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.@GoGriffsLax moving to CACC after conference announces addition of men’s lacrosse

Thursday, 2nd February 2017

Categories Boy's/Men's, College  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/2/17
From Press Release

Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Commissioner Dan Mara is pleased to announce the addition of men’s lacrosse as the league’s 16th championship sport, beginning in the spring of 2018.

“This is a very exciting moment in the conference’s history. We look forward to offering another outstanding championship opportunity to worthy student-athletes who strive to compete at the highest level in the NCAA Division II.”

The conference currently has four schools who offer the sport; including East Coast Conference (ECC) associate members Chestnut Hill and Dominican and the independently competing programs of Post and Georgian Court, with Felician and Wilmington adding varsity programs for the league’s inaugural season of play.

The inaugural 2018 season will consist of a five-game conference schedule beginning on Saturday, April 7, and concluding on Saturday, April 21. The top four teams in the league standings at the conclusion of the season will advance to a CACC Championship Tournament, which will be held between Friday, April 27 and Sunday, April 29, at a site to be determined.

The 2016 Chestnut Hill men’s lacrosse season finished with a series of victories that propelled the Griffins to a 6-7 overall record and a 4-4 finish in the ECC. Junior attack Alec Dambach (Howell, N.J.) was the star of the show, collecting the team’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) honors and a selection to the All-ECC Second Team en route to tying Scarlet and Gold great Michael Melnychenko ’14 for the program’s all-time single-season point total of 57 (37 goals and 20 assists).

After a 0-5 start, Chestnut Hill (6-7, 4-4) registered their first win of the season on in grand fashion. On Saturday, March 19, the Griffins were on point, leading #8 LIU Post 9-7 at halftime and 14-10 when the final horn sounded at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School. It was Chestnut Hill’s fifth game against a nationally ranked opponent, but not their last as they also challenged #9 Dowling in a 14-6 loss just a week later, on Saturday, March 26, and the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) in a 17-6 season finale loss on Saturday, April 30.

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