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Checking-In On New England D3 Lacrosse

Salve Regina University’s Ethan Robson netted a season-high five goals in last Saturday’s come-from-behind win over Roger Williams. (PHOTO COURTESY: George Corrigan/Salve Regina Athletics)

By Matt Noonan

It may sound hard to believe, but the New England NCAA D-III lacrosse regular season is slowly approaching the finish line – don’t worry, we still have a few more weeks of games before the conference tournaments commence, so there is still time to watch your favorite teams compete, both this week and later this month.

Before we embark on yet another busy week of games – and yes, practices, too! – let’s revisit the last week of New England lacrosse, which featured some exciting outcomes, including a come-from-behind win by the Salve Regina University men’s lacrosse team last Saturday against Roger Williams University.

Ethan Robson highlighted the win for the Seahawks, netting a season-high five goals off 11 shots while Brendan Kelly added four goals and Liam Cooney tallied three assists. Goalies Ryan Chambers and Connor Cunningham combined for 15 saves. Cunningham would conclude the contest with his initial win between the pipes.

The come-from-behind win was the Seahawks’ second-straight victory of the 2021 season – as of this morning, Salve Regina is one of two teams in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) with a 2-1 league mark. Endicott College, which defeated Salve Regina in its season-opener, has won five of six contests, including four-straight conference matchups. The Gulls currently occupy the top spot in the conference standings.

Endicott and Salve Regina are scheduled to compete again on Wednesday, April 14 at 4 p.m.

Staying in the CCC, Endicott remains the top team in the women’s standings with a 3-0 conference mark. The Gulls have won three straight after falling to Trinity College in their season-opener and are currently led by Maya Feigenbaum, who has produced 11 goals and three assists in four contests. Kiana Napolitano, who is in her second season with the Green and White, has recorded 11 points on eight goals and three assists.

Bryce Adam, who played high school lacrosse locally at Newton North High School, secured his first New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Player of the Week honor of the 2021 season yesterday after leading Tufts University to a 29-11 win last Saturday against Colby College. Adam tallied nine points on five goals and four assists against the Mules – the Jumbos’ 29 goal was a school record.

Two days after the impressive win over Colby, Tufts moved up one spot in the Nike/ US Lacrosse Division III Men’s Top 20 to the second position behind Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), which remains the top team for the second-straight week. Williams College checked in 15th overall while Bates College and Wesleyan University received consideration for this week’s poll.

The Tufts women’s lacrosse team also beat Colby this past weekend, thanks to Catherine Lawliss, who also earned this week’s NESCAC Player of the Week honor. Lawliss recorded sis points on five goals and one assist while scooping two ground balls in the Jumbos’ second-straight conference win. Tufts is the only team in the NESCAC with a perfect record (2-0) and they will attempt to secure a season-sweep of Connecticut College on Saturday, April 17.

The Babson College men’s lacrosse team commenced their season with a commanding 20-2 win over Wheaton College last Saturday. Ryan Donovan, who played high school lacrosse at Cohasset Hig School, led the Green and White with five points on four goals and one assist while Grey Sunderland and Jack Gregory combined for 20 face-off wins.

Babson will play two more times this month, including this weekend against Emerson College before closing the month of April by welcoming Springfield College to Babson Park. The Beavers and Coast Guard Academy are the only two teams in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) with perfect marks.

As for NEWMAC women’s lacrosse, Coast Guard and Springfield remain the only teams without a loss – both squads boast identical 2-0 records – while Babson sits one game back with a 2-1 record. Wheaton is currently in third place with a 2-2 mark.

Other news and notes from the New England D-III Lacrosse World:

D3 Lacrosse: Players To Watch In Rhode Island In 2019

Jared Grier enjoyed a successful first season with Roger Williams and will certainly be a player to watch this spring. (PHOTO COURTESY:

By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @NoontimeLax 

Our D3 Lacrosse preseason coverage keeps on rolling with a trip to the Ocean State to highlight some student-athletes to watch this season at Johnson & WalesRoger Williams, and Salve Regina.

Revisit a few other New England D3 Lacrosse Players to Watch list:

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Men's Lacrosse vs University of New England
Pat Leary enjoyed a very successful first season with Salve Regina last spring. (PHOTO COURTESY: Salve Regina Athletics)

Rhode Island Men’s D3 Lacrosse Team

Ben Farrell (Midfield) Johnson & Wales  Baltimore, Md.
Stephen Gregg (Midfield) Johnson & Wales  Woolwich, N.J.
Brad Kretz (Attack) Johnson & Wales  Sandy Hook, Conn.
Jared Grier (Attack) Roger Williams Quincy, Mass. 
Harrison Levesque (FO/M) Roger Williams 

Ridgefield, Conn.

Tim Mullane (Attack) Roger Williams 

Hanover, Mass.

Weston Nolan (Goalie) Roger Williams

Falmouth, Maine

Pat Leary (Attack) Salve Regina 

Wakefield, Mass.

Brendan Kelly (Midfield) Salve Regina 

Long Beach, N.Y.

Ethan Robson (Midfield) Salve Regina 

Lincoln, R.I.

Maria Patane (6)
Maria Patane will attempt to lead Johnson & Wales to a conference title this spring. (PHOTO COURTESY: Johnson & Wales Athletics)

Rhode Island Women’s D3 Lacrosse Team

Dani Lydecker (Attack) Johnson & Wales  Valley Cottage, N.Y.
Marley Medina (Midfield) Johnson & Wales 

South Hadley, Mass.

Maria Patane (Midfield) Johnson & Wales 

Greenwich, N.Y.

Allison Pazienski (Midfield) Johnson & Wales  New Hyde Park, N.Y.
Shayne Rivard (Attack) Roger Williams

Easton, Conn.

Devon Sarazin (Attack)

Roger Williams 

Falmouth, Maine

Emily Stoeppel (Midfield) Roger Williams

Brookfield, Conn.

Kiley Anderson (Midfield) Salve Regina 

East Greenwich, R.I.

Christina Myers (Goalie) Salve Regina River Edge, N.J.
Maddie Villareal (Attack) Salve Regina 

Portsmouth, R.I.

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