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Manhattan Hosts Marist In Saturday Matinee

Courtesy: Manhattan Athletic Department
Release: 04/14/2017
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Riverdale, NY – 
Manhattan (2-9; 0-4 MAAC) returns home to host Marist (6-5; 1-2 MAAC) on Saturday, April 15 at 11:30 am.

LAST YEAR VS. MARIST
The Jaspers rallied from from a three-goal, fourth quarter deficit to defeat Marist by an 11-10 count. Sophomore Parker Giarratana scored four goals while senior Matt Garvey had two goals and three assists. 

WITH A WIN OVER THE RED FOXES ... 
Manhattan will pick up its first MAAC win of the year while snapping a nine-game home losing streak against conference opposition, last defeating Detroit by a 6-5 count on April 19, 2014. 

THE SERIES
The Jaspers hold an 11-11 record against Marist, including going 4-5 at Gaelic Park.

MANHATTAN TO PLAY ON ESPNU
The Jaspers' game at Monmouth on Friday, April 28 at 4:00 pm will be broadcast live on ESPNU.

PARKER CONTINUES TO STAND OUT
Giarratana continues to rank among the MAAC leaders with 2.36 goals per game (4th MAAC) and 3.09 points per game (5th MAAC). 

ALSO AMONG THE LEADERS
* Junior Michael Zingaro is third in the nation with a MAAC-leading 12.82 saves per game.
* Classmate Joseph Bressingham paces the MAAC and ranks 16th nationally with 6.40 ground balls per game. He is also third in the circuit and 39th in the Division I ranks with a .519 face-off percentage.
* Freshman CJ Scharf is sixth in the MAAC with 1.18 assists per game.

IN MANHATTAN'S TWO VICTORIES ...
Giarratanta has both game-winning goals with each victory coming by a 14-13 count. In the win over Wagner, Giarratanta netted the game-winner in triple overtime before finding the back of the net in a double-overtime triumph over Hartford. The preseason All-MAAC selection paces the Jaspers with 26 goals and 33 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.

GRINNELL NAMED MAAC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
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 against Delaware and UMass Lowell. 

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. 

THE JASPER NEWCOMERS ...
Have combined for 55 of Manhattan's 100 goals and 39 of its 57 assists this year.

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.

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.

2002 MAAC CHAMPIONS RECOGNIZED
The 2002 Men's Lacrosse Team, which won the lone MAAC Championship in program history, will be recognized at halftime of last Saturday’s game against Quinnipiac. For the complete photo gallery 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.

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 hosts NJIT on Saturday, April 22 at 7:00 pm.

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