ATTLEBORO, Mass. – The NECC announced its 2018 Men’s Lacrosse All-Conference teams and major award winners on Monday afternoon. The awards were voted on by the conference’s three coaches following the conclusion of the regular season. All three schools were represented on the All-Conference team, with Dean College and Becker College leading the way, landing five selections a piece, along with two major awards.
Dean senior attack Colin Hinrichs (Greenwich, Conn.) was voted the 2018 NECC Player of the Year. Becker goalkeeper Trey McMillen (Grapevine, Texas) nabbed Goalkeeper of the Year, while his teammate, attack Matthew Guerin (East Longmeadow, Mass.) was named Rookie of the Year. Dean Head Coach Matt Schairer was voted Coach of the Year by his peers.
Player of the Year Colin Hinrichs is joined by his teammate Anthony Trasacco (Cheshire, Conn.), and Rookie of the Year Matthew Guerin as All-Conference attack selections. Each school placed a midfielder on the All-Conference team, with Blake Gordon (East Greenbush, N.Y.) of Becker, James Lovely (Hopedale, Mass.) of Dean, and Kyle Marsh (Oakdale, Conn.) of Mitchell College all being honored. Lewis Jaworski (Cambridge, Mass.) of Becker is the Long Stick Midfielder selection, while Dean’s Juniel Jordan (Kingston, Mass.) nabbed the Face-Off Specialist slot. Becker’s Joseph Linnehan (Dedham, Mass.) and Nicholas Mariano (Cranston, R.I.) are joined by Dean’s Michael Patrizzo (Wethersfield, Conn.) in the defender position. Goalkeeper of the Year Trey McMillen rounds out the All-Conference team as the lone goalkeeper selection.
NECC Player of the Year – Colin Hinrichs, Dean (Sr., A, Greenwich, Conn.)
In his senior campaign, Hinrichs led the Bulldogs to a 10-4 overall record, including an undefeated 2-0 regular season conference record. The No. 1 seed in the conference tournament, Hinrichs helped the Bulldogs capture their first ever NECC title with a win over Becker, 20-8. Dean led the conference in goals per game in regular season play, behind Hinrich’s conference-leading 3.31 per game, and 43 total goals in regular season play. The senior also finished tied for the regular season conference lead in points with 58, and tops in shooting percentage with 46.7%. He also added 15 assists in the regular season, good for third in the conference. In postseason play, Hinrichs tacked on another three assists. Hinrichs was a four-time 2018 NECC Player of the Week selection (weeks ending 2/26/18, 3/5/18, 3/12/18 and 4/2/18).
NECC Goalkeeper of the Year – Trey McMillen, Becker (So., G, Grapevine, Texas)
Trey McMillen logged more minutes in the net than any other conference goalkeeper in the regular season, starting all 14 games for Becker, and playing every minute in goal (844:00 total). He helped the Hawks to a 1-1 conference record, and the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament. McMillen helped the Hawks reach the Championship game, for which he was named to the All-Tournament team. In regular season play, McMillen allowed 216 goals, for a 15.36 goals-against average, while making 192 saves with a 47.1 save percentage.
NECC Rookie of the Year – Matthew Guerin, Becker (Fr., A, East Longmeadow, Mass.)
Freshman Matthew Guerin helped lead Becker to a 1-1 conference record, and the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament, and they would eventually reach the Championship game. He led all rookies in goals scored during the regular season with 23, good for fourth in the conference. He also finished the regular season tied for fifth in the conference in points with 29, also best among rookies. Guerin earned NECC Rookie of the Week honors three times (week ending 3/5/18, 4/2/18, 4/16/18).
Coach of the Year – Matt Schairer, Dean
In his second season at the helm for the Bulldogs, Schairer led his squad to a 10-4 overall record, and a 2-0 regular season conference record. The Bulldogs claimed the No. 1 seed in the NECC Tournament, and went on to win their first ever NECC title. During the regular season, his team led the conference in goals per game (11.92), assists (103), shooting percentage (36.6), goals-against average (7.89) and save percentage (61.4). This is Schairer’s first NECC Coach of the Year accolade.
A – Matthew Guerin, Becker (So., East Longmeadow, Mass.)
A – Colin Hinrichs, Dean (Sr., Greenwich, Conn.)
A – Anthony Trasacco, Dean (Jr., Cheshire, Conn.)
M- Blake Gordon, Becker (Sr., East Greenbush, N.Y.)
M- James Lovely, Dean (Sr., Hopedale, Mass.)
M- Kyle Marsh, Mitchell (Jr., Oakdale, Conn.)
LSM- Lewis Jaworski, Becker (Jr., Cambridge, Mass.)
D- Joseph Linnehan, Becker (Jr., Dedham, Mass.)
D- Nicholas Mariano, Becker (Sr., Cranston, R.I.)
D- Michael Patrizzo, Dean (Sr., Wethersfield, Conn.)
FOS- Juniel Jordan, Dean (So., Kingston, Mass.)
GK- Trey McMillen, Becker (So., Grapevine, Texas)
All-NECC Sportsmanship Team
Cruz Desrochers, Becker (Sr., Malden, Mass.)
Tim Orozco, Dean (So., Milford, Conn.)
Reilly Steele, Mitchell (So., Chevy Chase, Md.)