Michael Antinozzi notched eight points in two games to earn America East Player of the Week honors Monday.
Michael Antinozzi notched eight points in two games to earn America East Player of the Week honors Monday.
Courtesy: America East Communications

Antinozzi, Rooney Tabbed Men's Lacrosse Weekly Honorees

Release: 03/05/2012
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- A pair of four-point performances has earned Binghamton's Michael Antinozzi America East Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week honors, while Stony Brook's Mike Rooney scored twice to take home Rookie of the Week accolades. The awards for the week ending March 4 were announced Monday afternoon.

Antinozzi (Fallston, Md.) tallied eight points in two games last week, starting his week with a four score performance against Cornell Tuesday. The sophomore midfielder kept his team in the game against the third-ranked Big Red, scoring three of his four scores in the third quarter. The third tally tied the game at 10 but Cornell tallied six of the file eight goals of the game. On Saturday, Antinozzi had three scores, an assist and a career-high four ground balls in a loss to Hobart. His 10 goals through three games leads the league.

Rooney (East Islip, N.Y.) scored twice in Stony Brook's 10-9 overtime loss to Marist on Saturday. The redshirt freshman attack has a team-best six scores through three games, which it tied for seventh in the league.

It was a tough week all around as all six teams dropped contests. This week features eight games, including UMBC facing Johns Hopkins in the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic on ESPN3 Saturday.

Team Notes
Albany (0-3)
dropped its third straight game to start the 2012 season, falling to #16 Yale, 13-7, on Saturday... Senior Joe Resetarits (Hamburg, N.Y./Hamburg) scored three goals for the Great Danes to lead the scoring... Resetarits also finished with a team-high eight shots... Two-thirds of the Thompson trio also got in on the scoring action, as Ty (Hogansburg, N.Y./Salmon River Central) scored two goals and Miles (Onondaga Nation, N.Y./LaFayette) added a goal and an assist... Freshman Lyle (Onondaga Nation, N.Y./LaFayette) did make his presence known, as he took three shots and recorded an assist... Senior goalkeeper John Carroll (Nesconset, N.Y./Smithtown East) recorded 10 shots between the pipes... UAlbany will have its first two-game week of the season this week, visiting #5 Massachusetts on Tuesday before hosting Canisius on Saturday at John Fallon Field.

Binghamton (1-2) dropped a pair of tough road games this past week against both Cornell and Hobart. On Tuesday, Binghamton fought #3/5 Cornell an entire hard fought 60 minutes, but fell short 17-12 on the road. Sophomore midfielder Michael Antinozzi (Fallston, Md./Fallston) netted a career-high four goals, while fellow midfielder Tyler Perrelle (Mahopac, NY/ Mahopac) turned in a career performance scoring three goals and dishing out three assists... both career-highs for Perrelle. Freshman goalie Colin Nesdale (Cheshire, Conn/ Bridgton Academy) turned in a solid debut in net, compiling 12 saves. Just four days later, Binghamton fell to host Hobart 15-10. With the Bearcats trailing just 7-6 minutes away from the half, Hobart strung an 8-1 run that extended to the fourth quarter giving them the breathing room needed to come away with the victory. Antinozzi and Perrelle combined for 5 goals and three assists, while junior goalie Kraig Heston (Rochester, NY/Aquinas Institute) tallied seven saves for the Bearcats in defeat. Binghamton looks to end their two-game losing skid when they host Siena Saturday afternoon in Vestal, NY.

In its lone game of the week, Hartford (0-3) charged back from a six goal deficit but fell just one goal shy of completing the comeback on Saturday as it suffered an 11-10 loss at the hands of the No. 12 Denver Pioneers at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium ... It was the second ranked opponent that the Hawks have faced this year in three games ... Junior Rory Nunamacher (Albany, N.Y./Guilderland) paced the Hawks with a pair of goals and an assist while classmate Jared Franze (Glenville, N.Y./Niskayuna) also finished with two goals ... Denver jumped out to a quick 5-1 lead but Hartford cut that advantage to just two before halftime ... The Pioneers again outscored the Hawks, 8-4, to take an 10-5 lead before the visiting team stormed back with a 5-1 run to make it a one goal game at 11-10 with 44 seconds left ... Hartford won the ensuing face-off but could not connect on its final four shot attempts ... The Hawks outshot the Pioneers, 34-21, but struggled to convert at the face-off X, winning just 8-of-24 duels ... The Hawks have two games slated for this week starting with a mid-week match-up at Brown on Wednesday (3:00 p.m.) ... Hartford wraps up its early three-game road stretch on Saturday at Massachusetts (1 p.m.).

