May 22, 2006
The Sacred Heart University men's lacrosse team announced their team awards for the 2006 season this afternoon. In addition, the team announced that seniors Rory Morse (East Falmouth, MA), Peter Greco (Hamburg, NY), Casey Kirch (Newtown, CT), Pat Healy (Towson, MD) and junior Tony Tanzi (Mahopac, NY) have been elected captains for the 2007 season by their teammates.
This year's Offensive Most Valuable Player was midfielder Matt Robideau (Massena, NY), a team captain this season and the recipient of the Offensive MVP award the last three seasons. Robideau was second on the club in scoring this year with 26 points on 18 goals and eight assists. He was second in the Colonial Athletic Association with six man-up goals on the year. He finished his career with 101 points, 11th on the Sacred Heart all-time list. He scored 67 goals with 34 assists, 10th on both the career goals scored and assists lists.
Chad Clark (Camillus, NY) was awarded the team's Most Valuable Defensive Player award. Also a team captain this season, Clark started all 14 games defensively and led the team with 51 ground balls and 18 caused turnovers. His stellar defensive play earned him a spot on the 2006 All-CAA Second Team. Clark was also the winner of this season's "Coach's Award".
This season's Rookie of the Year award went to freshman midfielder Bobby Karl (Clifton Park, NY) who finished the year with 24 points, fourth on the team. Karl scored eight goals and passed out 11 assists, second on the team. He won two CAA Rookie of the Week awards during the season and finished the season earning a spot on the All-CAA Rookie Team.
Tanzi earned the team's "Ground Ball" award after registering 41 grounders from his midfield position. He also had eight goals, seven assists and won 32 of 86 face-offs on the year.
Kirch and Healy were the recipients of this year's "Heart Award" was is given each season to the Pioneer who puts forth maximum effort every day both on and off the field.