By Matt Noonan
Here’s this afternoon’s and evening’s scores from the local conference tournaments.
* Plymouth State 17, UMass Boston 11
* Western Conn. St. 13, UMass Dartmouth 12 (4OT)
* Fitchburg State 16, Salem State 15 (2OT)
* Worcester State 13, Mass. Maritime 4
Courtesy of the Bentley University sports information department, here’s this afternoon’s release about Nick Halloran, who was invited to the New England Patriots’ Rookie Mini Camp this weekend:
WALTHAM, Mass. – Former Bentley University offensive lineman Nick Halloran (Somerville/ Buckingham, Browne & Nichols) has been invited to participate in the New England Patriots’ Rookie Mini Camp this weekend.
Halloran, a six-foot-four, 302-pounder, started at tackle for Bentley the last three years after beginning his career at Boston College. He moved to the left side this past season after playing right tackle his first two years at Bentley.
Halloran earned first-team All-Northeast-10 honors in both 2011 and 2012, and was named to the 2012 Don Hansen Football Gazette Division II All-Super Region 1 team. He was also a Football GazetteDivision II honorable mention All-America.
In 2012, Halloran helped the Bentley offense produce 388 yards and 26.3 points a game while controlling the ball for an average of 33 minutes.
“I was obviously very happy when Nick transferred from Boston College to play tackle for us,” said Bentley football coach Thom Boerman. “He has been a dominate lineman in the NE-10 since the day he arrived and he has played both right and left tackle to protect our QB’s blind side. He has pro size, is very smart and is strong. Nick had quite a bit of interest from a number of NFL teams and I am glad that the Patriots invited a local player to their mini-camp. He has been working hard to prepare for this opportunity.”
Bentley has one player currently in the NFL, Dallas Cowboys’ offensive lineman Mackenzy Bernadeau. He started every game for the Cowboys during the 2012 season, his fifth year in the league.
By Matt Noonan
Prior to their Little East Conference tournament game this afternoon against Plymouth State, the UMass Boston men’s lacrosse team received an emotional pregame message from Boston police officer Jerry Ajemian, which we’ve provided below.
The Beacons haven’t appeared in a tournament since 2008 and will look to extend their season against a competitive Panthers team.
For more information on the men’s lacrosse team — HOP HERE
Courtesy of the Northeastern University athletic department’s YouTube channel, here is last night’s postgame interview with coach Neil McPhee and Rob Fonseca after the Huskies defeated UMass and claimed their first Beanpot crown since 2009.
Courtesy of the Bentley University sports information department, here’s this morning’s release about two first-year players earning spots on the Northeast-10 Conference All-Rookie Team:
WALTHAM, Mass. – Two members of the Bentley University men’s lacrosse team, attacker Matt Brigham (Portsmouth, R.I./Portsmouth Abbey) and midfielder Joey Lefebvre (Hampton, N.H./Winnacunnet), have been named to the Northteast-10 All-Rookie team, the conference revealed Tuesday in announcing its All-Conference teams and major award winners for the 2013 season.
Brigham finished his freshman campaign with 13 goals and seven assists for 20 points, placing him among the team leaders in each of those categories. He was second in goals to Tim Matheson’s (Reading, Mass./Reading) 16, second in assists to Steve Caditz’s (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) 11 and tied with Caditz for the team lead in points.
A two-time NE-10 Rookie of the Week this season, Brigham scored five of his 13 goals in man-up situations and had a season high four goals in a win over American International on March 13. He also was involved in the two goals that won overtime games for the Falcons this season. He assisted on Matt Dente’s (Reading, Mass./Reading) goal that beat Saint Rose 8-7 in double overtime April 6, and netted the winner himself in triple overtime with one second remaining to beat Franklin Pierce 9-8 April 20.
Lefebvre was one of three primary face-off takers for Bentley, and won better than 57% of his draws (36-61). He collected 12 ground balls on the season and played in 11 of 12 games.
The complete Northeast-10 Men’s Lacrosse All-Conference teams can be viewed here.