Men's Lacrosse

About the Program
Bowdoin's men's lacrosse team has a winning tradition like few others in Division III. The Polar Bears history of success includes an impressive resume; seven ECAC Division III championships and six-straight NESCAC Tournament appearances. Stand-out players are frequently named All-NESCAC, All-New England and have received USILA (United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association) recognition. In 2006, the Polar Bears earned their first-ever First-Team All-American as Connor Fitzgerald claimed USILA and NESCAC Player of the Year honors.

Bowdoin begins practice in mid-February with the regular season starting in March and running to early May. The Polar Bears have reached the NESCAC Postseason Tournament in each of the six seasons it has been competed, reaching the title game in 2001. In addition, the Polar Bears are consistently ranked among the top teams in the nation in various national polls.

2007 Recap
The men's lacrosse team finished the 2007 season with an 7-8 record, ending the campaign with a heartbreaking loss in the NESCAC Tournament to Wesleyan University. The highlight of the season for the Polar Bears was the play of Kevin Mullins '07, who earned First-Team All-NESCAC honors as a midfielder. In addition, Mullins grabbed Academic All-American recognition from the USILA, graduating with a double-major in economics and physics.

When weather permits, the Bowdoin College men's lacrosse team plays and practices at Pickard Field, part of Bowdoin's 35-acre athletic complex. Pickard Field is comfortably framed by the beautiful Bowdoin pines and is unquestionably one of the best places to watch a lacrosse game in all of New England. During inclement weather, they use the state-of-the-art Howard F. Ryan field, an artificial surface complete with lights for night games. This field also allows the team to practice outside at the beginning of the season when the rest of New England is covered in snow.


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Men's Lacrosse Coaching Staff

Head coach: Thomas McCabe
Assistant coaches: Tom Radulski, Chris Wojcik

The Spring of 2008 will be the 18th season for Tom McCabe as the head coach of the Bowdoin men's lacrosse. In 2000, McCabe became the second coach in program history to record 100 wins and has posted an impressive 172-92(.657) mark overall. When NESCAC schools were allowed to compete in the ECAC Tournament, McCabe led the Polar Bears to the semifinals in all but one season and his teams advanced to the finals five times, winning two championships- in 1993 and 2001. Also in 2001, McCabe guided the squad to an appearance in the first-ever NESCAC Championship game. Bowdoin has qualified for the NESCAC Playoffs in each season, and has proved to be one of the top teams in the league and the region.

Prior to arriving at Bowdoin, McCabe was the boy's lacrosse and football coach at Bridgton Academy. Along with his duties with men's lacrosse, McCabe was also a member of the Bowdoin football staff, where he coached the quarterbacks and offensive backfield. McCabe earned his Bachelor's and Master's degree from Springfield College where he was a two-time Honorable Mention All-New England selection for the Springfield football team.

