3d Alumni in the College Ranks - April 15, 2016
As we dive into another action-packed weekend, it's time for another look at how 3d Lacrosse alumni are performing throughout the college ranks nationwide.
3d Lacrosse alumni are making an impact across Division I, II and III, and we're pleased to share some of their accomplishments here with you. This week we include both men's and women's standout Division I and Division III players.
Make sure to follow along this season as we track the progress of our alumni and celebrate their achievements.
Men's Division I
Luke Leathers, Defense, Air Force, Senior- 3d Colorado, Regis Jesuit, CO
Luke has continued to contribute in every game for the Falcons. He had a groundball in each of the last two games against Bellarmine and Mercer which were both wins.
Austin Smith, Midfield, Air Force, Junior- 3d Colorado, J.K. Mullen, CO
Austin has been busy scoring goals for Air Force. He scored a goal and added an assist in an overtime win over Bellarmine. He also added two groundballs in the win. In a win over Mercer he scored a goal and picked up 2 groundballs. He’s currently fifth on the team in goals and points with nine and 13 respectively.
Sean LaVine, Defense, Air Force, Sophomore- 3d Colorado, Fairview, CO
Sean has continued to be a fixture on the defense for the Falcons. He started both games against Bellarmine and Mercer. He caused two turnovers in the win over Mercer.
Todd Stewart, LSM, Brown, Senior- 3d New England, St. Michaels College, ON
The senior LSM played in a contributed to three out of the Bears last four games. He scooped a groundball in a 19-8 win over Princeton.
Bailey Tills, A, Brown, Senior- 3d Colorado, Kent Denver, CO
Bailey has scored at least one point in the last four games for the Bears. His best effort was a two goal and two assist performance against Villanova. He’s currently fourth on the team in goals and points with 12 and 23 respectively. In a matchup against Bryant he had a season high four groundballs.
Larken Kemp, LSM, Brown, Senior- 3d New England, Phillips Andover Academy, MA
Larken has registered at least one point from his LSM position in the last three games for Brown. He tied his season high or points with a three assist game against Penn. He scooped a season high 8 groundballs against Bryant.
Dylan Johnson, Defense, Denver, Freshman- 3d Colorado, Cherry Creek, CO
Dylan scooped up six groundballs in a 14-7 win over Georgetown on April 2nd. He scored his first career goal in a 12-11 win over Villanova on April 9th. It was the first goal of the game and he scored it just :34 seconds into the contest. He also added a groundball in the win.
Tanner Landstra, Defense, High Point, Junior- 3d Colorado, Indian Hill, OH
Tanner is continuing to start and play at defense for the Panthers. He has contributed a groundball in each of his team’s past two games which were both convincing wins over Southern Conference opponents.
Bryan Hancock, Midfield, Hobart, Freshman- 3d Colorado, Mountain Vista, CO
Bryan has scored a goal in his past two games. He scored a goal against Syracuse on April 6th which was the sixth goal of the game and brought the Statesman within one goal at the end of the third quarter. He also scored in Hobart’s 16-10 win over Robert Morris.
Wilkins Dismuke, Attack, Johns Hopkins, Junior- 3d Colorado, Rock Canyon, CO
Wilkins has been on a tear for the Blue Jays. He had a hat trick in a win over UMBC on March 30th. He continued his goal scoring with a goal against Rutgers and a goal against Ohio State. He’s currently third on the team in goals with 15 and fourth on the team in points with 18.
Patrick Foley, Defense, Johns Hopkins, Freshman- 3d New England, St. John’s Prep, MA
Patrick has continued to start at defense for Johns Hopkins. He’s the only freshman starter on the defensive end of the field for the Blue Jays. He’s had at least one groundball in each game since we last checked in.
Kiel Brennan, FOGO, Mercer, Freshman- 3d Colorado, Mountain Vista, CO
Kiel is still helping out the Bears at the face-off x. He’s taking a number of draws each game and scooped some key groundballs in some close games for Mercer.
— Michigan Lacrosse (@umichlacrosse) April 5, 2016
Peter Kraus, Attack, Michigan, Senior- 3d New England, New Canaan, CT '
Peter led his team in scoring with 3 goals in a close 8-7 setback for the Wolverines on April 2nd. He followed that performance up with one goal against Rutgers. His 16 goals for the season is second best on his team and his 19 points places him third on his team.
Cooper Glass, Defense, Monmouth, Sophomore- 3d Colorado, Arapahoe, CO
Cooper has been a consistent presence on the Hawks’ defensive end. He caused one turnover in an 11-6 conference win over Canisus on April 2nd. He then had a season-high three caused turnovers against Lafayette on April 5th. He added to his season’s groundball total with one in the matchup with Lafayette.
Pierre Byrne, Midfield, Notre Dame, Sophomore- 3d Colorado, Culver Military Institute, IN
Pierre’s play has been incredibly valuable to the Irish’s success lately. He picked up one groundball in his team’s dominant effort over Syracuse. In their win over Duke he played some important minutes on the defensive end of the field.
Ryder Garnsey, Attack, Notre Dame, Freshman- 3d New England, Brewster Academy, NH/ Phillips Andover Academy, MA
Ryder had a team high five goals in a 17-7 win over Syracuse. He added an assist and a groundball that game as well. He followed that effort up with two goals in an 8-6 win over Duke. The goals against the Blue Devils were a pair of back-to-back tallies late in the third quarter that tied the game up at 5 for the Irish.
Jack Jasinski, Attack, Ohio State, Freshman- 3d Colorado, Oak Mountain, AL.
