NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College men's lacrosse team will host Trinity College tonight for a 7:00 p.m. game in a key mid-season NESCAC showdown of intrastate rivals.
The Camels enter tonight's action with a record of 5-4 and are 1-3 in the NESCAC, while the Bantams carry a mark of 2-6 into tonight's contest with a 1-4 record in conference play.
Connecticut College rookie midfielder Jordan Foster (Las Vegas, Nev.) had eight goals and one assist in two starts for the Camels this week. Foster erupted with five goals to lead the Camels in an 18-2 victory against Emmanuel Tuesday. He added three goals and an assist in a 24-12 loss at Tufts Saturday.
Senior Derek Bertolini (Killingworth, Conn.) has contributed 12 goals, 15 assists and 27 points to rank fourth in the NESCAC with 3.86 points per game. Bertolini has dished out 2.15 assists per contest to rank second in the conference. He's moved into 11th place on the program's all-time leader list with 59 assists.
Pierce DellaFera (Lattingtown, N.Y.) is enjoying a productive rookie campaign at attack and leads the team with 16 goals scored. Junior Ross Thompson (Mahopac, N.Y.) has scored 10 goals and assisted on 10 others to rank second on the squad with 20 points.
Junior Alex Calabro (Newton, Mass.) has corralled 34 ground balls to go with seven caused turnovers. Senior Penn Sednaoui (pictured, Bedford, N.Y.) has collected 36 ground balls and added six points for the Camels with two goals and four assists.
Senior Bobby Bleistein (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) ranks second in the NESCAC with a 7.82 goals against average. Bleistein is fourth in the conference with a .573 save percentage. He has registered 651 saves in his career and needs two stops to pass All-American Topher Grossman '05 on the program's all-time leader list.
Sophomore Ben Parens (Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.) has won 120-of-156 face-offs to rank third in the NESCAC with a .723 winning percentage. Parens is also third in the NESCAC with his 67 ground balls.
Trinity College senior Ryan DeSimone (St. James, N.Y.) has accounted for a team-best 26 points with 21 goals and five assists. Rookie attackman Ben Knaus (Ross, Calif.) has contributed with 19 goals and three assists to rank second on the squad with 22 points. Senior goaltender Henry Coote (St. David's, Pa.) sits atop the NESCAC with an average of 14.1 saves per game for Trinity.