Winthrop, Mass. – Albertus Magnus College men's lacrosse junior attackmen Greg Buck (Berlin, Conn.) earned All-Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) distinction on Tuesday afternoon as announced by the league office. Buck was the lone Falcon to receive the honor and he landed on the third team.
The GNAC All-Sportsmanship Team was also announced today and junior midfielder Justin Bennet (Fairfield, Conn.) represented Albertus Magnus on the squad.
Buck had a record-breaking year for the Falcons, scoring 38 markers and adding 10 assists for 48 points. In a GNAC win versus Anna Maria in mid-April, his fourth strike of the first half made him the first player in program history to net 100 career goals. Buck led the team in tallies for the second time in his career and 15 of his goals this season came in conference play. He potted four or more markers in a game five times this spring, highlighted by scoring seven against both the AMCATS and Mt. St. Vincent. The junior attackmen also led the team in man-up goals with four. Greg is the son of Wayne and Bernadette Buck and is majoring in criminal justice.
Bennet had another quality year for AMC, scoring 31 goals and finishing third on the team with 44 points. He set a new single-season program record for groundballs with 120 and went 146-of-273 in the face-off circle. Entering his final season in New Haven, Bennet is the program's all-time leader in groundballs, face-off wins, face-off percentage and games played. Justin is the son of Deirdre and Rob Loreng and is majoring in business management.
The Albertus Magnus College men's lacrosse team finished the 2016 season with an overall record of 4-10 and ended the year eighth in the GNAC with a 1-7 mark in league action. The four wins were a new program record for the Falcons as the team scored victories against Anna Maria, Wheelock, Emerson and Mt. St. Vincent.
Founded in 1995, the GNAC is an NCAA Division III association made up of 12 member institutions and over 3,000 student-athletes across the New England region. Each year, the GNAC sponsors and administers 17 championships, while balancing academic integrity, athletic opportunities and community involvement.