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Manhattan Opens MAAC Play At Detroit Mercy

Courtesy: Manhattan Athletic Department
Release: 03/17/2017
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Riverdale, NY – Manhattan (2-5) opens up MAAC play against Detroit Mercy (2-6) on Saturday, March 18 at 11:00 am in a game that will be streamed live through ESPN3.



GRINNELL NAMED MAAC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Freshman Brandon Grinnell became the second Jasper to be named MAAC Rookie of the Week after scoring three goals with an assist and three ground balls over two games last week. The Massachusetts native found the back of the net twice at CAA stalwart Delaware before adding a goal, an assist and two ground balls against UMass Lowell. On the year, Grinnell has seven goals, five assists and 13 ground balls and is the second Jasper to take home Rookie of the Week honors after freshman Trevor Pelletier previously did so.

MAAC OPENERS
Manhattan will be looking for its first win in a MAAC opener since besting VMI 16-10 on March 26, 2011. All-time, the Jaspers are 7-14 in MAAC lidlifters.

LAST YEAR VS. DETROIT MERCY
Senior Matt Garvey scored two goals while sophomore Parker Giarratana added one score but it wasn't enough in a 9-3 loss to the Titans.

ALL-TIME VS. DETROIT MERCY
The Jaspers are 4-4 against this weekend's opponent, including 3-4 since the Titans joined the MAAC for the 2009-2010 season. 

WITH A VICTORY ... 
Manhattan would defeat Detroit Mercy on the road for the first time in program history.

MARCH MADNESS
DYK? The Jaspers' Men's Basketball team defeated the Titans earlier this season by an 84-81 count in double overtime.

UMASS LOWELL WRAP-UP
Junior Michael Zingaro made a season-high 18 saves the last time out against UMass Lowell while Giarratana scored two goals.

NO SOUP FOR YOU
Zingaro is second nationally with a MAAC-leading 14.1 saves per game.

GIARRATANA LIGHTS THE LAMP
Giarratana, who has found the back of the net in 21 of his 22 career games, now has 49 goals and 19 assists over his two-year career. On the season, he is fourth in the MAAC and 27th nationally with 2.57 goals per game and sixth in the league and 59th nationally with 3.43 points each time out.

LEADING THE WAY
Junior Joseph Bressingham converted 10-of-17 face-off attempts with Detroit Mercy with five ground balls. On the year, he leads the MAAC and ranks 12th nationally with 7.0 ground balls per game while Manhattan is first in the league and 15th nationally with 30.7 ground balls.

LEAN ON ME
Freshman CJ Scharf has notched at least one assist in all seven games, including two three times, and paces the squad with 10 helpers after handing out one against UMass Lowell.

GIARRATANA=CLUTCH
The reigning MAAC Rookie of the Year and preseason All-MAAC selection tied the game against Hartford with two seconds to play in regulation before netting the overtime winner. 

THAT'S JUST WEIRD
In Manhattan's two victories, Giarratanta has both game-winning goals with each win coming by a 14-13 count. The Sunshine State native paces the Jaspers with 18 goals and 24 points.

YEAH, IT FEELS GOOD
Manhattan's win over Hartford avenged a 12-point setback to the Hawks a year ago after also defeating a Wagner team that bested the Jaspers by seven goals last season.

GARVEY FOR THREE
Garvey found the back of the net three times in in the win over Hartford while recording his second hat trick of the season.

SCOUTING DETROIT MERCY
The Titans  have defeated Jacksonville and Bellarmine and most recently dropped a pair of close decisions at Marquette and Air Force. Matthew Vangalen (14, 16 assists) paces the squad on offense, having had a hand in 42.3 percent (30-of-71) of the Titans' goals.

PELLETIER NAMED MAAC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Pelletier earned his MAAC Rookie of the Week honors after scoring four goals with two assists over his first two collegiate matches. The Miami native opened his career with a goal and an assist against Bryant before scoring three goals with an assist in Manhattan's thrilling 14-13 triple-overtime win against Wagner. 

RING THE BELL
Senior Connor Flannery was among a group of people invited to help ring the opening bell for the Nasdaq Stock Exchange as part of the One Love Foundation. The One Love Foundation was celebrating reaching over 100,000 people with their Escalation Workshop -- a training program that details warning signs of relationship abuse and how to handle them. For the complete article click HERE.

2002 MAAC CHAMPIONS TO BE RECOGNIZED
The 2002 Men's Lacrosse Team, which won the lone MAAC Championship in program history, will be recognized at halftime of the Jaspers' game against Quinnipiac on Saturday, April 1 at 7:00 pm. For the complete article click HERE

IN 2002 …
Manhattan rolled to a perfect 7-0 league record before besting Saint Joseph's in the first round of the MAAC Tournament and Mount St. Mary's in the Championship before dropping a hard-fought contest to Georgetown in the NCAA Tournament.

GIARRATANA TABBED PRESEASON ALL-MAAC
Giarratana, last year's MAAC Rookie of the Year and Second Team All-MAAC selection, was tabbed Preseason All-MAAC while Manhattan was selected to finish seventh.

THE JSN
The JSN will be broadcasting the bulk of home schedule for a nominal fee. Click HERE for more information.

LUCKY NUMBER NINE
The Jaspers' nine home matches in 2017 is the most in program history.



KELLEHER APPEARS ON ESPN RADIO

Kelleher joined 101.3 FM ESPN Burlington/Plattsburgh to discuss building the Jaspers' program, his ties to the school and his time as a student-athlete at the University of Vermont. Click HERE for the full interview.

THE TIES THAT BIND
Kelleher's family ties to Manhattan College were recently profiled in an article entitled: "Third Generation Jasper Strives To Rebuild Men's Lacrosse Tradition." Click HERE for the full article.

TANNER INDUCTED TO HALL OF FAME
Eugene Tanner
, '05 was inducted into the Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame this past winter. Tanner is the Jaspers’ all-time leader in assists (89) and points (186), while his 98 career goals are second-most all-time. Tanner also was selected to the MAAC'S 35th Anniversary Second Team this past summer.

UP NEXT
Manhattan returns home to host Canisius on Saturday, March 25 at 1:00 pm.

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