Little East Conference Men's Lacrosse Archived News


2013 Little East Men's Lacrosse News

June 20, 2013
2013 Little East Spring All-Academic Teams
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference office announced its 2013 Spring All-Academic Teams this afternoon. The conference honored a total of 154 student-athletes in its seven spring championship sponsored sports: baseball, men's and women's lacrosse, men's tennis, men's and women's outdoor track and field, and softball.

May 23, 2013
Devine, Fresen Named To USILA All-America Teams
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. - Eastern Connecticut State University junior midfielders Mike Devine (Cheshire, Conn.) and Tyler Fresen (Newington, Conn.) have been selected to the 2013 USILA Division III All-America honorable mention men's lacrosse team.

May 21, 2013
Hart, Jette Selected To Division III North-South Game
KEENE, N.H. – Keene State College's Ian Hart (Richmond, N.H.) and Taylor Jette (Simsbury, Conn.) have been selected to play in the 2013 North-South Division III Senior Lacrosse Game.

May 7, 2013
Little East Announces 2013 All-Men's Lacrosse Teams
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Little East Conference office announced its annual awards program for the 2013 Little East men’s lacrosse season this afternoon. Keene State College senior Ian Hart (Richmond, N.H.) was selected as the Offensive Player of the Year, while freshman Tyler McKelvie (Acton, Mass.) was chosen as the Rookie of the Year. Owl manager Mark Theriault was named the Coach of the Year, while University of Southern Maine junior Dylan Kenney (Portland, Maine) was tabbed as the Defensive Player of the Year to complete the major awards program.

May 5, 2013
Eastern Edges Keene State To Win 2013 Men's Lacrosse Title
KEENE, N.H. – Eastern Conn. State University defended its Little East Conference men’s lacrosse championship with a 9-8 upset victory over top-seed Keene State College at Owl Athletic Complex on Sunday.

May 3, 2013
Keene State Surges Past Plymouth State, 19-9
KEENE, N.H. – For the 10th time in the past 11 years, the Keene State College men's lacrosse team is headed back to the Little East Conference Championship game.

May 3, 2013
Eastern Books Ticket To Men's Lacrosse Championship Game
MANSFIELD, Conn. - Based upon the events of ten days ago, few could have predicted Eastern Connecticut State University's Little East Conference semifinal-round onslaught against Western Connecticut State University Friday night at the Mansfield Outdoor Complex.

April 30, 2013
Colonials Edge Corsairs in 4OT; Advance To Semifinals
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - Leading 12-10 with 20 seconds to play in regulation, the Western Connecticut State University men's lacrosse team surrendered two goals to host UMass Dartmouth in an LEC tournament quarterfinal match-up, but a goal by senior Andrew Bascom (Franklin, Mass.) gave Western the victory in four overtime periods and allowed the Colonials to advance to a semifinal showdown at Eastern Connecticut on Friday at 7:00pm.

April 30, 2013
Panthers Advance To Men's Lacrosse Semifinals
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Junior Chris Annunciata (Waltham, Mass.), sophomore Nick Morello (North Billerica, Mass.) and senior Ty Long (Dover, N.H.) combined to score 12 goals Tuesday afternoon as fourth-seeded Plymouth State University defeated fifth-seeded University of Massachusetts Boston, 17-11, in the first round of the Little East Conference men's lacrosse tournament at Panther Field.

April 29, 2013
2013 Little East Men's Lacrosse Report #8
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. --Keene State College senior Ian Hart (Richmond, N.H.) was tabbed as the Little East Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week by the conference office this afternoon.

April 28, 2013
2013 Little East Men's Lacrosse Championship Field
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Keene State College captured the regular-season championship and the top seed in the 2013 Little East Men’s Lacrosse Championship for the fifth time in program history. The Owls posted a 7-0 record in the conference circuit to earn home field advantage in the annual tournament for the third time in the past four years.

April 24, 2013
Owls Clinch Top Seed In Men's Lacrosse Tournament
KEENE, N.H. – The Keene State College men's lacrosse team captured the Little East Conference regular season championship with a 14-10 win over rival Plymouth State University at Owl Athletic Complex on Wednesday. It's the fifth time KSC has won the conference regular season title.

April 22, 2013
2013 Little East Softball Report #7
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Keene State College senior Taylor Jette (Simsbury, Conn.) was chosen as the Little East Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.

April 16, 2013
2013 Little East Men's Lacrosse Report #6
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Keene State College senior Ian Hart (Richmond, N.H.) was chosen as the Little East Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.

April 8, 2013
2013 Little East Men's Lacrosse Report #5
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Dartmouth junior Nick Thayer (Chelmsford, Mass.) was chosen as the Little East Men's Lacrosse Goalie of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.

April 1, 2013
2013 Little East Men's Lacrosse Report #4
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Eastern Connecticut State University junior Mike Jordan (Cheshire, Conn.) was chosen as the Little East Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference.

March 25, 2013
2013 Little East Men's Lacrosse Report #3
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Plymouth State University junior Scott Giusti (West Newton, Mass.) was tabbed as the Little East Men's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.

