3d Lacrosse Alumni in the College Ranks - March 29th, 2016
With the NCAA lacrosse season now well underway, it's time for an even bigger 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 please to share some of their accomplishments here with you. This week we've expanded to include several standout men's Division III players in addition to Division I, and more of our women's players across Divisions I and III.
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
Leathers has played in and chipped in with groundballs in each of the Falcons last three games where they have gone 3-0. He scooped one big groundball in Air Force’s big upset overtime win over Duke last Tuesday. He also took a few faceoffs in that game as well.
Austin Smith, Midfield, Air Force, Junior - 3d Colorado, J.K. Mullen, CO
Austin has been contributing quite a bit for the Falcons. Most notably he scored a goal in the overtime win over Duke last week. He scored an unassisted goal to make the score 8-8 early on in the fourth quarter. He has also scooped one groundball in each of the last three games.
Sean LaVine, Defense, Air Force, Sophomore - 3d Colorado, Fairview, CO
Sean has continued in his role as a starting defenseman. He played a huge role in the win over Duke with three groundballs. In a lopsided win over High Point he caused two turnovers.
Todd Stewart, LSM, Brown, Senior - 3d New England, St. Michaels College, ON
In Brown’s one game since we last checked in Stewart contributed to an 11-8 win over then ranked No. 14 Harvard. He helped keep Harvard under their season average in goals per game.
Bailey Tills, A, Brown, Senior - 3d Colorado, Kent Denver, CO
Bailey scored the seventh goal of the game and assisted on the tenth goal in an Ivy League win over Harvard. He also grabbed two groundballs and caused a turnover to help secure the victory.
Larken Kemp, LSM, Brown, Senior - 3d New England, Phillips Andover Academy, MA
Larken had a game high five caused turnovers for the Bears in their game. His seven groundballs were tied for the most of any player who doesn’t faceoff.
Dylan Johnson, Defense, Denver, Freshman- 3d Colorado, Cherry Creek, CO
Dylan has continued to start for the Pioneers at defense. His play helped lead the defense in a 15-6 win over Ohio State on Saturday March 19th. He scooped one groundball in Denver’s matchup with Penn State on the campus of SMU in Texas.
Tanner Landstra, Defense, High Point, Junior - 3d Colorado, Indian Hill, OH
Since we last checked in Tanner has continued to be a fixture at the close defense. In the Panther’s last two games he has contributed three groundballs including a tie for his season high of two in a game against Richmond on Easter Sunday.
Bryan Hancock, Midfield, Hobart, Freshman - 3d Colorado, Mountain Vista, CO
Bryan has been busy having scored one goal in each of Hobart’s two recent overtime wins. In an 8-7 double overtime win over Canisius he scored his first career goal with 1:42 remaining to bring the Statesman with one to help force the overtime. He also caused a turnover in that game. In the game against Wagener he notched a man-up goal in the first quarter and had two groundballs.
Wilkins Dismuke, Attack, Johns Hopkins, Junior - 3d Colorado, Rock Canyon, CO
Wilkins has been putting up great numbers the past few games. He scored two goals against Syracuse in an overtime win including the overtime winner with 2:09 remaining in the first overtime. In the Blue Jays' matchup with Virginia this past Sunday he scored two goals and added an assist.
Patrick Foley, Defense, Johns Hopkins, Freshman - 3d New England, St. John’s Prep, MA
Patrick has continued to start at defense for the Blue Jays. He scored his first career goal in the game against Virginia late in the third quarter. He’s currently tied for third on the team with 14 groundballs.
Kiel Brennan, FOGO, Mercer, Freshman - 3d Colorado, Mountain Vista, CO
In the Bears last two games Kiel has won 52.9 percent of the draws he's taken. He scooped three groundballs in a 13-2 victory over VMI.
Peter Kraus, Attack, Michigan, Senior - 3d New England, New Canaan, CT
Peter is currently second on the team in goals with 12 on the season. In a tough 13-12 loss to Dartmouth he scored three goals and added one assist. He also chipped in with three groundballs.
Cooper Glass, Defense, Monmouth, Sophomore - 3d Colorado, Arapahoe, CO
Cooper has started all 8 games for the Hawks. He went 1-1 in his only attempt of the year in matchup with Marist. He also caused two turnovers that game. In a game with VMI he had two groundballs for the Hawks in a winning effort.
Pierre Byrne, Midfield, Notre Dame, Sophomore - 3d Colorado, Culver Military Institute, IN
Pierre assisted the Irish’s second goal of the game for his first point of the season in an 8-7 overtime win over Virginia on March, 19th.
Ryder Garnsey, Attack, Notre Dame, Freshman - 3d New England, Brewster Academy, NH/ Phillips Andover Academy, MA
Ryder assisted a goal in the Irish’s win over Virginia. He also had two groundballs in the winning effort. In his team’s win over Ohio State he scored his sixth goal of the season that helped his team hang on for an 9-8 win.
Jack Jasinski, Attack, Ohio State, Freshman- 3d Colorado, Oak Mountain, AL
Jack started the Buckeyes games against Towson and Denver. He’s established himself as a key part of Ohio State’s offense.
