, Maine) grabbed the other scores for the Mariners.

Jack Tragert (Naples, Maine) scooped up 10 ground balls for the Mariners, while going 19-of-26 on the face-off, and Grant went 4-of-7 on the face-off. Tragert and Grant led the Mariners defensively with two caused turnovers.

Nick Herzog scored six goals, and an assist to lead the Pilgrims, Sean Largay added five goals while Matt Richard added three goals and five helpers. Asa Weisberg and Cody Kitson scooped up a team-high five ground balls.

James Wilgus (Phippsburg, Maine) stopped eight shots in net for the Mariners, while Chris Galluzzo stopped 18 shots in net for the Pilgrims.

The Mariners conclude their 2015 campaign with a 7-8 overall record, and the Pilgrims advance to play the #1 seed Castleton on Saturday.
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Re: Lacrosse - men 2015

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri May 01, 2015 10:45 am

Mariners Land Six on NAC All-Conference Team

CASTINE, Maine – Six members of the Maine Maritime Academy Men's Lacrosse team earned NAC All-Conference honors. Nicholas Betti (Upper Saddle River, N.J.), Michael Dedian (Scarborough, Maine), James Wilgus (Phippsburg, Maine) and Jack Tragert (Naples, Maine) grabbed First Team All-Conference honors while Peter Moore (Scarborough, Maine) and Bronson Guimond (Portland, Maine) garnered Second Team All-Conference accolades.

Betti, a midfielder and Marine Engineering Technology major leads the NAC and the Mariners with 52 goals, including a program history best eight man-up goals this season. The senior captain dished out 11 assists, while scooping up 50 ground balls and causing 11 turnovers. Earlier this season, Betti broke the Maine Maritime Academy record for career goals, tallying an impressive 165 goals in four years. Betti also ranks first all-time in shots (556), shots on goal (305), man-up goals (25), games played (59) and games started (58), and is only the third player in program history to surpass 200 points in his career. Among Division III players, Betti ranked in the top 10 all season in goals per game. Betti is a four-time All-NAC selection.

Dedian, a defender and Marine Engineering Technology major led the Mariners and ranks third in the conference with 25 caused turnovers. The junior scooped up 50 ground balls, while taking two shots, both on goal. Dedian was a major contributor to a Mariner defense that ranked second in goals against versus conference opponents.

Wilgus, a goalie and Marine Transportation Operations started all 15 games in net for the Mariners, recording 154 saves, while only allowing 132 goals. The junior tallied a 53.8 save percentage, while only allowing 9.96 goals per game. On March 21, Wilgus helped the Mariners to a 24-0 shutout victory, the first shutout since March 31, 2012. Wilgus grabbed NAC Defensive Player of the Week honors on March 16.

Tragert, a face-off specialist and Marine Transportation Operations major, led the NAC with 184 face-off wins, in 272 attempts. The senior captain scooped up a team-leading 116 ground balls, breaking the all-time record with 269 ground balls in his career. This season, Tragert caused seven turnovers, dished out four assists and scored a goal for the Mariners. Among Division III players, Tragert ranked in the top 10 all season in face-off winning percentage. Tragert is a two-time All-NAC Selection.

Moore, an attacker and Vessel Operations Technology major ranked second on the season with 36 goals, and 54 points. The sophomore, dished out 18 assists, caused eight turnovers and scooped up 32 ground balls. Following up his 2014 NAC Rookie of the Year Season, Moore earned NAC Player of the Week honors on March 30.

Guimond a midfielder and Power Engineering Operations major tallied 22 goals and 12 assists this season. The senior captain scooped up 31 ground balls, while causing 11 turnovers. Guimond is a three-time All-NAC selection.

2015 Men's Lacrosse All-Conference Teams

To view a PDF list of the All-Conference team click HERE.