March 18, 2013
2013 Little East Men's Lacrosse Report #2
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Southern Maine senior Kyle Baker (Kennebunk, Maine) was tabbed as the Little East Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.

March 11, 2013
2013 Little East Men's Lacrosse Report #1
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Western Connecticut State University senior Brandon Marszalek (Somers, Conn.) was tabbed as the Little East Defensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.

February 21, 2013
Eastern Connecticut Named 2013 Men's Lacrosse Favorite
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Eastern Connecticut State University has been selected as the favorite to capture the 2013 Little East men’s lacrosse regular season title, according to the annual preseason coaches’ poll that was released by the conference office this afternoon. The Warriors tallied six out of the eight first place votes and 56 total points to edge rival Keene State College by four markers.

2012 Little East Men's Lacrosse News

July 5, 2012
2012 Little East Spring All-Academic Teams Announced
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference office announced its 2012 Spring All-Academic Teams this afternoon. The conference honored a total of 148 student-athletes in its seven spring championship sponsored sports: baseball, men's and women's lacrosse, softball, men's tennis, and men's and women's outdoor track and field.

May 26, 2012
Devine Earns USILA All-America Honorable Mention Honors
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. -- Midfielder Mike Devine (Cheshire, Conn.) has become the first sophomore in Eastern Connecticut State University men’s lacrosse history to be named to the USILA Division III All-America team when he was named as an honorable mention choice.

May 8, 2012
2012 All-Little East Men's Lacrosse Teams Announced
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. –Eastern Connecticut State University earned three of the five major awards this afternoon, when the Little East Conference office announced its 2012 men’s lacrosse all-conference teams. Sophomore midfielder Mike Devine (Cheshire, Conn.) was named the Offensive Player of the Year, while senior long-stick midfielder Tommy Flynn (Mineola, N.Y.) was selected as the Defensive Player of the Year.

May 6, 2012
Eastern Connecticut To Visit Trinity In NCAA Tournament
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. - The Eastern Connecticut State University men's lacrosse team makes its seventh appearance in the NCAA Division III tournament when it visits first-time qualifier Trinity College Wednesday at Jessee/Miller Field at a time to be announced.

May 5, 2012
Eastern Connecticut Captures Men's Lacrosse Championship
MANSFIELD, Conn. - Senior Jamie Tommins (Fairfield, Conn.) made a career-high 24 saves and the man-down unit killed ten of 11 penalties as the Eastern Connecticut State University men's lacrosse team won its seventh Little East Conference championship in 12 years with a 13-10 victory over Keene State College Saturday afternoon at the Mansfield Outdoor Complex.

May 4, 2012
Eastern Connecticut Advances To Men's Lacrosse Championship
MANSFIELD, Conn. -- The top-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University men’s lacrosse team scored the first seven goals of the match, then traded goals with No. 4 seeded University of Massachusetts Dartmouth the rest of the way in 14-5 victory in the semifinals of the 2012 Little East Conference playoffs Thursday night at the Mansfield Outdoor Complex.

May 3, 2012
Owls Power Past Plymouth State Into Championship Round
KEENE, N.H. – The Keene State College men’s lacrosse team posted the programs’ second overall and the first-ever shutout in the 11-year history of the Little East tournament, blanking rival Plymouth State 21-0 in a semifinal game of the conference tournament at Owl Athletic Complex on Thursday afternoon.

May 1, 2012
Plymouth State Upsets Western Connecticut In Men's Lacrosse
DANBURY, Conn. – Freshman attack Nick Morello scored three second-half goals Tuesday afternoon, including two in the final quarter, to lift sixth-seeded Plymouth State University to a 9-5 victory over third-seeded Western Connecticut State University in a Little East Conference men's lacrosse quarterfinal at The WAC.

May 1, 2012
Corsairs Down Southern Maine In Men's Lacrosse Tournament
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - Freshman attacker Riley Baxter (Groton, Mass.) and sophomore midfielder Justin Lawless (Quincy, Mass.) each scored four goals as the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's lacrosse team defeated visiting Southern Maine, 11-6, in the quarter-final round of the Little East Conference Tournament at Cressy Field Tuesday evening.

April 30, 2012
2012 Little East Men's Lacrosse Report #8
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Eastern Connecticut State University senior Michael Sullinger (Brookfield, Conn.) was tabbed as the Little East Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.

April 23, 2012
2012 Little East Men's Lacrosse Report #7
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Eastern Connecticut State University sophomore Tyler Fresen (Newington, Conn.) was chosen as the Little East Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.

April 16, 2012
2012 Little East Men's Lacrosse Report #6
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Eastern Connecticut State University junior Josh Dubinsky (Woodstock, Conn.) was selected as the Little East Men's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.

April 9, 2012
2012 Little East Men's Lacrosse Report #5
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Eastern Connecticut State University senior Michael Sullinger (Brookfield, Conn.) was tabbed as the Little East Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.

April 2, 2012
2012 Little East Men's Lacrosse Report #4
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Plymouth State University sophomore Scott Giusti (Newton, Mass.) was chosen as the Little East Men's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week this afternoon.

March 26, 2012
2012 Little East Men's Lacrosse Report #3
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Western Connecticut State University senior Tyler Martone (Cheshire, Conn.) was named the Little East Men's Lacrosse Goalie of the Week this afternoon.

