Springfield, Mass. - May 23, 2019 - The Springfield College men's lacrosse program will be well represented at the 2019 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Senior All-Star Game, which will take place on Friday May 24, 2019 on Tierney Field at the US Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Md.. The Division III game will kick things off at 5:00 pm, followed by the Division I/II contest at 7:30 pm. Admission is free and Lax Sports Network will stream both contests.
Both Lucas Habich (Little Silver, N.J.) and Zane Smallidge (Niantic, Conn.) will play for the North team, which will be coached by Springfield head coach Keith Bugbee and assistants Ryon Lynch and Brendan Dooley.
For the second time in his historic career, Bugbee was chosen to serve as the head coach of the North squad, as he previously served in that role in 1994. This season, Bugbee became just the fifth coach in the history of collegiate men's lacrosse to capture 400 victories, and the only to ever win his first 400 games at just one institution. In this week's all-star game, he will be joined by his two assistants in Lynch and Dooley. In his second season as the Pride's full-time assistant coach, Lynch has been the leader of the Pride's offense, much as he was when he was one of the best attackman to ever play for Springfield during his time on Alden Street. After a decorated career as a student-athlete at Springfield, Dooley just concluded his first season on the sidelines as the Pride's primary defensive coach. Thanks to their efforts, Springfield reached the NCAA Division III Championship Third Round for the first time since 2016 and fourth time in the past 10 seasons after winning their 12th-consecutive conference title.
Habich had a tremendous senior season as he started in all 21 of Springfield's games and registered 68 points on 40 goals and 28 assists. The Little Silver, N.J. product tallied at least three points in 12 games, including at least four points in each the final five games of the season. He finished his career with 141 points, including 86 goals and 55 helpers, and as one of six attackman who will represent the North, the Psychology major will wear No. 4 in the contest.
Smallidge is one of three shortstick defensive midfielders on the North team and will wear No. 27 in the game. A recent graduate with a degree in Psychology, Smallidge appeared in 20 games for the Pride in his senior season. A native of Niantic, Conn., he scored twice and added an assist while picking up a career-best 19 ground balls and causing six turnovers this year.
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