2010-11 Men's Lacrosse News

  • Hessler of Tufts Earns NCAA Elite 88 Award in Men's Lacrosse
    May 31, 2011
    MEDFORD, Mass. – On Friday night at the NCAA Championship banquet at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Tufts senior D.J. Hessler (Monkton, Md.) was named as the recipient of the Elite 88 award for the 2011 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship. Hessler, the 2010 and 2011 NESCAC Player of the Year, is a biomedical engineering major.
  • Tufts Falls to Salisbury for NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship
    May 29, 2011
    BALTIMORE, Md. – The Salisbury University Sea Gulls won their ninth NCAA title with a convincing 19-7 victory over Tufts in the 2011 men's lacrosse final on Sunday night at M&T Bank Stadium. Salisbury junior Sam Bradman dominated the game with seven goals, setting a record for the most ever in the Division III final and earning the Most Outstanding Player of the game award.
  • Eight Named All-America in Men's Lacrosse by USILA
    May 26, 2011
    HADLEY, Mass. – A total of eight men's lacrosse players representing four different NESCAC squads were honored as All-America by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA), it was announced on Tuesday. Of the eight, three individuals were selected to the First Team, including two-time NESCAC Player of the Year DJ Hessler.
  • Tufts Returns to NCAA Title Game with 16-12 Win Over RIT
    May 22, 2011
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Tufts men's lacrosse team outscored host RIT 6-2 in the fourth quarter to take a 16-12 victory over the Tigers in the NCAA semifinals on Sunday afternoon. The win over previously undefeated RIT gives the Jumbos their second straight berth into the NCAA national championship game. In a repeat of last year's final, Tufts will play Salisbury for the NCAA title next Sunday (May 29) at 7 pm at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
  • Amherst Falls at RIT in NCAA Men's Lacrosse Quarterfinals, 15-10
    May 18, 2011
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Despite junior Cole Cherney’s (Chappaqua, NY) team-high four goals, Amherst could not overcome a 5-0 RIT second half run over an 11:17 span in the third and fourth quarters as the Lord Jeffs fell to Rochester Institute of Technology 15-10 in an NCAA Quarterfinal game in Rochester, N.Y.
  • Tufts Overcomes Cortland St. in NCAA Men's Lacrosse, 10-9
    May 18, 2011
    MEDFORD, Mass. – The Tufts men's lacrosse team built a 10-4 lead early in the fourth quarter and then withstood a furious Cortland comeback for a 10-9 victory in the NCAA Quarterfinals on a raw Wednesday afternoon at Bello Field. The Jumbos (17-2), defending their 2010 national championship, advance to the NCAA Semifinals and will play at RIT (19-0) on Sunday.
  • Amherst Claims 12-9 Win Over Middlebury in NCAA Men's Lacrosse
    May 14, 2011
    AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College men’s lacrosse team got four points from Cole Cherney ’12 and a career-high 25 saves from Sam Jakimo ’12 during its 12-9 win over Middlebury College Saturday afternoon at Gooding Field in the second round of the NCAA Championship. Amherst improves to 15-2 and will take on RIT (18-0) Wednesday in the national quarterfinals.
  • Tufts Edges Union 6-5 in NCAA Men's Lacrosse Second Round
    May 14, 2011
    MEDFORD, Mass. – Junior Sean Kirwan (Boonton Township, NJ) scored two goals with an assist, and freshman goalie Patton Watkins (Chattanooga, TN) made 18 saves as the Tufts men's lacrosse team opened the defense of its 2010 national title with a 6-5 victory over Union College in the NCAA Championship second round on Saturday afternoon at Bello Field.
  • Amherst Tops Keene St. in NCAA Men's Lacrosse, 12-8
    May 11, 2011
    AMHERST, Mass. – Junior attack Evan Redwood paced the Amherst offense with a game-high four goals as the Lord Jeffs used a 4-0 fourth quarter run to pull away from visiting Keene State College en route to a 12-8 victory in the opening round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament on Gooding Field in Amherst, MA.
  • Middlebury Rolls to 24-7 Victory Over Castleton in NCAA Men's Lacrosse Opener
    May 11, 2011
    MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Middlebury used an 11-goal first half run to pull away from in-state opponent Castleton State en route to a 24-7 NCAA first-round win on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium on Wednesday. The Panthers (13-4) advance to a second-round game, travelling to play Amherst on Saturday, May 14, while the Spartans end their season at 12-7. The 24 goals by Middlebury are the most goals scored since netting 25 back in March of 2004 against NEC.
  • Tufts Earns Second-Straight Men's Lacrosse Title in Overtime, 13-12
    May 08, 2011
    MEDFORD, Mass. – In a thrilling, back-and-forth NESCAC final, the Tufts University men's lacrosse team won its second straight conference title when junior Sean Kirwan (Boonton Township, N.J.) scored with 1:55 remaining in overtime to give the Jumbos a 13-12 victory over Middlebury College on Sunday afternoon at Bello Field.
  • Molloy's Goal with 0.4 Seconds Remaining Sends Tufts Past Bowdoin in Men's Lacrosse Semifinal
    May 07, 2011
    MEDFORD, Mass. – In a crazy finish as a thunderstorm loomed overhead, Tufts senior Ryan Molloy (Setauket, N.Y.) scored with 0.4 seconds remaining in regulation to give the Jumbos an 11-10 victory over Bowdoin College in the semi-finals of the NESCAC Men's Lacrosse Championship on Saturday afternoon at Bello Field.
