Men's Lacrosse

2017 record: 3-12; GNAC 0-8 / All-GNAC Players in Program History: 4

Men's Lacrosse Weekly Preview: Johnson & Wales and Rivier

Men's Lacrosse Weekly Preview: Johnson & Wales and Rivier

Albertus Magnus College 
Men's Lacrosse Weekly Preview


Albertus Magnus College (3-10, 0-6)
vs.
Johnson & Wales (9-6, 3-3)
April 25 • 7 p.m. • New Haven, Conn. • Senior Day
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Albertus Magnus College (3-10, 0-6)
at
Rivier University (7-7, 2-4)

April 29 • 4 p.m. • Nashua, N.H.
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A NEW WEEK
The final two games of the 2017 season are ahead for the Albertus Magnus College men's lacrosse team this week. The Falcons will host Johnson & Wales on Tuesday evening before traveling to Rivier University on Saturday.

SENIOR DAY
The Falcons will recognize five seniors – Matt Mueller, Justin Bennet, Greg Buck, Jon Gravius and Pat Croteau – prior to Tuesday's game against Johnson & Wales.

LAST WEEK RECAP

GAME 1: Anna Maria 17 | Albertus Magnus 5 – RECAP/BOX SCORE
GAME 2: Emmanuel 20 | Albertus Magnus 4 – RECAP/BOX SCORE

ALL-TIME VS. JOHNSON & WALES
Johnson & Wales holds a 3-0 edge over Albertus Magnus in the all-time series.

LAST SEASON VS. JOHNSON & WALES
FINAL SCORE: Johnson & Wales 16 | Albertus Magnus 8 RECAP/BOX SCORE
HIGHLIGHT: It was a two-headed attack for the guests as Justin Bennet (Fairfield, Conn.) and Greg Buck (Berlin, Conn.) both netted three goals and added an assist. Brennan Moore (Meriden, Conn.) also contributed two goals for the Falcons.  

ALL-TIME VS. RIVIER
Rivier leads the all-time series over Albertus Magnus, 3-0.

LAST SEASON VS. RIVIER
FINAL SCORE: Rivier 14 | Albertus Magnus 4 – RECAP/BOX SCORE
HIGHLIGHT: Offensively, four different players found the back of the net for the hosts. One of the four goal scorers was Paul Dombrowski (Hamden, Conn.) early in the third quarter. His strike off a rebound was the first of his career in his final collegiate home game. 

KEY CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Jack Kerner

  • 500th Career Save – vs. Mount Ida
  • 1st Collegiate Goal – vs. Wheelock
  • 100th Career Ground Ball – at Anna Maria

Matt Mueller

  • 100th Career Ground Ball – vs. Wheelock
  • 1st Collegiate Goal – at Mass. Maritime

Justin Bennet

  • 100th Career Point – at Mass. Maritime
  • 300th Career Ground Ball – at Emerson
  • 500th Career Face-Off Win – vs. Emmanuel

Greg Buck

  • 50th Career Assists – at Norwich
  • 100th Career Ground Ball – vs. Wheelock

Brennan Moore

  • 100th Career Point – vs. Wheelock

Jon Gravius

  • 100th Career Ground Ball – vs. Emmanuel

John Brunetti

  • 100th Career Save – at Lasell

GOAL LEADERS

  1. Greg Buck – 31
  2. James May – 28
  3. Justin Bennet – 25
  4. Brennan Moore – 18
  5. Austin Kozak –  9

ASSIST LEADERS

  1. Greg Buck – 17
  2. James May - 16
  3. Justin Bennet – 15
  4. Brennan Moore – 14
  5. Austin Kozak – 13

GOALKEEPER

  1. Jack Kerner: 132 GA | 14.51 GAA | 138 SV | 2 W | 6 L | 51.1 SV% | 25.0% WIN%
  2. John Brunetti: 64 GA | 15.96 GAA | 56 SV | 1 W | 3 L | 46.7 SV% | 25.0% WIN%

IN SEASON OPENERS
The Falcons picked up the program's first season-opener win last week against Daniel Webster. The Falcons are now 1-3 in season-openers.

WELCOME BACK
Albertus Magnus has nine student-athletes returning from last year's team.

FALCONS PICKED EIGHTH IN PRESEASON POLL
The Albertus Magnus College men's lacrosse team was picked to finish eighth in the 2017 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Preseason Poll. 

LAST YEAR RECAP

  • The Falcons finished the 2015-16 season with a 4-10 overall record and finished eighth in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) with a 1-7 mark.
  • Head Coach Darryl Delia set a new school record with four wins as he led Albertus to victories against Anna Maria, Wheelock, Emerson and Mount St. Vincent.

LAST SEASON STANDOUTS

  • Adam Earl (Hamden, Conn.) ended his stellar career on a high note with a new single-season program record 40 caused turnovers. Earl is also the school's all-time leader in caused turnovers with 78 and he is ranked second all-time with 150 ground balls.
  • Brennan Moore (Meriden, Conn.) currently ranks third in school history in points with 93 and is 15 assists away from setting a new school record.
  • Greg Buck (Berlin, Conn.) re-wrote the record books last spring, becoming the program's all-time leader in goals, points, shots and shots per game.
  • Justin Bennet (Fairfield, Conn.) was a two-way threat for the Falcons, scoring 31 goals, causing 12 turnovers and grabbing a program-record 120 ground balls. Bennet also went 146-273 on face-offs last year to now sit atop the school records in ground balls, face-offs won and face-off percentage. He enters his final season in New Haven nine points shy of 100 for his career.

AWARD WINNERS

  • Greg Buck (Berlin, Conn.) earned All- GNAC distinction and classmate Justin Bennet (Fairfield, Conn.) represented Albertus Magnus on the GNAC All-Sportsmanship Team.
  • Buck earned third team honors for the Falcons after scoring 38 markers and adding 10 assists for 48 points, while Bennet had another quality year for AMC, scoring 31 goals and finishing third on the team with 44 points.
  • Bennet was tabbed as the GNAC Player of the Week on March 14 and sophomore netminder Jack Kerner (Merrick, N.Y.) was twice named the GNAC Goalkeeper of the Week.