Saint Anselm College Hawks 2014 Preview

Saint Anselm College Hawks

The Saint Anselm Hawks finished the 2013 season on a sour note. They lost their final game of 2013 to LeMoyne, 6-13. On the bright side the game was in the 1st round of the Northeast-10 tournament and LeMoyne did go on to win the 2013 Division II National Championship. Heading into 2014 the Hawks will look to build on last year, according to head coach Steve Gaudreau. Coach Gaudreau went on to say, “we are looking to take the next step this year and continue to prove ourself in a very competitive conference.”

Leading Saint Anselm this spring will be a strong senior class. The senior class is lead by Andrew Messner. Messner is a 2014 pre-season All-American candidate and was a 2nd team Northeast-10 selection in 2013. He was the leading scorer for the Hawks from the midfield last spring with 26 goals and 12 assists. Another senior that Coach Gaudreau was high on is midfield Jake Mallinson. Mallinson had 14 goals and 13 assists in 2013. Also, keep an eye on senior attack Ryan Mee. Mee scored 23 goals and dished out 12 assists last spring. Heading out the seniors on the offensive side will be 2013 All-Rookie selection Ben Warren. As a freshman last spring Warren had 13 goals and 10 assists from his attack position. Coach Gaudreau is also looking to a few newcomers to make an immediate impact in 2014. Those newcomers are attack James Olsen, midfield Mark Vitello and defensemen Brennan Quakenbush.

This past fall the Hawks hosted their 2nd Annual Purple Ribbon Lacrosse Challenge. The tournament helps raise money for cancer research and the Michelle Cadorette Fund for Malignant Thymoma Research. Cadorette is a 1991 gradaute of Saint Anselm, who lost her battle with Malignant Thymoma on August 28, 2013. The Hawks men’s lacrosse team has dedicated their 2014 season to the memory of Michelle Cadorette. For more information about the 2nd Annual Purple Ribbon Lacrosse Challenge, click the link below:

In the Northeast-10 LeMoyne is the favorite according to Coach Gaudreau. He goes on to say, “they (LeMoyne) have been the best team in the conference over the last several years.” A dark-horse in the Northeast-10 this spring should be Franklin Pierce. According to Coach Gaudreau they are poised to make a playoff run this spring. Players that we will keep an eye on this spring will be three players from the defending National Champion LeMoyne Dolphins. Those players are Andrew Chadderdon, Gerald O’Brien, and Alex Cameron-Carter.   

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