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Seven Bulldogs named to All-New England Team

Seven Bulldogs named to All-New England Team

SMITHFIELD, R.I. - The Bryant University men's lacrosse team had seven players named to the NEILA All-New England teams that were announced on Wednesday. 

Marc O'Rourke, Luke Caracciolo, Ryan Baker, Keaton Jones and Zach Coffey were named to the first team, while Logan McGovern and Jacob Alexander earned second team honors. 

In five games played, O'Rourke netted 21 goals, dished out five assists, and had 25 points this season. He scored six goals in each of his first two games back and was also named to the All-NEC Second Team.

Caracciolo played and started 12 games for the Bulldogs, posting a 9-3 record. During the season, he registered 147 saves and nine wins, which were career-highs, and he posted a save percentage of 52.7. Caraccilo was named the NEC Tournament MVP.

Baker produced a career-high 17 ground balls and a career-high 14 caused turnovers this season. He had six games with multiple ground balls and six games of multiple caused turnovers.

Midfielder Keaton Jones recorded a career-high six ground balls and five caused turnovers this season for the Bulldogs. He earned All-New England honors as a short stick defensive middie.

An All-NEC First Team honoree, Zach Coffey started in a career-high 11 games this year. In those 11 games, Coffey scored six goals, dished out one assist, recovered 25 ground balls, and caused 12 turnovers. 

On the second team, McGovern produced a career-high 20 goals this season and dished out a team-leading 26 assists. He also registered 20 ground balls on the year and was named to the All-NEC Second Team. McGovern recorded four games of 5+ points, including back-to-back eight-point games. McGovern recorded a hat trick in the NCAA Tournament vs. Virginia. 

The final Bulldog receiving the honor is faceoff specialist Jacob Alexander. Alexander won 128-of-221 faceoffs and led the team in ground balls with 75 and produced six goals and three assists, which were all career-high marks for the midfielder. He won a program-record 30 faceoffs against LIU, the fourth-highest total in NCAA Division I history. Alexander won 17 faceoffs in the NEC title game and 16 more in the NCAA Tournament.