2012 Men's Lacrosse

September 11, 2012
Sacred Heart Hosting Boys Lacrosse Prospect Clinic
Sacred Heart will be hosting the Lacrosse Prospect Clinic on October 20 and December 9. The camp is geared towards high quality instruction with competitive games being played one at a time for maximum exposure and detailed instruction.

May 31, 2012
Men's LAX Announces Team Awards; 2013 Captains Named
The Sacred Heart men’s lacrosse team announced sophomore attack Cody Marquis (Londonderry, N.H.) as the 2012 Offensive MVP, while goalkeeper Ryan Hughes (Bayport, N.Y.) was named the Defensive MVP. The coaching staff honored midfielder Joe Kemp (Troy, MI.) as Rookie of the Year. Steve Kontos (Danvers, Mass.) received the coveted Heart Award.

May 31, 2012
Lupo and Ferrino to Play in NEILA All-Star Game
Two Pioneers will play in the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association’s East vs. West All-Star game on Friday. Senior midfielders Aaron Lupo (Schnectady, N.Y.) and Matt Ferrino (Orchard Park, N.Y.) will take the field for the West. The event, sponsored by Anaconda, will by held at 7:00 p.m. at the Harvard soccer stadium.

May 17, 2012
Three Seniors Earn NEILA Academic Honors
Three senior men’s lacrosse players were honored for their academic success yesterday. Matt Ferrino (Orchard Park, N.Y.), Aaron Lupo (Schenectady, N.Y.) and Rock Tate (Lantana, Fl.) were named to the 2012 New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Senior Scholar-Athlete Team.

May 3, 2012
A Trio of Pioneers Named to All-Northeast Conference Team
Three members of the Sacred Heart men’s lacrosse team received All-Conference honors earlier today. The trio of Matt Ferrino (Orchard Park, N.Y.), Andrew Newbold (Loveland, Oh.) and Ryan Hughes (Bayport, N.Y.) were named to the All-Northeast Conference Second Team.

April 30, 2012
Goalie Ryan Hughes Named NEC Defensive Player of the Week
Ryan Hughes (Bayport, N.Y.) has been named the Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Week after tying his career-high in Saturday’s 13-9 win over Quinnipiac.

April 28, 2012
Pioneers to Face Quinnipiac Bobcats on Senior Night Saturday
The Sacred Heart Pioneers and Quinnipiac Bobcats are set to face-off Saturday at 7:00 p.m. in the final game of the regular season. Both teams come in carrying a 3-9 overall record. Quinnipiac’s 2-2 record against Northeast Conference opponents has clinched them a spot in the 2012 NEC Tournament. On Saturday, the Pioneers will be honoring their nine seniors prior to the game in a Senior Night ceremony.

April 28, 2012
Pioneers Close Out the Season with 13-9 Win on Senior Night
Seven goals in the fourth quarter boosted the Pioneers to their first conference win in the last game of the 2012 season. Cody Marquis (Londonberry, N.H.) led the forceful Sacred Heart offense having a hand in eight goals with four goals and four assists in the Pioneers’ 13-9 win over the Quinnipiac Bobcats. SHU finishes the season owning a 4-9 record.

April 21, 2012
Pioneers Take on Mount St. Mary's in Final Road Game of the Year
The preseason favorite and defending NEC champion Mount St. Mary’s hosts the Sacred Heart Pioneers on Saturday as both teams are still looking for their first NEC victory as the season is coming to a close.

April 21, 2012
Pioneers Fall 8-9 to the Mount
The Sacred Heart men’s lacrosse team played neck and neck with Mount St. Mary’s on Saturday afternoon, but the Pioneers could not overcome the deficit caused by the Mount’s five-goal third quarter and fall 8-9. Matt Gannon (Huntington, N.Y.) and Mike Mawdsley (Innisfil, On.) led Sacred Heart with two goals each. With the loss the Pioneers drop to 3-9 on the season.

April 14, 2012
Pioneers Aim for First NEC Win Against Wagner Saturday
The Pioneers are looking to rebound from last week's loss to a tough Robert Morris squad when they head to Staten Island this weekend, while the hometown Seahawks are still in the hunt for their first win of the season.

April 14, 2012
Fourth Quarter Woes Lead Pioneers to 11-8 Loss
The Pioneers headed into the final quarter of the game with a two-goal lead, but the Seahawks held the Sacred Heart men’s lacrosse team scoreless while netting five goals to earn Wagner its first win of the season. With the 11-8 loss the Pioneers fall to 3-8 on the season and are still winless against Northeast Conference opponents.

April 7, 2012
Sacred Heart Hosts Robert Morris Colonials on Saturday
The Pioneers will take on Robert Morris Saturday afternoon in their first Northeast Conference home game of the 2012 season. The Colonials have won two-straight and four of their last five after a 22-10 win at Wagner in their NEC opener last Saturday. SHU is 0-1 after falling at Bryant, 11-8, and are looking to snap out of a two-game slide.

