2013 Men's Lacrosse Headlines

July 18, 2013
Jonathan Basti Named Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach
Sacred Heart Executive Director of Athletics Bobby Valentine announced on Thursday that Jonathan Basti has been named the Pioneers’ new head men’s lacrosse coach. Basti comes to Sacred Heart after serving as the Associate Head Coach at the University of Hartford for the last five seasons.

July 1, 2013
NEC Adds Hobart College As Associate Member For Men’s Lacrosse
Hobart College accepted an invitation from the Northeast Conference to join as an associate member for men’s lacrosse on Monday. The Statesmen will begin conference play in the spring of 2014.

June 21, 2013
Sacred Heart Announces Men's Lacrosse Coaching Change
The Sacred Heart Department of Athletics announced that head men's lacrosse coach Tom Mariano is no longer with the University. A search for his replacement will take place.

May 28, 2013
Four SHU Lacrosse Seniors Selected To Play In NEILA East/West Game May 31
Sacred Heart men’s lacrosse seniors Matt King (Brewster, N.Y.), Stephen Kontos (Danvers, Mass.), Shane Foley (South Brunswick, N.H.), and Trevor Dauses (Glen Arm, Md.) have been selected to play in the NEILA East/West Game on Friday, May 31 at 7 p.m. at Merrimack College.

May 21, 2013
Three Pioneers Named to NEILA Senior Scholar Athlete Team
Seniors Trevor Dauses (Glen Arm, Md.), Shane Foley (South Brunswick, N.H.), and Matt King (Brewster, N.Y.) of the Sacred Heart men’s lacrosse team have been named to the 2013 Division I All-New England Senior Scholar Athlete Team, as announced by the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.

May 10, 2013
Matt King Named 2nd-Team All-New England By NEILA
Senior midfielder Matt King (Brewster, N.Y.) has been named Second-Team All-New England by the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. King was also named to the All-NEC First Team this postseason as well.

May 2, 2013
SHU Lacrosse Opens NEC Championship Against Bryant Thursday at 1 p.m.
The Sacred Heart men’s lacrosse team makes his first appearance in the postseason since 2001 on Thursday when it faces Bryant in the NEC Championship at 1 p.m.

May 2, 2013
Pioneers’ Fourth Quarter Rally Comes Up Short Against Bryant in NEC Tournament
The Sacred Heart men’s lacrosse team scored three unanswered goals in the fourth quarter Thursday, but top-seeded Bryant held off the Pioneers to win 11-9 in the NEC Championship semifinals at Bulldog Stadium.

May 1, 2013
Mariano Named NEC Coach of the Year, Four Pioneers Named All-NEC
Sacred Heart men’s lacrosse head coach Tom Mariano was named the Northeast Conference Coach of the Year on Tuesday, as announced by the conference. Additionally, four Pioneers earned All-NEC honors.

April 27, 2013
Men's Lacrosse Travels To Bryant Saturday
The Sacred Heart men's lacrosse team will travel to Bryant on Saturday for a game with plenty of Northeast Conference Tournament implications. With a win and a Quinnipiac loss Saturday, the Pioneers would win the NEC regular-season title and host the upcoming NEC Tournament.

April 27, 2013
Men’s Lacrosse Wraps Up Regular Season With 12-7 Loss at Bryant
With the Northeast Conference regular-season championship on the line, the Sacred Heart men’s lacrosse team fell at Bryant 12-7 on Saturday at Bulldog Stadium. The Pioneers had a chance to win the title after Robert Morris won 9-7 over Quinnipiac earlier in the day.

April 20, 2013
Men's Lacrosse Hosts Robert Morris Saturday For Senior Day
Sacred Heart (2-9, 2-1 NEC) wraps up the home slate Saturday when it takes on Robert Morris (6-5, 2-1) in a key Northeast Conference game for Senior Day at 1 p.m.

