2013 Preview Connecticut College Camels

Connecticut College Camels

The Connecticut College Camels finished the 2012 season with a 10-7 record; unfortunately for them it ended on a losing streak. They lost in the NESCAC semi-finals to Tufts and then lost in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament to Western New England in double overtime. Heading into the 2013 season, according to Head Coach David Cornell, the Camels are looking to compete for the NESCAC championship. Cornell is entering his seventh season as head coach at Connecticut College.

Leading the Camels on the field this spring will be John Lyons, Chad Sawyer, Briggs Barton, Tyler Corcoran and Andrew Freedman.

John Lyons is a senior midfielder. Lyons had 33 goals and 14 assists in 2012. He was an honorable mention All-American selection, a 1st team All-NEILA selection and a 2nd team All-NESCAC selection last spring.

Chad Sawyer is a sophomore attackman. Sawyer had 13 goals and 2 assists as a freshman last spring.

Briggs Barton is a sophomore attackman. Barton had 16 goals and 3 assists in 2012.

Tyler Corcoran is a senior attackman. Corcoran had 12 goals and 17 assists last spring.

Andrew Freedman is a senior attackman. Freedman had 22 goals and 15 assists in 2012

In the NESCAC, according to Coach Cornell, the favorite is Tufts University. The Jumbos are the three-time defending NESCAC champions. A dark-horse in the NESCAC could be Bates College. Coach Cornell says the Bobcats are talented but haven’t been consistent. A player that NE Lax Blog will keep an eye on this spring is Mac Jackson from Bates College. Jackson is a sophomore face-off midfielder. He finished 2012 with a .551 face-off win percentage.