Parens & Calabro Honored on All-NESCAC First Team for Connecticut College

Parens & Calabro Honored on All-NESCAC First Team for Connecticut College

NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College junior All-American Ben Parens of Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. and senior Alex Calabro of Newton, Mass. have been honored on the All-New England Small College Athletic Conference First Team.

Parens is being honored on the All-NESCAC squad for the third straight year. He enjoyed another terrific season at the X, finishing up his junior campaign in second place in the conference with 254 face-off wins and 127 ground balls. He's ranked 12th in the nation with a .688 winning percentage and is 18th in the country with his 8.47 ground balls per game. 

Parens moved into second place on the program's all-time list with his 355 ground balls. He needs just 74 more to pass Chris Perkins as the all-time leader.

Calabro's hard work and determination paid major dividends for the Camels this spring. Facing a major physical and mental challenge of overcoming a serious injury to his knee, Calabro recovered from his torn ACL in just eight months. On the field, the senior tri-captain was a disruptive force in the midfield. Calabro tallied 62 ground balls to go with 11 caused turnovers, adding three goals and five assists for the Camels.  He wrapped up his career with 109 ground balls and 24 caused turnovers.
 
"I couldn't be any prouder or happier for these two young men," Connecticut College Head Men's Lacrosse Coach Dave Cornell said. "They both are the epitome of what we're looking for as players at Connecticut College. Their work ethic, heart and dedication to the program and their craft should be inspirational for everyone in this program. These honors are well deserved!"
 
Under the direction of Coach Cornell, the Camels made their seventh appearance in the NESCAC Championship in the past eight years.