Manhattan Returns Home Against UMass Lowell
Riverdale, NY – Manhattan (2-4) resumes play against UMass Lowell (1-4) on Saturday, March 11 at 1:00 pm.
LAST YEAR VS. UMASS LOWELL
Head Coach Drew Kelleher earned his first collegiate victory by an 8-5 count thanks to pair of goals each from junior Conor Darby and sophomore Cole Johnson while classmate Parker Giarratana added a goal and two assists. Junior Michael Zingaro was outstanding in net, making 13 saves while limiting the River Hawks to just one second-half score.
QUESTIONS ON THE QUAD
This year the JSN will be providing an inside look into the Jaspers' Men's Lacrosse program with a series entitled Questions on the Quad. Take a look at the third episode with senior Alex Abiog:
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The Jaspers dropped a hard-fought 12-9 decision despite two goals from freshman Brandon Grinnell.
LUCKY NUMBER SEVEN
Manhattan saw at least seven different players score goals in a game for the third time this year against the Blue Hens.
GIARRATANA LIGHTS THE LAMP
Giarratana scored for the 20th time in his 21-game career against Delaware and now has 47 goals and 19 assists over his two-year career.
LEAN ON ME
Freshman CJ Scharf has notched at least one assist in all six games, including two three times, and paces the squad with nine helpers after handing out two with a score at Delaware.
GROUND BALL(S) WITH EYES
Junior Joseph Bressingham converted 14-of-25 face-off attempts with Delaware while scooping up a team-best seven ground balls. On the year, he has a team-high 37 ground balls while posting a .552 winning percentage on face-offs.
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 16 goals and 22 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
Senior Matt Garvey joined Giarratana with multiple goals in the victory over the Hawks, finding the back of the net three times in recording his second hat trick of the season.
ZINGARO ON POINT
Also in Connecticut, junior Michael Zingaro made 12 saves and allowed just five goals after halftime in notching his second win between the pipes this year.
THE JASPER NEWCOMERS ...
Have combined for 34 of Manhattan's 61 goals and 20 of its 31 assists this year.
SCOUTING UMASS LOWELL
Since defeating Siena 18-13, the River Hawks have dropped two-straight one-goal decisions to Fairfield and Monmouth en route to posting their aforementioned 1-4 record. Sean Tyrell (7 goals, 12 assists) and Jon Phillips (9 goals, 2 assists) pace the UMass Lowell offense.
PELLETIER NAMED MAAC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Freshman Trevor 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 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.
Manhattan begins MAAC play at Detroit Mercy on Saturday, March 18 with opening face-off tabbed for 11:00 am.