Abate, Cozens, and Dumont Chosen To Play In NEILA East-West Senior All Star Game

Abate, Cozens, and Dumont Chosen To Play In NEILA East-West Senior All Star Game

Newton, Mass. - June 1, 2017 - Springfield College's Dom Abate (Beverly, Mass.), Tim Cozens (Ridgefield, Conn.), and Phillip Dumont (Watertown, Mass.) were chosen to compete in the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) East-West Senior All Star Game.

The game will take place on Friday, June 2 at Stagg Field on the campus of Springfield College at 6:30 pm and will feature the top graduating students from Divisions I, II, and III.

All players and coaches were nominated by the head coaches within the NEILA.  Players were then ranked and selected by a committee awarding seniors from all three NCAA Divisions who played their college career in the New England region.  

Under their leadership of these three seniors, Springfield reached the NCAA Division III Championship for the 10th-consecutive season.

Abate had a strong final year in maroon and white leading Springfield's midfield unit.  The Sports Biology major scored 20 goals and added 11 assists for 31 points, and had nine games this year where he tallied at least two points en route to also earning NEWMAC All-Conference First Team honors. 

Cozens was a mainstay in Springfield's midfield and was earlier named to the inaugural NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship Team.  The Recreation Management major netted 10 goals and picked up 26 ground balls in 16 games played. 

Dumont started all 17 games for Springfield in his final year on Alden Street as the Pride's longstick midfielder.  The Applied Exercise Science major totaled 33 ground balls and caused 18 turnovers, and was a spark offensively as well, delivering four goals and three assists.