Cornell Named NEILA Coach of the Year for Connecticut College
Three Camels Garner All-New England Honors
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College Head Men´s Lacrosse Coach Dave Cornell has been named the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Coach of the Year.
In just his fourth season at the helm, Cornell directed the Camels to a 14-2 record. Connecticut College will be making its first appearance in the NCAA Men´s Lacrosse Championship when it hosts the Rochester Institute of Technology this Saturday at 1 p.m. in a second round match up on the Artificial Turf at Silfen Field.
The upstart Camels opened the season with a thirteen game winning streak after finishing with just six wins a year ago.
In addition to the coaching accolade, three Connecticut College student athletes were honored by the NEILA. Senior Steve Dachille (Garden City, N.Y.) was honored as a first team attackman while juniors Eric Doran (Pennington, N.J.) and Mark Mangano (Basking Ridge, N.J.) were named to the second team in the midfield.
Dachille exploded with a career-best 44 goals to lead the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) in goals scored. He has moved into a second place tie with Tom Gately ´91 on the program´s all-time goal scoring list with 127 career markers in a Camel uniform.
Doran erupted with 23 goals and nine assists for 32 points. He finished in a second place tie in the NESCAC with four game-winning scores and played an instrumental role in killing off penalties in man down situations.
A facilitator in the midfield, Mangano dished out a team-high 15 assists for the Camels and netted 13 goals in a productive 28 point season.
May 12, 2010