April 7, 2012
Sacred Heart Beaten By Robert Morris 17-10
A five-goal run in the second quarter gave Robert Morris a huge lead that the Pioneers could not overcome in the 17-10 loss. Mike Mawdsley (Innisfil, On.) led the Pioneers with four goals, doing all his scoring in the first half. With the loss, Sacred Heart falls to 3-7 and is still winless against Northeast Conference opponents.

March 31, 2012
Pioneers Open Conference Play Saturday at Bryant
The Sacred Heart men’s lacrosse team opens Northeast Conference play on Saturday in Smithfield, R.I. against the Bryant Bulldogs.

March 31, 2012
Sacred Heart Falls to Bryant 11-8
Aaron Lupo (Schenectady, N.Y.) led the Sacred Heart men’s lacrosse team with two goals, but it wasn’t enough to top the Bryant Bulldogs as the Pioneers fell 11-8 Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs claimed a four-goal lead in the first quarter that they would never relinquish. With the loss, the Pioneers fall to 3-6, while the Bulldogs improve to 7-2.

March 24, 2012
Final Tune-Up for NEC Play Saturday Night as SHU Hosts St. John's
The Sacred Heart men's lacrosse team wraps up the two-game home stand against the St. John's Red Storm Saturday night before heading to Bryant next Saturday to open NEC play against the Bulldogs. The Pioneers rebounded from last weekend's tough 12-11 loss to Vermont with a 10-9 win over the University of Hartford on Wednesday. The Red Storm fell to Hofstra on Tuesday 14-10 snapping a two-game winning streak.

March 24, 2012
Second Half Dooms Pioneers in 13-8 Loss to St. John's
The Sacred Heart men's lacrosse team was outscored 9-2 in the second half Saturday night on their way to a 13-8 loss to St. John's on Campus Field to close out non-conference play. Sophomore Cody Marquis (Londonberry, N.H.) and senior Aaron Lupo (Schenectady, N.Y.) led the Pioneers with two goals a piece in the loss. Sacred Heart's record falls to 3-5 overall, while the Red Storm improve to 5-3 with the win.

March 21, 2012
Pioneers Return Home Against Hartford on Wednesday
The Sacred Heart men's lacrosse team looks to rebound from Saturday's 12-11 loss to Vermont when they come back to Campus Field to take on the Hartford Hawks on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.

March 21, 2012
Pioneers Pick-Up Another Close Win; Top Hartford 10-9
Sacred Heart sophomore Ryan Hughes (Bayport, NY) turned in 13 saves, non bigger than his last with eight seconds to play to preserve a 10-9 win over the University of Hartford Wednesday afternoon on Campus Field. Four different Pioneers scored multiple goals to lead SHU to their third win in their last four games, raising their record to 3-4 on the year. The Hawks fall to 2-6.

March 17, 2012
SHU Rally Thwarted by Late Vermont Goal
The Sacred Heart men's lacrosse team rallied back from five-goals down to tie late in the fourth quarter but Vermont's Connor McNamara delivered the game-winner scoring with 10 seconds left to give the Catamounts their first win of the season, 12-11, on Saturday afternoon at Virtue Field. The Pioneers fall to 2-4 with the loss, their fourth loss this season by two goals or less.

March 15, 2012
Pioneers Will Hit the Road with a Stop at Vermont on Saturday
The Sacred Heart men's lacrosse team heads north to the University of Vermont off a pair of wins last week. The Pioneers nabbed their first win of 2012 in upset fashion, knocking off then #15 ranked Yale, 13-12. SHU closed out the week using a big second half to take down Manhattan, 9-6, on Saturday. The Catamounts are still searching for their first win over 2012 and are coming off a 9-8 loss to Holy Cross on Tuesday.

March 12, 2012
Men's LAX Duo Wins NEC Weekly Honors
Sacred Heart sophomore Mike Mawdsley (Innsfil, Ont.) was named the Northeast Conference Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week while classmate Ryan Hughes garnered NEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week accolades announced by the league office on Monday.

March 10, 2012
Five Goal Third Quarter Lifts Pioneers Over Manhattan, 9-6
Sacred Heart sophomore Mike Mawdsley(Innisfil, Ont.) scored four goals, two man-up, to lead the Pioneers to a 9-6 win over visiting Manhattan College Saturday afternoon on Campus Field. The Pioneers scored five times in the third quarter to rally back from a 3-2 halftime deficit en route to their second-straight win.

March 9, 2012
Sacred Heart Takes on Manhattan Saturday Afternoon
The Sacred Heart Pioneers are coming off a 13-12 upset at #15 ranked Yale as they welcome the Manhattan Jaspers to Campus Field on Saturday. The Pioneers snapped an 0-3 start to the season with their first ever win over the Bulldogs. The Jaspers are 1-3 on the year as well and were shut-out for the second time this season falling 11-0 at #2 Johns Hopkins on Tuesday night.

