Minutemen challenge Dragons at Vidas Field in 6 p.m. game on April 29
Men's lacrosse honors senior class, 2006 team before and during 1 p.m. game versus the Pride
Bianchin earns three points, Oliveri stops 14 shots in defeat
Hegarty and Mariano each score three points in victory
Blue Hens score with 41 seconds left to seal outcome after UMass fought back from down four goals
MLAX VS. DELAWARE-SENIOR DAY Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX VS. DREXEL Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. TOWSON Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MLAX vs. PROVIDENCE Photos by Thom Kendall '93
2015 - Sophomore: Game-By-Game Statistics ... UMass Athlete of the Week (3/17) ... Set career highs in groundballs (58) and caused turnovers (13) during 15 starts at long-stick midfielder in 2015 ... Added one goal during five shots and also had an assist for his first collegiate points ... Had multiple groundballs in all but one contest with at least four recorded in eight of those ... Finished the season fourth in the CAA with 3.87 groundballs per game overall and was also fourth during CAA games with 4.40 groundballs ... Had the most groundballs across the CAA among non-faceoff specialists ... Started at long-pole midfielder and provided three groundballs with two caused turnovers against No. 20 Army (2/7) ... Notched three more groundballs at No. 6 North Carolina (2/14) ... Picked up two more GBs at No. 12 Harvard (2/21) ... Tied his career high with four groundballs vs. Brown (2/28) ... Set a personal best with five groundballs at No. 16 Albany (3/7) ... Scored his first collegiate goal, picked up three groundballs and caused a turnover against Quinnipiac (3/10) ... Collected a career- and game-high eight groundballs with three caused turnovers in the win over Penn State (3/14) ... HIs final groundball vs. Penn State went as the 50th of his career while his trio of caused turnovers set a personal best ... Caused one turnover and collected four groundballs at No. 18 Towson (3/28) ... Led both sides with six groundballs and caused a turnover against Fairfield (4/4) ... Corralled five groundballs and helped out on one goal during the win over Drexel (4/18) ... Tallied four groundballs and a career-high four caused turnovers against Delaware (4/24) ... Totaled five groundballs with a caused turnover during the CAA Championship Semifinal Round victory at No. T19 Fairfield (4/30) ... Ended the year with two groundballs during the CAA Championship Game versus Towson (5/2).
2014 - Freshman: Game-By-Game Statistics ... CAA Academic Achievement Award ... Finished second among Minutemen with 10 caused turnovers and fifth in groundballs (22) while playing all 13 games ... Started the final two contests ... Had multiple groundballs during seven games ... Grabbed two groundballs and caused a turnover on defense in the 6-5 win over Army on the road on Feb. 8 ... Pulled in three groundballs and earned a caused turnover against No. 14 Ohio State (2/16) ... Scooped up four groundballs and forced a pair of turnovers in the 8-4 win over Harvard on Feb. 22 ... Grabbed two groundballs and caused a turnover during the 15-2 win at Brown (3/1) ... Scooped up a pair of groundballs against No. 18 Albany (3/8) ... Nabbed one groundball and caused a Providence turnover in the 16-11 win on March 11 ... Added two more caused turnovers and a groundball when UMass beat No. 5 Penn State on the road, 8-6 on March 15 ... Added three groundballs and a pair of caused turnovers at Drexel (April 12) ... Made his first collegiate start as a long-pole midfielder against No. 12 Hofstra (4/19) ... Notched three groundballs at Delaware (4/25).
Before UMass: Lettered three times for Culver Academy (Ind.) lacrosse and head coach Jon Posner ... Defenseman on NALI Championship-winning teams in 2012 and 2013 ... Under Armour Underclass All-American in 2011 and 2012 ... Squad had a 56-8 record over his three seasons lettering (2011-13) ... Also competed in football, hockey and soccer ... Was a first team all-conference selection on the soccer team and earned a Gold A as a senior for his academic success.
Personal: Austin James Spencer ... Born on Feb. 22, 1993, to Tom and Lisa Spencer ... Has two siblings, Carly and Claire.
Career Highs & Miscellaneous Statistics
Last Update: May 20, 2015
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