COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College men's lacrosse graduate student Brian Loughlin (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston) was among 10 student-athletes around the nation named to the United State Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division II Team of the Week for the week ending on Sunday, March 10.
One of only two Northeast-10 Conference players lauded, Loughlin also joined junior Justin Richmond (New Market, Md./Linganore) and sophomore Dominic Joy (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough) by landing NE10 Weekly Honor Roll accolades. Joy and Richmond were both recognized for the second straight week.
Loughlin recorded five goals and three assists during a 16-7 victory over Post University on Saturday, notching seven of his points before halftime before handing out a final assist 35 seconds into the fourth quarter. He tied career highs in both goals and points (8) during the contest. In his return from a season-ending injury last spring, Loughlin already has eight goals and four assists in two games. He is tied for sixth in Division II in points per game (6.0) and stands ninth in goals per game (4.0), tying for third and placing fourth, respectively, in the East Region. Loughlin is fourth in program history in career assists (70) and ninth in points (132), within one point of eighth.
Richmond turned in a 13-for-18 faceoff performance with nine ground balls, an assist and a caused turnover during the win at Post. He is 11th in the nation in ground balls per game (8.0) while standing 15th in faceoff winning percentage (70.6%), taking third in the NE10 in both categories. Richmond already has a career high with four points while turning in the first three assists of his career. Thanks to nine contests of 10 or more faceoff wins, Richmond is tied for fourth in program annals in career victories (207) with Zach Smith '09.
Joy made nine saves while allowing only four even-strength goals in the opening 57:12 while picking up the win at Post on Saturday, when he added a caused turnover. Joy yielded only four goals in the first 50:12 of the contest while making his second straight start to begin the season, having already made 19 saves in 117:12, one more stop than he had in 161:28 last season over eight games, including seven in relief. Joy is eighth in Division II in goals-against average (7.17) and 13th in save percentage (.576), placing fourth in the NE10 in both.
The Purple Knights, who are receiving votes toward this week's New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) poll, are 2-0 for the first time in four years. They open NE10 play by hosting No. 19 Assumption College on Saturday at 1 p.m. The Greyhounds' national ranking is according to the USILA.