Balance on offense key for Minutemen in Cannella's 300th game as head coach
Multi-goal efforts from Hegarty, Sokol and Whiteway not enough in 15-8 decision
Hegarty's hat trick, four multi-goal games not enough for Minutemen
Men's lacrosse travels cross-state to face No. 12 Crimson in Cambridge, Mass.
Campaign marked Greg Cannella's 20th as the UMass head coach
2015- Sophomore: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Tallied 11 groundballs, six caused turnovers and two points over 15 games as a short-stick defensive midfielder ... Recorded his two points via a goal and assist ... Took four shots during the season ... Made his first appearance as a reserve against No. 20 Army (2/7), when he provided one groundball ... Matched his play against Army with another groundball at No. 6 North Carolina (2/14) ... Scored his first collegiate goal and added a groundball at No. 12 Harvard (2/21) ... Had another GB during the win over Quinnipiac (3/10) and loss at No. 18 Towson (3/28) ... Collected two groundballs against Fairfield (4/4) ... Earned a single-game best three caused turnovers with his first career assist and a groundball at Hartford (4/11) ... Added two more caused turnovers during the win over Drexel (4/18) ... Totaled a groundball and created one turnover against Delaware (4/24) ... Grabbed two groundball during the 9-8 upset win at No. T19 Fairfield during the CAA Championship Semifinal Round on April 28 ... Had all six of his caused turnovers on the season during the final five games.
2014 - Freshman: Game-By-Game Statistics ... CAA Academic Achievement Award ... Appeared in all 13 games as a freshman with six groundballs and four caused turnovers ... Played in his first collegiate game during the win at Army (2/8) ... Saw time in the midfield during UMass' 12-11 win over No. 14 Ohio State in overtime on Feb. 16 ... Caused a pair of turnovers to help UMass hold Harvard to four goals in an 8-4 win on Feb. 22 ... Rotated into the midfield during the 15-2 win at Brown on March 1 ... Scooped up two groundballs and caused one turnover against No. 18 Albany (3/8) ... Added another groundball against Towson (4/5) and one more against No. 12 Hofstra (4/19) ... Caused one turnover and grabbed a groundball at Delaware (4/25).
Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner at Smithtown West High School for head coaches Bob Moltisanti and Sean Keenan ... All-league honoree as a senior in 2013 ... 2010 Rising-Sophomore Suffolk Team ... 2011 Rising-Junior Suffolk Team ... 2012 Rising-Senior Suffolk Team ... Capped his scholastic career with 20 points as a senior on 12 goals and eight assists while helping Smithtown West to a 16-3 record and an appearance in the Suffolk Class A Semifinals ... Smithtown West finished 60-14 during his four seasons with the program ... Also found success on the basketball courts at Smithtown West, earning three letters, and was an honor roll student at Smithtown West.
Personal: Born on Aug. 27, 1995, to parents Glenn and Stephanie Gruder ... Has one brother, Kyle.
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