The Northeast Conference revealed its 2015 Men’s Lacrosse All-NEC teams tonight. Hobart College, which finished second in the conference regular season race, had three student-athletes voted to the all-league teams.
Senior attackman Alex Love garnered first team recognition while senior midfielder Brendan Saylor and sophomore goalie Jackson Brown were tabbed second team All-NEC.
The Statesmen’s leading scorer, Love produced 22 goals and five assists for 27 points. He was also sixth on the team in ground balls with 17. Love was second in the league in goals per game (2.2). He had a season-high five points on four goals and an assist in Hobart’s 7-6 overtime win at Robert Morris. Love scored both the game-tying goal with 35 seconds left in regulation and the game winner 2:48 into the extra period against the Colonials. He has scored at least three goals in each of his past four appearances.
A two-time All-ECAC selection, Love has scored a Hobart Division I record 129 goals and handed out 27 assists for 156 points in 53 career games. He needs six points to tie the career record for a Division I Statesmen set by Daryl Veltman ’08. All-time, Love is 11th in career goals, two behind No. 10 Larry Adkinson ’62.
A starter in all 13 games this season, Saylor is second behind Love in both goals with 17 and points with 21. He shares the team lead with three extra-man goals. Saylor has registered at least one point in seven straight games and 12 of 13 contests this year. He’s notched a season-high three points on two goals and an assist three times (at Siena, Canisius, at Sacred Heart).
In two seasons with Hobart, Saylor has played in 26 games, logging 25 goals and 10 assists. A transfer from Maryland, he has 42 career points in 38 games.
In his first season as a starter, Brown leads the NEC and ranks seventh in the nation with a .577 save percentage. He’s also seventh in the country and first in the league in saves per game (12.46). In league play, Brown sported a 6.37 GAA and a .658 save percentage. He registered a career-high 22 saves at Saint Joseph’s on April 18. Brown’s seven wins this year are tied for second among Division I Statesmen in a season while his saves per game are third, his GAA is fourth, and his save percentage is sixth.
Hobart is 7-6 overall. The Statesmen finished second in the NEC with a 4-2 record and will play No. 3 seed Bryant in the NEC Tournament semifinals at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 30 at Saint Joseph’s. The game will be broadcast live by WEOS-FM (89.5/90.3) and webcast on NECFrontRow.com.