Jack tallied one goal in each of the Buckeyes last two contests against Penn State and Johns Hopkins. He opened the game scoring against Hopkins tallying his sixth goal of the season which is tops amongst freshman on his team.
Matt Florence, Midfiled, Penn State, Junior- 3d Colorado, Kent Denver, CO
Matt scored one goal in a 6-5 win over Ohio State on April 3rd. The lone goal for him was a big one though as it was the game winner. He scored the goal with 1:41 left in the game. Matt scooped up two groundballs in a setback to Maryland.
Mike Morean, Midfield, Princeton, Freshman- 3d Colorado, Cherry Creek, CO
Mike has continued to play significant minutes for the Tigers in the midfield. He added to his groundball totals with three against Stony Brook and four in a win over Lehigh.
Kyle Pless, LSM, Rutgers, Freshman- 3d Colorado, Mountain Vista Ranch, CO
Kyle scooped a groundball in a huge 16-9 win over John’s Hopkins. He then helped the Scarlet Knights continue their red hot season with some great defense and a groundball against Michigan.
Jason Brewster, Defense, UMBC, Freshman- 3d San Diego, Valley Center, CA
Jason has been busy for the Retrievers. He has been increasing his faceoff percentage while taking a few each game. He’s also added five groundballs over the last 4 games including two in 14-11 win over Mount St. Mary’s.
James Leary, Defense, Vermont, Sophomore- 3d New England, Governor’s Academy, NH
James is a mainstay on the Catamount’s defense. He had a season high five caused turnovers in a 15-9 win over Dartmouth on March 29th. He also added four groundballs that in the win over the Big Green. Over the next two games against Stony Brook and Albany he a had two and one groundballs in those games.
Matt Gudas, Midfield, Vermont, Sophomore- 3d New England, Holderness School, NH
Matt recorded his third assist of the season in his team’s matchup with Stony Brook. In the Catamount’s game against Albany he scored a goal which was his third of the season.
Tanner Scales, Defense, Virginia, Junior- 3d Colorado, Regis Jesuit, CO
Tanner has continued his dominant play at defense for the Cavaliers. He recorded three groundballs and a caused turnover against VMI. He had four gb’s and a caused turnover against Richmond. In the Cavs matchup with he had one groundball and one caused turnover. He is second on the team amongst players that don’t faceoff with 34 groundballs this season.
Men's Division 3
Charlie Gill, Midfield, Amherst, Senior- 3d New England, Phillips Exeter Academy, NH Charlie is currently on an eighth game streak of scoring at least one goal. He’s scored 1 goal in each of Amherst’s contests against Middlebury, Wesleyan, Colby, and Connecticut College.
Cody Tranbarger, Goalie, Amherst, Junior- 3d Colorado, Trinity, KY Cody most recently had a 12 save performance in a 15-9 win over Connecticut College. His goals against average is at 10.63 and is saving the ball at .541%
Sam Francis, FOGO, Bates, Junior- 3d New England, Newburyport, MA Sam is continuing to be the Bobcats primary faceoff man. He had a 16 for 24 performance against Bowdoin on April 6th. His win percentage is currently 56.4%.
JD Hall, LSM, RIT, Junior- 3d Colorado, Arapahoe, CO JD had a season high two points in a big 16-12 conference win over St. Lawrence on April 2nd. He scored his fourth goal of the season and recorded his first assist.
Buck Armstrong, Washington & Lee, Senior- 3d New England, Episcopal, TX Buck’s play has helped Washington & Lee win their seventh game in a row. He scooped two groundballs in each of the last two games.
Women's Division I
Dempsey Arsenault, Midfield, Boston College, Freshman - 3d New England, New Hampton School, N.H.
Making five more starts since our last check-in, Dempsey now sits 5th on her team in both draw controls (21) and caused turnovers (8) while ranking 6th on her team in groundballs (15). She shined defensively in the Eagles 14-9 win over Dartmouth, gathering four groundballs, three caused turnovers, and four draw controls.
Holly Billett, Attack, Central Michigan, Freshman - 3d Colorado, Mountain Vista, Colo.
Holly continues to see steady action for the Chips, appearing in seven out of ten games. She has one assist, one groundball, and one caused turnover.
Taylor Cuenin, Midfield, UC Davis, Freshman - 3d NorCal, San Ramon Valley, Calif.
In her first year as an Aggie, Taylor has 18 goals, 2 assists, and leads her team in two out of three main fielding categories. She chipped in one of three goals during the Aggies loss to MPSF powerhouse Oregon.
Paige Maceachern, Midfield, UMass Lowell, Freshman, 3d New England, Lynnfield, Mass.
Paige has made appearances in 12 games during her freshman campaign, starting three. She has two goals and three assists this season. She contributed to the possession game (1CT, 1GB) during the River Hawks' showdown with Brown.
Hayley Kusserow, Attack, Saint Mary's, Freshman - 3d NorCal, St. Francis, Calif.
Hayley has seen the field in all ten of the Gaels games, starting five at attack. She has one goal and six groundballs so far this season as the Gaels are off to a tough 0-10 start.
Women's Division III
Maggie Savage, Attack, Bowdoin, Freshman - 3d New England, Deerfield Academy, Mass.
As her team advances to 5-7 this season, Maggie has capitalized on her field time, notching four goals in six games with no starts. She is two of two on free position shots and has also picked up two groundballs and a caused turnover.
Mary French, Midfield, Trinity, Freshman, 3d New England, Westminster School, Mass.
While competing in the NESCAC, arguably the toughest and most respected Division III Women's Lacrosse conference, Mary has managed to score five goals in the four games that she has played. She's also shown her grit between the 30's; she has six groundballs and four caused turnovers as Trinity sits at 10-2.