Mariners Monday: Men's Lacrosse

Mariners Monday: Men's Lacrosse

Season Highlights:

April 8 - Mariners Cruise to Victory Against Green Mountain

Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse picked up their first win of the season with a 27-1 victory over Green Mountain College, in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action at Burr and Burton Academy.

Dean Samuelson led Maine Maritime with a career-high seven goals, while also scooping up four ground balls and dishing out two assists.

April 9 - Men's Lacrosse Sails Past Badgers

Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse sailed to a 13-2 victory over Johnson State College in North Atlantic Conference action, at the University of Vermont.

The Mariners scored three goals in both of the first two quarters to hold a 6-0 lead at halftime. The Badgers could not get on the board until late in the third quarter, but the Mariners scored six goals in the fourth quarter alone, to secure the victory.

April 19 – Men's Lacrosse Holds Off Thomas

Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse picked up a 9-5 North Atlantic Conference victory over Thomas College at Ritchie Field.

The Mariners scored five times in the first quarter, led by three-straight goals from Chase Whittemore, to build a 5-1 lead. The Terriers scored twice in the second quarter to close the gap to 5-3 entering halftime, but the Mariners scored twice in the third quarter to take a 7-3 lead and held on for the 9-5 victory.

Other Highlights:

Maine Maritime Academy's Chase Whittemore was named to the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Second Team and junior captain Justin Kretzmer was named to the NAC Men's Lacrosse Sportsmanship Team.

Alec Grant and John Nevins were named to the North Atlantic Conference Winter/Spring All-Academic Team.

The Mariners advanced to the Conference Tournament for the 10th-straight season.

Game Records:

Dean Samuelson scored seven goals against Green Mountain on April 8, ranking fifth all-time in a single game. John Stolz stopped 22 shots in net on April 5 against Colby College, ranking fifth all-time in that category in a single game. Nathan Granholm caused seven turnovers against Norwich on March 29, tying for third all-time in that category.

As a team, the Mariners combined for 43 points against Green Mountain on April 8, tying for the fourth highest point total in program history, in that game the Mariners also registered the third-highest goal total (27).

Season Records:

Chase Whittemore recorded 120 shots, 69 on goal in 2017, to rank seventh all-time in a single-season in both of those categories.

As a team, the Mariners tallied 436 shots, 262 on net, ranking ninth all-time in a single season. The Mariner scooped up 523 ground balls, the eighth best in a single-season, and caused 147 turnovers to rank eighth best in a single-season. Maine Maritime's goalies combined for 153 saves, the eighth most in a single-season.