Looking back on the 2017 season, Saint Anselm men’s lacrosse coach Michael Sciamanna (Beverly, Mass.) can’t help but dwell on games against the conference elite.
While it was another winning year for the Hawks, the season could have gone much differently if Sciamanna’s squad didn’t narrowly lose to the Northeast-10’s premier teams. Saint Anselm fell in overtime to Adelphi and lost by three goals at Le Moyne. Its season ended with an overtime loss to Pace in the conference playoffs.
"We’ve just got to get better in those close games," Sciamanna said. "Last year, we had two overtime wins, which was great, but then we went (to overtime) against those teams that were ahead of us in the rankings (and) we weren’t able to come out on top."
Saint Anselm is looking to knock off the top dogs in the NE-10 and make a run at the NCAA tournament. The Hawks will rely on NE-10 All-Conference first-team member Drew Bourdeau (Newburyport, Mass.) and second-team selection Patrick Sweeney (North Andover, Mass.) to get them there.