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Lasell's Sheehan Honored As GNAC Lax Defensive Player Of The Year

May 08, 2019 09:15PM ● By Bill Gilman
NEWTON -- The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) announced its All-Conference Men's Lacrosse Teams on Monday, and a program-record 12 players from Lasell College were recognized for their performances in 2019.
The All-GNAC Teams are voted on by the conference's head coaches. Senior defenseman David Sheehan (Tewksbury 01876) was named to the All-GNAC First Team and earned one of the conference's top honors, being named GNAC Defensive Player of the Year.
Sheehan has been a staple for the Laser defense the past four seasons, earning his third All-GNAC selection and second straight First Team nod. He led the conference and ranked 31st nationally this season with 44 caused turnovers, and finished second on the team and seventh in the conference with 67 ground balls.
Sheehan, who was usually assigned to mark the opponents' top attackers, was also Lasell's representative on the GNAC All-Sportsmanship Team. Sheehan winds up an outstanding career for the Lasers, starting every game the past four years. He owns school records for caused turnovers in a season (49) and career (165), and shares the mark for a single-game (7). His 165 caused turnovers in a career ranks among the top 10 in history in the NCAA for Division III.
 Lasell's dozen All-Stars helped the team finish with a program-best 16-2 overall record (8-0 GNAC) under fourth-year head coach Bill Mason, including a program-record 15-game winning streak, and rank sixth in the nation in Division III in scoring defense. Lasell also received the GNAC Team Sportsmanship Award for men's lacrosse.
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