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D3 Lacrosse: New England D3 Men’s Midseason Team

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @NoontimeLax 

The 2019 New England Division III lacrosse season has slowly past the midway point, which means its time to unveil our Noontime Sports Men’s Midseason Teams (first and second).

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New England D3 Men’s Lacrosse | First Team

Evan Wolf 

Amherst College 

Wynnewood, Pa.
Chad Simons  Amherst College  Warren, N.J. 
Matt Solberg  Amherst College  East Grand Rapids, Mich. 
Matt Chlastawa Bates College  Westfield, Mass. 
Riley McNulty  Coast Guard Academy Arnold, Md.
Danny Murphy  Tufts University Hauppauge, N.Y.
Kyle Helfrich  Tufts University  North Andover, Mass. 
Max Waldbaum Tufts University  Denver, Colo.
Carter Hawthorne Wesleyan University Massapequa, N.Y.
Otto Bohan Wesleyan University  Westlake, Ohio

New England D3 Men’s Lacrosse | Second Team 

Brendan Mullally Bates College Baltimore, Md.
Chris Rasco Clark University Huntington, N.Y.
PJ Kelleher  Conn. College  Walpole, Mass. 
 Derek Yannone  Endicott College  Lynnfield, Mass.
Benjamin Avakian Mass. Maritime Acad. Bourne, Mass. 
Eric Guinasso Rivier University Pelham, N.H.
Pat Leary  Salve Regina Wakefield, Mass. 
Ben Knaus  Trinity College Ross, Calif.
CJ Leighton   Wheaton College  Falmouth, Maine
Cory Lund Williams College El Segundo, Calif. 

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D3 Lacrosse: Players To Watch In Connecticut In 2019

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Wesleyan’s Allegra Grant will be a goalie to watch this spring between the pipes. (PHOTO COURTESY: Jonas Powell)

By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @NoontimeLax 

Our preseason D3 Lacrosse coverage continues with highlighting 20 players to watch in Connecticut today, including 10 men and women’s players from Coast Guard Academy, Connecticut College, Eastern Connecticut, Trinity College, Wesleyan University and Western Connecticut.

Similar to our Massachusetts team, our Connecticut team is powered by our friends from Zelos Athletics.

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Coast Guard Academy’s Riley McNulty will look to guide the Bears to a conference crown this spring. (PHOTO COURTESY: Brad Clift)

Connecticut Men’s D3 Lacrosse Team

Benner Geurtsen (Attack)

Coast Guard Academy

Rodman, N.Y.

Riley McNulty (Midfield)

Coast Guard Academy 

Annapolis, Md.

Trey Johnson (Goalie)

Coast Guard Academy

Millersville, Md.

Matthew Rougeot (Attack)

Eastern Connecticut 

Cheshire, Conn. 

Carter Hawthorne (Attack)

Wesleyan University

Massapequa, N.Y.

Christian Barker (Midfield)

Wesleyan University

Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Ronan Jacoby (Attack)

Wesleyan University

Glastonbury, Conn.

Otto Bohan (Goalie) 

Wesleyan University

Westlake, Ohio

Eric Caldwell (Attack)

Western Connecticut

East Moriches, N.Y.

Matthew Kolasinski (Defense)

Western Connecticut 

Smithtown, N.Y.

 


Connecticut Women’s D3 Lacrosse Team

Marietta Davis (Midfield)

Coast Guard Academy

Great Falls, Va.

Brenna Farrington (Midfield)

Coast Guard Academy

East Northport, N.Y.

Jamie Navoni (Midfield)

Connecticut College

Natick, Mass. 

Sophie Berger (Attack)

Trinity College

Bryn Mawr, Pa.

Abby Manning (Midfield)

Wesleyan University

Wilmington, Del.

Abigail Horst (Midfield) 

Wesleyan University

Pomfret, Conn.

Caroline Sgaglione (Defense)

Wesleyan University

Glen Head, N.Y.

Allegra Grant (Goalie)

Wesleyan University

Winnetka, Ill.

Lauren Bradshaw (Midfield)

Western Connecticut

Bethel, Conn.

Brooke Baldelli (Attack)

Western Connecticut

New Fairfield, Conn. 


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D3 Lacrosse Mid-Week Notebook: CGA Outlasts Wesleyan, Emerson Off To 3-0 Start

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Anthony Wyler’s game-winning goal in overtime on Tuesday helped the Coast Guard Academy men’s lacrosse team top Wesleyan University in an exciting non-conference clash. (Photo Credit: Paul Duddy)

By Matt Noonan (@MattNoonan11) 

It was an exciting finish last night in New London, Connecticut as the Coast Guard Academy men’s lacrosse team stunned the second-ranked Wesleyan University Cardinals in overtime by a score of 10-9.

The win was the Bears’ third-straight of the 2018 season. Prior to defeating the Cardinals, CGA topped Eastern Connecticut (15-7) and Norwich University (17-1).

“The guys are pumped,” Coast Guard Academy coach Ray Le Forte said one day after his team’s exciting win. “(And) so is the campus, too.”

Coast Guard led Wesleyan, 9-8, with 5:24 remaining in the final session, but the Cardinals evened the score (9-9) and forced an extra session, thanks to a man-up goal from Christian Barker.

The Bears would counter 32 seconds into the extra session with Anthony Wyler, who rifled a shot from the top of the zone to secure an exciting and impressive one-goal victory.

Wyler concluded the contest with three goals and one assist, while Riley McNulty chipped in four goals and one assist. The game-winning goal was set-up by Matty Johnson, who concluded last night’s contest with one goal and one assist.

Courtesy of Coast Guard Academy Athletics, here is the game-winning goal, which has been a must-see on social media today! 

