3d Alumni in the College Ranks - May 13th, 2016
With the college season closing in on playoffs across all divisions, we bring you another update on some of our 3d Lacrosse alumni and their performances throughout the college lacrosse landscape.
3d Lacrosse alumni continue to make a major impact across Division I, II and III, and we're pleased to share some more of those accomplishments here with you.
Men's Division I
Luke Leathers, Defense, Air Force, Senior - 3d Colorado, Regis Jesuit, CO
Luke continues to contribute on the defensive end for the Southern Conference champion Falcons. In the championship game against Richmond Luke had a groundball and two caused turnovers.
Austin Smith, Midfield, Air Force, Junior - 3d Colorado, J.K. Mullen, CO
Austin scored two goals in the Falcons' regular-season finale against Jacksonville, bringing his season total to 13. He is currently preparing for his team’s first round NCAA tournament game against Notre Dame.
Sean LaVine, Defense, Air Force, Sophomore - 3d Colorado, Fairview, CO
Sean is a big part of the Falcons defense and played a big role in their win over Richmond in the Southern Conference championship picking up two groundballs as a starter.
Bailey Tills, A, Brown, Senior - 3d Colorado, Kent Denver, CO
Bailey scored one goal and added an assist in the Bear’s regular-season finale against Virginia which was a 19-11 win. He added one goal in the Ivy League tournament semifinal against Harvard. His 15 goals and 17 assists are good enough to put him at fifth on his team in scoring.
Larken Kemp, LSM, Brown, Senior - 3d New England, Phillips Andover Academy, MA
Larken is continuing to dominate from his LSM position for the Bears. He assisted a goal in his team’s win over Virginia to close out the regular season. In Brown’s Ivy League semifinal game, he scooped a game-high eight groundballs.
Dylan Johnson, Defense, Denver, Freshman - 3d Colorado, Cherry Creek, CO
Dylan’s defense helped the Pioneers to the Big East final. In the semifinal matchup against Providence, he had two groundballs and added a caused turnover. He is currently prepping for his team’s first round matchup in the NCAA tournament.
Tanner Landstra, Defense, High Point, Junior - 3d Colorado, Indian Hill, OH
Tyler helped his team advance to the Southern Conference tournament this season as a starter in all 15 games for the Panthers. He finished the season with 19 groundballs, recording at least one in all but one game.
Bryan Hancock, Midfield, Hobart, Freshman - 3d Colorado, Mountain Vista, CO
Bryan played himself into a starting role for the last three games of the season at Hobart. He recorded an assist in the regular-season finale against Sacred Heart and again in the Northeast Conference semifinal against Bryant. In the Northeast Conference final he led all scorers with three goals including the last two of the game to seal the victory over St. Joseph’s earning Hobart a trip to the NCAA tournament. Bryan also earned Northeast Conference All-Rookie team recognition.
Wilkins Dismuke, Attack, Johns Hopkins, Junior - 3d Colorado, Rock Canyon, CO
Wilkins has scored a goal in each of the last two games since we last checked in. He is currently second on the team in goals with 23 and third on the team with 26 total points. The Jays are readying themselves for their first-round NCAA tournament game against Brown.
Patrick Foley, Defense, Johns Hopkins, Freshman- 3d New England, St. John’s Prep, MA
Patrick has continued to start every game for Johns Hopkins as a freshman. He has 22 groundballs through 14 games and 10 caused turnovers. His play has been integral to his team’s success and he is preparing for his first NCAA tournament game.
Peter Kraus, Attack, Michigan, Senior - 3d New England, New Canaan, CT
Kraus ended his season with two goals and one assist in a game against Penn State. Peter finished his season second on the team with 20 and third on the team with points with 24.
Cooper Glass, Defense, Monmouth, Sophomore - 3d Colorado, Arapahoe, CO
Cooper helped the Hawks to the MAAC tournament this season. In what was considered an upset win over Siena by the score of 14-13 in overtime, he scooped one groundball in the winning effort. He added three groundballs to bring his season total to 20 in Monmouth’s MAAC tournament game against Marist.
Ryder Garnsey, Attack, Notre Dame, Freshman - 3d New England, Brewster Academy, NH/ Phillips Andover Academy, MA
Ryder scored three goals in the Fighting Irish’s ACC semifinal game against Duke. He also added a groundball in the game. In his team’s regular season finale against Army he had a game high four goals and two assists in a 13-7 victory. He is preparing for his first NCAA tournament game, a matchup with Air Force at home.
Jack Jasinski, Attack, Ohio State, Freshman - 3d Colorado, Oak Mountain, AL
Jack finished his freshman year with seven goals and three assists. He made three starts for the Buckeyes and is poised to make significant contributions next season.
Matt Florence, Midfiled, Penn State, Junior - 3d Colorado, Kent Denver, CO
Matt scored one goal in the Nittany Lions season finale win over Michigan on April 30. In his team’s Big 10 tournament game against Maryland he added another goal and chipped in an assist. He ended his season fourth on the team in scoring with 20 goals and 4 assists for 24 points.
