Story written and posted by Anthony Perry, Rivier University Sports Information Director
(Winthrop, Mass.) The Great Northeast Athletic Conference announced earlier today their annual Men's Lacrosse All-Conference teams and three members of the Rivier University Men's Lacrosse program were selected. Seniors Eric Guinasso (Pelham, N.H.), Colby Larsen (Windham, N.H.) and sophomore Dylan McSparren (Warwick, R.I.) were all tabbed All-Conference members after leading the Raiders to an overall record of 12-4 and an appearance in the GNAC Semifinals.
This is the third time in four years that Larsen was placed on the All-Conference second team. Larsen finished the season with a career high of 65 points on 46 goals and 19 assists. He also finishes his stellar career in Raider Blue as the program's all-time goal leader at 157 and finished with 202 points while playing in 58 games. The highlight of his season came in the program's first ever home playoff game as the senior attackman scored six goals in leading the Raiders over Anna Maria, 15-5. His eight total points from that game matched his previous high total of 8 in the team's 14-11 win at JWU on April 6th.
Guinasso was named to the All-Conference second team for the second consecutive year as he was named to the All-Conference second team in 2018. Guinasso had the best season of his career as he totaled 51 points on 37 goals and 14 assists. He finishes his career with 80 goals scored, 55 assists and 135 total points while recording his best game of the season in the team's 17-7 win over Northern Vermont University-Lyndon. Guinasso totaled seven points on five goals and two assists.
McSparren earned his first All-Conference recognition as he was selected to the All-Conference third team. The second year attackman was outstanding all season for the Raiders as he scored 47 goals and dished out 26 assists for 73 total points. He also eclipsed the 100 point mark for his career after totaling just 37 points in his rookie season. McSparren recorded his game-high of seven points in the team's 15-10 win at Regis College as he poured in six goals and added an assist. He also recorded six points in four other contests throughout the year.
Link to official release from the GNAC: https://www.thegnac.com/sports/mlax/2018-19/releases/20190506kex09o
Other GNAC Awards:
Senior Chris Pennie (Wilmington, Mass.) was named to the GNAC All-Sportsmanship team and both McSparren and senior Ken Whittier (Amherst, N.H.) were selected to the GNAC All-Tournament team as announced by the conference following the conclusion of the championship game.