First Team
A - Brandon Corbo, Junior, Husson
A - Zach Davidson, Senior, Castleton
A - Skyler Saunders, Junior, New England College
M - Nicholas Betti , Senior, Maine Maritime
M - Zack Glazier, Freshman, Husson
M - Nick Herzog, Senior, New England College
LSM - James Seager, Senior, Husson
D - Ryan Crowningshield, Sophomore, Castleton
D - Michael Dedian, Junior, Maine Maritime
D - Dillon Robinson, Sophomore, Castleton
GK - James Wilgus, Junior, Maine Maritime
FO - Jack Tragert, Senior, Maine Maritime

Second Team
A - Peter Moore, Sophomore, Maine Maritime
A - Matt Richard, Freshman, New England College
A - Taylor Swarter, Junior, Castleton
M - Zach Devoid, Junior, Castleton
M - Bronson Guimond, Senior, Maine Maritime
M - Nick Parsons, Junior, Green Mountain
LSM - Alex Denny, Senior, Castleton
D - James Carlson, Junior, New England College
D - Derek Johnson, Junior, Husson
D - Cody Kitson, Senior, New England College
GK - Chris Galluzzo, Senior, New England College
GK - Jay Palmisano, Sophomore, Johnson State
FO - Asa Weisberg, Senior, New England College

Player of the Year - Zach Davidson, Castleton
Defensive Player of the Year - James Seager, Husson
Rookie of the Year - Zack Glazier, Husson
Coach of the Year - Kevin Pezanowski, Lyndon
Team Sportsmanship Award - Lyndon

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Re: Lacrosse - men 2015

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun May 03, 2015 3:27 am

Men's lacrosse falls 10-8 at Amherst in NESCAC semifinal

AMHERST, Mass. -- In order to extend their win streak to seven games, the Bates men's lacrosse team had little margin for error in Saturday's NESCAC Championship semifinal game at top-seeded Amherst. Unfortunately for the Bobcats, it was the No. 5 nationally ranked and host Jeffs who got a few more breaks, and they prevailed on a hot, sunny day at Pratt Field, 10-8, to advance to Sunday's championship.

Bates had a slight 39-37 advantage in shot attempts in the game, which pitted the top two defenses in the conference. Junior goalie Joe Faria (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.) made 20 saves, but Amherst sophomore keeper Cody Tranbarger was equally tough, with 17 saves.

"I love the way we fought and scrapped, and we believed we were going to win the game the whole time," said head coach Peter Lasagna, who this week shared NESCAC Coach of the Year honors with his Amherst counterpart, Jon Thompson. "Especially when we cut it down to one. We just thought Sam was going to keep winning us faceoffs, we're getting possessions and we're getting great shots. We just didn't finish them."

Junior Jack Allard (Ridgewood, N.J.) scored three goals for Bates; senior Conor Henrie (Lexington, Mass.) added two scores, and sophomore Kyle Weber (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) contributed a goal and an assist. Junior Charlie Hildebrand (Berwyn, Pa.) and sophomore Charlie Fay (Falmouth, Maine) scored one goal apiece. The Bobcats dominated faceoffs, winning 17 of 22 overall, with sophomore Sam Francis (Newburyport, Mass.) going 14-for-17 and senior Tucker White (Burlington, Vt.) winning 3-of-5.

Chris Albanese scored four times for the Jeffs. Kane Haffey added two goals and an assist, and Dylan Park scored twice. NESCAC Player of the Year Quinn Moroney was held to one assist.

Amherst (16-1) plays the winner of Saturday's second semifinal between Tufts and Middlebury. The winner of that game gets an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament. Bates maintains hope for an at-large berth when the 16-team field is announced Sunday on ncaa.com. (The show begins at 9pm Eastern)

"I don't think it is (the end of the season)," said Lasagna. "I saw the teams that we're sort of vying with for two spots, and no one else has wins over the kind of teams that we beat, Tufts and Middlebury. Plus we just got another strength of schedule game playing Amherst again, so that helps us regionally. So I think we're going to get to play, I really do."

Amherst forced Bates play catchup for most of the first half, and the trend continued into the second half. The Jeffs killed two penalties by forcing early Bates turnovers, taking away the Bobcats' potent man-up offense, and Tranbarger made eight saves in the half. Amherst was also able to maintain possession several times by collecting ground balls off of Faria saves or shots hit off the pipes.