March 19, 2012
2012 Little East Men's Lacrosse Report #2
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Eastern Connecticut State University senior Michael Sullinger (Brookfield, Conn.) was named the Little East Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.

March 12, 2012
2012 Little East Men's Lacrosse Report #1
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Southern Maine senior Zach Blauvelt (Lewiston, Maine) was tabbed as the Little East Men's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week this afternoon after setting the program's single-game record for ground balls against Saint Joseph's (Maine).

February 15, 2012
Coaches Select Keene State To Win Men's Lacrosse Title
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Keene State College Owls have been predicted to capture the 2012 Little East Conference men’s lacrosse regular-season championship, as voted by the league’s eight coaches. The Owls earned seven of the eight first place votes and 63 total points to sit atop the 12th annual preseason survey.

2011 Little East Men's Lacrosse News

May 28, 2011
Vasil Excels At USILA Division III Senior Game
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Senior All-America faceoff specialist Eric Vasil (Southington, Conn.) won 14 of 20 faceoffs and picked up a game-high 11 ground balls Friday afternoon while competing in the 69th Annual USILA/LaxWorld Division III Senior All-Star Game at Beldon Field on the campus of Goucher College in Baltimore.

May 24, 2011
Vasil Named USILA Academic All-American
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. -- Eastern Connecticut State University senior Eric Vasil (Southington, Conn.) left his imprint on the men's lacrosse program as the premier player in the program's 16-year history in both faceoffs and ground balls.

May 10, 2011
2011 All-Little East Men's Lacrosse Teams Announced
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference handed out its annual men’s lacrosse end of season awards and all-conference teams this afternoon after each of the eight conference coaches submitted in a ballot. Keene State College, after claiming both the Little East regular season and tournament titles, was rewarded with three major awards as junior attacker Griffin Meehan (Simsbury, Conn.) was named the Offensive Player of the Year, junior defender Sean Leblanc (Simsbury, Conn.) was chosen as the Defensive Player of the Year, and freshman midfielder Andrew Fazio (Shrub Oak, N.Y.) was tabbed as Rookie of the Year. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth mentor Kevin Mahoney garnered the Coach of the Year award, while Plymouth State University claimed the Team Sportsmanship Award.

May 7, 2011
Keene State Defends Men's Lacrosse Championship
KEENE, N.H. – The Keene State College men's lacrosse team used an opportunistic offense and a stingy second half defense to defeat Eastern Conn. State University 14-9 in the championship game of the Little East Conference Championship held at Owl Athletic Complex on Saturday.

May 5, 2011
Keene State Overpowers Western Connecticut, 17-6
KEENE, N.H. – After a tight first quarter, the Keene State College men's lacrosse team outscored Western Connecticut 15-5 over the final three periods, en route to a 17-6 victory in the Little East Conference Tournament Semifinals on Thursday afternoon at Owl Athletic Complex.

May 5, 2011
Eastern Connecticut Issues Timely Payback
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - The Eastern Connecticut State University men's lacrosse team is gaining momentum, and just at the right time.

May 2, 2011
2011 Little East Men's Lacrosse Report #8
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Keene State College junior Griffin Meehan (Avon, Conn.) was chosen as the Little East Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon when the conference office announced its eighth edition of the weekly awards program.

May 1, 2011
2011 Little East Men's Lacrosse Championship Field
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Keene State College has captured the regular-season championship and No.1 seed in the 2011 Little East Men’s Lacrosse Tournament for the second straight season and fourth time overall. The Owls posted an unblemished 7-0 mark in the conference circuit to earn home field advantage throughout the six-team championship.

April 28, 2011
Owl Clinch 2nd Consecutive Regular Season Crown with 18-9 Win
KEENE, N.H. – Keene State College juniors Griffin Meehan (Avon, Conn.) and Matt Schairer (Wrentham, Mass.) combined for 11 goals and two assists, as the Owls men's lacrosse team clinched their second consecutive Little East Conference regular season title with an 18-9 victory over in-state rival Plymouth State on Wednesday afternoon at Owl Athletic Complex on senior day.

April 25, 2011
2011 Little East Men's Lacrosse Report #7
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Keene State College junior attacker Taylor Jette (Simsbury, Conn.) was chosen as the Little East Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week after registering 11 points (8-3) and leading the Owls to a 2-0 mark.

April 19, 2011
UMass Dartmouth Rallies For 1st Win Over Warriors
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's lacrosse team did something they hadn't done before in their Little East Conference match against visiting Eastern Connecticut State at Cressy Field Tuesday.

April 18, 2011
2011 Little East Men's Lacrosse Report #6
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. --Keene State College junior attack Matt Schairer (Wrentham, Mass.) was named the Little East Conference Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon when the conference office announced its latest weekly award winners.

April 11, 2011
2011 Little East Men's Lacrosse Report #5
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth earned two of the three weekly awards this afternoon, when the Little East Conference office announced the latest edition of the men's lacrosse awards program.

