Coast Guard men’s lacrosse has been named the CGASPORTS.COM Athletes of the Week, presented by first command.
Senior Benner Geurtsen and junior Riley McNulty each scored three goals leading top-seeded Coast Guard to a thrilling 12-11 win over fourth-seeded Clark in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) tournament semifinals on Thursday. Coast Guard tied the school record set last season with its 14th win of the season and would host the NEWMAC Championship against Springfield for the second year in a row.
The Bears fell short in the championship game on Saturday, 12-10, closing their season with a 14-4 record. McNulty had a game-high five goals and three assists to lead the Bears. He is the program leader with 140 goals, 88 assists and 208 points. He set single-season school records with 57 goals, 38 assists and 95 points. Geurtsen scored three goals in the final game of his collegiate career. Geurtsen is second all-time with 169 points and he is third in program history with 99 career goals.
Senior goalkeeper Trey Johnson had nine saves for the Bears, who outshot Springfield 48-36.
Coast Guard won 17 of the 26 face offs and held a 43-26 edge in ground balls.
This was the final game for 15 Coast Guard seniors, who helped put the program on the map winning 48 games over the past four years including back-to-back NEWMAC regular season championships and berths in the NEWMAC tournament championship game.
Anthony Wyler finished second in school history with 107 career goals and third with 153 points while Trey Johnson leaves as the Bears' all-time leader with 43 wins and 496 saves.
Colin Cashin finished with program records of 416 ground balls and 714 face off wins.