2009 Pilgrim League Postseason Awards Announced
May 4, 2009 - Springfield College senior Jake Beebe has been named the Pilgrim Lacrosse League's Player of the Year after leading Springfield to the NCAA Tournament this season for the second-straight year. For the eighth time in his career, MIT head coach Walter Alessi was chosen the league's Coach of the Year, while Rookie of the Year honors went to Springfield's first-year midfielder Mike Delia.
On Saturday afternoon (May 2), Beebe powered the Pride to its eighth Pilgrim Lacrosse League Championship as Springfield topped second-seeded Wheaton College, 12-7. Beebe pumped in two goals and two assists in the championship game after totaling five goals and three assists in the semifinals. For the year, Beebe, a preseason All-American, has posted 70 points and he has totaled 32 goals and 38 assists.
Springfield will host Mount Ida on Wednesday, May 6th at 7:00 pm in the NCAA Tournament First Round.
Alessi led MIT to the Pilgrim League Tournament for the first time since 2001 as the Engineers entered the postseason as the third-seed. Coaching the Engineers since 1975, this is the eighth time that he has been honored as the top coach in the Pilgrim League. Delia was impressive for the Pride in his first season. The freshman midfielder tallied 13 goals and 10 assists to go along with 36 ground balls as he won just over 58% of his face-offs.
Jake Beebe Springfield A Sr. Sudbury, Mass.
Ben Cederberg Wheaton A So. Duxbury, Mass.
E.J. Peterson Babson A Sr. Framingham, Mass.
Mike Maggio Lasell M Jr. Winchester, Mass.
Jake Jones Springfield M Sr. Amherst, Mass.
Mike Delia Springfield M Fr. Wading River, N.Y.
Sam Burrell Springfield D Sr. Cumberland, Maine
Mike Smith Springfield D Sr. South Hadley, Mass.
Matt Stambler Lasell D Sr. Bay Shore, N.Y.
Tom Albano Springfield GK Sr. Ridgewood, N.J.
Pete Sessa Springfield LSM Jr. Newton, Mass.
Jeff Gomer Wheaton SSD Sr. Duxbury, Mass.
Brandon Keith Lasell A Jr. Marston Mills, Mass.
Ryan Ballentine MIT A Sr. Simsbury, Conn.
Brian Burke Mass. Maritime A Jr. Del Mar, Calif.
Kyle Marzeoti Norwich M Jr. Billerica, Mass.
Matt Enright Babson M Sr. Bristol, R.I.
Corey Garvey MIT M Jr. Garden City, N.Y.
Eric Zuk MIT D So. Carlisle, Mass.
Max Artz Babson D Jr. Gates Mills, Ohio
Tim Roche Clark D So. Centerport, N.Y.
Tyler Campbell Clark GK Sr. Portland, Ore.
Cody Powers Wheaton LSM So. Scarborough, Maine
Chris Jez Springfield SSD Sr. Somers, Conn.
Player of the Year: Jake Beebe, Springfield
Rookie of the Year: Mike Delia, Springfield
Coach of the Year: Walter Alessi, MIT