April 5, 2011
Hayes and Meehan Honored By ECAC
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Keene State College junior attacker Griffin Meehan (Avon, Conn.) and Plymouth State University sophomore goalie Kevin Hayes (Beverly, Mass.) were each honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) this afternoon. Meehan was named the Division III New England Offensive Player of the Week, while Hayes was chosen as the Co-Defensive Player of the Week.

April 4, 2011
2011 Little East Men's Lacrosse Report #4
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Plymouth State University earned two of the four Little East men's lacrosse weekly awards this afternoon.

March 28, 2011
2011 Little East Men's Lacrosse Report #3
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference office honored four student-athletes in the sport of men's lacrosse this afternoon as part of the weekly awards program.

March 21, 2011
2011 Little East Men's Lacrosse Report #2
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference office honored four student-athletes in the sport of men's lacrosse this afternoon as part of the weekly awards program.

March 16, 2011
Keene State Projected As 2011 Men's Lacrosse Favorites
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Keene State College has been projected as the favorite to capture the men’s lacrosse regular season championship, according to the 2011 Little East preseason coaches’ poll. The Owls were ranked either first or second on each of the eight head coaches’ ballots to secure the top position with six first-place votes and 62 total points.

March 14, 2011
2011 Little East Men's Lacrosse Report #1
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference office honored four student-athletes in the sport of men's lacrosse this afternoon during its first weekly awards program of the season.

March 9, 2011
Vasil Breaks Warriors' Ground Ball Record In Win
BABSON PARK, Mass. - Senior All-America midfielder Eric Vasil (Southington, Conn.) won 23 of 28 faceoffs and broke the Eastern Connecticut State University men's lacrosse program record with 26 ground balls in the Warriors' 16-11 non-conference victory over Babson College Wednesday afternoon at MacDowell Field.

2010 Little East Men's Lacrosse News

July 17, 2010
Eastern's Berube Answers The Call From USA All-Stars
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – Wings or wheels? The choice, ultimately, was no choice at all. When a spot opened up with the USA All-Stars in early June and he was extended an invitation to join the elite travel team for an 11-day tour to Manchester, England, Eastern Connecticut State University men’s lacrosse goalie Donald Berube never hesitated. “I was trying to save up enough money this summer to buy a car to bring to school (in September),” said Eastern’s soon-to-be sophomore goalie, “but I said ‘I can get a car anytime. I’d rather spend my money on this. I just couldn’t turn it down. I’m never going to have a chance to do this again.’”

July 12, 2010
2010 Little East Spring All-Academic Teams
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. –The Little East Conference office announced its annual Little East Spring All-Academic teams, honoring student-athletes in the sports of baseball, men’s and women’s lacrosse, softball, men’s tennis, and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field. To earn a spot on the all-academic teams a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore academically and athletically, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.3, and be a full-time member of a varsity team.

May 27, 2010
Barnett Selected To 2010 USILA North-South Senior Game
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Keene State College senior defensemen Kyle Barnett (Londonderry, N.H.) will represent the Little East Conference at the annual United State Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III Men’s Lacrosse North-South All-Star Game at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 28 at Goucher College (Towson, Md.). Barnett earned a spot on the 30-member North squad and will be joined by eight other student-athletes from New England institutions. The two-time All-Little East selection ranked among the national leaders in ground balls per game (61st, 5.42) during his senior campaign.

May 27, 2010
Griffin, Vasil Named USILA All-Americans
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. –Keene State College sophomore attacker Griffin Meehan (Simsbury, Conn.) and Eastern Connecticut State University junior midfielder Eric Vasil (Southington, Conn.) were each named to the 2010 United State Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III All-America teams. Vasil is making his second appearance in the past three years, while Meehan is making his debut as an honorable mention selection. The USILA honored a 12-member first, second, and third team, as well as, announcing 67 honorable mention nominees. Four student-athletes from a New England institution earned a spot on the top-three teams, while 15 other players joined Meehan and Vasil as honorable mention selections

May 12, 2010
Keene State Overpowers Castleton State, 21-5
Matt Schairer (Wrentham, Mass.) netted five goals and Griffin Meehan (Simsbury, Conn.) had two goals and five assists to lead Keene State College to a 21-7 victory over Castleton (Vt.) State College in a first-round NCAA men’s lacrosse tournament game played at Owl Athletic Complex on Wednesday.

May 11, 2010
2010 All-Little East Men's Lacrosse Selections
The Little East Conference office handed out its annual men’s lacrosse end of the season awards this afternoon after each of the eight conference coaches sent in a ballot. Keene State College earned two of the five major awards as sophomore attacker Griffin Meehan (Simsbury, Conn.) was named the Offensive Player of the Year and Mark Theriault was tabbed as the Coach of the Year. Salem State College junior goalie Brendan Gill (Chelmsford, Mass.) was selected as the Defensive Player of the Year, while his counterpart at Eastern Connecticut State University, freshman Donald Berube (Tewksbury, Mass.), was honored as the Rookie of the Year. The University of Massachusetts Boston was awarded the inaugural Team Sportsmanship Award.

May 10, 2010
Keene State Hosts Castleton In NCAA Tournament
The Keene State College men’s lacrosse team is not only going back to the NCAA Division III Tournament, but will be hosting a first-round game against Castleton (Vt.) State on Wednesday (4 p.m.) at Owl Athletic Conference.