Mike Morean, Midfield, Princeton, Freshman - 3d Colorado, Cherry Creek, CO
Mike finished off his freshman year in a game against Cornell on April 30. He scooped a groundball in the 7-6 win for the Tigers. He finished the season with an assist and 22 groundballs. Look for Mike to make more contributions next season as a sophomore.
Jason Brewster, Defense, UMBC, Freshman - 3d San Diego, Valley Center, CA
Jason scooped a groundball in the Retrievers' season finale against Albany on April 30. He played in all 14 games this season as a freshman and finished with an assist, 3 caused turnovers, and 20 groundballs. He also took 121 faceoffs for his team.
James Leary, Defense, Vermont, Sophomore - 3d New England, Governor’s Academy, NH
James helped lead his team’s defense into the America East championship game. He had five groundballs and two caused turnovers in the semifinal upset win over Stony Brook. In the championship game he recorded two groundballs and three caused turnovers. He finished his season with one goal, one assist, 47 groundballs, and 22 caused turnovers. His 47 groundballs were the most of any player on the team who didn't take face-offs.
Matt Gudas, Midfield, Vermont, Sophomore - 3d New England, Holderness School, NH
Matt finished off the season with a strong run of scoring down the stretch. In the regular season finale against Binghamton he tied his season high with two goals. He chipped in a goal in the upset win over Stony Brook and in the American East championship against Hartford he had a season high three points on three assists. He ended the season with eight goals and six assists for the Catamounts.
Tanner Scales, Defense, Virginia, Junior - 3d Colorado, Regis Jesuit, CO
Tanner ended his season for the Cavaliers having started all 14 games and scooping 36 groundballs and adding 15 caused turnovers. After missing the 2015 season, Tanner came back and was an anchor for the Cavaliers, who ended their season against Brown on April.
Men's Division III
Charlie Gill, Midfield, Amherst, Senior - 3d New England, Phillips Exeter Academy, NH
Charlie assisted on a goal in Amherst’s NESCAC tournament game. They qualified for the NCAA tournament and he tied his season high for points of four with two assists and two goals in his team’s win over RPI. They moved on to the second round and will face RIT on May 14th.
Sam Francis, FOGO, Bates, Junior - 3d New England, Newburyport, MA
Sam’s season ended in the first round of the NESCAC tournament with a tough 11-10 loss to Middlebury. He went 136 for 252 at the face-off X (good for 54%) for the Bobcats. Sam led his team in groundballs this season with 47.
JD Hall, LSM, RIT, Junior - 3d Colorado, Arapahoe, CO
In the four games since we last checked in with JD he has recorded points in three out of four games. He scored his seventh goal of the season in the Tigers' NCAA opening-round game win against John Carroll. He also added a season high four groundballs in the tournament game.
Buck Armstrong, Washington & Lee, Senior - 3d New England, Episcopal, TX
Buck was once again chosen as a first-team All-ODAC defenseman. He helped lead his team to an ODAC title and on to the second-round of the NCAA tournament. He recorded seven groundballs in the Generals' first-round victory over Sewanee. He also added two caused turnovers to bring his season total to 33.
Jake Rotman, Salisbury, Senior - 3d New England, Sharon, MA
As the Gulls head into the second-round of the NCAA tournament, Rotman has totaled 15 goals and 11 assists in 19 games played. He should continue to make an impact as Salisbury advances in pursuit of their 11th NCAA Division III national title.
Women's Division I
Dempsey Arsenault, Midfield, Boston College, Freshman - 3d New England, New Hampton School, N.H.
Dempsey has continued to be a mainstay on the Boston midfield having started every game this season. She was all over the stat sheet in the Eagles' game against Syracuse on April 28, registering one groundball, one caused turnover and one draw control.
Holly Billett, Attack, Central Michigan, Freshman - 3d Colorado, Mountain Vista, CO
Holly was a contributor for the Chippewas all season while appearing in 13 games. She finished the season with two assists, three groundballs and a caused turnover.
Taylor Cuenin, Midfield, UC Davis, Freshman - 3d NorCal, San Ramon Valley, CA
Taylor finished her freshman season as the second leading scorer for the Aggies. She had 23 goals and 3 assists in her rookie campaign. Her 29 groundballs was good enough for third on her team and she led them with 19 caused turnovers. The future is bright for Taylor at Davis.
Hayley Kusserow, Attack, Saint Mary's, Freshman - 3d NorCal, St. Francis, CA
Hayley saw time in every game this season for the Gaels. She finished with two goals, seven groundballs and two draw controls.
Paige MacEachern, Midfield, UMass Lowell, Freshman, 3d New England, Lynnfield, MA
Paige played in 15 of the River Hawks' 17 games and made three starts in her freshman year. She scored two goals and added three assists this season.
Women's Division III
Maggie Savage, Attack, Bowdoin, Freshman - 3d New England, Deerfield Academy, MA
Maggie played in seven games in her freshman year and scored four goals and assisted two others. She went 2-2 on free possession shots and scooped up two groundballs as well.
Mary French, Midfield, Trinity, Freshman - 3d New England, Westminster School, MA
Mary played in seven games for the Bantams. She scored five goals, went 1 out of 2 on free possession shots and added seven groundballs in her freshman season.