D3 Lacrosse: 2019 All-Noontime New England D3 Men’s Lacrosse Team


By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @NoontimeLax 

With another season of New England Division III men’s lacrosse in the books – the 2019 season concluded this past weekend with Cabrini University defeating Amherst College in the championship game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – it is time to unveil our All-Noontime Sports team, including our player, rookie, and coach of the year.

All-Noontime End of Season Awards 

Coach of the Year: Jon Thompson | Amherst College: Thompson’s Mammoths made history this spring by advancing to the program’s first-ever NCAA Division III championship game. Despite falling to Cabrini, Thompson’s crew matched the 2015 Amherst squad with 18 wins, while scoring some impressive victories over a trio of New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCASC) squads in the NCAA Tournament, including Williams College, which beat Amherst twice this season. Amherst concluded its 2019 campaign with an 18-4 record, 386 goals scored, and 244 assists.

Player of the Year: Evan Wolf | Amherst College: Wolf enjoyed his best season with the Mammoths, tallying career-highs in goals (75), assists (43) and points (118) while leading Amherst to its first-ever NCAA Division III Championship appearance. Additionally, Wolf and the Class of 2019 helped Amherst match its win total from 2015 with 18 victories this spring. Wolf departs Amherst with a slew of postseason honors while becoming the first-ever Division III student-athlete to earn a spot on the  Tewaaraton Watch List.

Rookie of the Year: Jake Haase | Williams College: The 2019 NESCAC Men’s Lacrosse Rookie of the Year enjoyed a very successful first season with Williams College, tallying 99 points on 67 assists and 32 goals to lead the Ephs to their best season in program history. Haase posted a season-high 10 points in a late March win over Colorado College while netting a season-high four goals in Williams’ 16-9 win over MIT. Haase’s 99 points were the most recorded by any member of the Ephs this spring.

All-Noontime First Team

Colin Minicus 

Amherst College 

Darien, Conn. 

Evan Wolf  Amherst College  Wynnewood, Pa.
Matt Chlastawa Bates College  Westfield, Mass. 
Riley McNulty  Coast Guard Academy Annapolis, Md.
Scott Morgan Trinity College East Grand Rapids, Mich.

Danny Murphy 

Tufts University 

Hauppauge, N.Y. 

Max Waldbaum 

Tufts University

Denver, Colo

Otto Bohan

Wesleyan University

Westlake, Ohio

Brendan Hoffman 

 Williams College

Darien, Conn.

Jake Haase 

Williams College 

Wayland, Mass. 


All-Noontime Second Team

Rod Castro

Amherst College

Bryn Mawr, Pa.

 Matt Solberg

Amherst College 

East Grand Rapids, Mich.

Rocco Fantoni

Bates College 

Hauppage, N.Y. 

C.J. Layton 

Colby College

Wakefield, Mass. 

PJ Kelleher 

Conn. College

Walpole, Mass. 

Matt Treiber

Tufts University 

Medfield, Mass. 

Ben Connelly  Tufts University 

Kenilworth, Ill.

Jared Ward

Western New England

Littleton, Mass.

Cory Lund

Williams College

El Segundo, Calif. 

Kevin Stump

Williams College

Allentown, PA 


All-Noontime Third Team 

Juan Gonzalez 

Amherst College 

Sarasota, Fla.

Samuel Mishkind

Babson College 

Chappaqua, N.Y.

Nathan Maselek

Clark University

Marblehead, Mass. 

Derek Yannone 

Endicott College 

Lynnfield, Mass.

Joe Nutting 

Keene State College

Amherst, N.H.

Ryan Madden 

Lasell College

Hingham, Mass. 

James Santoro 


Tewksbury, N.J.

Connor Smith

New England College

Oakland, Maine

Jack Vail 

Springfield College

Franklin, Mass.

Joe Hawley

Springfield College

Poulsbo, Wash.


Mass. College Lax: Endicott 13, Amherst 9

By Matt Noonan 

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Before Endicott College commenced their non-conference match against Amherst College on Wednesday evening, the Gulls endured two back-to-back losses to St. John Fisher and RIT, two of Division III’s stronger units. And even though Sean Quirk’s squad saw its three-game winning streak conclude, he certainly believed both setbacks prepared his team for the Lord Jeff.

“The thing we just told our team is that loss against Fisher, who’s a great team, and RIT, (who’s fourth in the nation), helped us prepare for tonight,” said Quirk.

Endicott jumped out to an early lead, which Amherst erased, and then rallied to retain it by netting four strikes in the second session as the Gulls defeated the Lord Jeffs, 13-9, at Harvard University’s Soldiers Field.

The win marks the first time Endicott has defeated Amherst since the 2006 season.

“(It’s) great to get back in the win column, especially (against) a good team like Amherst. We came out and gave it our best and got the (win),” said Endicott’s Nick Pinciaro, who finished with three points (two goals, one assist).

The Gulls jumped out to a 4-1 lead, but the Lord Jeffs responded with strikes from Patrick Moroney, Devin Acton, Quinn Moroney and Connor Crump, which provided the visitors with a two-goal cushion.

Ryan Sutherland, who netted his first goal of the season, sparked a four-goal rally for Endicott after he deposited his shot past Amherst’s starting goaltender Rob Dickinson (nine saves) at 11:00 in the second quarter. Connor McCormack and Pinciaro each registered back-to-back man-up goals in a span of 22 seconds.

Pinciaro doubled his goal total with a strike at 2:35, which provided the Gulls with an 8-6 lead at intermission.

“(We) were basically just running our sets,” Pinciaro said of his team’s second quarter rally. “(We) just ran the sets well and everything went our way.”

Chris Murphy increased the Gulls lead on an unassisted strike before Amherst answered with Acton, who whipped the ball past Cameron Bell (13 saves) to bring the Lord Jeffs within two.

Following Acton’s goal, Endicott make sure Amherst wouldn’t get any closer as Harrison Cotter and Murphy pushed the hosts ahead by five before Kyle Weber sealed the win by wrapping around the left post and rifling his shot past Thomas Gilligan (10 saves), who replaced Dickinson in the second frame.

“Our guys came out strong tonight, we told them in the locker room that our game plan coming into it was we’ve got to jump on these guys early. Amherst is a very well coached team by Jon Thompson, they’re disciplined, they’ve got a lot of horses out there, so we knew we had to come out strong right away and our guys did that,” said Quirk.

“When Amherst came back, they responded with a few back-to-back goals, but our guys just got right back up and kept punching, so it was a big win for us, I’m proud of our guys the way they played tonight.”

Both squads will return to the grass on Saturday as Endicott will host Springfield College in Beverley, while Amherst will travel to Albany to face-off against Nazareth.