Blair Named to All-NAC Second Team; Kendall to the Sportsmanship Team

Blair Named to All-NAC Second Team; Kendall to the Sportsmanship Team

WATERVILLE, Maine – The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) has announced its Men's Lacrosse All-Conference awards as senior Conner Blair (North Hartland, Vt.) earned Second Team honors while senior Jacob Kendall (Lewiston, Maine) was named to the Sportsmanship Team.

Blair anchored the Thomas defense this season as he appeared and started in nine games for the Terriers.  The senior caused a career-high 23 turnovers while scooping up 36 ground balls and recording one assist.  In the NAC, Blair ranked sixth in total caused turnovers and early in the season ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division III.

Kendall was named to the Sportsmanship Team after finishing his fourth season with the Terriers.  The NAC Men's Lacrosse Sportsmanship Team is reserved for those who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated acts of sportsmanship and ethical behavior. The honorees are individuals who have positively affected the lacrosse culture and environment and whose behavior clearly demonstrates sportsmanship and integrity that go beyond the playing rules and etiquette.

2018 NAC Men's Lacrosse All-Conference Teams

First Team
A - Brooks Gay, Senior, Husson
A - Charles Hacking, Freshman, New England College
A - Matt Richard, Senior, New England College
M - Zach Cotoni, Junior, New England College
M - Jason Sedell, Junior, Castleton
M - Patrick Storie, Freshman, New England College
LSM - Connor Fries, Junior, New England College
D - David Benjamin, Freshman, New England College
D - Nathan Granholm, Sophomore, Maine Maritime
D - Andrew McCarthy, Freshman, Castleton
GK - William Platt, Junior, New England College
FO - Josh Gosselin, Senior, Castleton

Second Team
A - Brandon Bosse, Senior, Husson
A - Kevin McCarthy, Senior, Castleton
A - Reilly Parker, Freshman, New England College
A - Sam Siegel, Senior, Castleton
M - Jacob Blanchette, Sophomore, New England College
M - Zach Glazier, Junior, Husson
M - Shea Jones, Junior, Lyndon
LSM - Chad Merrill, Junior, Husson
D - Conner Blair, Senior, Thomas
D - Edward Doton, Senior, Castleton
D - Brandon Hunter, Junior, Lyndon
GK - Matt Martin, Junior, Husson
GK - Isaiah Weston, Freshman, Maine Maritime
FO - Austin Frankel, Junior, New England College 

Player of the Year
Matt Richard, Senior, New England College
Defensive Player of the Year
William Platt, Junior, New England College
Rookie of the Year
Charles Hacking, Freshman, New England College
Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year
Tom Zervos, Senior, New England College
Coach of the Year
Bo McDougall, Seventh Season, Castleton

Sportsmanship Team
Blake Hay, Senior, Green Mountain
Jacob Kendall, Senior, Thomas
Griffin Lynde, Freshman, Johnson  
Jet Magri, Sophomore, Lyndon
Matt Martin, Junior, Husson
Orion Sargent, Freshman, Maine Maritime
Ryan Stone, Senior, Castleton
Tom Zervos, Senior, New England College