April 29, 2013

Thayer, Tarpey Earn LEC Weekly Honors

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA—Two members of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's lacrosse team have been honored by the Little East Conference.

Junior goalkeeper Nick Thayer (Chelmsford, MA/Chelmsford HS) has been named LEC Men's Lacrosse Goalkeeper of the Week, while junior defender Stave Tarpey (Shrewsbury, MA/Shrewsbury HS) has been named LEC Men's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week.

Thayer posted a 4.68 goals against average and a .654 save percentage as the Corsairs defeated LEC opponents Salem State and Plymouth State last week to clinch the third seed in the upcoming LEC Tournament. He allowed three goals, made five saves and had four ground balls against the Vikings, then stopped 12 shots against the Panthers.

Tarpey had 12 ground balls and caused six turnovers in the Corsairs' two games last week, as UMD went 2-0 and limited their opponents to a total of nine goals. He had four ground balls and caused three turnovers against Salem State, then added eight ground balls against Plymouth State.

"Steve has had an excellent season, and has done an excellent job of playing one on one defense," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Kevin Mahoney. "He has been very effective in the ground ball game, and has been really good in starting our transition. Nick has been playing well from the first day of his freshman year. He is one of the hardest workers on the team and has been a big factor in our success for the past three years. Sometimes he is so good, we take him for granted."

The Corsairs will host Western Connecticut State Tuesday night at 7:00 in a Little East Conference playoff game.  

                                             UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE