NEILA All-New England Teams and Player Awards

The Bears' Jake Hardy (Framingham, MA) was the first team long stick midfielder. On defense, Brown's Peter Fallon (Baltimore, MD), Harvard's Sam Slaughter (Wilton, CT) and Diego Godoi (Loudon, NH) from UMass were the first team honorees.

The All-New England second team attackers were Tim Balise (Wilbraham, MA) of UMass, Dean Gibbons (Garden City, NY) of Harvard, and Andrew Feinberg (Owing Mills, MD) from Brown.

Two Bears and two Crimson were part of the second team of midfield as Brown's Jack Walsh (Chevy Chase, MD) and Reade Seligman (Essex Falls, NJ) earned honors along with Harvard's Travis Burr (Northport, NY) and Max Motschwiller (Glen Head, NY). Fairfield's Brent Adams (Norwalk, CT) and UMass' Evan Blum (Del Ray Beach, FL) round out the second team midfield.

Harvard's Eric Posner (Huntington, NY) was named All-NEILA as a long stick midfielder. The second team defense honorees were Casey Hintgen (Carlsbad, CA) from Dartmouth, Will Gano (Summitt, NJ) of Yale and Matt Petre (Somers, NY) from Fairfield. UMass senior Doc Schneider (Massapequa, NY) was the second team goaltender.

Four of the five NEILA Division II teams placed players on the Turfer/All-New England squad. Leading the attackers was Player of the Year Greg Rogowski (Cohoes, NY) from Merrimack. Bentley's Kevin Gould (Duxbury, MA), Southern New Hampshire's Mike Ball (Salem, NH) and St. Anselm's Chris Murphy (Winchester, MA) round out the front line.

Merrimack and Southern New Hampshire each had two All-New England midfielders. The Warriors' Jo Pisano (Dedham, MA) and Mark Webber (Mansfield, MA) were honored, as were the Penmen's Gary McKay (Billerica, MA) and Sean Ball (Salem, NH). Bentley's Mike MacDonald (East Falmouth, MA) and St. Anselm's Matt Suerte (Wakefield, MA) round out the all-star midfielders.

Doug Logan (Beaverton, OR) of Bentley was an All-New England defender along with teammate Matt Allen (Cape Elizabeth, ME). Mike Miano (Branford, CT) from Merrimack and Kevin DeBenedetto (Reading, MA) of St. Anselm also were named top defenders. The Warriors' Corey Spinale (Wakefield, MA) and Falcons' Kris Dambach (Chester, NJ) were named All-NEILA goaltenders.

Nine programs saw players earn All-New England honors on one of two Division III squads. The first team attackers were D.J. Hessler (Monkton, MD) from Tufts, Russ Follansbee (Deerfield, MA) of Wesleyan and Brody Savoie (Wilbraham, MA) of WNEC.

Player of the Year Mike Stone (Boston, MA) led the midfielders and was joined by Middlebury teammate Skyler Hopkins (Easton, MD). Rookie of the Year Nick Jez (Somers, CT) earned first team honors as well along with his teammate at Western New England Scott Kukis (Sudbury, MA). Endicott's Eddie O'Reilly (Beverly, MA) and Bowdoin's Cullen Winkler (Milton, MA) round out the first team midfielders.

Tufts had two more players on the first team as Jordan Yarboro (Herndon, VA) was named All-England as a long stick midfielder and Matt Harrigan (Damestown, MD) earned first team honors as a goaltender. The first team defenders were Spike Malangone (Lake Grove, NY) of Wesleyan, Jared Pabis (Wilbraham, MA) from WNEC and Boomer Repko (New Cannan, CT) from Bowdoin.

The Turfer/NEILA Division III second team attackers consisted of Tufts' Clem McNally (Far Hills, NJ), Endicott's Nick Cosco (Londonberry, NH) and Springfield's Jake Beebe (Sudbury, MA).

Wesleyan and Tufts each placed two midfielders on the second team. The Cardinals' John Froats (Yorktown, NY) and Lonny Blumenthal (Ballwin, MO) were honored while the Jumbos Mike Droesch (Setauket, NY) and Matt Witko (Chappaqua, NY) were also on the second team. Rounding out the midfield were Springfield's Chris Jez (Somers, CT) and Eastern Connecticut's Dolan Simmons (Mystic, CT).

Eytan Saperstein (Hewlett, NY) from Tufts, Adrien Peacock (Billerica, MA) from Endicott and Steve Lane (Groton, CT) from Eastern Connecticut were the second team defenders. Bowdoin's Bryan Holden (Cape Elizabeth, ME) was the second team long-stick midfielder. The second team goaltender was Michael Gerbush (Glen Head, NY) from Williams.

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2009-05-12



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