BEVERLY, Mass. – Endicott men's lacrosse seniors Colin Bannon (Westport, Conn.), Tommy Hughes (Coram, N.Y.), and Will Jennings (Danvers, Mass.), and sophomore Grant Garrity (Duxbury, Mass.) have all been named to the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Division III All-New England Preseason Team. Bannon was named to the first team, while Hughes was tabbed to the second team. Both Garrity and Jennings earned honorable mention accolades.
COLIN BANNON | SENIOR | ATTACK | WESTPORT, CONN.
Bannon compiled 91 points on 37 goals and a team-leading 54 assists in 18 games played in 2016. Bannon finished the year ranked No. 4 in the country in assists per game (3.00) and No. 11 in points per game (5.06).
TOMMY HUGHES | SENIOR | FACE-OFF | CORAM, N.Y.
In 2016, Hughes ranked No. 3 among all NCAA Division III face-off specialists in ground balls per game (10.22) and No. 12 in face-off winning percentage (.667). Hughes went a combined 293-for-439 at the face-off X last spring, while scooping up 184 ground balls and registering 11 points (8g, 3a).
GRANT GARRITY | SOPHOMORE | DEFENSE | DUXBURY, MASS.
Last season, Garrity played in 14 games for the Gulls (10 starts) and compiled six ground balls and four caused turnovers.
WILL JENNINGS | SENIOR | ATTACK | DANVERS, MASS.
Jennings set the single-season goals record last spring with 80 tallies, while also finishing second for most points in a single-season with 96 (80 goals, 16 assists). Jennings finished 2016 ranked No. 2 among all NCAA Division III student-athletes in goals per game (4.71), No. 6 points per game (5.65), No. 31 in individual man-up goals (9), and No. 121 in shot percentage (.388).
Last spring, Endicott went 9-9 on the season and advanced to the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament title game for the fourth straight year. The Gulls open up their 2017 campaign against Stevens on Saturday, February 25 at 1 PM on the road.