Seven Men's Lax Players Earn NESCAC Honors - Broome Is Rookie Of The Year

May 2, 2013

Seven members of the Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team were honored when the NESCAC announced its all-league teams. Seniors Andrew Metros (Great Neck, N.Y.) and Billy Chapman (Greenwich, Conn.) both earned first-team honors, while first-year player Jon Broome (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) was named the NESCAC Rookie of the Year while earning second-team honors. Joining him on the second team were seniors Zach Driscoll (Concord, Mass.) and Brian Foster (Medfield, Mass.) and juniors Darric White (Fairfield, Conn.) and Nate Gaudio (Cheshire, Conn.). The group are preparing for the weekend’s NESCAC Tournament, hosted by the Panthers on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium.

Chapman earns a spot on the first-team after earning second-team honors a year ago, while White is now a two-time honoree as a long-stick midfielder. The duo, along with Driscoll, have helped anchor a Panther defense that allow 8.40 goals/game this season. White owns a team-high 61 ground balls this season, followed closely by Chapman (59) and Driscoll (38). Chapman owns a team-best 24 caused turnovers, edging Driscoll (23) and White (15).

White has entered the scoring column five times this season to go along with a pair of assists for seven points. Chapman (3-3-6) and Driscoll (1-3-4) have also found the back of the net for the Panthers this season.

Metros earns first-team honors as a Panther midfielder. He is currently tied for second on the team with 32 points, while ranking third with 12 assists and fourth with 20 goals. The senior has scored 11 goals in his last four games, including a season-high four in the regular season finale at Williams.

Broome enjoyed an impressive rookie season for the Panthers, pacing the league in goals/game (2.93), while ranking second with 3.60 points/contest. The first-year attackman owns a team-high 44 goals and 54 points to go along with his 10 assists. He owns 12 multiple-goal games in ’13, including setting a new NESCAC Tournament record last weekend with a career-best eight tallied in a win over Amherst.

Foster earns a second-team spot as a specialist, handling the Panther face-off duties for the past four seasons (1,013 face-offs). This season, Foster has taken 326 face-offs, winning 190 of them for a .583 winning percentage. He enjoyed a dominate performance in a win over NEC this year, taking 17 of 20 attempts.

In his second season as a starter, Gaudio earned second-team honors between the pipes. He has played all but seven minutes in goal this season, owning a 13-2 mark. Gaudio owns an 8.69 goals against average to go along with a .564 save percentage. He made a season-high 17 saves in the season-opening win at Bates, making 10 or more stops eight times in ’13.