May 8, 2010
Keene State Earns 3rd Little East Men's Lacrosse Championship
As his joyous teammates got ready to take the celebratory team photo after capturing its first men’s lacrosse Little East Conference championship since 2007, junior Cam Sousa (Hollis, N.H.) raced over to the Owls’ bench to grab Alec Corliss’s jersey No. 31.

May 6, 2010
Eastern Connecticut Holds Off Western Connecticut
The second-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University men's lacrosse team moved into the championship game of the Little East Conference playoffs for the ninth time in the 10-year history of the playoffs, downing No. 3 Western Connecticut State University for the tenth time in ten meetings in this series, 13-11.

May 6, 2010
Meehan Sets Single-Season Scoring Record
Led by sophomore Griffin Meehan’s (Simsbury, Conn.) school-record 60th goal of the season, the Keene State College men’s lacrosse team upended in-state rival Plymouth State 16-4 in the Little East Conference semifinals at Owl Athletic Complex on Thursday afternoon. The Owls advance to the LEC Championship game to be played on Saturday at 5 p.m. against Eastern Conn. State at Owl Athletic Complex.

May 4, 2010
Giroux Nets 100th Career Goal In Plymouth State Win
Fourth-seeded Plymouth State University rallied from an early 6-0 deficit Tuesday afternoon to defeat fifth-seeded University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 15-12, in the first round of the Little East Conference men’s lacrosse tournament at Panther Field.

May 4, 2010
Western Connecticut Shuts Down Salem State, 10-5
The Western Connecticut State University men’s lacrosse team allowed only two goals in the first three quarters of play and moved into the semifinals of the Little East Conference tournament with a 10-5 win over Salem State College Tuesday evening at the Westside Athletic complex.

May 2, 2010
2010 Little East Men's Lacrosse Championship Pairings Announced
Keene State College earned the top seed in the Little East Men’s Lacrosse Championship Tournament for the third time in program history after sweeping the seven-game schedule. The Owls sit atop the Little East standings for the first time since 2007, when Keene State earned the automatic qualifier into the NCAA Division III Tournament.

April 28, 2010
Keene State Earns Regular Season Little East Conference Championship
Led by seven-point efforts from sophomores Matt Shairer (Wrentham, Mass.) and Griffin Meehan (Simsbury, Conn.), the Keene State College men’s lacrosse team clinched the regular season Little East Conference Championship with a 15-7 victory over in-state rival Plymouth State on Tuesday afternoon at Owl Athletic Complex.

April 20, 2010
Eriksen Scores ECAC Men's Lacrosse Award
Plymouth State University junior Andrew Eriksen (Beverly, Mass.) earned his second men's lacrosse weekly award in the past 24 hours, when he was selected as the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Co-Offensive Player of the Week. He shares the regional award with Salve Regina's sophomore attacker Chris Walker (Marshfield, Mass.).

April 6, 2010
2 Little East Men's Lacrosse Players Receive ECAC Honors
The Little East Conference nearly swept the latest edition of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England weekly men's lacrosse awards program, earning at least a share of the two regional honors. Eastern Connecticut State University junior attacker Grant Albertson (New Canaan, Conn.) was tabbed the Co-Offensive Player of the Week, while Salem State College's senior long-stick midfielder Mike Carpenito (Leominster, Mass.) was chosen as the Defensive Player of the Week. Alberston shared the top offensive award with Connecticut College's Steve Dachille (Garden City, N.J.).

March 4, 2010
Warriors’ Unanimous Choice To Win Little East Men’s Lacrosse Title
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – For the second-straight season and seventh overall, Eastern Connecticut State University has been predicted to capture the Little East men’s lacrosse regular season championship after a vote by the conference’s eight coaches. The Warriors are the unanimous choice in the 2010 preseason coaches’ poll, earning all eight first-place votes and 64 total points. Keene State College is the clear-cut No. 2 as the Owls earned each of the eight second-place votes for 56 points.

December 21, 2009
Vasil Named To Face-Off Yearbook Preseason All-America Team
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. -- Eastern Connecticut State University junior faceoff specialist Eric Vasil has been named to the 2010 Face-Off Yearbook preseason Division III All-America honorable mention men’s lacrosse team. The 5-foot-9 inch, 185-pounder was one of eight faceoff specialists named to the 90-man pre-season All-America team. He was one of three faceoff specialists from New England institutions and the only preseason All-America selection at any position from a Little East Conference institution.

2009 Little East Men's Lacrosse News

May 22, 2009
Theriault Coaches in Division III North/South All-Star Game
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. 5/22/09 - Friday was a special day for the Keene State men's lacrosse coach Mark Theriault. Theriault, who just completed his 10th season coaching the Owls, was on the sidelines directing the North team in the annual Division III North/South All-Star game at Harvard Stadium. "It was an honor to represent both Keene State and the Little East Conference in this year's game, said Theriault, a Lewiston, Maine native.

