November 10, 2009

Mercy Ready to Roll After First Fall Season

from press release

The Mercy College men's lacrosse team entered their first fall ball season with a lot to prove, as they prepared to begin their inaugural season of play in the competitive NCAA Division II East Coast Conference.

In early fall, all 32 members of the 2010 men's lacrosse squad took to Mercy College Field overlooking the Hudson River for their first full-field, outdoor practice ever. Under the direction of head coach Steve Manitta and assistant coach Jordan Levine, the Mavericks went to work preparing for fall play.

On Oct. 17, Mercy College traveled down the river to Throgs Neck, N.Y., to play in three-way tournament at SUNY Martime against the Privateers and Mount Ida in the first-ever Toys for Tots Fall Classic. The Mavericks squad wore pink shoe laces in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

The first-ever fall tournament for the Mavericks highlighted freshman midfielder Alex Martello (Montville, N.J./Montville), freshman attackman Mike Marzocca (North Babylon, N.Y./North Babylon) and freshman attackman Frank Henenlotter (Lynbrook, N.Y./Lynbrook), who combined for 10 points in the two-game round robin. Martello had four goals, Henenlotter netted three, and Marzocca tallied two goals and an assist.

The Mavericks open their 2010 spring season with a scrimmage against Vassar College on Feb. 13 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. First face-off is slated for 1:00 p.m. on Gordon Field.

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