All-Northeast Conference Teams and Awards

Somerset, NJ - In the league's second annual awards program for men's lacrosse, both the NEC Player of the Year and NEC Coach of the Year are repeat honorees. Trevor Moore (Port Coquitlam, BC/Western Reserve Academy), a senior attacker for Robert Morris, captured his second consecutive Player of the Year nod, while Mount St. Mary's head coach Tom Gravante makes it back-to-back NEC Coach of the Year accolades.

Mount senior T.C. DiBartolo (Bowie, MD/Archbishop Spalding) was tabbed the NEC Defensive Player of the Year, while Bryant senior attacker Gary Crowley (Scituate, MA/Scituate) was the top performer on the other end of the field, nabbing the NEC Offensive Player of the Year award. Sacred Heart midfielder Tim Caton (East Rochester, McQuad Jesuit) capped a stellar freshman campaign to claim the NEC Rookie of the Year crown.

Moore paced the nation's most potent scoring offense, helping the Colonials dispense 7.57 assists per game and find the back of the net, on average, 14 times a contest. The attacker's instincts around the goal have him at the top of the conference leader board in four categories: goals per game (48 goals, 3.43 avg.), points per game (59 points, 4.21 avg.), game-winning goals (5) and shots per game (109, 7.79 avg.). The Canadian product's impressive numbers weren't confined to just conference play either. Moore enters the NEC Tournament as the national leader in goals per game and ranks fifth in points per game. The senior currently enjoys a streak of six straight games with at least a hat trick. Although Moore finished the regular season a point shy of his 60-point standard from 2010, he will have another opportunity to crack the mark as RMU opens postseason play as the #3 seed at the inaugural NEC Men's Lacrosse championship. A two-time conference Player of the Week, Moore earned his most recent accolade when he snapped the Colonials' single-game goal tally, firing seven against Canisius on April 9. He also broke a school record for single-season goals. This is Moore's second year on the All-Conference first team.

The Mount's DiBartolo was a key ingredient in the Mountaineers' regular season championship. His vigilant netminding helped the Mount earn a #1 seed and the opportunity to host the championship. DiBartolo ranks third among the league's goaltenders in save percentage (5.20) and saves per game (11.15). He broke the Mount's all-time save record of 655 when he deflected 11 against Georgetown on April 5. The senior now has 701 career saves and 26 wins, the most-ever by a Mountaineer goalkeeper in the Division I era. DiBartolo also stands third in his school record book for all-time goals against average (9.75) and 10th for save percentage (.570). He was selected NEC Defensive Player of the Week on April 4, after making 12 saves in a 12-11 victory over preseason favorite Robert Morris. This is DiBartolo's second year as a first team All-Conference selection.

Crowley paces Bryant's offense with 28 goals on the season. The senior midfielder ranks second on the Bulldogs in points (34), fifth in assists (6) and fourth in man-up tallies (3). Perhaps more importantly, he produced when the squad needed him most. In Bryant's most recent contest, the senior lit up the scoreboard twice to lift the Bulldogs to a 9-8 double-overtime victory over top-seeded Mount St. Mary's. During the triumph, which effectively booked Bryant's ticket to the postseason as the #4 seed, Crowley put up his squad's first tally of the game and struck again in the fourth quarter to push the Bulldogs in front 8-7. Crowley is also a member of the All-Conference first team.

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2011-05-06



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