2018 Men's Lacrosse Outlook

2018 Men's Lacrosse Outlook

COLCHESTER, Vt. - First-year head coach Alex Smith and his Saint Michael's College men's lacrosse team head into the 2018 season with a veteran-laden squad that will continue to play one of the most challenging league schedules in the country. The 10-man senior class comprises nearly one third of the roster.

COACHING STAFF
Head Coach:
 Alex Smith (1st Year)
Assistant Coach: Sean Curtin '15 (3rd Year)

LAST YEAR
2017 Overall Record: 2-10
2017 Northeast-10 Conference Record: 1-10

THIS YEAR
Returners: 24
Newcomers (First-years): 9 (7)

FAST FACTS
Saint Michael's lost seven games by five goals or less in 2017, including four by three or fewer ... this year's team has 10 seniors, most in five seasons ... top two point scorers return, as do five of top eight ... field players with top nine ground ball totals are back ... players with top eight caused turnover figures return ... players who took 244 of 271 faceoffs are among veterans ... goalies with 129:32 of career experience return to the roster.

KEY DATES
Six of the Purple Knights' 11 NE10 foes were ranked in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's (USILA) Feb. 26 national poll ... Saint Michael's begins the Alex Smith era by hosting Franklin Pierce University on Saturday, which is also its NE10 opener, before hitting the road for the next three contests ... the Purple Knights take on consecutive nationally-ranked squads on March 24 and 31, hosting No. 4 Pace University before visiting No. 12 Adelphi University ... four of their final five regular-season opponents are ranked, including as they host No. 2 Le Moyne College on April 21 and visit No. 1 Merrimack College on April 28. Merrimack was the national runner-up in 2017 after Le Moyne won it in 2016 ... the top six teams in the NE10's regular-season standings begin postseason play on May 1.

SENIORS (10)

  • Matt Arnold (Cohasset, Mass./Cohasset), midfielder | 2 games | 1 ground ball | 1 caused turnover
  • Colin Cronin (North Andover, Mass./North Andover), defense | captain | not a member of the team in 2017 | made 12 appearances with 1 start, 6 caused turnovers and 3 ground balls in 2016
  • Dan Dromeshauser (Norwell, Mass./Norwell), faceoff specialist | not a member of the team in 2017 | made 13 appearances with 48 faceoff wins and 14 ground balls in 2016
  • Bobby Frank (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga Springs), midfielder | 12 games | 1 start | 5 goals | 5 assists | 21 ground balls | 8 caused turnovers
  • Neil Gallagher (Stowe, Vt./Green Mountain Valley School), defense | second-year captain | 2017 NEILA All-Region | 12 games | 12 starts | 26 ground balls | 21 caused turnovers (team leader)
  • Dan Johnson (Ringwood, N.J./Don Bosco Prep), defense | 12 games | 11 starts | 1 goal | 7 ground balls | 10 caused turnovers
  • Johnny Karanasios (Bedford, N.H./Bishop Guertin), long-stick midfielder | 12 games | 1 assist | 19 ground balls | 7 caused turnovers
  • Brian Loughlin (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston), attack | second-year captain | 12 games | 10 starts | 16 goals (team leader) | 14 assists (team leader) | 24 ground balls | 6 caused turnovers
  • Charlie Murphy (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury), midfielder | 12 games | 1 start | 9 goals | 7 assists | 7 ground balls
  • Jake Sonberg (Bedford, N.H./Bishop Guertin), goalie | 3 games | 7 saves | 5.59 goals-against average | .538 save percentage | 3 ground balls

JUNIORS (7)

  • Matt Cotter (Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxboro Regional), long-stick midfielder | 12 games | 11 starts | 43 ground balls (team leader) | 6 caused turnovers
  • Hunter Goodwin (Milton, Vt./Milton), attack | 8 games | 2 starts | 4 goals | 3 assists | 4 ground balls
  • Cameron Jung (Boxford, Mass./Masconomet Regional), attack | not a member of the team in 2017 | made 13 appearances with 5 starts, 9 goals, 3 assists and 8 ground balls in 2016
  • Matthew Logue (Watertown, Conn./The Gunnery), midfielder | 12 games in 1st year of college lacrosse | 9 starts | 1 goal | 16 ground balls
  • David Malota (Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley), midfielder | 10 games | 2 goals | 1 assist | 2 ground balls
  • Connor McGuirk (Glens Falls, N.Y./Glens Falls), 6-foot-3 midfielder | 12 games | 8 goals | 2 assists | 4 ground balls
  • Brendan Morris (Hingham, Mass./Hingham), defense | missed season due to injury

SOPHOMORES (9)

  • Sam Arnold (Cohasset, Mass./Cohasset), faceoff specialist | 1st year of college lacrosse
  • Bailey Carter (Medway, Mass./Portsmouth Abbey School), midfielder | 2 games
  • Ralph Grillone III (Brockton, Mass./Cardinal Spellman), attack | 12 games | 12 starts | 12 goals | 9 assists | 14 ground balls
  • Lars Lauersen (York, Maine/Bridgton Academy), goalie | did not make any appearances
  • Aidan Maron (Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury Regional), long-stick midfielder | 12 games | 1 goal | 3 assists | 9 ground balls
  • Will Moriarty (Ashland, Mass./Catholic Memorial), 6-foot-3 defense | 12 games | 10 starts | 13 ground balls | 13 caused turnovers
  • Justin Richmond (New Market, Md./Linganore), midfielder | 12 games | 11 starts | 1 goal | 37 ground balls | 6 caused turnovers | 100 faceoff wins (team leader)
  • Alec Sharlow (Watertown, N.Y./South Jefferson), faceoff specialist | 8 games | 2 goals | 2 ground balls | 12 faceoff wins
  • Dante Wentz (Stowe, Vt./Portsmouth Abbey School), midfielder | not an active member of the roster in 2017

FIRST-YEARS (7)