Tuesday’s win is certainly impressive one for a fourth-year program that has grown tremendously since its initial collegiate season in 2015.

Coast Guard Academy is coming off a 10-6 win season from a year ago, which saw the Bears win a program-best four New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) games.

The Bears will look to continue its early season momentum on Saturday, March 10 when they face Goucher College at 1 p.m. A few days later, the Bears will take on Ithaca College on Tuesday, March 13th at 1 p.m. with the contest taking place in Virginia Beach.

The Bears will begin conference play later this month when they host Clark University on Saturday, March 31 at 1 p.m.

And one team the Bears will see later this season is Emerson College, which is also off to an impressive 3-0 start.

The Lions began their 2018 campaign with an impressive and hard-fought 13-12 win over Mount Ida College in double-overtime before defeating Lyndon State (7-4) and Albertus Magnus (10-9).

Emerson was initially scheduled to compete against Nichols College tomorrow (Thursday, March 8th), but due to this week’s nor-easter, the game has been postponed.

The Lions will return to action next Tuesday (Mar. 13th) when they host Thomas College at 6 p.m.

“We’re definitely starting to get there,” said Emerson coach Matt Colombini. “We have a lot of young talent and the returners that have been through it for a year now and know what we’re really expecting (of this program) and what being a college lacrosse player is, and they have turned the corner with that stuff.”

Colombini seems quite content about his team’s early season success, but knows his squad must keep the focus on playing a complete 60 minutes.

“I am excited to see in a couple weeks as we keep (working toward our goal of playing a complete game) where we end up and what our final product really looks like,” he said.

So far, Emerson has received some solid contributions from Jared Brush (13 goals, three assists) and Cameron Radenberg (two goals, nine assists). Additionally, a pair of first-years, Joe Meyers and Stevie Powers, have also contributed on the offensive end – the duo has combined for 12 points on seven goals and five assists, while Bailey Kennedy has also performed quite well between the pipes with 24 saves.

Following the team’s contest against Thomas, Emerson will face some challenging non-conference foes in Dean CollegeWentworth and UMass-Dartmouth. All three games – and yes, four, counting Thomas – will be good tests for the Lions, who hope to keep their early season momentum going later this spring.

“I think this year we have made the schedule much more challenging to get ready for NEWMAC games,” said Colombini. “The teams we have played (thus far) have been pretty good, but they have all been close, grind-it-out type of games, so at least we are finding a way to win right now, which is good.”

The team’s initial win over Mount Ida was certainly impressive – perhaps it could be   a game these Lions will look back on as motivation for more success later this season.

Friday Feature: Coast Guard Academy Men’s Lacrosse Primed For Saturday Tilt With Merchant Marine Academy

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First-year Riley McNulty shattered the program’s record for points in a single-season on Wednesday in Coast Guard Academy’s win over Wheaton College. (PHOTO CREDIT: Paul Duddy)

By Matt Noonan (@MattNoonan11) 

For a third-year program, the Coast Guard Academy men’s lacrosse team has certainly exceeded expectations.

The Bears, who transformed from a club program into a varsity team two years ago, have shown great improvement under third-year coach Ray LaForte, who has his squad on pace to match the program’s record for wins in a single-season (10).

Not only have the Bears shown improvement since their initial campaign in 2015, but have scored some important wins this season, most recently a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) victory over Wheaton College on Wednesday.

Their 15-5 triumph over the Lyons happened to be the Bears’ first-ever victory against Wheaton – it was also a contest that saw first-year Riley McNulty shatter the program’s single-season record for points (40).

In addition to their lone league win, the squad has also scored some impressive regional victories this season, defeating Lasell College (12-5), Eastern Connecticut State (18-5) and Norwich University (15-5).

This Saturday, the Bears will look to continue their current momentum when they compete against Merchant Marine Academy. Yet, unlike the past two seasons, this particular contest will be played at the United States Naval Academy following Army-Navy, which is scheduled to face-off at 12 p.m.

“It is really exciting,” LaForte said when asked about playing this weekend’s contest at the U.S. Naval Academy. “Our Athletic Director Tim Fitzpatrick did a great job in putting this game together and it is looking to be a great event for our academy.”

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Senior Blaise Curtis is excited to compete in front of family and friends on Saturday in Annapolis, Maryland! (PHOTO CREDIT: Paul Duddy)

According to LaForte, Fitzpatrick was looking to create a special event in the spring between the two academies and was able to set-up an opportunity for them to intersect in Annapolis, Maryland.

LaForte, who was quite excited when it was announced last November that the two programs would meet in Maryland, considers it a great opportunity to showcase both teams and their student-athletes

And one of those student-athletes that are eager for Saturday’s face-off is senior captain Blaise Curtis, who hails from Riverside, Maryland.

“There are a lot of guys that are really excited (about this game),” said Curtis. “There is a very big atmosphere change from us playing any other team with a lot more emotion and energy, so I expect Merchant Marine Academy to bring the same type of emotion and energy that we will bring for sure (on Saturday).”

Curtis is optimistic about his team’s chances this weekend despite the fact that the Mariners have captured the past two contests, including last season’s match-up, which saw Merchant Marine Academy push ahead for good with a five-goal spurt in the second quarter.

“I could see (this game) being a grind until the last quarter,” said Curtis.

Similar to Coast Guard Academy, Merchant Marine Academy enters the contest with seven wins, including five victories in Skyline Conference play.

While the countdown has officially begun for face-off (tomorrow), Curtis, along with his teammates will keep the focus on playing their best lacrosse against a rival he has enjoyed competing against for the past two years.

“I think this will be one of the biggest rivalry games and stages I have been able to play on,” said Curtis. “I am really excited to get out on the field and give our best effort against Merchant Marine.”

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