With the conference playoffs here in the NCAA, some teams have seen their season come to an end, while others are battling for a tournament berth. In the NEWMAC, Coast Guard will face Springfield for the conference championship on Saturday for the chance to head to the national tournament.
While the season is over for the other NEWMAC squads, there were plenty of performances to highlight from a strong season in the conference.
Jack Vail: The junior out of Franklin, Massachusetts leads the Pride with 49 points, tallying 22 times with 27 assists. He assisted on one goal in the team’s NEWMAC playoff win over Babson, and had a six-point night in a win over Cortland early in the season.
Tom Hurley: The attackman posted a team-high 30 goals with 16 assists to trail by just three points for the team lead. A native of Goffstown, New Hampshire, Hurley notced five goals in the Pride’s playoff win, and six points against Clark.
Riley McNulty: With a team-leading 42 goals and 67 points, McNulty has been a big reason behind the Bears’ surge in the national conversation. With two goals and an assist in the conference semi final, he helped power the Bears past MIT.
Trey Johnson: The Bears goalie has stopped 57 percent of shots he’s seen, making 120 saves. He held the Engineers to just nine goals last week, and has held all but two opponents under double digit goals. Johnson also helped lead the Bears to an upset win over powerhouse Wesleyan by allowing just nine goals.
Samuel Mishkind: The Beavers leading scorer has put up 37 goals this season and 40 points overall. He scored twice in the conference semi-final loss to Springfield, a one-goal defeat. The junior put up exactly 40 points a season ago as well as a sophomore.
Christopher Aranalde: As a sophomore, Aranalde kept the Beavers in close contests in the cage. Saving 46 percent of shots, he made 101 saves as the team’s primary goaltender. He held teams to just four goals twice and won three one-goal games.
Cameron Radenberg: It was a rough season overall for the Lions, but the junior had a strong year, putting up 20 goals and 25 assists to lead the team. with 45 points. He posted five points in a midseason win over Purchase, and led the way with three goals and two assists in a win over Dean.
Jared Brush: With 28 goals, the junior out of Los Angeles led the team in tallies. Brush also netted 28 goals a year ago, matching his career-high a season later. He scored five teams in the team’s third win in a row to start the season.
Graham Davis: The Engineers leading scorer posted 66 points, finding the back of the net 55 times for a career high. With the graduation of Harris Stolzenberg, Davis took over as the main scorer. He netted a hat trick in a late season win over Clark before posting five points in the semi final loss.
Nicolas Gianni: The freshman attacker indicates the future is bright for the Engineers, who continue to make steps as a program. He was second on the team with 34 points and tied for second with 22 goals.
Brandon King: The Eastham, Massachusetts native tallied a team-high 37 goals and 43 points to power Clark to the postseason. He scored twice in the team’s quarter final loss to MIT. The junior posted 50 points on 42 goals a year ago.
Nathan Maselek: With 146 saves during the season, the Marblehead, Massachusetts native carried Clark. He posted a 62 percent save percentage and kept the Panthers in games all season long. Even when the team struggled to score at times, he was able to give them a chance.
Matt Morgan: It was an exciting season for Wheaton before their conference playoff loss to Springfield, and Morgan had a lot to do with it. With 28 goals and 42 points, the York, Maine native led the team in scoring. The junior took a leap from his 40 points a season ago.
Josh Talanian: The junior scored 28 goals with 36 total points for the second most on the team. The Arlington, Massachusetts native also took a leap, albeit more drastic, with just 21 points total last season.