COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College men's lacrosse junior defender Will Moriarty (Ashland, Mass./Catholic Memorial) was named to the Northeast-10 Conference All-Conference third team on Wednesday, while first-year Max Djusberg (Abington, Mass./Boston College HS) landed on the NE10 All-Rookie Team.
Moriarty was one of 41 players named to one of the three NE10 All-Conference teams, and was one of nine defenders selected. He became the first Purple Knight to garner all-conference honors since Cooper Quenneville '14 was selected to the second team in 2014. Djusberg continues a streak of six years that a Purple Knight has been named to the NE10 All-Rookie team, as he was among 19 student-athletes chosen.
Moriarty led the Purple Knight defense this season by setting a program record for caused turnovers with 45, passing Peter Hanson's '12 (44) seven-year-old mark, while finishing third on the team with 39 ground balls. Moriarty currently leads Division II in total caused turnovers and caused turnovers per game (3.0) and helped the Purple Knights average 11.4 caused turnovers, which sits fifth in the nation. His season mark is currently tied for sixth in NCAA history, while his per-game average sits fifth. Moriarty also led the NE10 in caused turnovers during conference play (32), which was eight more than any other individual, while 24 of his caused turnovers came against opponents who were either nationally ranked or receiving votes.
Moriarty's is tied for second at Saint Michael's in career caused turnovers (70) with Neil Kelly '13 and is just seven behind Luke Solms' '15 program record. Moriarty registered a career-high seven caused turnovers against No. 1 Adelphi University on March 30, which were the most caused turnovers in a game by a Purple Knight since complete records became available in 2006. He posted seven games of at least four caused turnovers and five games of at least five caused turnovers, including a nine-ground ball, five-caused turnover performance against Southern New Hampshire University on April 10.
Djusberg was second on the team in faceoffs wins (14), fourth in goals (10) and points (14), and tied for sixth in assists (4) while also picking up 14 ground balls in the six games he played prior to a season-ending injury. Djusberg was third on the team in points prior to the injury. Eight of his 14 points came against opponents who were nationally ranked or receiving votes, including a three-goal, one-assist game against No. 19 Assumption College on March 16 and a three-goal game against No. 17 Lynn (Fla.) University on March 21. Djusberg registered his first collegiate goal, assist, ground balls (3) and faceoff wins (4) in the season opener against Dominican (N.Y.) College on March 3 before recording three goals, one assist, five ground balls and a caused turnover to go along with a 6-of-9 showing on faceoffs against Post University on March 9.