May 20, 2009
Lane, Simmons Earn All-America Honors
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – Former high school teammates and classmates Steve Lane (Groton) and DJ Simmons (Mystic) have capped four-year careers in the Eastern Connecticut State University men’s lacrosse program by earning 2009 USILA Division III All-America honors. Each a senior captain and four-year letterwinner, Lane and Simmons were each named to the 56-person honorable mention team.

May 7, 2009
Warriors Survive OT To Post 1st NCAA Win
KINGS POINTS, N.Y. -- Senior attack Matthew Savage (Southington) forced overtime, senior goalie Kyle Savage (Southington) saved overtime, and senior midfielder DJ Simmons (Mystic) decided overtime as the Eastern Connecticut State University men's lacrosse team posted its first-ever win in the NCAA Division III tournament with a 10-9 overtime victory over the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Wednesday night at Brooks Stadium.

May 5, 2009
2009 Little East Men's Lacrosse All-Conference Teams
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Eastern Connecticut State University senior midfielder D.J. Simmons (Mystic, Conn.) and classmate Steve Lane (Groton, Conn.) were named the Little East Conference offensive and defensive players of the year, respectively, this afternoon when the conference office announced its annual men’s lacrosse all-conference and major awards winners. Keene State College freshman attacker Griffin Meehan (Simsbury, Conn.) was tabbed the rookie of the year,

May 4, 2009
Eastern Connecticut Visits Merchant Marine Academy In NCAA Opener
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. -- The Eastern Connecticut State University men's lacrosse team opens play in its sixth NCAA Division III tournament Wednesday at 4 p.m. when it visits the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY. Eastern (14-3) earned an automatic bid to the tournament Saturday by besting Keene State College, 12-8, in the championship game of the Little East Conference tournament.

May 2, 2009
Eastern Connecticut Regains Men's Lacrosse Title
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. - One year after failing to qualify for the Little East Conference men's lacrosse championship match for the only time, Eastern Connecticut State University returned to the top Saturday with a 12-8 victory over Keene State College at Thomas Nevers Field.

April 15, 2009
Morgan Tabbed ECAC Division III New England Defensive Player of the Week
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Plymouth State University sophomore goalie Billy Morgan (Winchester, Mass.) was tabbed the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Defensive Player of the Week after backstopping the Panthers to victories over Castleton State and Salem State College. Twenty-four hours earlier, he was selected as the Little East Conference Goalie of the Week.

March 19, 2009
Warriors Sit Atop Men's Lacrosse Preseason Coaches' Poll
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. –Eastern Connecticut State University snapped Keene State College’s three-year reign as the Little East Conference Men’s Lacrosse preseason favorite after each of the eight conference coaches’ casted their vote in the annual poll. The Warriors edged the Owls by just two points to sit atop the preseason rankings for the sixth time in the nine-year history of the league.

March 14, 2009
Lanehart Nets 100th Career Goal In WestConn Defeat
DANBURY, Conn. – Kyle Norchi (Hauppauge,N.Y.) and Matt Maes (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) scored four goals apiece and the Plattsburgh State College men’s lacrosse team went on to defeat Western Connecticut State University, 19-12 at Westside Athletic Complex Saturday afternoon. The Colonials, now 1-2, led early in the first quarter, 2-1 on back-to-back goals from junior Adam Lanehart (Redding, Conn.).

December 16, 2008
Peterson Tabbed Beacons Men's Lacrosse Coach
BOSTON - University of Massachusetts Boston Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreational Programs Charlie Titus announced today that the University has named Rick Peterson as its Head Men's Lacrosse Coach. Peterson becomes the seventh Head Men's Lacrosse Coach in UMass Boston history. The Massachusetts native has been very successful in the coaching arena, having led Marshfield High School to a combined 31-10 record in the 2007 and 2008 campaigns, including a Division 1 semifinals appearance in 2007.

2008 Little East Men's Lacrosse News

August 14, 2008
Australian Adventure Caps Snedeker's Lacrosse Career
Soon after the final horn sounded on May 1, 2008 -- signaling the end of a standout collegiate lacrosse career -- four-time All-Little East Conference defenseman Jon Snedeker (SOUTHINGTON) of Eastern Connecticut State University was invited to compete with an amateur US Team in the “Down Under Cup” in Melbourne on the continent of Australia.

June 18, 2008
3 Little East Athletes earn ECAC men's lacrosse honors
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - Three Little East Conference student-athletes were recently recognized by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) for their accomplishments on the men's lacrosse pitch this past spring. Eastern Connecticut senior midfielder Pete Hamilton, Keene State College junior attacker Tony Santa Fe, and Western Connecticut sophomore attacker Adam Lanehart each earned All-ECAC New England Division III, second team honors.

May 28, 2008
Hall of Fame Coach Gordon Webb takes over Panthers program
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Plymouth State University has hired a Hall of Fame coach to take over its men’s lacrosse program. Gordon Webb, a 2001 inductee in the New England Lacrosse Hall of Fame, has been named head coach of PSU’s men’s lacrosse team. Webb takes over from Andrew Brauch, who resigned earlier this month after five years on the job.

May 27, 2008
7 Selected to NEILA All-Star Game
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) recently announced the rosters for the 2008 Turfer Senior East-West All-Star Game as the Little East Conference earned seven invitations. The rosters allow student-athletes to complete between divisions and represent their conferences and institutions for one final event. Harvard University hosts the annual all-star game at 7 p.m. on May 30.

