NEWTON, Mass. – The New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) is excited to announce the 50 student-athletes who will compete in this year's East-West Senior All-Star Game on Friday, June 1st. Emmanuel seniors Michael Sousa (Cranston, R.I.) and Austin Rosenberg (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) have both been selected to play in the All Start game taking place at Penmen Stadium in Hooksett, New Hampshire at Southern New Hampshire University. Face-off will be at 6:30 pm and will feature the top graduating students from Divisions 1, 2, and 3.
The duo becomes the fifth and sixth players in Emmanuel program history to be selected to play in the annual NEILA East-West All-Star game joining the ranks of Brian O'Regan ('14), Pat Heffernan ('16), Chris Curtis ('16) and Chris Baglivi ('17).
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.
"The NEILA recognizes these terrific student-athletes for their accomplishments over their entire playing careers. To be selected for the East-West All-Star game means that you have been a star not just this year, but throughout your four years in New England collegiate lacrosse," said Tim Murphy, head coach of Curry College and coordinator of the East-West All-Star team selection.
The NEILA East-West game also gives assistant coaches from some of the top programs each year the opportunity to take the reins as the coaching staffs of each team. This year, the West will be coached by Ben Lanman of Southern New Hampshire, Matt Dalton of Springfield College and Andrew Deane of Western New England University. The East will be head manned by Trevar Haefele of Bates College and Joe Horgan of Saint Joseph's (ME).
Click here to view the 2018 NEILA East-West Senior All-Star Game Roster
*Release courtesy of the NEILA Communications Office