NAC Men's Lacrosse Weekly Honors (Week Ending April 16)
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sean Largay, New England College
(Sr., A - Norwalk, Conn.)
Largay was the Pilgrim's best offensive threat in a 1-1 week, as he posted nine goals, one assist, and six ground balls. The senior scored six goals and had an assist in a win over Husson. Earlier in the week, he was NEC's top scorer with a hat-trick in NEC's tough loss to Plymouth State.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Connor Fries, New England College
(So., LSM - Barnstable, Mass.)
Fries scooped up 12 ground balls and caused six turnovers in a 1-1 week for NEC. The sophomore tallied four ground balls and four caused turnovers in the team's loss to Plymouth State. The long-stick-midfielder then recorded eight ground balls and two caused turnovers in a win over Husson. Fries also won three of his five face-off attempts on the week.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Jacob Blanchette, New England College
(Fr., A - Weare, N.H.)
Blanchette netted eight goals and dished four assists as NEC went 1-1. He scored seven goals, gathered five ground balls and earned three assists in the team's win over Husson, and then added one goal, one assist and one ground ball in a loss to Plymouth State.
AROUND THE NAC
Castleton fell to Kean Saturday, 9-5. Sam Siegel led the Spartans with one goal and two assists, while Louis Alhage finished with one goal and one assist. Castleton is on the road this week with games at Norwich Tuesday and at Johnson State Thursday.
Green Mountain captured its first win of the season in a 1-1 week. The Eagles took advantage of an extended man-up situation scoring seven goals with the advantage in a 13-3 win over Johnson State. The team followed that up with a 22-0 loss to Lyndon to finish off the week. Leading the Eagles was Braden Kietzman who tallied four goals and three assists while winning 11-of-12 face-offs. GMC will host New England College on Wednesday and Thomas on Saturday.
Husson split the week with a win over Thomas followed by a loss to NEC. The Eagles will have a full week to rest up before traveling to Lyndon on Saturday for a game and back home to host Johnson State on Sunday.
Johnson State went 0-1 this week, with a loss to Green Mountain on Wednesday. The Badgers return to action on Thursday when they host Castleton, followed by a trip to Husson on Sunday.
Lyndon finished the week 1-1. The Hornets suffered a non-conference loss at Daniel Webster on Monday before picking up their third conference win Saturday against Green Mountain, 22-0. Lyndon will travel to Wheelock on Tuesday and New England College on Thursday before hosting Husson on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. for senior day.
Maine Maritime went 0-1 this week, falling to the University of New England. The team hosts Thomas on Wednesday night before traveling to NEC on Saturday.
New England College saw a six-game winning streak come to an end with a 13-7 non-conference loss to Plymouth State on Wednesday. NEC rallied for a 28-2 win over Husson on Saturday. Senior Sean Largay scored nine goals on the week, while freshman Jacob Blanchette had a 12-point week. The Pilgrims travel to Green Mountain on Wednesday for a 3:30 p.m. start before hosting Lyndon on Wednesday.
Thomas dropped the only matchup this week as they hosted Husson on Wednesday. The Terriers tied the game up at 7-7 with just over six minutes remaining but the Eagles tallied two late goals to take a 9-7 victory. Colby Blondin scored four goals and picked up an assist, while goalie Connor Lamberton made 18 saves. The Terriers will travel to Maine Maritime on Wednesday, April 19, for a 7:00 p.m. matchup.