Catching Up With Massachusetts Div. III Sports (LINKS)

By NoontimeSports.com

Memorial Day weekend is vastly approaching, which means a majority of the college sports teams in Massachusetts have either concluded their seasons or in the process of wrapping up their spring campaigns. Some schools concluded their year with National Championships, while others fell short.

Here are a few links from the Div. III college sports scene in Massachusetts.   

* The Williams College women’s tennis team earned its fifth consecutive championship on Wednesday against University of Chicago in Cary, North Carolina. Three Ephs seniors, (Kristin Alotta, Caroline Capute and Taylor French) concluded their careers with their fourth consecutive championships.

* Three members of the Amherst College men’s lacrosse team earned USILA and NEILA honors. Sophomore Devin Acton and junior Danny Gold were named to the NEILA Div. III 2nd Team, while senior Evan Redwood earned his third-straight USILA All-American honorable mention.

* Wheaton College freshman Apollinar De la Cruz was named the D3baseball.com’s National Rookie of the Year on Wednesday, and was also placed on the Honorable Mention Team.

* Babson College senior Joe Young capped off his final golf season with the Beavers by being named the 2012 PING Div. III All-Northeast Region Team.

* Nichols College sophomore Tyler Shute was named on Wednesday to the second annual Worcester Area Baseball All-Star Team.

* Williams College junior Bryan Chow was named the winner of the NCAA Elite 89 Award in the men’s tennis championship.

USILA 2012 Div. III All-American Men’s Team

Tufts had six players named to the USILA 2012 Div. III All-American team on Wednesday! (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for NoontimeSports.com)

By Matt Noonan 

On Wednesday, the United State Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association unveiled its 2012 All-American Div. III team. 15 players from the state of Massachusetts were selected to this particular team, and their names have been provided below:

Kevin McCormick (Tufts University)

Matt Callahan (Tufts University)

Nick Rhoads (Tufts University)

Pat White (Western New England College)

Beau Wood (Tufts University)

Corey Johnson (Western New England College)

Sean Kirwan (Tufts University)

Evan Redwood (Amherst College)

Mike Delia (Springfield College)

Shane Ferguson (Springfield College)

Sam Diss (Tufts University)

Aaron Harris (Western New England College)

Sam Ozycz (Endicott College)

Brewster Knowlten (Western New England College)

Robert Maher (Springfield College)