WATERVILLE, Maine -- Colby College's Tucker Dietrick (Wellesley, Mass.), C.J. Layton (Wakefield, Mass.), and Graham Lian (Alexandria, Va.) were all named honorable mention selections on the New England
Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Preseason Division III Team.
Dietrick (pictured right) was selected as a midfielder, Layton plays in goal, and Lian is a defender.
Dietrick had a breakout 2017 season with 13 goals and 11 assists for 24 points. He was second on the Mules in assists, fourth in scoring, and had 11 ground balls. Dietrick, a senior, has 21 goals and 16
assists for 37 career points.
Layton was terrific in goal for the Mules, earning All-New England Small College Athletic Conference Second Team honors. The junior was first in the league in saves per game (13.5), fourth in save percentage (55.8), and fifth in goals against average (11.06).
Lian (pictured bottom) continued his fine play on defense by placing third on the team in both ground balls (28) and caused turnovers (11). The senior has 82 career ground balls and 43 caused turnovers.
Colby opens the season at Amherst College on Saturday, March 3, at 1 p.m. The Mules have their home opener Saturday, March 10, at 1 p.m. at Harold Alfond Stadium.
New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association
Attack: Danny Murphy, Tufts; Henry Riehl, Middlebury; Colin Minicus, Amherst
Midfield: Andrew Ford, Amherst; Matt Crowell, Bowdoin; Brogan Mahon, Amherst
Goalie: Ben Shmerler, Tufts
Defense: Connor Lansdale, Tufts; Eric Rogers, Middlebury; Parker
Face-Off Specialist: Ben Parens, Conn. College
Short-Stick Def. Midfielder: Jimmy McAfee, Amherst
Long-Stick Midfielder: Jordan Sanford, Amherst
Matt Chlastawa, Bates; Evan Wolf, Amherst; Brett Kujala, Bowdoin
Midfield: Dan Buckman, Bowdoin; Parker Lawlor, Middlebury; Frank Hattler, Tufts
Goalie: Chase Midgley, Middlebury; Jake Reynolds, Springfield
Defense: Arend Broekmate, Tufts; Connor Eschmann, Springfield; Gabriel
Goncalves, Amherst; Jack O’Donoghue, Babson
Face-Off Specialist: Dylan Finazzo, Amherst
Short-Stick Def. Midfielder: Cam Irwin, Tufts
Long-Stick Midfielder: Rock Stewart, Williams
Attack: Ben Connolly, Tufts; AJ Kucinski, Middlebury; PJ Kelleher,
Midfield: Brendan Hoffman, Williams; Dahnique Brown-Jones, Bates;
Tucker Dietrick, Colby
Goalie: CJ Layton, Colby
Defense: John Kapnis, Springfield; Graham Lian, Colby; Grant Garrity, Endicott
Face-Off Specialist: Henry Hollen, Tufts
Short-Stick Def. Midfielder: Hayden Souza, Endicott
Long-Stick Midfielder: Oskar Djusberg, W. New England
July 6, 2018 Capron named new men's lacrosse assistant coach
June 14, 2018 Dietrick earns NEILA lacrosse academic honor
May 18, 2018 Colby has 11 on NESCAC Spring All-Sportsmanship Team
April 25, 2018 Dietrick has another big game in setback to Bobcats
April 17, 2018 Men's lacrosse takes easy win over Maine Maritime
April 14, 2018 Men's lacrosse drops road game to Williams
April 7, 2018 Men's lacrosse falls one goal short in 11-10 setback
March 31, 2018 Men's lacrosse falls to No. 5 Cardinals
March 27, 2018 Hassan's overtime goal leads men's lacrosse past UNE, 9-8
March 24, 2018 Big second half not enough in tough loss for men's lacrosse
March 21, 2018 Men's lacrosse scores 20 in victory over Husson
March 17, 2018 Men's lacrosse falls in league game to Jumbos
March 10, 2018 Men's lacrosse wins home opener over Hamilton, 10-8
March 3, 2018 Men's lacrosse opens season with road game setback
February 15, 2018 Men's lacrosse has three on NEILA preseason team