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UMass Sweeps New England Lacrosse Awards

Brett Garber was one of five UMass players on the All-NEILA First Team.

Brett Garber was one of five UMass players on the All-NEILA First Team.

May 18, 2006

AMHERST, Mass. - UMass swept the major awards for the 2006 season of the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. Senior attacker Sean Morris (Marshfield, Mass.) was named the Player of the Year for the second year in a row. Freshman goalie Doc Schneider (Massapequa, N.Y.) was named the Rookie of the Year and Greg Cannella was named the Coach of the Year.

Joining Morris in the First Team were junior midfielders Brett Garber (Avon, Conn.) and Brian Jacovina (Hicksville, N.Y.) along with senior long-stick Jake Deane (Annapolis, Md.) and senior defenseman Jack Reid (Glastonbury, Conn.). Schneider was named to the second team as well.

Cannella was named the New England Coach of the Year for the fourth time, also earning it in 2001, 2002 and 2005.

Reid has been honored for the third year in a row. It marked Morris and Jacovina's second All-NEILA honor.

The New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association is a unique and independent organization comprised of Division I, II and III Programs competing within the New England Region. The NEILA is represented by the institutions head coach, and seeks to promote the growth and development of the game throughout the New England Region. Every year the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association goes through an extensive nomination and voting process to recognize the most outstanding intercollegiate player's in the New England Region. Each team is balloted and selected by Division's I, II, and III, with the top player's receiving "1st and 2nd Team All New England" status. The balloting process also recognizes by Division's I, II, and III; New England Player of the Year, New England Rookie of the Year, and New England Coach of the Year.

New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association

NEW ENGLAND DIVISION I PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Sean Morris, UMass

NEW ENGLAND DIVISION I ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Doc Schneider, UMass

NEW ENGLAND DIVISION I COACH OF THE YEAR
Greg Cannella, UMass

2006 Division I All New England Men's Lacrosse Team

DIVISION I - First Team ATTACK
Sean Morris, UMass
Nick Bonacci, Dartmouth
Jamie Coffin, Dartmouth

MIDFIELD
Greg Downing, Fairfield
Brian Jacovina, UMass
Brad Heritage, Dartmouth
Dan Kallaugher, Yale
Brett Garber, UMass
Josh Murray, Quinnipiac

LONG STICK MIDFIELD
Jake Deane, UMass

DEFENSE
Jack Reid, UMass
Tom Mikula, Harvard
Ben Lovejoy, Dartmouth

GOALIE
Joe Pike, Harvard

DIVISION I - Second Team
ATTACK
Greg Cohen, Harvard
Eric Trama, Quinnipiac
Tyler Casertano Yale

MIDFIELD
David Schechter, Yale
Dan Brillman, Yale
Sean Layton, Vermont
Will McGettigan, Brown
Josh Thornton, Fairfield
Tom Boylan, Harvard

LONG STICK MIDFIELD
Matt Bocklet, Fairfield

DEFENSE
John Donnellan, Quinnipiac
Bobbie Shields, Brown
Pat Grimm Yale

GOALIE
Doc Schneider, UMass

 

 

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