Albertus Magnus College
Men's Lacrosse Weekly Preview
Albertus Magnus (0-1)
Mt. St. Vincent (1-1)
Mon., March 19 • 6 p.m. • Celentano Field • New Haven, Conn.
Albertus Magnus (0-1)
Wed., March 21 • 6 p.m. • Celentano Field • New Haven, Conn.
Albertus Magnus (0-1)
Mount Ida (0-4)
Sat., March 24 • 1 p.m. • Alumni Field • Newton, Mass.
A NEW WEEK
The Albertus Magnus College men's lacrosse team looks to bounce back as the Falcons prepare for three games in the week ahead, including two home contests against Mt. St. Vincent's and Purchase. The Falcons will conclude the week with their GNAC opener at Mount Ida on Saturday.
ALL-TIME VS. MT. ST. VINCENT
The all-time series between Albertus Magnus and Mt. St. Vincent is tied at 1-1.
LAST TIME VS. MT. ST. VINCENT
Game (3/23/17): Mt. St. Vincent 12 | Albertus Magnus 9 – RECAP / BOX SCORE
ALL-TIME VS. PURCHASE
This will be the first meeting between the two teams.
ALL-TIME VS. MOUNT IDA
Mount Ida leads the all-time series over Albertus Magnus, 4-0.
LAST TIME VS. MOUNT IDA
Game (4/4/17): Mount Ida 22 | Albertus Magnus 11 – RECAP / BOX SCORE
TORO NAMED GNAC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK AND AMC MALE STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Freshman middie Jayme Toro (East Haven, Conn.) of the Albertus Magnus College men's lacrosse team has been named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Rookie of the Week as well as the Albertus Magnus College Male Student-Athlete of the Week.
Toro opened his collegiate campaign scoring two goals for two points in the Falcons' 10-9 loss to Emerson. 100 percent of the shots he took were on goal and 66.7 percent found the back of the net. The rookie also scooped up 10 ground balls and was 10-of-23 in face-offs.
Albertus Magnus has nine student-athletes returning from last year's squad – Jack Kerner, Niko Ames, Kevin Henninger, Austin Kozak, James May, Brennan Moore, Nicholas Pereiro and Christopher Magnifico.
LACROSSE PICKED TO FINISH NINTH IN GNAC PRESEASON POLL
LINK: Complete GNAC Release
The Albertus Magnus College men's lacrosse team was picked to finish ninth in the 2018 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Preseason Poll.
The Falcons, who ended 2017 with an overall record of 3-12, earned 15 points along with 10-place Annda Maria. Lasell sits atop the poll after receiving seven of a possible 10 first-place votes for 97 points.
- Albertus Magnus holds a 1-4 record in season openers.
- The Falcons first season opener win came last season against Daniel Webster.
LAST YEAR RECAP
- The Falcons finished the 2016-17 season with a 3-12 overall record and finished ninth in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC).
- Albertus Magnus posted wins over non-conference foes Daniel Webster, Becker and Wheelock.
- Justin Bennet (Fairfield, Conn.) finished out his career at Albertus Magnus becoming the all-time leader in groundballs, face-off wins, face-off percentage and games played.
- Last season, Greg Buck (Berlin, Conn.) led the offensive unit in points (52), shots (135), goals (36) and shots on goals (77). Buck also became the program's all-time leader in points with 200 and goals with 144.
- Albertus goaltender Jack Kerner recorded his 500th career save against Mount Ida as well as scored his first collegiate goal versus Wheelock.
BENNET EARNS ALL-GNAC HONORS
Former Falcon Justin Bennet (Fairfield, Conn.) was named to the All-GNAC Second Team as well as the GNAC All-Sportsmanship Team last season for Albertus Magnus. Bennet had another record-breaking year for the Falcons, scoring 26 goals and adding a career-high 17 assists for 43 points. Earlier in the season against Mass. Maritime, Bennet collected his 100th career point and also earned his 500th career face-off win against GNAC foe Emmanuel.
BENNET, BUCK EARN NEILA ACADEMIC ALL-REGION
Justin Bennet (Fairfield, Conn.) and Greg Buck (Berlin, Conn.) of the Albertus Magnus College men's lacrosse team were named as members of the 2017 New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Academic All Region teams.
BUCK SELECTED AS NEILA ALL-STAR
Albertus Magnus College senior attackman Greg Buck (Berlin, Conn.) has been selected as one of 52 student-athletes who will compete in this year's New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) East-West Senior All Star Game
MEN'S LACROSSE LANDS SEVEN PLAYERS ON THE GNAC ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
The Albertus Magnus College men's lacrosse team had seven student-athletes – John Brunetti, Patrick Croteau, Matthew Mueller, Brennan Moore, Justin Bennet, Greg Buck and Niko Ames - be named to the 2016-17 GNAC All-Academic Team for their work inside the classroom.
The Falcons return to the field next week against Mitchell, Mass Maritime and Rivier.