Amherst compounded Bates' frustration by scoring on both of its extra-man opportunities, which were both only 30 seconds in duration.

"I thought the defense really locked down in the second half, got stops, got clears and gave us a chance to win the game," said Lasagna. "I'd like to have probably eight or 10 shots back that I think we normally bury. And they scored a couple extra-man goals that we had defended, the shot goes off somebody's head, somebody picks it up and throws it in. That stuff happens in this game."

Henrie scored the opening goal of the second half to close the gap to 7-6, but Albanese and Haffey answered with two goals within the next two minutes for a 9-6 advantage. With 4:51 left, Bates scored its lone man-up goal of the game, with Weber finding Allard to make it 9-7.

Neither team found the back of the net for a span of nearly 15 minutes of game time. But with 5:13 to go in the fourth quarter, Weber streaked down the left alley, stopped on a dime to lose his defender, and shot into the upper far corner to close the gap to 9-8.

Thirty-three seconds later, however, Allard was flagged for offsides, giving Amherst an extra man for 30 seconds. And with three seconds remaining in the penalty, Haffey combined with Albanese for the final goal of the game and a 10-8 Amherst lead. Bates got two shots off in the final four minutes, one sailing high and the final one, by sophomore Andrew Melvin (Medfield, Mass.), stopped at point-blank range by Tranbarger.

"I told the guys that we haven't been in this position before, so now we have experience that we haven't had before. I think a couple of those shots we had that went a little wide or a little high, I think the next time we have the opportunity to play in this kind of game, we finish those shots," said Lasagna. "we've been shooting the ball so well for a month and a half."
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Re: Lacrosse - men 2015

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu May 07, 2015 5:51 am

Garcelon glory: Men's lacrosse tops Keene State 16-11 in NCAA First Round

LEWISTON, Maine -- The Bates College men's lacrosse team overcame a 6-3 deficit after one quarter to defeat visiting Keene State College 16-11 in the opening round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship tournament Wednesday night.

It was Bates' first ever NCAA tournament game, and the first playoff game hosted by any Bates team on 116-year-old Garcelon Field, which has been the home to Bates men's and women's lacrosse since 2011. (Bates football, the field's longtime tenant, does not participate in postseason play.) Well over 1,000 spectators attended the game on a balmy, 70-degree evening -- likely the largest crowd ever to witness a Bates lacrosse game.

Sophomore Charlie Fay (Falmouth, Maine) scored four goals for the Bobcats (11-5), while senior Jack Strain (Montclair, N.J.) and junior Jack Allard (Ridgewood, N.J.) added three apiece. Bates ties its team record for victories in a season with the 1984, 1985 and 1986 teams.

The Bobcats advance to face a familiar foe in the second round in NESCAC rival Tufts. The Bobcats shocked the defending NCAA champion Jumbos on April 7 by a 12-8 score, ending Tufts' 24-game winning streak. Saturday's game is expected to be played at Tufts' Bello Field, with game time to be announced.

The Little East Conference champion Owls finish the year with a 12-5 record in their sixth NCAA tournament appearance, and their second in a row.

Tyler McKelvie scored a game-high five goals to go with one assist for KSC, and Hunter Arnold tallied four scores. Ryan Hart added a goal and two assists as well as five ground balls. Goalie Dylan Florian made 11 saves, as Bates outshot KSC by a 46-35 margin, including a 27-17 difference in shots on goal.

Senior Conor Henrie (Lexington, Mass.) contributed two goals and an assist for Bates. Sophomore Jake Walsh (Baltimore, Md.) dished out a game-high three assists and sophomore Andrew Melvin (Medfield, Mass.) added a goal and two assists.

The Owls jumped out to a 4-1 first-quarter lead with McKelvie supplying two goals and an assist. Bates sophomore Kyle Weber (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) scored on Henrie's assist to close it to 4-2, but the Owls responded with their first of two man-down goals, with Ryan Askham assisting Arnold for a 5-2 lead. McKelvie tallied again with 4:50 to go for a 6-2 Keene State lead, quieting the Bates crowd.

