New England Lacrosse Journal - April 2017 - 5
AROUND THE REGION
Providence men's coach
Gabrielli signs extension
announced March 29 that
men's lacrosse Chris Gabrielli had signed a contract
The Friars, who reached the Big East
semifinals last season, owned a 6-3 record and were among those teams receiving votes in the USILA/Nike Division 1
Coaches Poll. Two of the Friars' three
losses were decided by just one goal, both
against nationally-ranked opponents.
Currently in the midst of his fifth season with the Friars, Gabrielli has developed several of the program's top players.
In 2015, he saw Peter Badgley earn the
program's first-ever Big East Goaltender
of the Year award.
Current senior defenseman Jarrod
Neumann (Springfield, Mass.) joined
Badgley as a Big East first-team honoree in 2015. Current goalie Tate Boyce
became the first Providence freshman
to earn All-Big East first-team honors in
At the conclusion of the 2013 campaign, Gabrielli was honored as New England Coach of the Year. He also has been
selected as a head coach of the Division
1/2 North team in the upcoming North/
South Classic, which will be hosted by
Providence College on May 26.
"I would like to sincerely thank (athletic director) Bob Driscoll and Father
(Brian) Shanley for their support," Gabrieli said in a statement. "I would also
like to thank my past and current assistant coaches, as well as the studentathletes that I have had the privilege to
coach here at Providence College. Finally,
I want to thank our proud alums for their
The Friars were slated to open Big East
conference action April 1 at St. John's.
Williams College's Mason wins 300th
The Williams College women's lacrosse team was able to even its record at
1-1 with a 13-7 win over RPI on March 6.
It also marked the 300th win for longtime coach Chris Mason in her 33rd and
final season. Her all-time record is 300162.
Sophomores Suzanna Penikis and
Emma Tenbarge fueled the attack for the
Ephs. Penikis had a game-high five goals,
and Tenbarge netted four goals and recorded one assist.
"I had forgotten all about the 300-win
thing, because once the season begins,
I'm only focused on how we are playing
and what we need to do to get better," said
Providence coach Chris Gabrielli was named
New England Coach of the Year in 2013.
New guys in charge
Former Dennis-Yarmouth High School
captain Dan Robles has been named the
head coach of that team - at the age of 21.
Robles graduated from Dennis-Yarmouth in 2015. This past fall, he was a
football assistant at D-Y.
He's one of several new coaches taking over high school programs across the
region. Another is Patrick Snow at Winnacunnet (N.H.),
A 2009 graduate of Plymouth State,
Snow had been the junior varsity coach
for the program the past four years and
the freshman coach for one year before
Former head coach Jon Gozzo will remain with the program as an assistant.
St. Bonaventure (N.Y.) University will
add men's lacrosse to its Division 1 athletics lineup beginning with the 2018-19
academic year. The sport has shown good
growth at the college level in recent years
- 57 teams were announced to begin in
men's and women's lacrosse during the
2016, 2017 and 2018 seasons. In all, 71 institutions currently sponsor Division 1
men's lacrosse. ...
Junior Harry Stanton (New Canaan,
Conn.) of the Wesleyan men's team scored
a game-high four goals in a 13-4 win over
Clark on March 25, and became the ninth
player in program history to reach the
100-goal milestone for his career.
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