2019 NESCAC Men's Lacrosse Players of the Week

April 22, 2019
Ben Connelly, Tufts Ben Connelly
Tufts University
Senior • Attack • Kenilworth, Ill.

Connelly scored 11 goals with two assists in NESCAC wins over Bates and Middlebury. He had a career-high seven goals against Bates, including five in the second half as Tufts pulled away for a 19-14 win. He added three of his four goals in the fourth quarter when the Jumbos pulled away from Middlebury, 23-14. Connelly added two assists versus Middlebury for a six-point game.
Weekly Release #8
April 15, 2019
Mason Pollack, Tufts Mason Pollack
Tufts University
Junior • Goalie • Arlington, Va.

Pollack made 19 saves and scored a goal, his second of the season, as Tufts won a NESCAC battle at Amherst, 15-14. He scored the first goal of the game 28 seconds into the contest after Tufts won the opening faceoff. His 19 saves were a season-high and included two saves in the final three minutes as Tufts protected its one-goal lead. Six of his saves came in the fourth quarter alone.
Weekly Release #7
April 8, 2019
Matt Chlastawa, Bates Matt Chlastawa
Bates College
Junior • Attack • Westfield, Mass.

After breaking the Bates career assists record last week with his 112th, Chlastawa dished out nine more assists in a 2-0 week for the Bobcats and added six goals for 15 points. He had four goals and three assists in a 14-12 win at Bowdoin, followed by two goals and six assists at Connecticut College. Chlastawa leads the NESCAC in assists (41)and points (67).
Weekly Release #6
April 1, 2019
Scott Morgan, Trinity Scott Morgan
Trinity College
Senior • Midfield • East Grand Rapids, Mich.

Morgan went 38-for-49 in the faceoff circle in a pair of games, including Trinity’s first conference win of the season, a 16-11 victory over Bowdoin. Against the Polar Bears, Morgan was 21-of-27 at the dot and helped the Bantams jump out to a 5-0 lead after winning the game’s first five faceoffs. He also added a goal and an assist in the team’s 23-4 win over Wheaton earlier and collected 30 ground balls in the two games.
Weekly Release #5
March 25, 2019
Danny Murphy, Tufts Danny Murphy
Tufts University
Senior • Attack • Hauppauge, N.Y.

Murphy scored a career-high 11 points as Tufts tied a school record for most goals in a NESCAC game in a 25-12 victory over Trinity. He matched his career-best with seven goals in the game. After the Bantams closed to within 12-6, seven of the next eight goals were by the Jumbos and Murphy had four during that stretch. He also had four goals and three assists in a 19-7 win at Stevenson.
Alex Kitt, Williams Alex Kitt
Williams College
Sophomore • Midfielder • Potomac, Md.

Kitt won 37-of-56 faceoffs (62.5 percent) in two wins. In a 16-7 win at RPI, he won 18-of-23 faceoffs, collected eight ground balls and scored a goal. In a 16-14 conference win over Bates, he won 19-of-33 faceoffs, secured 15 ground balls, and added one assist.
Weekly Release #4
March 18, 2019
Evan Wolf, Amherst Evan Wolf
Amherst College
Senior • Attack • Wynnewood, Pa.

Wolf led the Mammoths to a 2-0 weekend and 12 points at Stevenson’s Mustang Classic. Against Franklin & Marshall, Wolf netted seven goals, including a man-down goal, in a 17-9 victory. He followed up the performance by scoring four goals and dishing out an assist in a 17-16 win over RIT, marking RIT’s first regular-season loss in 30 games
Weekly Release #3
March 11, 2019
Matt Chlastawa, Bates Matt Chlastawa
Bates College
Junior • Attack • Westfield, Mass.

Chlastawa tallied five goals, five assists and four ground balls in the Bobcats’ 15-12 win over Wesleyan on Saturday. Chlastawa ranks among the top two in the NESCAC in both points (22) and assists (13) and is tied for seventh in goals (9).
Weekly Release #2
March 4, 2019
Max Waldbaum, Tufts Max Waldbaum
Tufts University
Sophomore • Attack • Denver, Colo.

Waldbaum scored 12 goals in two games over the weekend, scoring six times in each win at Hamilton and Cortland. At Hamilton, Tufts trailed 4-3 at the end of the first quarter. Waldbaum scored twice in the second quarter to help Tufts take a 9-5 lead. He added two more goals in a decisive 5-1 stretch by Tufts to start the second half which turned a 9-6 lead into a 14-7 advantage. On Sunday, Waldbaum’s back-to-back goals late in the first quarter gave the Jumbos the lead for good (5-3) at Cortland. He added two more in the second quarter and scored twice in the fourth as the Jumbos went on to win 19-15.
Weekly Release #1