April 20, 2013
Pioneers Defeat Robert Morris 14-13 on Senior Day, Clinch NEC Tournament Berth
Led by four goals from Cody Marquis (Londonderry, N.H.), the Sacred Heart men’s lacrosse team defeated the Robert Morris Colonials 14-13 at Campus Field on Saturday for Senior Day. The win secured a Northeast Conference tournament berth for the Pioneers.

April 13, 2013
Pioneers Look To Extend Winning Streak Saturday Night Against Quinnipiac
Winners of its last two games, the Sacred Heart (2-8, 2-0 NEC) mens lacrosse team looks for its third win in a row when it hosts the Quinnipiac Bobcats (4-6, 1-1 NEC) under the lights at Campus Field Saturday night at 7 p.m.

April 13, 2013
SHU Lacrosse Falls 13-12 To Quinnipiac In Triple Overtime
The Sacred Heart men’s lacrosse team led 11-9 after three quarters Saturday night against Quinnipiac at Campus Field, but a late Bobcats run tied the game 12-12 and forced overtime. Quinnipiac won the game 13-12 in triple overtime as Michael Sagl scored the game-winning goal.

April 9, 2013
Sacred Heart Men's Lacrosse To Host Coaches vs. Cancer Game Saturday Night
The Sacred Heart University mens lacrosse team and head coach Tom Mariano have teamed up with the American Cancer Society's Coaches vs. Cancer initiative for Saturday night's game against Quinnipiac.

April 8, 2013
Matt Gannon Named NEC Mens Lacrosse Co-Player of the Week
Junior attack Matt Gannon (Huntington, N.Y.) was named the Northeast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Co-Player of the Week on Monday for his record-breaking performance at Wagner last Saturday.

April 6, 2013
Pioneers Look To Move To 2-0 In NEC At Wagner Saturday
A week after scoring a season-high 14 goals in its first win of the season, the Sacred Heart men’s lacrosse team looks to move to 2-0 in the NEC Saturday at Wagner. The opening faceoff is at 1 p.m.

April 6, 2013
Sacred Heart Wins Second Straight Game, Defeats Wagner 21-8
The Sacred Heart men’s lacrosse team rolled to its second consecutive win Saturday afternoon, defeating the Wagner Seahawks 21-8 at Wagner College Stadium.

April 1, 2013
Jon Flood Named NEC Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week
Sophomore goalie Jon Flood (Bay Shore, N.Y.) was named the Northeast Conference’s men’s lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday. He is the first Pioneer to earn a weekly conference honor this season.

March 30, 2013
Pioneers Open NEC Play At Mount St. Mary's Saturday
The Sacred Heart (0-8) men's lacrosse team opens Northeast Conference play Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mount St. Mary's (4-6).

March 30, 2013
Pioneers Use 9-0 Run To Roll Past Mount St. Mary’s For First Win Of Season
The Sacred Heart men’s lacrosse team used a 9-0 run in the second and third quarters to roll past the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers 14-5 at Waldron Family Stadium Saturday. The win is the Pioneers’ first of the season and it came in the Northeast Conference opener.

March 23, 2013
Sacred Heart Loses 8-7 To Vermont In Overtime
The Sacred Heart men’s lacrosse team rallied from a three-goal third quarter deficit Saturday to force overtime against Vermont Saturday afternoon, but lost in the extra period to the Catamounts 8-7.

March 20, 2013
Pioneers Travel To Hartford For Midweek Contest Wednesday Night
The Sacred Heart men's lacrosse team travels to Hartford for a 7 p.m. game Wednesday night.

March 20, 2013
Pioneers’ Balanced Offense Comes Up Short At Hartford
The Sacred Heart men’s lacrosse team moved to 0-7 on the season with a 10-7 loss to the Hartford Hawks at Al-Marzook Field at Alumni Stadium Wednesday night.

March 16, 2013
Men's Lacrosse To Host Stony Brook Saturday at 12 PM
The Sacred Heart men's lacrosse team hosts the Stony Brook Seawolves on Saturday at 12 p.m. at Campus Field. It will be the first meeting on the lacrosse field between the Pioneers and Seawolves.

