Three from UMASS Named NEILA Senior Scholars

The New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association recognized UMass men's lacrosse program members; Joe Calvello, Reed Goodhue, and Connor Mooney with its 2014 NEILA Senior Scholar Awards release on Monday. With three honorees, the University of Massachusetts tied for the second-most chosen from one program among all Division I New England collegiate men's lacrosse teams.

This release marks the 14th Division I NEILA Senior Scholar Athlete Team, which acknowledges graduating seniors who have earned over a 3.0 GPA and excelled on the field. Harvard led all programs with six honorees, followed by UMass and Providence. Calvello majored in political science and was also picked for the CAA All-Academic Team while Goodhue and Mooney graduated with degrees in sport management. Calvello won 375 faceoffs and scooped up 198 groundballs over 53 appearances, including starts in his final 28 games played with the Minutemen. Goodhue served as a reserve goalie during the 2011-14 campaigns, with a .520 save percentage earned during 22 appearances. Mooney finished his career with 99 points via 61 goals and 38 assists to go with 50 groundballs and nine caused turnovers.

Brown University (2): Tommy Capone and Sam Hurster
Bryant University (1): Matt MacGrotty
Dartmouth College (2): Mike Olentine
Fairfield University (2): Greg Perraut
University of Hartford (2): Andrew Cacchio and Tate Klidonas
Harvard University (6): Ryan Alden, Daniel Eipp, Gabriel Mendola, Joe Petrucci, Peter Schwartz and Carl Zimmerman
Holy Cross (1): Kyle Kadlick
University of Massachusetts (3): Joe Calvello, Reed Goodhue, and Connor Mooney
Providence College (3): Tyler Himes, Tim Modesti and Andrew Pappas
Yale University (2): Jimmy Craft and Dylan Leving