Men's Lacrosse Players Honored

May 10, 2007

Five members of the Middlebury College men's lacrosse team earned All-NESCAC honors when the teams were announced. Sophomores Mike Stone (Boston, Mass.) and James Guay (North Scituate, R.I.) earned first-team honors, while junior Jim Cabrera (Old Greenwich, Conn.) and seniors Nick Bastis (Old Greenwich, Conn.) and Peter Mellen (Cherry Hill, N.J.) were named to the second team.

Stone had an impressive year on the Middlebury attack, ranking second on the team with 27 goals to go along with his seven assists for 34 points on the year. He was also among the team's leaders with 37 ground balls on the year, while tying for the team-lead with four man-up goals.

Guay was the leader of a Middlebury defense that allowed a NESCAC-best 7.55 goals/game this season. Aside from the team's face-off men, Guay paced the team with 79 ground balls on the year.

Cabrera, the league's rookie of the year in '05, earns an All-NESCAC spot for the third straight season. The junior led the team in scoring this season with 28 goals and 11 assists for 39 points, despite missing a pair of games. He also scored three man-up and three-game winners this season to go along with his 32 ground balls.

Bastis was tied for second on the Panther squad with 25 goals, while dishing out a dozen assists for 37 points on the season. He has been a consistent scorer who was second only to Cabrera in shots attempted this season.

Mellen earns NESCAC honors as a specialist for the second year in a row. The senior continues to be one of the top face-off men in the country, winning .655 of his attempts this season. He led the team with 107 ground balls this season, 28 more then his nearest teammate. Mellen also got into the offense in '07 scoring seven goals with nine assists for 16 points.