With a record of 12-0, the Mercyhurst men’s lacrosse team is on a mission to have yet another unforgettable season.
The Lakers are also currently in the NCAA Division II South Regional Rankings.
The Lakers are 12-0 after winning a tough match against Lake Erie College.
Rising to the challenge is senior Zac Reid, who received Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) award on Monday, April 15.
“It’s always nice winning an individual award, but a lot of my offensive production this year has happened because I’m surrounded by a number of talented teammates.
“We have a lot of offensive threats this year both at the attack and midfield, and against Post, I think I just benefited from some good one-on-one matchups on the field,” Reid said.
Reid scored a career-high four goals in the Lakers’ 14-13 win at then-fifth-ranked LIU-Post April 13. He was able to score the first goal of the day 46 seconds into the match.
“Zac comes from an overall great outlook of the game and view of lacrosse, not to mention the fact that he has great academics as well. He is more of a mature player. He has the big picture as far as what needs to go in and what he needs to do throughout the game, and has had extreme growth this year,” Coach Chris Ryan said.
Reid has received a total of 15 goals, along with nine assists this year.
“The team is playing very well as a unit this season. We’re focused and confident in one another, and I think our ability to beat teams in the fourth quarter shows just how tight we are as a whole,” Reid said.
The team will lose nine key players after this season. These players have also seen a record of 54 wins, with a total of only four loses.
“I’m going to miss my teammates and getting the chance to compete with and against them on a daily basis the most. I’ve been pretty fortunate to spend four years at Mercyhurst with a great group of teammates and friends,” Reid said.
“What is unique about our team is that it isn’t just “one” star player, everyone chips in, and they are surrounded by good players, they all contribute the success that we have had,” Ryan said.
The Lakers’ next game before the ECAC semifinals will be at Seton Hill University on Saturday, April 27, at 1 p.m.