Keene State's second penalty of the game occurred on the ensuing faceoff, and the Bobcats capitalized with Fay's second score of the game, on Walsh's first assist, closing the deficit to 6-3 at the end of one period.

Bates made it a 5-0 run in the second quarter to assume its first lead, at 7-6, before Kevin Carey evened the game 7-7 at intermission with an unassisted tally.

The Owls scored the first two goals of the third quarter for a 3-0 run and a 9-7 lead. Despite opening the quarter a man down, Keene forced a Bates turnover and Arnold scored the Owls' second man-down goal, assisted by Ryan Hart. Arnold tallied again with 10:08 to go from Frank Bacarella's assist.

The game of runs continued, as the Bobcats closed out the third quarter with four goals in a row, including two extra-man goals. Melvin fed Fay and Allard back-to-back to tie the game at 9-9, and Strain scored the go-ahead goal unassisted with 2:34 to go in the period. With 48 seconds left, Fay added his fourth score on Walsh's third assist, Bates' fourth man-up goal of the contest.

The Bobcats then earned a man-down goal of their own 2:20 into the final period, as Henrie collected a loose ball in front of midfield line, then found an open alley on the left before firing for a 12-9 lead.

Arnold fed McKelvie for the Owls' first goal in 16 minutes of game time to close the gap to 12-10, but the Bobcats answered with three straight, completing a decisive 8-1 run that opened up a 15-10 lead. Junior Charlie Hildebrand's (Berwyn, Pa.) pass over Keene's goal to an open senior Reed Lewallen (Portland, Ore.) kicked off the final streak that stemmed any thoughts of a Keene comeback.

Bates senior Tucker White (Burlington, Vt.) won 11 of 19 faceoffs, the most he has taken in his career, while sophomore Sam Francis (Newburyport, Mass.) won 6 of 11. Melvin and sophomore Charlie Gravina (Fair Haven, N.J.) controlled four ground balls apiece for Bates.
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Re: Lacrosse - men 2015

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu May 07, 2015 5:57 am

TV highlights
Bates advances in NCAA lacrosse playoffs
Bates beat Keene State 16-11 in the opening round.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun May 10, 2015 6:26 am

Tufts pulls away in fourth quarter for 13-8 win in NCAA Second Round

MEDFORD, Mass. -- The Bates men's lacrosse team's most successful season of the past 28 years ended at the same place where it first took flight, at rival and defending NCAA champion Tufts University's Bello Field, as the host Jumbos pulled away from an 8-7 score in the fourth quarter for a 13-8 victory in the second round of the NCAA Division III Championship tournament.

No. 12 nationally ranked Bates ends the season 11-6, having tied the program record for wins in a season and made its first-ever NCAA playoff appearance. The Bobcats were 7-2 from April on, including their breakthrough 12-8 win at Tufts on April 7. That game ended Tufts' 24-game win streak, 28-game home win streak and 15-game win streak against New England Small College Athletic Conference opponents.

Senior Jack Strain (Montclair, N.J.), one of four captains with senior Conor Henrie (Lexington, Mass.) and juniors Colby Spehler (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.) and David Cappellini (Manhasset, N.Y.), paid tribute afterward to a career capped by a superlative senior campaign. "It's what me and my fellow seniors dreamed of as freshmen. It's surreal. It's the best team I've ever played with, the most fun I've ever had, and I'm just bummed it's over. I love these guys."

No. 5 Tufts received four goals and two assists from John Uppgren, including three goals in the second half, as well as four goals by Cole Bailey. The Jumbos had a 53-40 advantage in shot attempts, including 30-18 in the second half and 15-8 in the fourth quarter.

Sophomore Kyle Weber (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) led the Bobcats with two goals and two assists. Strain also scored twice, and junior Jack Allard (Ridgewood, N.J.) and sophomore Charlie Fay (Falmouth, Maine) both added a goal and an assist apiece. Senior Tucker White (Burlington, Vt.) won 6-of-9 faceoffs, junior Ken O'Friel (Scarsdale, N.Y.) scooped a game-high seven ground balls and junior goalie Joe Faria (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.) played a great game with 13 saves.

