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Three Cardinals Named to Men’s Lacrosse All-Conference Teams

Photo by Matt Montanez '17
Photo by Matt Montanez '17

NESCAC RELEASE

HADLEY, Mass. – Harry Stanton '18 of the Wesleyan University men's lacrosse team was named a 2016 First Team All-NESCAC selection, while Ted Bergman '17 and Taylor Ghesquiere '18 earned second team laurels, as voted on by the league's coaches and announced Thursday by the conference office. 

Stanton - the 2015 NESCAC Rookie of the Year - was one of three attacks named to the first team, joining 2016 Player of the Year John Uppgren of Tufts and 2015 Player of the Year Quinn Moroney of Amherst. 

With four goals in a 14-11 win over Conn. College on April 27, the sophomore joined the 100-point club in just his second season with the program. He currently ranks third in the league in goals with 49, and his 56 points rank tied for seventh in the NESCAC. In his two years donning the Cardinals uniform, Stanton has amassed 78 goals and 24 assists for a total of 102 points, becoming just the 30th player in program history to reach the century mark. He scored multiple goals in 13 games this year and scored four or more seven times, including back-to-back six goal performances against Little Three rivals Amherst and Williams.

Bergman and Ghesquiere earned their first all-conference honors of their career as well. Starting between the posts for the first time in his career, Bergman proved to be one of the top goalies in the league. The junior ranks third in the conference in save percentage (54.6) and fifth in goals-against average (10.25). He is just one of two goalies to be honored by the league's coaches.

Ghesquiere has enjoyed a spectacular sophomore season for Wesleyan, and sits 10th in the league in goals with 39. He has dished out eight assists as well to total 47 points, which ranks 14th amongst his peers. From April 9 to April 23, Ghesquiere scored at least four goals in four straight games and totaled 20 points during that stretch. On April 18, he was named the NESCAC Player of the Week and USILA/Lids Division III North Offensive Player of the Week for his stellar performance in two wins over Trinity, 15-12, and then-No. 8 Bowdoin, 12-11 in overtime. He scored five goals and dished out one assist in each game to help guide the Cardinals to victory.

Wesleyan, who is receiving votes in the USILA Coaches poll, hopes to earn an at-large bid to the 2016 NCAA Tournament when the selection show airs Sunday, May 8 at 9 p.m. The selection show can be viewed HERE.