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Men's Lacrosse Roster

# Name Year Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Hometown/School
2 Matt Legg 09 A 6-4 200 Baltimore, Md./Gilman School
3 Steve Thomas 10 M 6-0 185 Lutherville, Md./Gilman
4 Russell Halliday 11 A 6-3 195 Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury
5 Eric Thompson 11 A 5-11 175 Medfield, Mass./N'field-Mt. Hermon
6 Matt Donoghue 09 M 6-0 170 Manhasset, N.Y./Friends Acad.
7 Boomer Repko 09 D 5-11 170 New Canaan, Conn./Loomis Chaffee
8 George Negroponte 11 M 5-7 160 Washington, D.C./Phillips Exeter
9 Ben York 09 M 5-8 160 Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island
10 Van Krueger 10 M 5-11 185 St. Louis, Mo./Lawrenceville
11 Henry Andrews 10 D 5-10 175 Owings Mills, Md./McDonogh School
12 Bryan Holden 09 D 6-2 188 Cape Elizabeth, Maine/Cape Elizabeth
14 Max Key 08 M 6-0 200 Greenwood Village, Colo./Kent-Denver
15 Harry Ashforth 09 A 5-9 160 Ridgefield, Conn./Deerfield
16 Andrew Crowley 09 D 5-11 195 Worcester, Mass./Worcester Academy
17 Adam Tracy 10 A 5-11 175 Providence, R.I./Moses Brown
18 John Lynch 08 M 5-8 175 Westwood, Mass./Noble & Greenough
19 Ben Smith 09 A 6-4 200 Washington, D.C./St. Andrew's
20 Tyler Brewster 09 M 5-8 140 Lambertville, N.J./Hopewell Valley
22 Mike Giordano 08 A 5-10 170 Washington, D.C./St. Albans
23 Scott Caras 08 M 5-9 190 Cape Elizabeth, Maine/Cape Elizabeth
24 Brian Orr 08 D 5-8 165 Simsbury, Conn./Avon Old Farms
25 Rob Halliday 09 M 6-3 205 Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury
26 Pack Janes 09 M 6-2 195 Middleburg, Va./Bethesda C. Chase
27 Jack Lake 11 M 6-2 175 Longmeadow, Mass./Longmeadow
28 John Moore 09 M 6-2 190 Summit, N.J./Pingry School
29 Justin Starr 10 M 5-10 180 Concord, N.H./Concord
30 Thadd Welch 08 A 5-11 175 Great Barrington, Mass./Hotchkiss
31 Cullen Winkler 09 M 6-0 185 Milton, Mass./Milton Academy
32 Jamie Devereux 10 D 5-11 180 West Grove, Pa./St. Andrew's
33 August Kerschner 11 M 5-11 180 Morristown, N.J./Hotchkiss
34 Ben Chadwick 11 M 6-0 175 Needham, Mass./Needham
35 Duncan Smith 08 M 5-10 175 Kentville, Nova Scotia/Westminster
36 Gregory Kamford 11 M 5-11 190 Darien, Conn./Deerfield
37 Akira Shishido 08 D 6-0 170 Cranbury, N.J./Plainsboro
38 Alex Williams 10 M 5-11 185 Chevy Chase, Md./St. Albans
39 Owen Smith 11 M 6-2 200 Brunswick, Maine/Brunswick
40 Andrew Sinnenberg 08 D 6-4 195 Westfield, N.J./Westfield
41 James Herter 11 D 6-4 185 Topsfield, Mass./Brooks
42 Crosby Cook 09 D 6-3 170 New York, N.Y./Groton School
43 Alex Gluck 08 G 5-10 160 Chevy Chase, Md./St. Albans
44 Gordon Convery 08 G 5-10 170 Far Hills, N.J./Newark Academy
45 Robert Burkhardt 11 G 5-9 165 St. Louis, Mo./St. Louis Country Day
46 Jake McCampbell 11 G 6-2 175 Medfield, Mass./Medfield
48 Kevin Raymond 11 M 5-11 175 Niantic, Conn./East Lyme

Head Coach: Thomas McCabe
Assistant Coaches: Tom Radulski, Chris Wojcik
Team Captains: Scott Caras, Mike Giordano, Max Key, Brian Orr
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 Men's Lacrosse Schedule

Date/TimeOpponent Result Score
03/09/2008,  12:00PMat Conn. CollegeW  8-6
03/11/2008,  3:00PMvs. Norwich (at Cocoa, Fla.)W  27-0
03/17/2008,  3:00PMvs. St. Lawrence (at Sylvan, Fla.)W  17-10
03/19/2008,  2:00PMvs. Clarkson (at Sylvan, Fla.)L  6-5 (OT)
03/22/2008,  1:00PMMIDDLEBURYL  12-11 (2OT)
03/25/2008,  7:00PMat EndicottW  7-5
03/29/2008,  1:00PMat WesleyanL  13-5
04/02/2008,  7:00PMvs. Springfield (at Exeter, N.H.)W  9-8
04/05/2008,  1:00PMat TrinityW  10-8
04/12/2008,  1:00PMat TuftsL  19-4
04/16/2008,  7:00PMCOLBYW  10-6
04/19/2008,  1:00PMAMHERSTW  12-9
04/22/2008,  7:00PMBATESW  8-6
04/26/2008,  12:00PMat WilliamsL  8-7 (OT)
04/27/2008,  1:00PMCONN. COLLEGE
NESCAC Quarterfinal
W  11-10 (OT)
05/03/2008,  3:00PMvs. Wesleyan (at Middlebury)
NESCAC Semifinals
W  11-9
05/04/2008,  12:00PMvs. Williams (at Middlebury)
NESCAC Championship
L  9-4
05/07/2008,  5:00PMMOUNT IDA
NCAA First-Round
W  11-5
05/10/2008,  1:00PMat Middlebury
NCAA Second-Round
L  10-7
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Men's Lacrosse Releases

