Springfield, Mass. - May 30, 2018 - Springfield College's Tom Hurley (Goffstown, N.H.), Jake Reynolds (Scituate, Mass.), Duncan Preston (South Portland, Maine), and Connor Eschmann (Wrentham, Mass.) were selected to compete in the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) East-West Senior All Star Game.
The game will take place at Penmen Stadium in Hooksett, New Hampshire at Southern New Hampshire University on June 1st. Face-off will be at 6:30 pm and will feature the top graduating students from Divisions 1, 2, and 3.
All players and coaches were nominated by the head coaches within the NEILA. Players were then ranked and selected by a committee awarding seniors from all three NCAA Divisions who played their college career in the New England region.
Thanks to the leadership of these four seniors, Springfield captured its 11th-straight conference championship, reached the second round of the NCAA Championship, and finished the season with a 13-6 record.
Eschmann, a Criminal Justice major, played in 18 games and anchored a defensive unit that surrendered just over nine goals per contest, including only six goals a game against conference foes. The NEWMAC All-Confernce First Team honoree led the team with 21 caused turnovers and registered 30 ground balls for the Pride.
In his final season with the Pride, Preston put together a tremendous year as a physical and dynamic offensive threat. The Criminal Justice major was Springfield's top-scoring midfielder as he delivered 31 goals to go along with 11 assists en route to a 42-point campaign. A NEWMAC All-Conference First Team selection, Preston had 10 games this season with at least three points.
The two-time NEWMAC Defensive Athlete of the Year, Reynolds totaled 211 saves during his senior season, which led to a save percentage of .558. The Health Care Management major also owned a 9.52 goals against average and had 15 games with double-digit saves, including four games with at least 15 saves.
A Physical Education major, Hurley contributed a team-best 34 goals to go along with 21 assists as he ranked second on the squad with 55 points. Appearing in all 19 games this season, Hurley became the 19th player in program history to reach the 100 career-goal plateau this season and finished his career with 185 points, which ranks 16th-best in program history.