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Men's Lacrosse Lands Four On IMLCA Division III All-Region Teams

Men's Lacrosse Lands Four On IMLCA Division III All-Region Teams

Avon, Conn. - June 22, 2017 - The Springfield College men's lacrosse team had four student-athletes named to the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) Division III Northeast All-Region Teams.  Brendan Dooley (Setauket, N.Y.) was named to the second team, while Jake Reynolds (Scituate, Mass.), Dom Abate (Beverly, Mass.) and Connor Eschmann (Wrentham, Mass.) were each honorable mention selections. 

After graduating with a degree in Criminal Justice several weeks ago, the post-season accolades have poured in for Dooley.  In addition to being drafted by the Boston Cannons in the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) draft, Dooley repeated as New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men's Lacrosse Athlete of the Year.  He was selected to play in the annual USILA North/South Senior All-Star Game, the NEILA East/West All-Star Game, was an ECAC All-Star First Team selection, as well as earned his fourth NEWMAC All-Conference First Team honor following a year in which he notched 27 caused turnovers and 39 ground balls to go along with 10 goals and eight assists as a short stick defensive midfielder. 

Reynolds had a standout junior campaign between the pipes which also led him to previously being named the a USILA Honorable Mention All-America and the NEWMAC)Men's Lacrosse Defensive Athlete of the Year.  The Health Care Management major registered a .591 save percentage, making 214 saves, to go along with a 9.32 goals against average.  Reynolds had 13 games with double-digit saves, highlighted by three games with at least 20 stops, including a pair of 21-save performances in wins over Stevens and Endicott.  

Abate had an impressive 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 two other all-region honors, first team all-conference accolades, and was chosen to play in the USILA North/South Game.

Eschmann, a Criminal Justice major, played in 14 games and anchored a defensive unit that surrendered nine goals per contest.  The junior has totaled nine caused turnovers and picked up 14 ground balls and previously garnered NEWMAC First Team All-Conference recognition.