HADLEY, Mass. - Five NESCAC Men's Lacrosse players were recognized on Wednesday as All-Americans by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA). Of the three All-America teams, Middlebury senior Mike Stone (Boston, Mass.) and Wesleyan senior Spike Malangone (Lake Grove, N.Y.) earned First Team honors.
CORTLAND, N.Y. - The Middlebury mens lacrosse team saw its season come to an end with a 16-8 loss at Cortland State in an NCAA Semifinal game. The fourth-ranked Red Dragons closed the game with a 9-2 second-half run to defeat seventh-ranked Middlebury. Cortland advances to next Sundays title game against Gettysburg, while the Panthers end their season with an impressive 15-3 mark.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - Middlebury (15-2) advanced to the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament semifinals for the first time since 2005 after a 13-5 win at Wesleyan (15-4) in an quarterfinal match-up here Wednesday afternoon. The Panthers will travel to Cortland (17-2), a 6-5 winner over Western New England, for a semifinal game on Sunday, May 17. The winner of that game advances to the national title game in Foxboro, Mass., Sunday, May 24 against the winner of the Gettysburg-Stevenson semifinal.
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. Middlebury outscored St. Lawrence 7-0 in the third quarter to break up a 6-6 tie on its way to a 15-11 win over the Saints in an NCAA Tournament second-round match-up. The Panthers (14-2), making their 13th NCAA appearance in 14 years, advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals on Wednesday, May 13th where they will travel to Wesleyan for the third match-up of the season with the Cardinals. Saint Lawrence, participating in their 10th tourney, ends their season with a 13-4 record.
MEDFORD, Mass. - Spurred by a 4-0 third period, the Western New England College men's lacrosse team defeated Tufts University, 12-9, in the second round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon at Bello Field. The Golden Bears (17-2) advance to the national quarterfinals for the third straight season, where they will face Cortland State on Wednesday.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - Meeting for the first time since the conclusion of a six-year regular-season series between 1997 and 2002, Wesleyan (15-3) and Eastern Connecticut (15-4) were paired for an NCAA Tournament second round game here this afternoon. Though Eastern Conn. had won the last four contests vs. Wesleyan, the Cardinals extended their streak of winning opening NCAA tournament games to four behind a 4-0 run in the fourth period, good for an 8-4 victory.
HADLEY, Mass. Senior midfielder Mike Stone (Boston, Mass.) of Middlebury has been selected by the conference coaches as the 2009 NESCAC Player of the Year. It is the second year in a row that Stone has earned the leagues top honor, as he helped the Panthers to an 8-1 mark in conference play and a 13-2 overall record heading into this weekends NCAA Tournament action. Stone is the second individual this decade to be selected as Player of the Year in back-to-back seasons, joining Bryan Griffin of Tufts who accomplished the feat in 2003-04.
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. Wesleyan won its first NESCAC Mens Lacrosse Championship, earning a 14-10 win over Tufts in a game played at Middlebury Colleges Alumni Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Cardinals (14-3), who will be making their fourth NCAA appearance in five years, receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, while the Jumbos (13-4) will hope for an at-large bid when the pairings are announced late Sunday night.
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. Dan Latzman scored driving to the goal from eight yards out just 36 seconds into overtime, giving Wesleyan a 15-14 win over Middlebury in the first semifinal of the 2009 NESCAC Men's Lacrosse Championship on Saturday at Middlebury. The Cardinals will make their fifth championship game appearance when they take on Tufts, a 10-8 winner over Bowdoin, at noon on Sunday.
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. Tufts held Bowdoin scoreless during the second and third quarters en route to a 10-8 victory in the second semifinal of the 2009 NESCAC Men's Lacrosse Championship. The third-seeded Jumbos will make their second NESCAC final appearance (2003) when they take on the fourth-seeded Wesleyan Cardinals, a 15-14 overtime winner against top-seed Middlebury, in the title game slated for Sunday at noon.
HADLEY, Mass. Middlebury College will look to add an eighth NESCAC title to its legacy this weekend when the top-seeded Panthers host the final rounds of the 2009 NESCAC Mens Lacrosse Championship at Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium in Middlebury, Vt.
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. Leading Amherst 1-0 after the first quarter, Middlebury went on a 6-2 second quarter run, pulling away from the Jeffs for a 16-7 victory in the quarterfinals of the 2009 NESCAC Men's Lacrosse Championship at Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium on Sunday. The Panthers improve to 13-1 overall, while Amherst drops to 6-8.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin goaltender Jake McCampbell made 18 saves and held Trinity scoreless for a 34-minute stretch to lead the Polar Bear men's lacrosse team to an 11-8 victory over the Bantams in the
quarterfinals of the 2009 NESCAC Championship on Sunday. The second-seeded Polar Bears (10-5) advance to the semifinals for the third time in four seasons while the seventh-seeded Bantams end their year with a mark of 10-6.
MEDFORD, Mass. - The Tufts University men's lacrosse team put together a four-goal run during a 10-minute span late in the third quarter and early in the fourth, spacing itself from visiting Colby College and going on to a 12-8 victory over the Mules in the quarterfinals of the 2009 NESCAC Championship at Bello Field on Sunday afternoon.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - Just eight days after the teams met in Middletown during the regular season, Wesleyan and Williams did battle again as quarterfinal opponents in the 2009 NESCAC Men's Lacrosse Championship for the second time in the last four years. As they did in 2006 when the Cardinals took a 12-5 decision over Williams, Wesleyan again prevailed in 2009 by nearly an identical score, 11-5, to advance to the NESCAC semifinals at Middlebury next Saturday, May 2.
HADLEY, Mass. Seven-time NESCAC champion Middlebury College has garnered the top seed in the 2009 NESCAC Mens Lacrosse Championship. The Panthers are one of four teams that will host a quarterfinal contest this Sunday, April 26, joining Bowdoin, Tufts and Wesleyan in first round action at home, as the championship format has changed for 2009 from a seven-team field with the top seed earning a first round bye to an eight-team tournament.