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New England Lacrosse Players Selected In 2018 MLL Collegiate Draft

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Last night was a special evening for numerous New England lacrosse natives that were selected in the 2018 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Collegiate Draft.

Here is a list of local student-athletes from the six New England states that will continue their careers at the professional level later this spring and summer:

  • Connor Kelly (Easton, Conn. | Univ. of Maryland) | Atlanta Blaze
  • John Sexton (Sudbury, Mass. | Notre Dame) | Dallas Rattlers
  • Austin Sims (Fairfield, Conn. | Princeton Univ.) | Atlanta Blaze
  • Morgan Cheek (Wellesley, Mass. | Harvard Univ.) | Charlotte Hounds
  • Christopher Keating (Windham, N.H. | Yale Univ.) | Dallas Rattlers
  • Scott Hooper (Wakefield, R.I. | Univ. of Virginia) | Charlotte Hounds
  • Noah Rak (Norwich, Conn. | Univ. of Massachusetts) | Charlotte Hounds
  • Anthony Johnson (Fairfield, Conn. | Bryant Univ.) | Boston Cannons

Boston Cannons Select Five Players In 2018 MLL Collegiate Draft

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Trevor Baptiste, who is a current senior at the University of Denver, was selected first overall by the Boston Cannons in the 2018 MLL Collegiate Draft. (PHOTO COURTESY: US Lacrosse Magazine/Trevor Brown)

By Matt Noonan (@MattNoonan11)

With the number one pick in the 2018 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Collegiate Draft last night, the Boston Cannons selected Trevor Baptiste from the University of Denver.

Baptiste becomes the first-ever face-off specialist to be taken first overall in the collegiate draft – he is also the first top-three selection for the Pioneers, according to yesterday’s press release from the University of Denver.

“He’s a dominant face-off guy,” Boston Cannons coach Sean Quirk said via Matt McGuirk of BostonCannons.com.

“We’ve certainly been watching him closely,” Quirk added.

Considered one of the best face-off specialist in the collegiate game, Baptiste enters his team’s second-to-last weekend second in NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse history in face-off wins (1,076) and ground balls (594). He needs 41 face-off wins to match Kevin Massa (Bryant University), who currently holds the record of 1,117 face-off wins. Massa also holds the record for ground balls in a career with 753.

This season, Baptiste has won 197 of 254 face-offs, while scooping a team-high 113 ground balls.

In addition to Baptiste, Boston also selected Will Sands (Bucknell University), Tom Kennedy (Bryan University), Kevin McGeary (University of Pennsylvania) and Anthony Johnson (Bryant University).

All five selections will certainly be counted on when they join the Cannons later this season – Boston officially begins it 2018 campaign this Saturday, April 21st when they visit the Charlotte Hounds. Face-off between the Cannons and Hounds is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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Mass. College Lax: Recapping The Weekend of Lacrosse (LINKS)

By Matt Noonan

Despite the snow – even additional snow from yesterday – we had some lacrosse games this weekend. Below is a roundup of the various games.

Men’s Lacrosse

BU 13, Canisius 9Trailing 6-4 at the break, the Terriers used a 5-0 run, sparked by a Cal Dearth strike that helped BU go onto claim their second win of the season and first-ever victory at Nickerson Field.

Holy Cross 10, Fairfield 9: Terry McKenna netted the game-winning goal – his only strike of the contest – which lifted the Crusaders to their first win of the season.

Yale 19, UMass Lowell 4: Cory Highfield scored two goals in the River Hawks’ first-ever  Division I era contest.

North Carolina 20, UMass 8: Nick Mariano recorded his seventh career hat trick in the Minutemen’s second setback of the season.

Women’s Lacrosse

BU 13, Siena 9: Mallory Collins and Ally Adams each netted four goals as the Terriers won their first contest of the season in Queensbury, New York.

No. 7/6 BC 9, Johns Hopkins 5Caroline Margolis tied her career-high of three goals, Mikaela Rix netted a pair and the Eagles won their initial contest of the season.

Bryant 9, Holy Cross 6: Kristie Voswinkel recorded a hat trick and one helper to lead the Bulldogs past the Crusaders in their first contest of the season. Laura Ryan registered a hat trick for Holy Cross.

UMass 18, UMass Lowell 4: Hannah Murphy paced UMass with a hat trick, while five players scored twice in their initial win of the season. Taylor Sokol registered two goals for UMass Lowell in their season debut.

Mass. College Lax: Friday’s Tournament (ECAC & NCAA) Roundup

By NoontimeSports.com 

Five games occurred this afternoon and evening, including two NCAA first round contests, and below is each contest’s outcome and game summary.

Men’s Lacrosse:

Salve Regina 15, Becker 10: The ECAC New England Men’s Lacrosse Tournament Championship featured 25 goals and a variety of runs, but it was the Seahawks that managed to push ahead for good thanks to a 5-0 run in the third quarter. Becker’s David Deschenes recorded two unassisted tallies, one coming in the second quarter, while the other was recorded in the fourth. Daniel Johnson chipped in two goals and Jeffrey Candee recorded career and season-high 20 stops.

The Hawks’ season concludes with a 15-6 record, their most wins in program history.

Women’s Lacrosse:

Loyola 10, UMass 4: Leading by one goal at the start of the second half, the Greyhounds pushed ahead by netting six goals to earn a first round NCAA Tournament victory over UMass. The Greyhounds, who punched its ticket to the second round, will play Boston College on Sunday; opening draw is scheduled for 1 p.m.

UMass’ Sam Rush scored two goals on three shots, Melissa Carelli and Courtney McGrath each registered one marker and Rachel Vallarelli deflected three shots.

The Minutewomen conclude its season with an 18-2 overall mark, as well as the defending Atlantic 10 Conference Champions following their win last weekend over Richmond.

Boston College 17, Bryant 9: Covie Stanwick led all players with eight points on five goals and three helpers as the Eagles soared past the Bulldogs and extended its season to Sunday afternoon. Sarah Mannelly finished with four makers and two assists, while Mikaela Rix and Moira Barry combined for four goals and two helpers.

Curry 24, Rivier 3: The Colonels are headed to the ECAC New England Women’s Lacrosse Tournament Championship as Curry jumped out to a 5-0 lead and never looked back. Mel Brickley paced all players with eight points on five goals and three assists, while Alexis Cran registered three helpers and one marker. Christina Wallis and Annie Douglas, Curry’s goaltenders, combined for five stops.

The Colonels will travel to Worcester State on Sunday for the Tournament Championship, which is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Worcester State 16, Becker 11: The Lancers punched its ticket to the ECAC New England Women’s Lacrosse Tournament Championship with a five-goal victory. Worcester State received six points (five goals, one assist) from Kalia Chase, while Amy Tucker netted a hat trick on three shots.

Becker’s Tatum Fahs finished with six points on four goals and two helpers, while Ashley Mossey recorded two strikes and two assists. The Hawks conclude their season with a 9-8 overall record.

Mass. College Lax: Today’s ECAC & NCAC Tournament Schedule

By NoontimeSports.com 

Happy Friday! We’ve got a slew of ECAC and NCAA Tournament contests occurring this afternoon and evening, and below is the schedule. Make sure to circle back this evening for a roundup of the day’s action.

Men’s Lacrosse: 

* Becker College at Salve Regina, 7:30 p.m. (ECAC New England Championship)

Women’s Lacrosse:

* Rivier University at Curry College, 4 p.m. (ECAC New England Semifinals)

* Becker College at Worcester State, 7 p.m. (ECAC New England Semifinals)

* UMass vs. Loyola (Maryland), 2 p.m. (NCAA First Round @ Newton, Mass.)

* Bryant at Boston College, 5 p.m. (NCAA First Round @ Newton, Mass.)

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