Four Colonials Named To LEC All-Conference Men's Lacrosse Team

Four Colonials Named To LEC All-Conference Men's Lacrosse Team

PAWTUCKET, RI - Four Western Connecticut State University men's lacrosse student-athletes have been named to the 2018 Little East Conference Men's Lacrosse All-Conference Team on Wednesday.

Heading the Colonials' list of honorees was sophomore defender Matthew Kolasinski (Smithtown, NY) who was named to the First Team while sophomore attack Eric Caldwell (East Moriches, NY), sophomore midfielder Ryan Reuling (Groton, CT) and freshman goalie Perry Cassidy (East Setauket, NY) were honored on the Second Team.

Kolaskinski led the 6-9 Colonials with 22 caused turnovers and was second on the team with 63 ground balls in his second season.

Caldwell, led WestConn with 41 goals and 55 points.  He was second on the club with 14 assists this past spring.

Reuling finished second with 37 total points scored in his second campaign.  He scored 26 goals and assisted on 11 others while collecting 20 ground balls.

Perry. patrolled in front of the cage for 822 minutes and registered an impressive 10.15 goals-against average in 2018.  He made 156 saves and finished with a .529 save percentage in his first collegiate season.

 

official release from Darryl Konicki - LEC Assistant Commissioner

PAWTUCKET, R.I. – The 2018 Little East Conference (LEC) Men's Lacrosse All-Conference teams and major awards were announced Wednesday following a vote of the league's head coaches. Keene State's Hunter Arnold (Boxborough, Mass.) and Charles Molloy IV (Guilford, Conn.) were named LEC Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year, respectively. UMass Boston's Conot Lenfest (Waltham, Mass.) garnered LEC Rookie of the Year honors, while Eastern Connecticut head coach Brian Tilley was elected LEC Coach of the Year.

Arnold is the LEC's leading scorer this season with 77 total points, while ranking second in goals (50) and third in assists (27). He totaled three goals, five assist, 11 ground balls and six caused turnovers in the Owls' LEC semifinal and championship game victories as thy claimed their fifth consecutive conference title. The senior, who was named the 2015 LEC Rookie of the Year and is a four-time first team all-conference selection, is the eighth Keene State player to be named LEC Offensive Player of the Year.

Molloy leads the LEC with 42 caused turnovers and has totaled 58 ground balls this season while leading a defense that ranked third in goal allowed this season. He picked up a season-high eight ground balls and caused a season-best five turnovers in the Owls LEC title game victory over Eastern Connecticut. He is the fourth Keene State player to be named Defensive Player of the Year.

Lenfest totaled 25 goals and 21 assists for 46 points in his freshman campaign, ranking him seventh in the league in assists and 10th in total points. He is the third Beacon to be named the LEC Rookie of the Year, the first being Ryan O'Rourke 2003 and the second being Donny Delpha in 2012.

Tilley was named LEC Coach of the Year after guiding the Warriors to a 9-6 regular season record, which included a 5-2 mark in league play. Eastern Connecticut was seeded No. 2 in the LEC tournament and advanced to the championship game for the third time during his four-year tenure. He is just the second Warriors head coach to receive the award, the first being Justin Axel in 2012.

2018 LEC Men's Lacrosse All-Conference Team

       
 

Name

Class

Institution

Offensive Player of the Year

Hunter Arnold

Sr.

Keene State

Defensive Player of the Year

Charles Molloy IV

Jr.

Keene State

Rookie of the Year

Conor Lenfest

Fr.

UMass Boston

Coach of the Year

Brian Tilley

 

Eastern Connecticut

       

First Team All-Conference

Position

Name

Class

Institution

Attack

Hunter Arnold

Sr.

Keene State

Attack

Donovan Prozinski

So.

UMass Dartmouth

Attack

Jon Nassif

Sr.

Keene State

Midfield

Harrison Urda

Sr.

Eastern Connecticut

Midfield

Paul Beling

Sr.

Keene State

Midfield

Anthony Marcella

So.

Keene State

Defense

Charles Molloy IV

Jr.

Keene State

Defense

Sean Peet

Jr.

Plymouth State

Defense

Matthew Kolasinski

So.

Western Connecticut

Long Stick Midfielder

Jack Dillon

Sr.

UMass Boston

Short Stick Midfielder

JJ Downey

Jr.

Keene State

Specialist

Matthew Lemke

Fr.

Keene State

Goalie

Chris Gorman

Jr.

Eastern Connecticut

       

Second Team All-Conference

Position

Name

Class

Institution

Attack

Eric Caldwell

So.

Western Connecticut

Attack

Matthew Rougeot

Sr.

Eastern Connecticut

Attack

Clay Arnold

Sr.

UMass Boston

Midfield

Connor Nolan

So.

Keene State

Midfield

Ryan Reuling

So.

Western Connecticut

Midfield

Nate Delgiudice

Sr.

Southern Maine

Defense

Noah Regalado

Jr.

Southern Maine

Defense

Mike Cooney

Sr.

Plymouth State

Defense

Brandon Klett

Sr.

Eastern Connecticut

Long Stick Midfielder

Steve Hamel

Jr.

Keene State

Short Stick Midfielder

Sam McCoy

Jr.

Plymouth State

Specialist

Kyle Stockman

Sr.

Plymouth State

Goalie

Perry Cassidy

Fr.

Western Connecticut