NEWTON, Mass. – The post-season accolades continued for the Lasell College men's lacrosse program Wednesday as three Laser standouts have been selected to play in the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) East-West Senior All-Star game.
Lasell seniors Ryan Madden (Hingham, Mass.), David Sheehan (Tewksbury, Mass./Central Catholic) and Mike Susi (Gorham, Maine) were named to the East Team for the game, which will take place this Friday, May 31, at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I. Face-off will be at 6:00 PM.
The three Lasers were all First Team All-Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) selections this spring, with Madden and Sheehan being voted Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, respectively. Sheehan also earned US Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-America Honorable Mention. All three were also NEILA All-Academic Team selections.
All players and coaches were nominated for the All-Star game by the head coaches within the NEILA. Players were then ranked and selected by a committee, awarding seniors from all three NCAA Divisions who played their college career in the New England region. This all-star game is the only one of its kind, being a regional all-star game which includes players from Divisions 1, 2, and 3. The Lasell trio represents three of 12 seniors selected from the GNAC.
"This is a great opportunity to highlight the college careers of these young men," said Tim Murphy, head coach of Curry College and coordinator of the East-West All-Star team selection. "For many, it is one last time for them to play an organized game against such high competition. It is also a chance to compete with players you may have battled against throughout your college career."
The complete team rosters are listed here.
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