Much in part to the play of these four student-athletes, the Pride won its seventh-straight conference championship and reached the second round of the NCAA Championship. Springfield finished the season with a 15-4 record, marking the second most wins for a season in program history.
Giannelli, a senior close defenseman and captain for the Pride had a strong senior campaign, anchoring a defensive unit that only allowed 8.21 per game, including just 4.00 goals per to conference opponents during the regular season. A NEWMAC All-Conference First Team honoree, the Sports Biology major picked up 36 ground balls and caused 13 turnovers.
Serriello, a Recreational Management major, was a force for Springfield, leading the team with 45 goals, the 10th-highest single season mark in program history. A sharp-shooter from the midfield, the junior finished the season with 51 points and was a NEWMAC All-Conference First Team selection.
Fernandez was instrumental for the Pride at the face-off “x” for the Pride in 2014, going 227-for-362 over the course of the season, winning 62.7 percent of his draws. The senior also leads the team with 132 ground balls and was named to the NEWMAC All-Conference First Team.
Lynch, who previously was named the NEWMAC Player of the Year honors capped off his illustrious career with another season for the record books. Pacing an offense that averaged 14 goals per game, the Physical Education major posted 84 points, including 32 goals and 52 assists. His 84 points were the seventh most in program single-season history, while for his career, Lynch totaled 227 points, the sixth-most all time in program history. Quarterbacking the Pride's offense for the past three years, Lynch's 133 careers assists is the third-highest total in Springfield history.