The Cardinals opened their 2018 season with a NESCAC win on Saturday afternoon in Williamstown, Mass.
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Senior stars Harry Stanton and Taylor Ghesquiere of the Wesleyan University men’s lacrosse team have been named to the first-ever United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III Player of the Year Watch List. The duo are just two of 12 players in the country to be placed on the list.
Following a historic 2017 season—in which the Cardinals posted a 20-2 overall record and reached the NCAA Semifinals—the Wesleyan University men’s lacrosse team earned the No. 1 ranking in the 2018 Nike/US Lacrosse Division III Men’s Preseason Top-20 poll as announced by US Lacrosse Magazine.
The accolades continue to pile up for the Wesleyan University men’s lacrosse team following its historic season this past spring, as Head Coach John Raba was recently named the 2017 USILA Division III Coach of the Year. Raba will be presented the award at the IMLCA/USILA Nike Awards Luncheon which will be held at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore on Dec. 8, 2017 at noon.
The 2017 Wesleyan University men’s lacrosse team was recognized with the James “Ace” Adams Sportsmanship Award, which was established in 2006 and is given annually to the college or university in each of the 11 officiating districts whose coaches, players, and fans exhibit the best sportsmanship throughout the season.
Following a historic 2017 season, the Wesleyan University men’s lacrosse coaching staff was recognized by the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA), and was named the Northeast Region Coaching Staff of the Year.