UMBC (1-2) rallied from four goals down in the final 13 minutes to send Saturday's contest with Fairfield to overtime, but the Stags won OT's opening draw and scored 44 seconds into the extra frame to prevail, 10-9, at UMBC Stadium on March 3... It was the 20th-ranked Stags' third consecutive overtime victory... UMBC junior attackman Scott Jones (Port Coquitlam, B.C./Terry Fox) scored a season-high four goals, including the game-tying goal with 40 seconds left to cap the rally... He tallied four of UMBC's six second-half goals... The effort was Jones' fifth career hat trick... In its home opener two weeks earlier, UMBC had rallied from an 8-5 fourth quarter deficit to draw even with Robert Morris, but the Colonials prevailed, 10-8... Senior midfielder Rob Grimm (Black River, N.Y./Carthage) moved to 95 career points with a goal and two assists for UMBC... Junior goalkeeper Adam Cohen (Arnold, Md./Severn School) was steady in net with 12 saves for the Retrievers... UMBC missed the cage on 19 of its 32 attempts and the Stags dominated the draws, winning 16 of 23... The Retrievers had won four consecutive one-goal decisions, dating back to a 6-5 loss to Princeton in 2009... UMBC has committed only four fouls through three games and has yet to allow a man-up goal... Senior defender Aaron Verardi (Lutherville, Md./Boys' Latin) and freshman attackman Derek Bertolini (Madison, Conn./Choate) each scored their first career goals in the game... UMBC committed a season-low 12 turnovers in the game and caused a season-high 11 Fairfield miscues... The Retrievers have a challenging week, facing No. 4 Maryland at UMBC Stadium on Tuesday and taking on No. 2 Johns Hopkins at M&T Bank Stadium in the Konica-Minolta Face-Off Classic on Saturday.

Stony Brook (0-3) lost to Marist, 10-9, in its first home game of the season ... The Seawolves are 0-3 to start a season for the first time since 2006 ... the last three times Stony Brook opened a season 0-3 (2001, 2004, 2006), it won the following game ... four players had two goals for Stony Brook, including seniors Russ Bonanno (Seaford, N.Y./Seaford) and Robbie Campbell (Delta, British Columbia/Seaquam), who added an assist apiece ... the first three quarters of the game featured six ties and five lead changes, but Stony Brook led 9-7, the only two-goal lead of the game, with 10:29 left in the fourth ... two costly penalties allowed Marist to score two man-up goals, and with 36 seconds left, Marist scored the game-winner ... the Seawolves travel to face No. 18 Delaware on Saturday, March 10 at 3 p.m. ... Stony Brook is 6-2 all-time against the Blue Hens, winning five straight games ... in the last four games against Delaware, Stony Brook is averaging nearly 15 goals per game.

Vermont (0-3) dropped its only game of the week, falling to Bryant on the road 15-8 … Senior Geoff Worley (Coronado, Calif./Coronado) and junior A.J. Masson (Newmarket, Ontario/St. Andrew’s) each registered three points for the Cats … Worley had two goals and an assist, while Masson had a goal and two assists … With Vermont trailing 5-4, Bryant scored seven of the next eight goals to pull away … Junior Drew Philie (Sandwich, Mass./Deerfield Academy) and sophomore Connor McNamara (Winchester, Mass./Brewster Academy) each added their third goals of the season … Saturday was the third career meeting between the two teams, as the home team has won each time … Vermont returns to action on Tuesday when it travels to face top-ranked Virginia starting at 7 p.m. … The Cats will also play their first home game of the season on Sunday when they host Fairfield at 1 p.m. in the first men’s lacrosse game to be played on the brand new Virtue Field.