Bates led the high-powered Jumbos 2-1 after the first period, thanks to a game-opening goal by Jack Allard 1:18 into the game, a Weber tally assisted by Fay with 27 seconds left in the period, and a series of defensive stops by the Bobcats in between.

Sophomore attackman Andrew Melvin (Medfield, Mass.), usually Bates' mainstay at the 'X' position, suffered a concussion from a Tufts hit in the early going, prompting freshmen Clarke Jones (Pepper Pike, Ohio) and Max Breschi (Carlisle, Pa.) into action. Both Jones and Breschi scored goals for Bates. "It was tough not to have Andrew out there; he's had a great year," said Lasagna. "But it was nice to get some of those pups in there in an NCAA playoff game."

A fast and furious second quarter saw Tufts move into the lead and grab a 7-4 advantage. Fay closed the gap to 7-5 with seven seconds left in the half with a brilliant underhand shot, to answer Uppgren's first goal of the game scored 19 seconds earlier.

After trailing 8-5 for nearly 11 minutes of the third quarter, the Bobcats got back-to-back goals at the 3:18 and 1:05 marks of the quarter to close the gap to 8-7. Weber made it 8-6 with an outside rip from the right edge of the circle after Bates' defense withstood a lengthy but scoreless Tufts possession. Tufts won the next faceoff but back-to-back shots by Kyle Howard-Johnson hit the post and got blocked, respectively. Jack Allard gained possession after the blocked shot, and the Bobcat freshman Breschi, playing in only his fifth game, caught a pass over the Tufts goal from Weber, whirled and fired past Tufts goalie Alex Salazar to make it a one-goal game.

The Bobcats then thought they had tied the game in the closing seconds of the quarter, during a 30-second extra-man opportunity, when Allard's shot rang off the crossbar.

"I thought there was a little bit of a momentum swing after Jack Allard's extra-man shot that we all, of course, thought was in the goal that the referees did not think was in the goal," said Lasagna. "That would have made it 8-8 and made things really interesting."

Instead, the Jumbos got some breathing room in the opening minute of the fourth as Uppgren tallied from the right side of the circle, and a minute later they made it 10-7 as Ben Andreycak scored from Garrett Clarke. Then Bailey tallied with 10:59 left for an 11-7 lead. A six-minute scoreless stretch ensued, before the Jumbos put the game away with Uppgren assisting Bailey with 5:00 to go and Uppgren scoring unassisted 34 seconds later, after a faceoff win by Tufts.

"Their faceoff guy (Conor Helfrich) got hot in the latter part of the third quarter, and it felt like they had the ball for the whole fourth quarter," said Lasagna. "I think our defense got a little worn down, and John Uppgren played great."

Lasagna's message to his team after the game was one of pride, tinged with the expectation that Bates will be back for more next year. "I just said we now know what this experience is all about, and I thanked the seniors for incredible leadership. To think about where we were a year ago, as sad and disappointing as this is, it's pretty remarkable, and it's a credit to these kids."

Strain said that while Bates' success this season came as a surprise to many, "We always kind of had a hunch; we knew what we were capable of. It was just really fun to put everything together this year and make it this far."

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Re: Lacrosse - men 2015

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:14 am

Maine Maritime athlete named North Atlantic Conference Man of the Year

Maine Maritime Academy lacrosse player Nicholas Betti has been named the North Atlantic Conference Man of the Year after a vote by the league’s athletic directors.

“Nick exemplifies what it truly means to be a leader on and off of the playing field,” NAC Commissioner Julie Muller said in a news release. “He earned all-conference and all-tournament honors throughout his four years, while studying Marine Engineering Technology and capped off his career by being named a Scholar All-American. Nick is a superb choice for the NAC Man of the Year Award, as he has shown a true commitment to his team, his studies, and his community.”

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