NAC Men's Lacrosse Weekly Honors (Week Ending March 12)
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sean Largay, New England College
(Sr., A - Norwalk, Conn.)
Largay had a hand in six goals, including the overtime game-winner, in NEC's 14-13 win over Norwich. The senior scored twice, both of which tied the game at 10-all and 13-all in the fourth quarter, while also dishing out three assists in regulation before scoring the game-winner just 1:26 into overtime.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Connor Fries, New England College
(So., LSM - Barnstable, Mass.)
Fries was a game-changer in his first appearance of the 2017 season, as he caused seven turnovers and scooped up a game-high nine ground balls in NEC's 14-13 overtime win over Norwich.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Jacob Boothby, Husson
(Fr., A - Kennebunk, Maine)
Boothby picked up nine ground balls, netted eight goals, and dished two assists in a 1-1 week for the Eagles. In a 13-5 victory over Wheelock, the rookie tallied five goals, one assist, and six ground balls. Earlier in the week in a tough loss to Rivier, the attackman posted four points off three goals and one assist, while also gathering three ground balls.
AROUND THE NAC
Castleton went 1-1 over the past week, defeating Curry in its home opener 12-8 before losing to No. 6 St. Lawrence, 18-3. Jason Sedell notched a hat trick against the Colonels, while Tom Pardew finished with two goals and three assists. Castleton is scheduled to travel to Mount Ida Friday and then host Plymouth State Sunday.
Green Mountain could not play its scheduled game against SUNY Purchase this past week due to unplayable conditions caused by extremely frigid temperatures. The Eagles will return to the field this weekend with a game against Wheelock on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
Husson bounced back quickly from a 21-10 loss on the road to Rivier on Monday, as the Eagles took down Wheelock 13-5 in their home opener on Wednesday. On Saturday, March 18, the Eagles will be hosting Johnson State for a match at 1:00 p.m.
Johnson State will open the 2017 season on Saturday, as the Badgers travel to Husson for their first conference game.
Lyndon finished the week 1-0, as the Hornets picked up a dramatic 7-6 win over Anna Maria College as sophomore Shea Jones slipped in a shot before the buzzer for the game-winner. Jones recorded a hat trick and two caused turnovers in the win. The Hornets travel to Wheelock on Wednesday for a 7:00 p.m. start before making the trip to Maine Maritime on Saturday to begin conference play at 1:00 p.m.
Maine Maritime went 0-2 this week falling in two tough non-conference matchups with Southern Maine and SUNY Maritime. The Mariners open up NAC play on Saturday when they host Lyndon.
New England College picked up the team's first victory in dramatic fashion, as Matt Richard deked his defender and fired a pass to Sean Largay, who scored the overtime game-winning goal in the team's 14-13 win over Norwich. Largay finished with six points from three goals and three assists. The Pilgrims travel to Virginia Beach for two games against Wheaton and Plattsburgh State next week.
Thomas dropped its season opener on Wednesday, 10-3, as the Terriers traveled to Boston to face Emerson. Colby Blondin netted two goals and added an assist, while Kade Strout contributed with a goal and Connor Lamberton turned aside 17 shots in goal for the Terriers. Thomas will be return to action on Thursday, March 16, traveling to Dean (Mass.) for a 3:30 p.m. matchup.