UMass Men's Lacrosse To Take On Alumni In Annual Matchup
Sept. 20, 2012
AMHERST, Mass. - After a CAA Championship season with an appearance in the NCAA Tournament UMass fans will finally get a glimpse of the returning players from last year as well as the newcomers for the 2012-2013 season. Fans will also get the opportunity to see some of the best Minutemen in recent history to ever compete for the UMass Men's Lacrosse Program.
The Minutemen went 15-1 overall as well as 6-0 in conference play last season. The team carried their undefeated season through the CAA Championships in which they claimed the CAA Championship Title in the victory over Drexel in an 18-12 contest. The Minutemen received their only loss of the season in the matchup against Colgate in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Returning this year for his senior season at UMass will be the leading attacker for the Minutemen last year, Will Manny. Manny led the UMass in points (77), goals (44), assists (33) and game winning goals (4). The senior out of Massapequa, New York was honored as the NEILA Player of the Year and CAA Player of the Year last year and was named to the All-New England Team.
After graduating top defenders last year in Tom Celentani and Greg Rushing it will be up to seniors Ryan Hollenbaugh, Jake Smith, and Brett Tobin to take over and solidify the UMass defense. Last year Hollenbaugh, Smith and Tobin were third, fourth, and fifth respectively on the team in caused turnovers.
The alumni game will start at 3:00 PM at Garber Field on Saturday, September 22. There is no entry fee for the contest and free parking will be available in the Boyden Gymnasium Parking Lot.