Boston, Mass. – Freshman Nick Johnson (Amherst, Mass.) and junior Ryan Marsh (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) have both been named to the New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) lacrosse second-team it was announced today by Executive Director Patrick Summers.
Marsh had a breakout 2014 season, finishing second in the conference in groundballs (103) and faceoff victories (177). He had several excellent contests, including a 14 groundball, 19 faceoff win total in a 19-7 win over Manhattanville. He also had ten groundballs in a win over Massachusetts Maritime and 12 more in the Cougars' 22-10 triumph at Emerson.
He finished with a goal and three assists on the season as well. His first collegiate goal came in the Scarlet and White's thrilling 10-9 win over DeSales University. He then had two assists in the Emerson win and another in the loss at MIT.
Marsh's groundball total this season is the third most in school history.
Johnson, meanwhile, had one of the best freshman seasons Clark lacrosse has ever seen, finishing with 53 points – the sixth highest point total in school history. He became just the third player in program history to have 30 goals and 20 assists in a single season.
He finished fifth in the league in goals (30) and fourth in assists (23) and points while ranking second in shots.
The league player of the week on April 14, Johnson had at least one goal in 14 of 15 games and had nine multi-goal contests. He scored five goals in a loss to Salve Regina and had seven assists in a win over Anna Maria. His best effort, however, came when he scored the game-tying goal twice in the final five minutes of the Cougars' 6-5 overtime win over Wheaton.
Clark completed the most successful season in program history in 2014, finishing with a school record in wins (8) and advancing to the postseason for the first time ever.
The Cougars will return eight of their top nine scorers and several key defensemen.