May 27, 2008
Snedeker USILA Scholar All-America Selection
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – The academic and athletic accomplishments of Eastern Connecticut State University senior long-stick midfielder Jon Snedeker (Southington) have landed him a spot on the United State Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) 2008 Scholar All-America Team.

May 22, 2008
Matt Johnson Selected To Senior Lacrosse All-Star Game
KEENE, N.H. – Keene State’s Matt Johnson is going to Harvard. The Owls’ standout goalie from Derry, N.H., has been selected to play in the play in the prestigious USILA North-South Senior All-Star game at Harvard Stadium on Saturday. Face-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. A four-year starter in goal for the Owls, Johnson posted a 7.58 GAA and .629 SV% on the way to earning his third straight Little East Defensive player of the year honor. Finishing second in the LEC, Keene State (9-3) was upset by Western Conn in the semifinals of the conference tournament.

May 13, 2008
Brauch Resigns From Plymouth State Post
PLYMOUTH, N.H. - After five successful seasons as head men's lacrosse coach at Plymouth State University, Andrew Brauch has resigned his position, effective on June 30.

May 7, 2008
Santa Fe Leads Little East All-Conference Selections
The Little East Conference office announced its annual men’s lacrosse all-conference and end of the season awards this afternoon after a vote by the conference’s seven head coaches. Keene State College junior attack Tony Santa Fe (Derry, N.H.) was named the Offensive Player of the Year, while teammate senior goalie Matt Johnson (Derry, N.H.) was selected the Defensive Player of the Year. Eastern Connecticut freshman attack Brendan Hoppey (Shoreham, N.Y.) earned Rookie of the Year, while Western Connecticut State University boss Jason Ouellet was tabbed Coach of the Year.

May 5, 2008
Panthers claim No. 2 seed in ECAC Tournament
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – For the second straight season and third time in the past four years, the Plymouth State University men’s lacrosse team received an invitation Monday to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III New England Tournament.

May 5, 2008
Western Connecticut faces Western New England in NCAA Tournament
DANBURY, Conn. - The Western Connecticut men's lacrosse team will travel to Western New England College and take on the Golden Bears in the first round of the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championships which begins on Wednesday, May 7. Game time will be determined on Monday.

May 3, 2008
Western Connecticut Wins First Little East Conference Men's Lacrosse Title
Junior goalie Kyle Wood (Hyde Park, NY) stopped nearly everything and the Western Connecticut State University offense was nearly unstoppable. A great combination on Saturday afternoon as the Colonials captured the Little East Conference Men’s Lacrosse Championship with a convincing 18-7 victory over Plymouth State University at WestConn Athletic Complex before 500 fans. With the LEC crown comes an automatic berth into the NCAA Division III National Championships that begin on Wednesday, May 7.

April 26, 2008
Little East Conference announces 2008 Men's Lacrosse Championship Tournament pairings
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Eastern Connecticut State University earned the top-seed and home-field advantage throughout the 2008 Little East Conference Men’s Lacrosse Championship Tournament. Keene State College and the Warriors received a bye in the first round of the six-team tournament field.

April 22, 2008
Krinsky reaches 200-point milestone for Panthers
CASTLETON, Vt. - Plymouth State University benefitted from goals by eight different players Tuesday afternoon en route to a 16-3 non-conference men's lacrosse victory over Castleton State College, ending the Spartans' seven-game winning streak. Krinsky added five assists to his lone goal, giving him 15 goals and 28 points on the season. His 43 points this spring give him 201 for his career, making him the sixth player in Plymouth State history to achieve the 200-point milestone.

April 19, 2008
Warriors survive battle of the unbeatens; Eastern Conn. edges Keene State
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – Tyler Prescott (Norwalk) scored on a pass from Matthew Savage (Southington) with 11 minutes gone in sudden-death overtime to give men’s lacrosse a 11-10 Little East Conference victory over No. 17 nationally-ranked Keene State College Saturday afternoon in front of a sun-drenched crowd of 800 at Thomas Nevers Field.

April 17, 2008
Adam Krinsky Records 100th Career Assist For Panthers
GORHAM, Maine - Senior Adam Krinsky (Concord, N.H.) had a team-high six points on three goals and three assists Thursday afternoon, including the 100th assist of his career, as Plymouth State University overpowered the University of Southern Maine, 20-4, in Little East Conference men's lacrosse action at Hodgdon Field. The Panthers won their second straight conference game to improve to 7-4 overall and 2-3 in LEC play. The Huskies dropped their sixth straight to fall to 2-10 overall and 0-5 in the conference.

April 10, 2008
Kyle Savage collects ECAC New England Division III Player of the Week honors
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - Eastern Connecticut State University junior goalie Kyle Savage (Southington, Conn.) was recently named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England Division III Goalkeeper of the Week after leading the Warriors to two Little East Conference victories.

April 7, 2008
Keene State College holds steady at No. 18
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass.—The Keene State College men’s lacrosse team held steady at No. 18 in the latest edition of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III national poll. The Owls have won their first five games of the season, raising their regular season unbeaten streak to 20 straight games dating back to the start of the 2007 campaign.

