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Taylor Brown and Kyle Cloutier Named Pilgrim League All-Conference First-Team Selections

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., May 9, 2006 – Springfield College senior attackman Taylor Brown (Portsmouth, R.I.) and junior goalkeeper Kyle Cloutier (South Hadley, Mass.) have each been named to the 2006 Pilgrim Lacrosse League’s All-Conference First-Team, as voted upon by the league’s coaches at the annual post-season meeting. The announcement came late Monday afternoon, May 8th.

Pride senior midfielder Kevin Lynch (Milton, Mass.) and sophomore defender Chris Sharpe (Derry, N.H.) each landed spots on the Pilgrim League’s All-Conference Second-Team in the same announcement.

For Brown, a graduate of Governor Dummer Academy, this year marks the fourth consecutive season that the senior has been honored as a first-team member of the Pilgrim League’s All-Conference Team. Brown is second in the conference in goals (43), third in total points (58), and tied for ninth in assists (15) this season. Among the Springfield College all-time ranks, the co-captain is currently second in goals scored (160), third in points (273), and fourth in assists (113).

Cloutier, a native of South Hadley, Mass., has landed on the All-Conference First-Team for the second consecutive year, as the goalie was also awarded a first-team honor during his sophomore campaign. With just nine more saves on the season, Cloutier would move into second place all-time on Springfield College’s list for saves in a single season. As of right now, the junior currently has stopped an impressive 220 shots on goal this year.

Lynch, a graduate of Milton High School and co-captain of this Pride team, has earned All-Conference honors for the first time in his four-year career at SC. Lynch is second in the Pilgrim League this season in ground balls, with a total of 89 for the year and an average of 5.24 per game. The senior midfielder has also scored eight goals while assisting on six other scores for 14 total points of offense.

Sharpe, a graduate of Pinkerton Academy and a two-sport athlete here at SC (football), has helped anchor the Pride defense which has allowed its opponents to score and average of just 8.64 goals per game this season. Sharpe, a defensive-minded midfielder, has four goals, two assists (six points), and 40 ground balls on the year.

In other news, freshman attacker Jake Beebe (Sudbury, Mass.) has been named the Pilgrim League Player of the Week in another announcement made late Monday afternoon, May 8th. Beebe led SC to the Pilgrim League Tournament Championship with six goals and two assists for an impressive eight points in the Pride’s 12-11 double overtime win at top-seeded Western New England College.

The Pride (13-4), winners of eight straight and 11 of its past 12, will travel to Middlebury College on Saturday afternoon, May 13th, for a 1:00 p.m. start in the second-round of the 2006 NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Tournament.

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