March 6, 2012
Pioneers Pull Off 13-12 Upset at #15 Yale
The Sacred Heart men’s lacrosse team fell behind #15 ranked Yale 7-2 in the second quarter but stormed back with a 10-1 run on their way to a 13-12 upset win over the Bulldogs at Reese Stadium Tuesday night. Sophomore Mike Mawdsley (Innisfil, Ont.) led the charge with a career-high five goals to lead the Pioneers to their first win in 2012.

March 5, 2012
Sacred Heart Heads to #15 Yale Tuesday Night
The Sacred Heart Pioneers head to #15 ranked Yale University on Tuesday night in search of their first win of 2012. The Pioneers take on their second-straight Ivy League opponent after coming up short in an 11-10 loss at Dartmouth on Saturday. The Bulldogs are 2-0 and are coming off a 13-7 win at home over Albany on Saturday.

March 3, 2012
Mawdsley Scores Four but Pioneers Fall at Dartmouth, 11-10
Sacred Heart sophomore Mike Mawdsley (Innisfil, Ontario) tied his career-high with four goals but Dartmouth junior Chris Costabile and senior Drew Tunney combined for 10 goals and six assists to lead the Big Green to a 11-10 win Saturday afternoon on Scully-Fahey Field. The Pioneers drop to 0-3 to start the year while Dartmouth is now 2-0.

March 2, 2012
Sacred Heart Heads to Dartmouth on Saturday
Sacred Heart will hit the road for two-straight against the Ivy League starting on Saturday afternoon at Dartmouth. The Pioneers are off to an 0-2 start to the season with losses at Hofstra and at home to Marist on their ledger. The Big Green come in off a 9-6 win at #19 Colgate a week ago. SHU will head to #16 Yale on Tuesday night.

February 26, 2012
Late Rally Falls Short as Pioneers Beaten 12-10 by Marist
The Sacred Heart men's lacrosse team battled back from down seven goals in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter but came up short falling to Marist, 12-10, Sunday afternoon on Campus Field. The Red Foxes converted three-of-four man-up opportunities and got three goals from Jack Doherty in the win. The Pioneers fall to 0-2 to start the season with the loss.

February 24, 2012
Pioneers Take on Marist in Home Opener Sunday Afternoon
The Pioneers will open the home portion of their 2012 schedule on Sunday afternoon, welcoming the Marist Red Foxes of the MAAC to Campus Field. SHU is looking to rebound off a hard fought 11-9 loss at 14th ranked Hofstra last Saturday. The Red Foxes open their season on Sunday and start with four-straight on the road to begin 2012.

February 18, 2012
Pioneers Come Up Short in Season Opener, Fall to #14 Hofstra, 11-9
Sacred Heart featured a balanced offensive attack with eight different Pioneers finding the back of the cage but came up short of a season-opening upset falling 10-9 to the #14 ranked Hofstra Pride Saturday afternoon in Hempstead, NY. SHU stood toe-to-toe with the ranked Pride and sat tied 5-5 at the half but a Hofstra four-goal third quarter was too much to overcome en route to the loss.

February 17, 2012
Pioneers Open 2012 Saturday at #14 Hofstra
The 2012 Sacred Heart men's lacrosse team will kick-off the season on Saturday afternoon taking on the #14 ranked Hofstra Pride Saturday afternoon at James M. Shuart Stadium. The Pride have won each of the 10 meetings between the two schools and posted a 10-6 win last season in Fairfield.

February 9, 2012
Men's Lacrosse Picked to Finish 5th in Preseason Poll
The Sacred Heart men’s lacrosse team is picked to finish fifth in the Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll released today.

November 18, 2011
SHU Men's Lacrosse Fan Shop Open for the Holidays!
The Sacred Heart Department of Athletics and Sacred Heart Men’s Lacrosse are pleased to announce the opening of the online Sacred Heart Men’s Lacrosse Fan Shop, which has Sacred Heart Men’s Lacrosse-specific apparel available for purchase now.

October 4, 2011
Pioneers to Participate in Lacrosse For A Cure Event
The Sacred Heart men’s lacrosse team springs into action this Sunday, October 9, in the 2011 Catamount Classic-Lacrosse For a Cure at Thayer Academy in Braintree, MA. All proceeds from the event will be donated to men’s and women’s cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institution in Boston.

September 15, 2011
Sacred Heart Men's Lacrosse Names Mike Gongas Assistant Coach
Sacred Heart men's lacrosse head coach Tom Mariano announced that Mike Gongas has been named an assistant coach for the 2011-12 season. Gongas spent last spring as the head coach at Presbyterian College and was the interim head coach in 2010.