March 29, 2008
Keene State's Theriault Notches 100th Career Win
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MASS. 3/29/08 - Junior attack Tony Santa Fe (Derry, N.H.) scored four times, including the tying and go ahead goals in the fourth quarter to lead #19 Keene State to a come-from-behind 10-8 Little East Conference men's lacrosse victory over UMass-Dartmouth on Saturday. It was the 100th career win for Owl Coach Mark Theriault. Keene State, (3-0, 1-0 LEC), which remains undefeated, has won ninth straight LEC regular season games.

March 5, 2008
Colonials 2008 preview
DANBURY, Conn. - The Western Connecticut State University men's lacrosse team opens the 2008 season at WestConn Athletic Complex on Wednesday, March 5 against Mount Ida College.

March 4, 2008
Panthers looking to feed off strong 2007 campaign
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Plymouth State University men’s lacrosse team will play the first seven games of the 2008 season on the road, beginning this Saturday, March 8, with a non-conference encounter at Nichols College in Dudley, Mass.

January 22, 2008
Keene State College ranked 23rd in men's lacrosse
KEENE, N.H. 1/21/08 - Keene State College is ranked 23rd in the recently released Lax News preseason men's poll.

December 21, 2007
3 Owls named preseason All-Americans
KEENE, N.H. - Three members of the Keene State men's lacrosse team were selected to the preseason Division III All-America team by Inside Lacrosse magazine.

July 12, 2007
Justin Axel tabbed men's lacrosse coach at Eastern Connecticut
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. -- Justin Axel has been hired as the first fulltime head men’s lacrosse coach in the 12-year history of the program and will officially begin his duties Aug. 27.

June 11, 2007
Matt Johnson named to USILA All-American Team
KEENE, N.H. 6/11/07 - Keene State College's Matt Johnson has been named an honorable mention All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA).

June 8, 2007
Panora and LeSage play in NEILA All-Star Game
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A total of 41 players representing 23 institutions, including Keene State's Sean Panora and Mike LeSage, competed in the annual New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) East-West Senior All-Star Game Friday night at historic Harvard Stadium on the Harvard University campus.

2007 Little East Men's Lacrosse News

May 31, 2007
Carpenter named to NEILA Senior All-Star Game
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – Senior attack Dave Carpenter (Redding, CT/Joel Barlow '03) has been selected to compete in the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) East-West Senior All-Star Game Friday at 7 p.m. at Jordan Field on the Harvard University campus.

May 13, 2007
Panthers capture ECAC N.E. Championship
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Plymouth State University captured its first Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III New England Men’s Lacrosse championship Sunday afternoon, rallying from three goals down late in the third quarter with a furious eight-goal explosion, taking the championship away from Roger Williams University, 10-7, before a rowdy crowd at Panther Field.

May 12, 2007
Western New England hosts Keene State in NCAA Tournament
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - They are good friends and former teammates who have a deep passion for lacrosse.

May 12, 2007
Plymouth State edges MIT in OT
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Freshman Wes Downing (Glastonbury, Conn.) scored his second goal of the game with 34 seconds left in the second overtime Saturday afternoon to give top-seeded Plymouth State University a dramatic 7-6 victory over fourth-seeded Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the first semifinal of the ECAC Division III New England Men’s Lacrosse Tournament at Panther Field.

May 9, 2007
Owls advance in NCAA Tournament, 14-11
KEENE, N.H.- Sophomore attack Tony Santa Fe (Derry, N.H.) netted four goals and junior goalie Matt Johnson (Derry, N.H.) set an Owl record with 23 saves to lead the Keene State College men's lacrosse team to a 14-11 victory over U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in a first-round NCAA Division III tournament game played at Owl Athletic Complex on Wednesday afternoon.

May 9, 2007
Western Connecticut earns No. 3 seed in ECAC New England Championships
DANBURY, Conn. - The Western Connecticut State University men's lacrosse team earned the #3 seed in the upcoming Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England Tournament and will play #2 seed Roger Williams University in the semifinals at Plymouth State University on Saturday, May 12 at 3:30 p.m.

May 5, 2007
Santa Fe leads Keene State to conference championship
KEENE, N.H.- Named Most Outstanding Player, sophomore attack Tony Santa Fe (Derry, N.H.) scored five goals and dished out three assists to lead top seed Keene State College to an 18-6 victory over second seed Eastern Connecticut State University in the championship game of the Little East Conference men's lacrosse tournament at Owl Athletic Complex on Saturday.

April 4, 2007
Steve Valeri named ECAC New England Goaltender of the Week
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The starting goalie on the Plymouth State University men’s lacrosse team was honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference Wednesday with a top regional weekly honor.

March 30, 2007
Carpenter nails down Eastern Connecticut career assist record
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Having previously established program records for assists in a game and season, senior attack Dave Carpenter (Redding, CT/Joel Barlow HS) added the career assist record to his resume Friday night as the Warriors were absorbing a 17-6 loss to No. 12 nationally-ranked Western New England College at Golden Bear Stadium on the WNEC campus.