With the NCAA Division 3 postseason heading into the third round, severan New England natives have begun to standout. Just two local teams remain, but throughout the nation, players from the region have made their mark. Wednesday’s games will continue to narrow down the field, including Tufts facing Wesleyan in a NESCAC clash.
Luke Leyden, Ohio Wesleyan
With 40 points this season, Leyden is the third leading scorer for the Battling Bishops. He scored twice in their 13-5 opening round playoff win over Aurora and added another two tallies in their second round victory against Denison, a narrow 11-10 win.
Ronan Jacoby, Wesleyan
The freshman has emerged on a Wesleyan team that was expected to put up major scoring numbers, but from its seniors. Those upperclassmen have still performed, but Jacoby leads the Cardinals with 44 goals and 55 points. He scored five goals in the Cards’ first round playoff victory over Cortland before netting a hat trick in the comeback second round win against Cabrini.
Matt Treiber, Tufts
Much is made of Ben Connelly and Danny Murphy on the Jumbos offense, and rightly so, but Treiber has stepped up in the postseason. In a 25 goal output in Tufts first postseason win, Treiber tallied a goal, and in the second round against Ithaca he put up five points to the tune of three goals and two assists.
Dylan Maher, Dickinson
With 67 goals, Maher leads the Red Devils. His 83 points also top the team, and he’s become their most reliable offensive player. He scored twice in the narrow 10-9 win over Washington and Lee this weekend, and they’ll need the Ridgefield native to have a big contest again at Salisbury.
Geoff Fulgione, Gettysbug
North Andover, Massachusetts
The senior scooped four groundballs for Gettysburg in their 15-3 second round contest against Elizabethtown. The Bullets will deal with Ohio Wesleyan next, where they need all the depth they can get.