May 11, 2010

Seven Players Named All-New England

Shay Coach of Year, Matt Gibson Player

 

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Seven Yale men's lacrosse players were named to the 2010 New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) All-Star Team, including the player of the year, Matt Gibson, while Andy Shay was voted coach of the year.

The Bulldogs, who finished 10-4 and No. 1 in New England, had two first-teamers in Gibson, a sophomore attackman, and classmate midfielder Gregory Mahony. Gibson led the team with 44 points and was second in goals (26). Mahony, who led the Blue with three goals in the Ivy Semifinal loss to Princeton last weekend, hit the net 21 times this spring.

The five second-team selections included captain Brendan Gibson (A), Matt Fuchs (A) and Matt Miller (A), Michael McCormack (M) and Nick Tsouris (M). Brendan Gibson (18-17-35) had an excellent senior season, while fellow fourth-year man Fuchs enjoyed a career-best 14-10-24. Tsouris, a classmate, was considered one of the top short stick defensive middies in the nation. Miller (12-6-18), a sophomore, and McCormack (50 gb), who helped lead the Yale defense with three other freshmen, gave the Bulldogs the most All-New England picks in recent years.

Shay, who just finished his seventh season at Yale, earned his first coaching honor as a head coach with the Elis' best season since 1992.

 

2010 NEILA ALL NEW ENGLAND TEAM

 

DIVISION I


1ST TEAM

ATTACK

Thomas Muldoon

Brown

Matt Gibson

Yale

Andrew Feinberg

Brown

 

MIDFIELD

Bobby Hayes

U-Mass

Max Weisenberg

Bryant

Greg Mahony

Yale

Reade Seligman

Brown

Brent Adams

Fairfield

David Hawley

Brown

 

LSM

Sean Bannon

Fairfield

 

 

DEFENSE

 

Peter Fallon

Brown

Casey Hintgen

Dartmouth

Diego Godoi

U-Mass

 

GOALIE

Jameson Love

Bryant

 

SPECIAL

Andrew Hennessey

Bryant

 

 

 

 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Matt Gibson                      Yale

 

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Roger Ferguson                Brown

 

COACH OF THE YEAR

Andy Shay                           Yale

 

2nd TEAM

ATTACK

Ari Sussman

Dartmouth

Dean Gibbons

Harvard

Brendan Gibson

Yale

 

MIDFIELD

Matt Fuchs

Yale

Carter Bender

Hartford

Anthony Biscardi

U-Mass

Matt Miller

Yale

Todd Kaiser

Quinnipiac

Terry White

Harvard

 

LSM

Anthony Ianello

Bryant

 

 

DEFENSE

 

Matt Murnane

Bryant

Doug Broussard

Holy Cross

Mike McCormick

Yale

 

GOALIE

Fergus Campbell

Dartmouth

 

SPECIAL

Nick Tsouris

Yale