Bentley Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference Selections

Brown Chosen to Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference Team

WALTHAM, Mass. – Bentley University attacker Jackie Brown (Brookfield, Conn./Brookfield) has been named to the Northeast-10 Women’s Lacrosse Academic All-Conference team, it was announced Tuesday.

Brown, who is majoring in corporate finance and accounting, was one of 19 women’s lacrosse student-athletes named to the Academic All-Conference team. Selection is contingent upon being either a starter or significant contributor to the team and maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.30.

Brown finished the 2014 season second on the team in points with 39, coming on 32 goals and seven assists. Her 32 goals were second on the team to Carolyn Kynoch (Ashland, Mass./Ashland) and ranked tied for 17th in the NE-10.

In three seasons at Bentley, Brown has amassed 81 goals and 19 assists for 100 points, which ranks 15th on Bentley’s career scoring list. She helped Bentley earn a berth to the NE-10 playoffs this season for the 13th time in the program’s 16-year history.

Sweeney, Dente Earn Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference Honor

WALTHAM, Mass. – Bentley University men’s lacrosse players Billy Sweeney (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) and Matt Dente (Reading, Mass./Reading) have been named to the Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference team for the spring season.

Sweeney and Dente are two of 10 student-athletes that were selected to the men’s lacrosse Academic All-Conference team. To qualify a student-athlete must either be a starter or significant contributor and have achieved at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average.

Sweeney, a 6-2 defenseman, wrapped up his Bentley career this past spring having started all 41 games over the last three seasons. An accountancy major, Sweeney led the team in caused turnovers (19) this season and helped the Falcons post the third lowest team goals against average (8.20) in the NE-10. His stellar play as a senior saw him also be named second team All-NE-10, Division II All-New England by the NEILA and NEILA Division II All-Academic.

Dente is a junior attack majoring in corporate finance and accounting. He played in all 15 games and scored five goals, including two in a win over Assumption April 12. Dente also had goals in wins over Saint Michael’s April 1 and Saint Rose April 5.

Both players helped the Falcons to a 7-4 record in the NE-10 and a berth in the conference playoffs, where they defeated Southern New Hampshire in the first round 8-7 before falling to eventual champions Adelphi in the semifinals.