Matt Florence, Midfiled, Penn State, Junior- 3d Colorado, Kent Denver, CO
Matt has had some big games this season. His two goals in a big upset victory over undefeated and No. 1 ranked Denver might be his best effort. He scored the third and thirteenth goal of the game for the Nittany Lions in their 15-10 win. His 14 goals are good for second most on his team.
Mike Morean, Midfield, Princeton, Freshman - 3d Colorado, Cherry Creek, CO
Mike is consistently contributing solid play for the Tigers. In his last three games he has eight groundballs to give him 11 for the season.
Kyle Pless, LSM, Rutgers, Freshman - 3d Colorado, Mountain Vista Ranch, CO
Kyle has continued to be big contributor to the Scarlet Knight’s defense. The LSM picked up two groundballs against in state rival Princeton. He also scooped one groundball in a win over Delaware.
Jason Brewster, Defense, UMBC, Freshman - 3d San Diego, Valley Center, CA
Jason is logging important minutes for the Retrievers. Most notably he has been getting consistent reps at the faceoff-x.
James Leary, Defense, Vermont, Sophomore - 3d New England, Governor’s Academy, NH
James has continued to start every game for the Catamounts. He’s second on the team in groundballs with 26. He added to his groundball totals with three against Hofstra and four against UMass-Lowell in his most recent games. Leary also caused one turnover in each of those games.
Matt Gudas, Midfield, Vermont, Sophomore - 3d New England, Holderness School, NH
Matt is playing significant minutes for his team. He tallied his second assist of the season in an 11-9 win over UMass-Lowell. He also tied his season high of three groundballs in that game.
Tanner Scales, Defense, Virginia, Junior- 3d Colorado, Regis Jesuit, CO
Tanner is one of the top defenseman on the Cavalier team drawing the matchup of the top attackman in each game. He had four groundballs in a big 13-12 overtime win over Johns Hopkins on Sunday. Despite missing a game he is third on the team in caused turnovers with 10. He added two in the win over Hopkins.
Men's Division III
Charlie Gill, Midfield, Amherst, Senior - 3d New England, Phillips Exeter Academy, NH
Charlie is a catalyst in the midfield for No. 4 Amherst. He has nine goals and five assists on the season. In their most recent game against conference foe Hamilton Gill had a season high 3 assists to go along with one goal.
Cody Tranbarger, Goalie, Amherst, Junior - 3d Colorado, Trinity, KY
Cody has started all seven games in net for Amherst this season. He is saving the ball at 56.3 percent and is allowing just 9.41 goals per game. His play has helped lead his team to a 6-1 record.
Sam Francis, FOGO, Bates, Junior - 3d New England, Newburyport, MA
Sam is taking the bulk of the faceoffs for the Bobcats and winning at 61 perecent. He has 29 groundballs to go along with his work at the x which is a team high. Most recently he went 16-23 in an 11-8 win over conference rival Williams.
JD Hall, LSM, RIT, Junior - 3d Colorado, Arapahoe, CO
JD is contributing at LSM for the No. 2 ranked RIT Tigers. He has scored three goals this season to go along with his work on the defensive end.
Buck Armstrong, Washington & Lee, Senior - 3d New England, Episcopal, TX
Buck is leading the Generals in groundballs with 35 and caused turnovers with 17. The senior has been a starter for since his sophomore year and has established himself as a top defenseman in the country.
Women's Division I
Dempsey Arsenault, Midfield, Boston College, Freshman - 3d New England, New Hampton School, N.H.
Dempsey was named Co-ACC player of the week with teammate Sarah Mannelly for the week of March 22nd. The POW accolades came after the Eagles' statement win over third-ranked Syracuse where Dempsey played a key role in shutting down the nation's 10th ranked offense. She scooped two groundballs and grabbed two draw controls in the big victory.
Holly Billett, Attack, Central Michigan, Freshman - 3d Colorado, Mountain Vista, Colo.
Holly continues to see steady action for the Chips, appearing in four out of the seven games on attack. The inaugural squad is 3-4 so far this season.
Taylor Cuenin, Midfield, UC Davis, Freshman - 3d NorCal, San Ramon Valley, Calif.
Taylor continues her strong freshman campaign sitting atop the goals leaderboard for the Aggies after notching another in the 8-3 loss to Drexel. Taylor has recorded positive statistics in every statistical category proving her two-way ability.
Paige Maceachern, Midfield, UMass Lowell, Freshman, 3d New England, Lynnfield, Mass.
Paige has made appearances in seven of UMass Lowell's nine games. She tallied both of her first career points, a goal and an assist, in a match with Stetson. She's also recorded a groundball during her minutes.
Hayley Kusserow, Attack, Saint Mary's, Freshman - 3d NorCal, St. Francis, Calif.
Hayley has seen the field in all nine 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 0-9 start.
Women's Division III
Maggie Savage, Attack, Bowdoin, Freshman - 3d New England, Deerfield Academy, Mass.
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 as Bowdoin currently sits at three wins and four losses in their 2016 campaign.
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 three goals in the two games that she has played. She's also shown her grit between the 30's; she has five groundballs and three caused turnovers as Trinity sits at 6-2.