NEW LONDON, Conn. - For the first time in program history, Coast Guard men's lacrosse jumped into the US Lacrosse Magazine Divison III national rankings after their upset win of then number two Wesleyan.
The Bears make their first appearance at number 16 after they have started the season 4-0 for the first time in program history. Their 10-9 OT victory over the No. 2 Cardinals is the first over a top five team.
Sophomore Riley McNulty and junior Trey Johnson swept the NEMWAC weekly awards after their superb week. Johnson remained undefeated on the season with two victories including the 10-9 OT upset win over No. 2 Wesleyan. Johnson made 11 saves in the Bears victory over the Cardinals followed by another five in Coast Guard's 11-4 win against Goucher. He leads the NEWMAC with a 4.98 goals against average and as of March 8th was 19th in the country in the same category. He has not allowed more than nine goals in any games this season.
McNulty finished the week with a team high nine points including four goals and an assists leading all scorers in Coast Guard's win over the Cardinals. His two goals in the fourth quarter against Wesleyan forced overtime allowing the Bears to win it with 32 seconds left in the first OT period. McNulty is second in the NEWMAC with 17 points on the season and tied for third with 13 goals.