March 16, 2013
Men's Lacrosse Falls 12-10 To Stony Brook At Campus Field
The Sacred Heart men’s lacrosse team led Stony Brook 5-1 after the first quarter Saturday afternoon at Campus Field, but could not hold off the hard-charging Seawolves as Stony Brook rallied for a 12-10 win. Saturday’s game was the first meeting all-time between the Pioneers and Stony Brook.

March 9, 2013
Men’s Lacrosse Falls On The Road At Providence 12-10
The Sacred Heart men’s lacrosse team could not overcome a six-goal third quarter by the Providence Friars at Lennon Family Field on Saturday afternoon, falling 12-10.

March 5, 2013
Pioneers Host #20 Yale Tuesday Night at Campus Field
The Sacred Heart men's lacrosse team returns to action on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. against #20 Yale.

March 5, 2013
King Tallies Four Points As #20 Yale Defeats Sacred Heart 14-6
The Sacred Heart men’s lacrosse team moved to 0-4 on the season with a 14-6 loss to #20 Yale at Campus Field Tuesday night. Senior midfield Matt King (Brewster, N.Y.) led the Pioneers with two goals and two assists.

March 2, 2013
Men's Lacrosse to Take on Holy Cross in Home Opener Saturday
The Sacred Heart men's lacrosse team hosts its home opener Saturday at 3 p.m. against Holy Cross.

March 2, 2013
Pioneer Comeback Bid Cut Short in 11-9 Loss to Holy Cross
The Sacred Heart men's lacrosse team used a six-goal third quarter to erase a five-goal Holy Cross lead but two late Crusader goals in the fourth quarter snuffed out the rally and sent the Pioneers to an 11-9 loss Saturday afternoon on Campus Field. SHU sophomore goalkeeper Jon Flood (Bay Shore, NY) turned in 17 saves for the Pioneers. Holy Cross got five points on three goals and two assists from senior Jamie Kennedy in the win.

February 23, 2013
Men's Lacrosse Travels To Marist For Saturday Showdown
After dropping its season opener at Hofstra last Saturday, the Sacred Heart (0-1) men's lacrosse returns to the road for a 1 p.m. game at Marist (1-0).

February 23, 2013
Men’s Lacrosse’s Comeback Comes Up Short At Marist
Junior attack Mike Mawdsley (Innisfil, Ont.) tied a career-high on Saturday afternoon with five goals, but the Sacred Heart men’s lacrosse team could not overcome a five-goal halftime deficit in a 15-12 loss at Marist.

February 16, 2013
Sacred Heart Opens 2013 Men's Lacrosse Season at #17/20 Hofstra Saturday
Sacred Heart opens the 2013 men's lacrosse season on Saturday afternoon at #17/20 Hofstra. The Pioneers were 4-9 in 2012 with a 1-4 mark in the Northeast Conference.

February 16, 2013
Men’s Lacrosse Drops Season Opener at #17/20 Hofstra 14-9
The Sacred Heart men’s lacrosse team bounced back from a 10-3 halftime deficit Saturday afternoon at #17/20 Hofstra to get within three goals early in the fourth quarter, but it would not be enough as the Pride won 14-9 in the season opener for both teams.

February 14, 2013
Pioneers Bring Wealth of Experience Into 2013 Men's Lacrosse Season
2013 Men's Lacrosse Season Preview

February 7, 2013
Sacred Heart Picked To Finish Fifth In NEC Men’s Lacrosse Preseason Poll
The Sacred Heart men’s lacrosse team was picked to finish fifth in the Northeast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Preseason Coaches’ poll, released on Thursday.

December 28, 2012
SHU Men's Lacrosse & NEILA Teams to Honor Newtown this Spring
Sacred Heart head men's lacrosse coach Tom Mariano announced that his team will be wearing special helmet decals this spring in support and remembrance of the tragedy that occurred Newtown earlier this month.