McNulty Rookie of the Year, Three Others Named to All-Conference Team

McNulty Rookie of the Year, Three Others Named to All-Conference Team
BOSTON, Mass. – Freshman Riley McNulty was named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's lacrosse rookie of the year and was joined by sophomore Colin Cashin, Anthony Wyler and Tom Bleifuss on the All-Conference team for the 2017 season.

McNulty and Cashin earned All-Conference first team honors while Wyler and Bleifuss were second team. Cashin and Bleifuss both have earned All-Conference honors for the second time in their career.

In his first season, McNulty was the team leader in goals (39) and points (62) which were also single season program records. He was also third in the NEWMAC in both categories. McNulty also had the second most goals (20) and points (31) in conference play.

Cashin earned first team honors for the first time in his career after earning second team honors during his freshman season. Cashin led the NEWMAC in face-off wins (212) and ground balls (138). He is also ninth in the country in face-off winning percentage (.709) and 15th in ground balls per game (8.63). Cashin also set a program single season record in ground balls, face-off winning percentage and ground balls per game.

Wyler took second team honors for the first time in his career as he was tied for sixth in the conference in points (52) and sixth in goals. He set a single season program record in the final game of the tallying nine points with eight goals and four assists. Wyler is the men's lacrosse career leader in points (79) and second in goals (54).

Bleifuss earned second team honors for the second time in as many years leading a Bears defense that was second in caused turnovers (155) and ground balls (570) and allowed single digit goal totals in 13 of 16 games. He was fifth in the NEWMAC in caused turnovers (24) but was second in conference play with 15 and was in the top 20 in ground balls (38). Bleifuss is second all time in program history with 50 ground balls.

Coast Guard finished the year with their second 10 win season in only their third year playing at the NCAA level. The Bears will return 33 players who helped score a school record 208 goals in a single season. We wish the best of luck to graduating seniors Blaise Curtis and Dan Fiorvanti who played in a combined 78 games for Coast Guard.

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