Castleton Sweeps NAC Postseason Accolades
from press release
FARMINGTON, Maine - Castleton's undefeated run through the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) men's lacrosse regular season has been aptly rewarded by the league's coaches, as the Spartans have garnered honors for Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year and Team Sportsmanship to highlight the 2013 All-Conference Team. Castleton sophomore attack Zach Davidson was voted the conference's top player, leading the league's top offense with a program-record 94 points, breaking the previous mark of 87 he set a season ago when he was voted the league's top rookie. Davidson's 51 assists led the conference, setting another Castleton record while his 43 goals ranked fourth in the conference and put him just seven shy of 100 for his career.
Joining Davidson as All-Conference First Team attack are teammate Spencer Hunt and New England College's Brian Gillis.
A pair of first-year players anchor Castleton's league-leading defense as David Barrett earned Defensive Player of the Year and Peter Latulippe was named Rookie of the Year. The duo played an integral role in Castleton's defense which allowed just 28 goals and caused 134 turnovers in conference play.
Barrett is joined by teammate Owen Hartman and New England College's Andy Crozier and Matt Hebert as first team defenders.
The All-Conference First Team midfield is made up of Castleton's Sam Bailey, Maine Maritime's Nick Betti and New England College's Adam Shute and Pat Miles.
Alex Hermes of Maine Maritime and Jesse Morkeski of Thomas rounded out the first team honorees at face-off specialist and goalie respectively.
Castleton Head Coach Bo McDougall earned Coach of the Year honors for the second-straight season after leading Castleton to a program-record 13 wins, including an unblemished 8-0 mark in conference play.
Castleton was also honored with the Team Sportsmanship Award.
All-conference selections are determined by a vote of the conference coaches. Extra spots on all-conference teams are awarded due to ties in voting. Players can be nominated, and honored, at more than one position.
2013 NAC Men's Lacrosse All-Conference Team
All-Conference First Team
GK Jesse Morkeski Thomas Sr.
A Zach Davidson Castleton So.
A Brian Gillis New England Col. Sr.
A Spencer Hunt Castleton Sr.
M Sam Bailey Castleton Sr.
M Nick Betti Maine Maritime So.
M Adam Shute New England Col. Jr.
LSM Pat Miles New England Col. Jr.
D David Barrett Castleton Fr.
D Andy Crozier New England Col. Sr.
D Owen Hartman Castleton Jr.
D Matt Hebert New England Col. Jr.
FO Alex Hermes Maine Maritime Sr.
All-Conference Second Team
GK Chris Galluzzo New England Col. So.
A Bronson Guimond Maine Maritime So.
A Mitch Heaps Husson Sr.
A Tim Reilly New England Col. Fr.
M Alex Hermes Maine Maritime Sr.
M Nohea King Castleton Sr.
M Chris Pelletier Husson Sr.
M Gunnar Shelton Thomas Jr.
LSM Scott Baribeau Maine Maritime Sr.
LSM James Seager Husson So.
D Mike Foley Maine-Farmington Jr.
D Mark Nardelli Husson Jr.
D Jason Smith Maine Maritime Sr.
FO Dillon Shaw Husson Sr.
Player of the Year: A, Zach Davidson,
Defensive Player of the Year: D, David Barrett, Castleton, Fr.
Rookie of the Year: GK, Peter Latulippe, Castleton, Fr.
Coach of the Year: Bo McDougall, Castleton
Team Sportsmanship Award: Castleton