Seven From Men's Lacrosse Earn All-Conference Accolades
BOSTON—After reaching the conference title game for the third time in the last four seasons, the Babson College men's lacrosse program saw seven players honored when the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) released its annual postseason awards on Tuesday afternoon.
Senior Craig Jerabeck (Pittsford, N.Y.) and juniors Kyle Barsalou (Longmeadow, Mass.), Alex Bunick (Millis, Mass.) and Christian Cattaruzza (Guilford, Conn.) all earned first-team selections, while sophomores Scott Doten (Western Springs, Ill.) and Spencer Low (Natick, Mass.), and first-year Daniel Madden (West Islip, N.Y.) garnered second-team accolades.
A long stick midfielder, Jerabeck earned all-league honors for the first time in his career after finishing fourth in the league with 26 caused turnovers and ranking sixth among all players with 60 groundballs. He also scored once and contributed at least three groundballs and two caused turnovers on eight occasions in 18 games.
Barsalou, who was a first-team All-Pilgrim League choice in 2013, scored 19 goals and recorded 11 assists for 30 points from his midfield position this spring. He produced six multi-goal games and had at least three points six times while finishing second on the team in scoring.
Bunick, a defensive midfielder, was one of the Beavers' top performers, starting 16 games and leading the team with five man-up goals. He finished second in the league with 27 caused turnovers and was fourth in groundballs with 78 while notching career-highs of 11 goals and 15 points on the year. He was tabbed as a first-team all-conference selection for the second year in a row.
Arguably the NEWMAC's top defender, Cattaruzza earned first-team all-league honors for the third straight campaign after leading the conference in caused turnovers (59) and finishing third among all players with 92 groundballs. Starting all 18 games for the Green and White, Cattaruzza caused three or more turnovers in 14 contests. Madden, who started 13 of 16 games, finishing 10th in the league with 14 caused turnovers to go along with 31 groundballs. The duo helped anchor a Babson defense that led the NEWMAC with a 7.54 goals against average.
Low and Doten both were named to the all-conference squad for the first time after putting up career-high numbers in points. Low, who started 17 games at attack, finished eighth in the league in scoring and led the Beavers with 34 goals and five assists for 39 points. He produced five games with three goals or more and notched at least one goal in 15 of 17 games. Doten finished third on the team in scoring from his midfield position, striking for 15 goals and tallying 13 assists for 28 points in 18 games. He recorded five multi-goal games and three contests with two assists or more.
Babson, which set a new program record with eight consecutive victories this spring, finished the season at 11-7 after falling to nationally-ranked Springfield in the NEWMAC championship game on Saturday.