April 25, 2011
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Freshman goalkeeper Nick Thayer (Chelmsford, MA/Chelmsford HS) has been honored by the Little East Conference.
Thayer has been named LEC Men's Rookie Lacrosse Player of the Week.
Thayer made 25 saves and posted a 9.44 goals against average in two games last week. He made nine saves in the Corsairs' 10-9 victory against Eastern Connecticut, the first time UMass Dartmouth, the first time the Corsairs have beaten the Warriors. He made 16 saves Saturday when UMD fell at Western Connecticut in sudden death overtime.
"Nick Thayer is improving every game, and he has the skills to be a top goalie in the league," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Kevin Mahoney. "He is becoming more vocal and is becoming a leader as a freshman. He played great against Eastern Connecticut and Western Connecticut, he's been a great teammate and a model student-athlete, and I'm excited about the possibility of having him here for the next three years,"
The Corsairs are 11-3 overall and 3-2 in the Little East Conference and will return to action when they host Salem State Wednesday evening.
UMASS DARTMOUTH LACROSSE