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D3 Lacrosse Notebook: Springfield Gains Momentum With Win Over WNE

MIDWEEK APR 3rd NOTE LAX

By Matt Noonan | @MattyNoonz11

It was an important non-conference win on Tuesday for the Springfield College men’s lacrosse team, which gained some important momentum heading into it’s New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) clash this Saturday against Babson College.

The Pride netted 18 goals – the second most tallies they have recorded in a single game this season – to defeat Western New England (our seventh-ranked team in this week’s Noontime Sports Top 10 Poll) for their fourth win of the season.

Cameron Glover netted a season-high five goals in the win, while Zachary Schuette registered a hat trick and two helpers. Additionally, the Pride received a trio of goals from Jack Vail while Patrick Watson added five points on four assists and one goal.

For Springfield, the next few weeks are critical especially after enduring a difficult start to its current season. The Pride struggled in a trio of early March contests but did score an important non-conference win against Endicott College. They concluded the month with a 21-5 win over Emerson College before earning its first win of the new month yesterday against the Golden Bears.

With just seven contests remaining, including one non-conference contest with Middlebury College, every game is important for a unit that has made 11 consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament.

As of early today, the Pride is one of four teams with 1-0 marks in NEWMAC play, but their game against Babson certainly won’t be easy as the Beavers will also enter the Saturday meeting with hopes of improving to 2-0 in league play.

Sticking with the NEWMAC, Coast Guard Academy remains the top team with a 7-2 overall record (and 1-0 league mark). The Bears scored a hard-fought 14-13 win last Saturday evening against Clark University.

Coast Guard hosts UMass Dartmouth this evening at 7 p.m. before they visit Wheaton College on Saturday for a 1 p.m. face-off in Norton, Massachusetts.

Switching gears to the women’s game, fans of D3 lacrosse should keep an eye on a tight race in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) with Endicott CollegeRoger Williams, and University of New England locked in a three-way tie for first place.

The Gulls were my pick to win the conference this spring – I won’t change it, I promise! – but Endicott will certainly be challenged over the next few weeks when they take on their remaining conference foes, including Roger Williams and UNE. Both meetings will occur later this month. Wins over the Hawks and Nor’easters would help the Gulls secure the top seed for the conference tournament.

Becker College appears to be in the diver seat in the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) with a 5-1 mark. They have rebounded from their lone setback of the season last month with back-to-back wins against Anna Maria College and MCLA. They will face Mitchell College this afternoon with hopes of earning their sixth win, but also their initial conference victory.

Dean College appears to be the front-runner in the NECC, thanks to five wins, including a 19-5 league victory last month against Becker. The Bulldogs are led by Anthony Trasacco, who has recorded 45 points on 30 goals and 15 assists. The Cheshire, Connecticut native has a chance to match his point total from last spring when he recorded 64 points on 45 goals and 19 assists.

Dean has just four games remaining before the NECC Tournament commences – they should be the favorite in their league’s postseason.

Finally, keep an eye on Wentworth‘s Brooke Paradis, who currently ranks 10th in NCAA Division III in goals per game (5.40). The Pelham, New Hampshire native is enjoying another successful season after posting career-highs in goals (62), assists (22) and points (84) one year ago.

This season, Paradis has notched 54 markers in 10 contests, along with 13 assists for 67 points. She has converted 17 free-position goals while snatching 55 draw controls and scooping 29 ground balls.

This past weekend, Paradais she netted her 200th goal in a 21-6 win over Nichols College while also setting a new program record for goals in a single game with 11.

Paradis and the Leopards have won seven of 10 contests this season. They will host Endicott this Saturday – it will be the teams’ ‘Senior Day’ with opening draw set for 2 p.m. A win over the Gulls would be a huge momentum boost for the Leopards heading into the final few weeks of the regular season.

D3 Lacrosse: Players to Watch In Massachusetts In 2019

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Jack Vail will certainly be a player to watch this season at Springfield College. (PHOTO COURTESY: Mark Finerty)

By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @NoontimeLax

Our 2019 NCAA D3 Lacrosse coverage continues with highlighting various men and women’s lacrosse players from Massachusetts. The Bay State becomes the third state we have highlighted this season – we produced posts on student-athletes to watch in California and Colorado yesterday.

The Bay State teams consist of two 10-person squads, a first and second team for both men and women. Both teams are powered by our friends from Zelos Athletics

Stay connected with our Noontime Sports lacrosse coverage this season by following @NoontimeLax on Twitter!


Junior Midfielder/Face Off Specialist Derek Yannone (27)

Endicott College’s Derek Yannone will be a player to watch at the midfield this spring. (PHOTO COURTESY: Endicott College Athletics)

Eastern Mass. Men’s D3 Lacrosse Team

Arend Broekmate (Defense) Tufts University Sammamish, Wash.
Nick Shanks (Midfield) Tufts University Laguna Beach, Calif. 
Danny Murphy (Attack) Tufts University Hauppauge, N.Y. 
Ben Connelly (Attack) Tufts University Winnetka, Ill. 
Grant Garrity (Defense) Endicott College Duxbury, Mass. 
Derek Yannone (M/FO) Endicott College Lynnfield, Mass. 
Jack Sutherland (Attack)  Endicott College Sudbury, Mass. 
Hayden Souza (Midfield) Endicott College West Hartford, Conn.
Luke Gianni (Midfield) MIT Henderson, Nev.

Western Mass. Men’s D3 Lacrosse Team

Evan Wolf (Attack) Amherst College Wynnewood, Pa.
Dylan Finazzo (FO) Amherst College Bohemia, N.Y.
Colin Minicus (Attack) Amherst College Darien, Conn.
Matt Solberg (Midfield) Amherst College East Grand Rapids, Mich.
Jimmy McAfee (Midfield) Amherst College  Perrineville, N.J.
Jack Vail (Attack) Springfield College Franklin, Mass. 
Joe Hawley (Attack) Springfield College Poulsbo, Wash.
Oskar Djusberg (Defense) Western New England  Abington, Mass
Nick Gamba (Midfield) Western New England East Islip, N.Y.

Springfield College at Babson

Lexi Lenaghan will look to lead Babson College to a NEWMAC crown this spring, as well as a trip to the NCAA Tournament. (PHOTO COURTESY: Brian Foley)

Eastern Mass. Women’s D3 Lacrosse Team 

Dakota Adamec (Attack) Tufts University Katonah, N.Y.
Lily Baldwin (Midfield) Tufts University Cincinnati, Ohio
Annie Sullivan (Midfield) Tufts University Barrington, R.I. 
Hedy Veith (Defense) Tufts University Alexandria, Va.
Cecilia McCormick (Attack) MIT  Islip, N.Y. 
Jennifer Lacroix (Midfield) Endicott College Wrentham, Mass. 
Bella Rino (Goalie) Endicott College Northborough, Mass.
Katelyn Dyer (Midfield) Gordon College Plainfield, N.J. 
Lexi Lenaghan (Attack) Babson College Hanover, Mass. 

Western Mass. Women’s D3 Lacrosse Team

Sabrina Solow (Defense) Amherst College Madison, N.J. 
Maia Noyes (Midfield) Amherst College Lexington, Mass.
Claire Dunbar (Attack) Amherst College Timonium, Md.
Andie Stone (Defense) Springfield College Burlington, Conn. 
Amanda Nusbaum (Midfield) Springfield College Conway, N.H.
Breanna Keefe (Goalie) Springfield College Acton, Mass.
Eileen Ruby (Defense) Western New England  New Fairfield, Conn. 
Kristen Breen (Attack) Western New England Ellington, Conn. 
Claire Fitzpatrick (Midfield) Williams College Longmeadow, Mass. 

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