MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Senior goalie Ted Bergman of the Wesleyan University men's lacrosse team has been selected to play in the 2017 Division III USILA/Nike North-South Game on Friday, May 26. The senior all-star game will be played on Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium on the campus of Providence College, beginning at 3 p.m.
The game will be live streamed for free at: http://www.friars.com/collegesportslive/?media=553808
Bergman is one of two goalies selected to play for the Division III North Team, which consists of 35 players in total and will be coached by Western New England Head Coach John Klepacki. To view the full North and South rosters, click HERE.
Joining Bergman from the NESCAC are Uzoma Egbuchulam and Matt Killian of Amherst; Charles Fay, Fred Ulbrick and Kyle Weber of Bates; and Michael Fahey and Riley Hoffman of Williams.
Bergman excelled in his senior season for the Cardinals, in which he helped guide fourth-ranked Wesleyan to the NCAA Division III Semifinals, while setting numerous team records in the process. Individually, he was the top goalie in the NESCAC all season and finished the year with a league-best goals-against average mark of 9.45. He was named a First Team All-NESCAC selection, and was also named a First Team NEILA All-New England honoree. He started all 22 games for the Cardinals and concluded a breakout senior campaign with a 20-2 record, a 55.0 save percentage, and 241 saves in 1251:15 minutes logged between the posts.
Wesleyan held opponents to single digits in 15 of the team's 22 games this year. After dropping their season-opener on the road against Bates, 15-14, the Cardinals rallied to win 20-straight games – a program record. They won their second NESCAC title in program history, returned to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009, and advanced to the semifinals for the third time overall. Wesleyan's three postseason wins were the most of any Cardinal team, while the 20 overall wins and nine regular-season NESCAC victories were both program-bests.