NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Three members of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's lacrosse team have earned Little East Conference post-season honors.
Senior midfielder Christian Roberto (Wakefield, MA/Malden Catholic HS), sophomore attacker Adam Niden (Walpole, MA/Walpole HS) and sophomore goalkeeper Nick Thayer (Chelmsford, MA/Chelmsford HS) were named second team All-Conference.
Roberto ranked third among Corsairs in scoring with 20 goals and nine assists for 29 points. He also had 29 ground balls. Niden led UMD in scoring with 23 goals and 22 assists for 45 points. He also had 45 ground balls, and was fifth in the LEC with 1.47 assists per game, tied for seventh with three points per game, and tied for eighth with two game winning goals. Thayer posted a 7.44 goals against average, a 10-6 record and a .568 save percentage. He led the LEC in goals against average, and was third in both save percentage and saves per game.
"Nick Thayer had a fantastic season for us, he kept us in every game with his great leadership and shot-blocking ability," said UMass Dartmouth Assistant Coach Dave Beriau. "He was a true team leader, and we look forward to him continuing to improve his abilities as a goalie and becoming a great leader. Christian was a great four-year player for UMass Dartmouth. His versatility allowed him to contribute both at attack and midfield. He had a great ability to score goals and take up ground balls at crucial times in the game, and he was a pleasure to coach every day. Adam was an important catalyst for our offense this season. His shooting ability made him a threat to score every time he touched the ball. He has a strong work ethic which will be important for his progress as a go to player in the future."
UMass Dartmouth finished 10-6 and advanced to the semi-finals of the LEC Tournament.
UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE