April 30, 2013

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Lunney Headlines NE-10 Postseason Award Winners

from press release

SOUTH EASTON, Mass. – Merrimack College's Corey Lunney has been named the 2013 Northeast-10 Conference Men's Lacrosse Player of the Year following a vote by the conference's coaches this week.

The conference also announced its 2013 All-Conference and All-Rookie teams, as well as its other major award winners Tuesday.

Lunney helped lead the Warriors to a share of the Northeast-10 regular-season title and is currently leading the league with 43 goals and 57 points overall. The senior has led Merrimack to an 11-2 record, including 10-1 in NE-10 play. Lunney was also named a member of the First Team All-Conference.

Lunney's teammates, Connor Reagan and Brandon Waiter, also earned accolades as Reagan was named the Conference's Goalkeeper of the Year, while Waiter was tabbed the Conference's Defensive Player of the Year.

Reagan heads into the postseason among the league leaders in a number of statistical categories. He is currently 3rd in goals against average (6.59) and 4th in save percentage (61.8%). His 123 saves also places him 7th among NE-10 net minders. Reagan was also named to the NE-10 First Team.

Waiter was honored as the conference's top defenseman. He helped spearhead a Merrimack defense that only allowed 6.77 goals per game en route to a share of the NE-10 regular season crown. The sophomore added two assists on the offensive side and was also a First Team selection.

Adelphi University's Salvatore Tuttle was selected as the 2013 Northeast-10 Rookie of the Year. Tuttle helped the Panthers earn the top seed in the upcoming NE-10 Championship, which is scheduled to being Tuesday, April 30. He led the team with 37 points and 17 points, and was second with 20 goals. The high-scoring first year player was also a member of the All-Rookie team.

In a vote by his peers, Saint Michael's College head coach Pat Ivory was named the NE-10 Coach of the Year. Ivory, the interim head coach, led the Purple Knights to a 10-4 regular-season mark, including a record of 9-2 in Northeast-10 play. During the regular season, Saint Michael's ran off a nine-game winning streak, establishing a school record in the process. Ivory's Purple Knights will host a first-round game Tuesday afternoon in the 2013 Northeast-10 Championship.

The Northeast-10 is an association of 16 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that are committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 6,000 student-athletes. Each year, 4,000 of those student-athletes compete in Conference championships in 23 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.

2013 Northeast-10 Men's Lacrosse All-Conference

First Team

Name Position School Year Hometown
Joe Celano Midfield Adelphi Senior Farmingdale, N.Y.
Kevin Kennedy Long Stick Midfield Adelphi Senior Massapequa, N.Y.
Jeff Melsopp Defense Adelphi Senior Wantagh, N.Y.
Greg Puskuldjian Specialist Adelphi Junior Glen Head, N.Y.
Andrew Chadderon Midfield Le Moyne Junior Auburn, N.Y.
Gerald O'Brien Defense Le Moyne Sophomore Binghamton, N.Y.
Tyler Prevost Attack Le Moyne Senior Watertown, N.Y.
Corey Lunney Attack Merrimack Senior Little Silver, N.J.
Greg Melaugh Attack Merrimack Senior Billerica, Mass.
Connor Reagan Goalkeeper Merrimack Senior East Lyme, Conn.
Brandon Waiter Defense Merrimack Sophomore Westport, Conn.
Rob Murray Midfield So. New Hampshire Junior Marblehead, Mass.

Second Team

Name Position School Year Hometown
Eric Janssen Goalkeeper Adelphi Graduate Hicksville, N.Y.
Nick Watson Attack Adelphi Senior Manchester, England
Dan Gryszko Defense American Int'l Junior West Springfield, Mass.
Alex Cameron-Carter Le Moyne Senior Manlius, N.Y.
Brian Craig Long Stick Midfield Le Moyne Senior Brewerton, N.Y.
Patrick Coskren Specialist Merrimack Senior Norwood, Mass.
Mike Perdie Midfield Merrimack Senior Wading River, N.Y.
Matt Gebhardt Attack Pace Junior West Islip, N.Y.
Andrew Messner Midfield Saint Anselm Junior Wakefield, R.I.
Marty Vanzo Attack Saint Michael's Senior Westford, Vt.
Max Zuccarini Midfield Saint Michael's Senior Medfield, Mass.
Jake Files Defense Saint Rose Sophomore Syracuse, N.Y.

All-Rookie Team School
Sal Tuttle Adelphi
Nick Guarino Assumption
Matt Brigham Bentley
Joey Lefebvre Bentley
Casey Burnett Franklin Pierce
Mike Jenkins Le Moyne
Ryan Poirier Merrimack
Matt Cossidente Pace
Ben Warren Saint Anselm
Justin Golec Saint Rose
Robert Primo Saint Rose
Cameron Joyce So. New Hampshire

Player of Year: ­ Corey Lunney, Merrimack
Goalkeeper of Year: ­ Connor Reagan, Merrimack
Defensive Player of Year: ­ Brandon Waiter, Merrimack
Rookie of Year: ­ Salvatore Tuttle, Adelphi
Coach of Year: ­ Pat Ivory, Saint Michael's


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