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Men’s Lacrosse Hosts Annual Preseason Media Day

Head coach Scott Nelson, captains Greg Cove and Matt Springer preview 2013 campaign

February 20, 2013


Men’s Lacrosse Hosts Annual Preseason Media Day

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Contact: Mike Porter (sports1@binghamton.edu)

Vestal, N.Y.—On Tuesday afternoon, head coach Scott Nelson sat alongside captains Greg Cove and Matt Springer to discuss the upcoming 2013 spring season at the program’s annual preseason media day. Nelson, who begins his second year at the helm, chatted about the team’s progress in preseason practice and what to expect from this year’s squad.

Binghamton begins their 2013 spring season on the road this Saturday as they take on Preseason MAAC favorites Siena (0-2) at 1 p.m. in Loudonville, N.Y.. The Bearcats return a conference-high 29 letterwinners from a season ago, including six starters. BU finished the 2012 season with a record of 4-9, but lost a total of three games by just a single goal. On offense, their top five leading scorers return led by junior midfielder Mike Antionzzi who scored a school-record 32 goals last year.

Last season, Binghamton won their season opener 10-8 over Lafayette in what was a memorable game at the Bearcats Sports Complex. Through snowy and blistery conditions, BU jumped ahead to a 10-4 lead and never looked back. Antinozzi recorded his first career hat trick (one of six he had on the season). Later in the season, Binghamton squared off with Siena and bested the Saints by a score of 9-7; also at home. Five players recorded a goal, led by Antinozzi’s career-high five scores.

BU will be led in the locker room by a group of four captains. Joining Springer and Cove are seniors Tyler Perrelle and Shane Warner. With a crop of 15 newcomers entering the program, these upperclassmen will lead the way in search of Binghamton’s eighth trip to the America East Tournament. Conference play begins at home on March 30 against preseason favorites Albany, who recently cracked the top-20 of the USILA and Inside Lacrosse polls after an upset over national powerhouse Syracuse.

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