Sports briefs: Union men’s lacrosse rises in poll, has players honored

PETER R. BARBER/THE DAILY GAZETTE Union's Gavin Cheney takes a shot against Clarkson Saturday, April 2, 2022.
PETER R. BARBER/THE DAILY GAZETTE Union's Gavin Cheney takes a shot against Clarkson Saturday, April 2, 2022.

It was a good Monday for the Union College men’s lacrosse team.

First, the Dutchmen (9-0) rose in the Division III polls. Union is now ranked third by Inside Lacrosse and fourth by the USILA. Union had a strong week last week, defeating nationally ranked Tufts 17-12 and Clarkson 15-11.

Union has its toughest week ahead of it, as it travels to nationally ranked Saint John Fisher (8-1) on Wednesday and RIT (9-1) on Saturday. Saint John Fisher is ranked fifth by Inside Lacrosse and USILA. RIT, the defending national champion, is fourth in Inside Lacrosse and third in USILA.

Also, the Dutchmen had two players earn Liberty League honors. Senior attackman Hayden Frey was named the offensive performer of the week for the first time, while sophomore Dan Donahue kept his streak alive by earning co-defensive performer of the week for the fifth consecutive time.

Frey scored seven goals and had five assists in the two contests. He had four goals and an assist against Tufts and three goals and four assists versus Clarkson. Frey has 94 career goals, and could become just the eighth player in program history to reach 100 goals.

Donahue made 16 saves against Tufts, including 11 in the second quarter, and 12 against Clarkson. Donahue has an 8-0 record with an 8.38 goals against average and .615 save percentage.

Also, RPI joined the rankings as a result of edging RIT on Saturday. The Engineers are 16th in Inside Lacrosse and 10th in USILA.


Saint Rose makes poll

Saint Rose’s women’s lacrosse team has been voted into the top 25 of the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association poll for the first time in the program’s three-year history. The Golden Knights also were recognized in the most recent USA Lacrosse Magazine Division II rankings.

Saint Rose (7-2) is 25th in the latest IWLCA poll and 19th in USA Lacrosse Magazine, following a 2-0 week that included a 16-15 win Saturday against defending Northeast-10 Conference champion and previously-No. 16-ranked Bentley. The Golden Knights were picked 13th among 14 schools in this season’s NE-10 Preseason Coaches’ Poll.

Also, Saint Rose sophomore midfielder Daria Bock was named Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week. She had five goals and eight assists over the two games.

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