Askham, Wiedenfeld, Rotatori, and Bishop Selected For NEILA All-Star Game

Askham, Wiedenfeld, Rotatori, and Bishop Selected For NEILA All-Star Game

NEWTON, Mass.--Three members of the Keene State College men's lacrosse team, plus the Owls' top assistant, have been chosen to participate in the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) East-West Senior All-Star game.

Midfielders Bryan Rotatori and Ryan Askham, as well as defender Mike Wiedenfeld were chosen to the West team, while KSC assistant coach Brad Bishop was picked to lead the West team coaching staff.

The game will take place on Friday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. on Stagg Field at Springfield College, and features the top graduating seniors from Divisions I, II, and III.

It's the second all-star game of the spring for Rotatori, who was also chosen to play in the in the USILA Division III North/South All-Star game, where he bagged a pair of goals.  Rotatori capped his career by being named the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Year and First Team All-LEC after scoring 38 goals and setting up 27 more. The native of Grafton, Mass., finished as KSC's all-time leader in assists (112), as well as fourth in points (120-112-232), fourth in ground balls (173), and seventh in caused turnovers (35).  He also shares the single season assists record with 36 in 2016, and has the sixth highest single season point total with 79, also done in 2016.   He was named the Second Team All-LEC as a freshman and sophomore, and to the First Team All-LEC as a junior.

Askham was named First Team All-LEC for the second straight season, finishing his senior year as the top short stick midfielder in the LEC.  He scored three goals and had two assists, with 37 ground balls and six caused turnovers in 2017.  From Manchester, N.H., Askham was named to the Second Team All-LEC as a sophomore and First Team as a junior.

Wiedenfeld, of Londonderry, N.H., was also named to the First Team All-LEC this spring, finishing with a Keene State single season record 33 caused turnovers, as well as 31 ground balls, while scoring one goal and assisting on three others.  He was named to the Second Team All-LEC in 2016.

Bishop recently completed his third season as the Owls' assistant coach.  During that time, Keene State has amassed a 40-13 (.754) record, with a perfect 21-0 mark in the Little East Conference play.  The Owls have won three Little East Conference regular season and tournament championships, advancing to the NCAA tournament three times.