As 2015 winds down, we will take a look back at the Top Ten moments of the calendar year. We will announce one a day for ten business days with the top moment being announced on New Year's Eve.
Hope you enjoy the holiday season.
TOP MOMENT #6 – MEN'S AND WOMEN'S LACROSSE DEBUTS AT INTERCOLLEGIATE LEVEL
Both the men's and women's Coast Guard Lacrosse programs entered the NCAA ranks this past season joining the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) for their inaugural season.
The men's team finished the year 4-10 overall and 2-5 in the NEWMAC. The Bears earned their first win against Albertus Magnus (16-8) on March 17th and their first conference win against Emerson (18-4) on April 18th. Senior Justin Huemme was the Bears top offensive threat last season as he scored 22 goals and collected 29 total points. With a core of veterans returning and a solid incoming freshman class Coast Guard looks to build on an optimistic first year.
The women's team opened up the programs debut season with a 4-11 overall record. The Bears first win came against Maritime (N.Y.) (12-7) on March 7th. Their biggest win of the year came against archrival Merchant Marine as Coast Guard left no doubt, dispatching the Mariners 14-5 in the Bears final game of the season. Junior Niki Kruger led the Bears last season scoring a team high 29 goals and registering 32 points. The future looks bright for Coast Guard as they only graduate three seniors from last years team and also bring in a talented freshman class for the Bear's second season at the NCAA level.