Vanzo earns first career postseason accolade, selected for NE-10 second team
COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College men's lacrosse junior Marty Vanzo (Essex, Vt./Westford/Vermont) earned Northeast-10 Conference All-Conference honors on Wednesday, drawing the first postseason accolade of his career.
One of eight attackmen recognized, Vanzo was among 27 players around the league to land on one of two teams, with Vanzo receiving second-squad laurels. His 32 goals are currently the sixth-best total in the NE-10, and he is tied for sixth in points (47). Vanzo's six man-up tallies have him tied for second in the conference, and his 13 caused turnovers are the most among NE-10 players with at least 20 points.
Through two years of college lacrosse, the University of Vermont transfer has turned in 50 goals, 34 assists and 84 points in 30 contests. Vanzo's 47 points this year tie for the 10th-highest total in program history, as he has picked up at least one point in all 15 games, and in 28 of his 30 career appearances. Vanzo turned in multiple points 14 times this year, including as many as five on three occasions, while potting four goals in three different contests.
Vanzo has helped the nationally-ranked Purple Knights set a school record for victories in a season during an 11-4 campaign that included a 6-4 NE-10 ledger. Saint Michael's heads to Le Moyne College on Friday for an NE-10 Tournament semifinal. The Purple and Gold is ranked ninth in this week's United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) poll, while the undefeated Dolphins stand second. Le Moyne has advanced to the NCAA Tournament championship game five times in the last six seasons.