Date Posted Title
05/28/2008,  10:00AM Orr Named Honorable Mention All-American
05/21/2008,  1:00PM Orr Named to USILA All-Star Game
05/08/2008,  11:00AM Orr Leads Men's Lacrosse NESCAC Honors
05/05/2008,  2:00PM Bowdoin Earns First NCAA Bid
04/07/2008,  4:00PM Giordano Named NESCAC Player of the Week
02/11/2008,  4:00PM Wojcik Named Assistant Coach
06/13/2007,  4:00PM Mullins Named Academic All-American
05/10/2007,  3:00PM Mullins Named First-Team All-NESCAC
04/10/2007,  1:30PM Mullins Named Player of the Week
04/09/2007,  3:30PM Men's Lacrosse to Host 50th Reunion
03/13/2007,  11:00AM Chadwick Named Player of the Week
10/27/2006,  3:30PM Tom Ryan Named Head Coach for U.S. Indoor Team
05/30/2006,  11:30AM Fitzgerald Named First-Team All-American
05/10/2006,  4:30PM Fitzgerald Highlights All-NESCAC Honors
05/05/2006,  1:00PM D3Cast to Webcast NESCAC Lacrosse
03/27/2006,  2:00PM Nelson Claims Player of the Week
05/11/2005,  9:00PM Trio of Polar Bears Earn NESCAC Honors
04/19/2005,  11:00AM Fitzgerald Named Player of the Week
04/12/2005,  12:00PM Lacrosse Teams In National Rankings
03/09/2005,  3:00PM Lacrosse Season Previews
03/09/2005,  3:00PM Lacrosse Season Previews
03/09/2005,  3:00PM Lacrosse Season Preview
05/14/2004,  11:30AM Bowdoin Honors Athletes at All-Sports Banquet
05/14/2004,  11:00AM Fitzgerald Named to NESCAC Second-Team
04/19/2004,  4:00PM Grant White Named Player of the Week
04/06/2004,  3:30PM Lacrosse Teams Ranked In National Polls
03/30/2004,  1:00PM Fitzgerald Named Player of the Week For Second Straight Week
03/22/2004,  3:30PM Fitzgerald Named NESCAC Player of the Week
05/15/2003,  8:00AM Men's Lacrosse Post-Season Awards
05/09/2003,  8:00AM Men's Lacrosse All-NESCAC Selections
01/06/2003,  8:00AM Men's Lacrosse Ranked in Preseason Poll
05/28/2002,  8:00AM Men's Lacrosse Earns All-American Honors
05/07/2002,  8:00AM Lacrosse Earns NESCAC Honors
04/29/2002,  8:00AM Walter Earns NESCAC Player of the Week
04/15/2002,  8:00AM Allen, Hanley Honored by NESCAC
03/12/2002,  8:00AM Spring Sports Outlook
02/15/2002,  8:00AM Polar Bears Play In The Snow
12/29/2001,  8:00AM Men's Lacrosse Ranked in Preseason Poll
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Men's Lacrosse : Previous Seasons

The seasons listed below are represented by the year in which the given season started. Thus, Winter sports that may have the bulk of their events played in the following year are still listed by the year in which they began. For archived statistics, go to the Almanac/History page.

Previous seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991