Men's Lacrosse Places Three on NEILA Academic All-New England Team

Men's Lacrosse Places Three on NEILA Academic All-New England Team

KEENE, N.H. - Seniors Brandon CharneyTyler Reilly, and Bryan Rotatori of the Keene State men's lacrosse program have been selected to the 2017 New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Academic All-New England Division III team for their success in both the classroom and on the field throughout their careers. 

To be recognized, student-athletes must be in their final year of eligibility, have posted a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, be a significant contributor on the field and be nominated for conference or regional recognition.

A Safety Studies major from Monroe, Conn., Charney was a key part of the Owls' backline. A Second Team All-Little East Conference (LEC) selection during his senior year, the defender tallied 15 ground balls and seven caused turnovers. Charney completed his career with 48 starts, 64 ground balls, and 33 caused turnovers.

Reilly, a native of Grafton, Mass., was an impactful attackman on the league-leading offensive line. A three-time First Team All-LEC honoree, the Safety Studies major started 17 of 18 games during his final season and ranked fourth on the team in points with 54 from 39 goals and 15 assists. Reilly ended his career ranked fourth all-time in points with 249 (184 goals, 65 assists). 

The 2017 LEC Offensive Player of the Year, a three-time All-LEC selection and a Second Team All-NEILA honoree, Rotatori tallied a team-high 27 assists and added 38 goals for a team third-best 65 points during his senior season, while registering 99 ground balls, 20 caused turnovers and going 98-of-163 from the faceoff 'x'. A Physical Education major, Rotatori capped off his senior season by becoming the Keene State all-time career assists leader with 112 assists. An impressive player on both ends of the field, the midfielder finished his career with 120 goals, 112 assists, 232 points, 178 ground balls, and 35 caused turnovers.

Charney, Reilly, and Rotatori were three of 42 Division III student-athletes named to the NEILA Academic All-New England Division III team.