Will Puduski graduated from Westford Academy and joined the UMass Lowell River Hawks for the program’s inaugural Division 1 season. Much like the program has grown in four years, so too has Puduski. From a high school short-stick midfielder to an America East All-Conference defenseman — the first All-Conference selection in program history — the senior captain has been a mainstay on the defensive unit the past two years. He hopes to lead the program to new heights in the 2018 season, using the lessons he’s learned from previous experiences, both good and bad. What Puduski enjoys most though — whether it’s on the field, in the locker room or on the Internet — is the people he’s surrounded by.