Five men’s lacrosse players named All-Conference

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Five men’s lacrosse players named All-Conference

Kelly Insalaco, Staff Writer

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The Hartford men’s lacrosse team delivered exciting news during its annual banquet on Wednesday, May 1. Five members of the team were named to the America East All-Conference teams, including senior Dylan Jinks, junior Ty Thompson, sophomore Christian Paley, and freshmen Andrew Boniface and Chris Campbell. The two freshmen received America East All-Rookie Team recognition after stellar first season performances. Boniface had a solid first-year campaign with the Hawks, filling up the stat sheets with 20 points. In addition to his nine goals and 11 assists, he picked up 11 ground balls over 15 starts. On the opposite end of the field, Campbell anchored the Hawks defense with solid starts in all 15 games. He led the team with 11 caused turnovers, and was tied for fourth in most ground balls with 29. Paley, an attack player for the Hawks, took home All-Academic Team honors with his impressive performances inside and outside the classroom. Scoring 15 goals and dishing out 12 assists in 14 starts, Paley exemplified what it means to be a student athlete, earning a 3.87 GPA as a marketing major. Upperclassmen Ty Thompson and senior Dylan Jinks highlighted the award winners by earning Second Team All-Conference recognition. Thompson was a key contributor to the Hawks’ attacking line in his first season with the Hawks. He finished second on the team in points, recording 50. He ranked fourth in the America East with 3.33 points per game, and also proved to be one of the league’s top playmakers, dishing out 1.93 assists per game. Jinks has made his presence known on the lacrosse field since he stepped foot in Hartford. Scoring a career-high 37 goals to lead Hartford with 58 points this season, he became the most recent player in program history to score 100 career goals. He is currently ranked second in the America East in both goals per game with 2.47 and points per game with 3.8. Jinks also joined Paley on the America East All-Academic Team for the third time in his career. In addition to his success on the field with a career total of 176 points, 103 goals, and 73 assists, Jinks has held a 3.40 cumulative GPA as a radiologic technology major. With five players receiving postseason recognition, including three underclassmen, the future looks bright for the Hartford men’s lacrosse team in their upcoming seasons.