  • Middlebury Overcomes Trinity in Fourth Quarter for 11-10 Men's Lacrosse Semifinal Victory
    May 07, 2011
    MEDFORD, Mass. – The Middlebury College Panthers outscored Trinity College 5-2 in the fourth quarter to take an 11-10 victory over the Bantams in the semifinals of the NESCAC Men’s Lacrosse Championship played at Tufts University’s Bello Field on Saturday afternoon. Middlebury (12-3), the third seed in the NESCAC’s, will play host and top seed Tufts in the 2011 NESCAC final on Sunday at noon. Fourth-seed Trinity (12-4) will keep its hopes up for an at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament.
  • Men's Lacrosse All-NESCAC Selections Released
    May 05, 2011
    HADLEY, Mass. – For the second consecutive spring, Tufts’ DJ Hessler (Monkton, Md.) has been chosen by the conference coaches as the NESCAC Player of the Year. The senior attacker has been a significant part of arguably the best period in program history for the Jumbos, as his squad won their first-ever NESCAC title along with the school’s first NCAA crown in any sport last spring. Hessler will join his teammates in pursuing a second-straight league title this weekend at home.
  • Tufts in Search of Second-Straight Men's Lacrosse Title
    May 04, 2011
    HADLEY, Mass. – Defending NESCAC and NCAA champion Tufts University will look to earn its second consecutive conference crown this weekend when the Jumbos host the final rounds of the 2011 NESCAC Men’s Lacrosse Championship at Bello Field in Medford, Mass. The action begins on Saturday when the top-seeded Jumbos host seventh-seeded Bowdoin in the first semifinal at 12:00 p.m., followed by third-seeded Middlebury taking on fourth-seeded Trinity at 3:00 p.m.
  • Tufts Pulls Away from Connecticut College in Men's Lacrosse Quarterfinals
    May 01, 2011
    MEDFORD, Mass. – The Tufts University men's lacrosse team scored six unanswered goals during the second half to break open a tight game and earn an eventual 12-6 victory over Connecticut College in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC Championship on Sunday afternoon at Bello Field. The Jumbos (13-2), seeded No. 1, will host the conference semifinals and final next weekend (May 7-8) at Bello Field.
  • Bowdoin Overcomes Amherst 14-9 in Men's Lacrosse Quarterfinals
    May 01, 2011
    AMHERST, Mass. – The second-seeded Amherst College men’s lacrosse team fell to seventh-seeded Bowdoin College, 14-9, in a NESCAC Championship quarterfinal matchup this afternoon at Gooding Field. The Polar Bears rattled off seven-straight second half goals, including a 5-1 fourth quarter run, to upset the Lord Jeffs. The loss snaps Amherst’s 13-game win streak and marks only the second defeat of what has been an outstanding season.
  • Middlebury Survives Colby in Two Overtimes in Men's Lacrosse First Round
    May 01, 2011
    MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – David Hild’s goal 18 seconds into the second overtime lifted Middlebury past Colby 10-9 in a NESCAC quarterfinal game at Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium on Sunday. The Panthers (11-3) advance to the NESCAC semifinals where they will face Trinity at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 at Tufts, while the Mules end their season at 9-7.
  • Trinity Advances Past Wesleyan in Men's Lacrosse Quarterfinals
    May 01, 2011
    HARTFORD, Conn. – Nine different players scored and junior goalie Peter Johnson (Riverside, Conn.) had another strong game in net for Trinity in a 10-5 win over Wesleyan in the quarterfinal round of the 2011 NESCAC Men's Lacrosse Championship. Trinity, the No. 4 seed in the tournament, improve to 12-3 overall, while the Cardinals drop to 10-5 on the year.
  • Men's Lacrosse Championship Seeding Announced
    April 29, 2011
    HADLEY, Mass. – For the first time since 2007, defending NESCAC and NCAA champion Tufts University has earned the top seed in the NESCAC Men’s Lacrosse Championship. The Jumbos are guaranteed home field advantage for as long as they participate in the 2011 edition of the tournament and will host a quarterfinal contest on Sunday, May 1. Also hosting a first round match will be Amherst, Middlebury, and Trinity, and all four games will start at 1:00 p.m.
  • Colby Men's Lacrosse Raises $22,000 for Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
    March 11, 2011
    WATERVILLE, Maine – The Colby College men's lacrosse team continues to raise more money every year for The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation after raising more than $22,000 this year with their “Bench Press for Pulmonary Fibrosis” event at Pulver Pavilion. The Mules raised $10,000 in the first year of the annual event in 2009, totaled $14,000 a year ago, and now break the $20,000 mark.
  • Trinity Selects Higgins for Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse
    October 26, 2010
    HARTFORD, Conn. – Trinity College announced the hiring of Michael Higgins (Weston, Mass.) as its new head men’s lacrosse coach on Tuesday. Most recently the head coach at Thayer Academy in Massachusetts, Higgins was also the defensive coordinator for five years at Tufts University and an All-American player Hobart College. Higgins replaces James Finlay, who coached the Bantams for five years before moving on to Harvard as its defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator.
  • Domingos Chosen as Next Men's Lacrosse Head Coach at Colby
    August 09, 2010
    WATERVILLE, Maine – Justin Domingos was part of a winner as a player and assistant coach for Gettysburg College and hopes to bring that winning mentality into the job as the new head coach of the Colby College men’s lacrosse team. Domingos, who was successful helping to run three programs as a college assistant, will be a head coach for the first time. He will start his new job at Colby in late August and will take the sidelines for the first time as head coach in March.
  • Amherst Names Thompson as Men's Lacrosse Head Coach
    July 09, 2010
    AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College director of athletics Suzanne Coffey announced today that Jon Thompson has been selected as the head coach of men’s lacrosse following a national search. Following a two-year stint as the head coach of the Colby men's lacrosse squad, Thompson brings to Amherst a wealth of coaching knowledge and a passion for the student-athlete experience of balancing academics, athletics and civic responsibility.