On Saturday afternoon (May 3), Sharpe propelled the Pride to its seventh Pilgrim Lacrosse League Championship as Springfield topped second-seeded Wheaton College, 9-5. Sharpe fueled an impressive defensive effort in which Springfield allowed just four goals per game in the Pilgrim League Tournament as well as holding both opponents in the semifinals and championship games to one combined goal. For the year, Sharpe, a preseason All-American, has picked up 64 ground balls and caused a team-best 30 turnovers thus far.
Springfield will host Kean University on Wednesday, May 7th at 7:00 pm in the NCAA Tournament First Round.
Freshman attack Chris Landers led the Lyons in scoring this season with 39 points off 29 goals and 10 assists in his first season for Wheaton. McCaffrey led Wheaton to the Pilgrim Championship game for the first time since 1996.
2008 Pilgrim Lacrosse League All-Conference Teams
Jason Wellemeyer - Babson - A - Sr. - Pembroke, Mass.
Jake Beebe - Springfield - A - Jr. - Sudbury, Mass.
Chris Landers - Wheaton - A - Fr. - Manchester, Mass.
Mike Maggio - Lasell - M - Jr. - Winchester, Mass.
Tyler Montgomery - Springfield - M - Sr. - Brunswick, Maine
Bryan Wilbur - Babson - M - Jr. - Hingham, Mass.
Tom Ahern - Wheaton - D - Sr. - Holliston, Mass.
Sam Burrell - Springfield - D - Jr. - Cumberland, Maine
Matt Stambler - Lasell - D - Jr. - Bay Shore, N.Y.
Mark DeMieri - Lasell - GK - Sr. - Seaford, N.Y.
Chris Sharpe - Springfield - LSM - Sr. - Derry, N.H.
Jason Farrell - Springfield - SSD - Jr. - Mahopac, N.Y.
Dave Bulhoes - Lasell - A - Jr. - Billerica, Mass.
Shawn Roche - Clark - A - Jr. - Centerport, N.Y.
Ben Cederberg - Wheaton - A - Fr. - Manchester, Mass.
Richie Rasamny - Wheaton - M - Sr. - Redding, Conn.
Matt Enright - Babson - M - Jr. - Bristol, R.I.
Drew Schaffer - Wheaton - M - So. - New Haven, Conn.
Mike Smith - Springfield - D - Jr. - South Hadley, Mass.
Joe Malvezzi - Springfield - D - Sr. - Wilbraham, Mass.
Dan Rosenak - Clark - D - Sr. - Montclair, N.J.
Tom Albano - Springfield - GK - Jr. - Ridgewood, N.J.
Alex Engels - Lasell - LSM - Fr. - Weston, Vt.
Ed Baran - Babson - FO - Sr. - Danbury, Conn.