HADLEY, Mass. – Tufts’ bid for a second-straight national title fell short on Sunday evening in the championship game of the 2011 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament. The two-time NESCAC Men’s Lacrosse Champions lost to Salisbury by a 19-7 score, as the Sea Gulls opened the game by outscoring the Jumbos 6-1 in the first quarter.
HADLEY, Mass. – Tufts University will look to earn its second consecutive national title this coming Sunday when the Jumbos take on Salisbury in the championship game of the 2011 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament. The two-time NESCAC Men’s Lacrosse Champions earned a pair of victories last week, overcoming Cortland St. on Wednesday, 10-9, before traveling to undefeated Rochester Inst. of Technology and coming away with a 16-12 decision.
HADLEY, Mass. – Two NESCAC teams are still alive in the 2011 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament. Defending NCAA champion Tufts edged Union by a 6-5 score on Saturday, while Amherst picked up a pair of victories last week, downing Keene St. 12-8 on Wednesday before upending fellow conference member Middlebury 12-9 on Saturday.
HADLEY, Mass. – Senior attacker Ryan Molloy (Setauket, N.Y.) of Tufts was chosen as the NESCAC Player of the Week for May 9. Molloy led the Jumbos to their second consecutive NESCAC Men’s Lacrosse Championship, scoring six goals and assisting on three others. During Saturday’s semifinal against Bowdoin, Molloy tallied the game-winner with 0.4 seconds left in the game in an 11-10 victory.
HADLEY, Mass. – Bowdoin senior midfielder Ben Chadwick (Needham, Mass.) was chosen as the NESCAC Player of the Week for May 2. Chadwick posted 11 points over a pair of victories against the top two teams in the NESCAC standings, scoring four goals and assisting on seven others. He recorded six assists and two goals in a 14-9 victory at Amherst in the quarterfinals of the 2011 NESCAC Men’s Lacrosse Championship on Sunday.
HADLEY, Mass. – Amherst junior goalkeeper Sam Jakimo (Woodbury, N.Y.) and Trinity sophomore attacker Rob Nogueras (Parkland, Fla.) shared NESCAC Player of the Week honors for April 25. Jakimo proved to be the difference-maker in Saturday’s 4-2 win over Wesleyan, as he made 18 saves (.900 save percentage) and held the Cardinals scoreless for the final 55:52. Nogueras had seven goals, two assists, and five ground balls during a 2-0 week for the Bantams, including the double-OT game-winner against Bates on Saturday.
HADLEY, Mass. – Middlebury senior midfielder Andrew Conner (Alexandria, Va.) was chosen as the NESCAC Player of the Week for April 18. Conner had eight goals and an assist in a 2-0 road week for the Panthers. He had five goals in Tuesday’s 11-10, double-overtime win at Skidmore, followed by three goals and an assist on Saturday in a 12-8 victory at Trinity.
HADLEY, Mass. – Junior goalkeeper Sam Jakimo (Woodbury, N.Y.) of Amherst earned NESCAC Player of the Week honors for April 11. Jakimo helped the Lord Jeffs keep pace atop the NESCAC standings with two key victories last week, posting a save percentage of .681 against conference foes.
HADLEY, Mass. – Middlebury senior goalkeeper Ryan Deane (Grosse Point, Mich.) was chosen as NESCAC Player of the Week for April 4. Deane recorded a .703 save percentage and a 5.50 goals against average during a 2-0 week for the Panthers. On Tuesday evening, Deane made nine saves in a 6-5 come-from-behind win over Washington & Lee, as Deane held the Generals scoreless in the second half with four saves.
HADLEY, Mass. – Amherst freshman attacker Devin Acton (Sudbury, Mass.) and Tufts junior goalkeeper Steve Foglietta (Oceanside, N.Y.) shared NESCAC Player of the Week honors for March 28. Acton tallied nine goals, assisted on two others, and scooped up seven ground balls during a 2-0 week for the Lord Jeffs. Foglietta earned a .683 save percentage during a 2-0 week for the Jumbos, making 41 saves over both outings.
HADLEY, Mass. – Senior attacker David Hild (West Hartford, Conn.) of Middlebury and junior goalkeeper Evan Cohen (Syosset, N.Y.) of Williams shared NESCAC Player of the Week for March 21. Hild collected nine goals and dished out two assists as he had a hand in over half of his team’s scoring during a 1-1 week for the Panthers. Cohen was key for the Ephs in a defensive struggle at Bates on Saturday as he recorded 14 saves in a 6-5 victory, Williams’ first win of the season.
HADLEY, Mass. – Tufts junior attacker Sean Kirwan (Boonton Township, N.J.) earned NESCAC Player of the Week honors for March 14. Kirwan tallied six times to help the defending NESCAC and NCAA champion Jumbos open the 2011 slate with a 13-9 victory over Amherst. His first two goals of the game extended a 5-3 Tufts advantage to 7-3 in the second quarter. Kirwan then scored three consecutive goals late in the third to put the game out of reach for Amherst.