WESTWOOD, Mass.—Five members of the Babson College men's lacrosse team received all-conference honors when the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced its postseason award winners on Thursday morning.
Senior Niall Dillon (Duxbury, Mass.) and sophomore Jack Tague (Fairfield, Conn.) were both named to the first team, while senior Samuel Mishkind (Chappaqua, N.Y.), junior Christopher Aranalde (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) and sophomore John Antaya (Duxbury, Mass.) all garnered second-team all-league honors.
The 2016 NEWMAC Rookie of the Year, Dillon was named to the all-conference team for the first time after producing career highs of 25 goals, 19 assists and 44 points in just 14 games this spring. He averaged 4.20 points in five NEWMAC contests, and ends his career ranked 12th on Babson's all-time scoring list with 87 goals and 50 assists for 137 points.
Tague collected all-conference honors for the first time after starting 13 of 14 games and finishing with 43 ground balls and a career-high 25 caused turnovers. He ranked third in the NEWMAC in forced turnovers, was seventh among non-faceoff specialists in ground balls, and helped the Beavers finish second in the league in both clearing percentage and goals against average.
Mishkind was named to the All-NEWMAC second team for the second year in a row after putting together his finest season at Babson with career highs of 43 goals, 12 assists and 55 points. He notched three or more goals in seven contests, his 43 tallies ranks second on the program's single-season list, and he became just the fourth Beaver to surpass the 50-point mark in the last decade.
One of the top scorers in program history, Mishkind ranks second all-time in goals (131) and eighth in school annals with 157 points.
Aranalde, who was named to the all-conference second time for the second consecutive season, started all 17 games and posted a career-best 9.66 goals against average to go along with a 53.1 save percentage and a career-high 165 saves. He ranked second among NEWMAC goalies in goals against average and was fifth in both saves and save percentage.
Antaya earned the first all-league nod of his career after setting new career highs with 44 ground balls and 18 caused turnovers in 16 games. He led the team and ranked sixth among non-faceoff specialists in ground balls and recorded two or more caused turnovers on six occasions.
In addition to the Beavers' five all-conference awards, senior captain Brendan Duffy (Duxbury, Mass.) was named to the NEWMAC Sportsmanship team.
Babson finished the season at 8-9 overall after suffering a 10-9 loss to Clark in the NEWMAC quarterfinals last week.