MacNeil Named First-Team All-Conference

Ryan MacNeil anchored one of the league's stingiest defenses on his way to first-team all-conference accolades.
Ryan MacNeil anchored one of the league's stingiest defenses on his way to first-team all-conference accolades.

Boston, Mass. – After a monster senior season, Clark University star long stick midfielder, Ryan MacNeil (Weymouth, Mass.) has been named New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) First-Team All-Conference it was announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon.

The honor for MacNeil is the first of his career and comes on the heels of the best season in school history. MacNeil helped anchor a defense that held opponents to just 148 goals in 18 games, the third fewest in the conference and an 8.22 goals against average, which ranked second.

Individually, MacNeil ranked ninth in the league in caused turnovers (19) and tenth in ground balls (52).  One of the highlights of his season came in Florida when the Cougars were locked in a one-goal battle with Saint John Fisher. With the Cardinals in possession of the ball and under a minute to play, MacNeil caused a turnover and scooped up the subsequent ground ball as the Scarlet and White held on for the dramatic win.

A starter in all 18 games this season, MacNeil recorded two assists – one on a Nick Johnson score in the win over Coast Guard and the other on a Brandon King tally in the victory at Massachusetts Maritime.

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