Two of the top players from the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region, former Manhasset star Connor English (left) and former Ridgefield standout Matt White (below right), both made successful and memorable collegiate debuts today as freshmen at the University of Virginia. Both White and English scored goals as Virginia rallied for an 11-8 win at Drexel, giving Cavaliers coach Dom Starsia his 200th career win.

Steele Stanwick led UVa with three goals and two assists. Former John Jay standout Chris Bocklet had two goals and two assists.

Virginia, which fell behind 4-1 after the first quarter, outscored the Dragons 5-1 in the final period.

The game also marked the collegiate debut of former Iona Prep star Nick Trizano, a freshman attackman at Drexel, and the debut of new Drexel coach Brian Voelker, the former head coach at Penn. Voelker replaces Chris Bates, who left Drexel to take over the Princeton program after former Princeton coach Bill Tierney departed for Denver.

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7 Responses to “English, White notch goals in their collegiate debuts”

  1. lax watch says:

    Tyler Perelle scored winner in Binghampton’s 7-6 win over Colgate

  2. Ride the Wave says:

    Darien’s own Cooper MacDonnell scored the game winner to give Loyola an 8-7 win over #11 Navy. Huge win for a Loyola program that has been down for around 10 years – maybe there biggest in the last 10 years! Cooper had a career high 6 goals. Last year, he scored 30 goals.

  3. Bronco Bob says:

    Joe the college choice of Jack Near you broke the news about earlier this week looks even better now. Notre Dame beat #2 Duke 11-7 today … at Duke! Great choice again Jack and thank you Joe for all you do for the game of lacrosse.

  4. Just Sayin says:

    Wave… Loyola will get some big contributions from another player from this region soon… Michael Bonitatibus from Yorktown…

  5. Zaq12123 says:

    Here are stats through 2 games from UVA website

    ## Name GP-GS G A Pts Sh Shot% SOG SOG% GB T/O CT

    7 Connor English 2-2 4 0 4 10 .400 8 .800 2 1 1
    4 Matt White 2-0 2 0 2 4 .500 4 1.000 0 2 0

  6. Zaq12123 says:

    sorry it didnt match up well when it printed

  7. Cavy Lax says:

    Keep up the great work guys!

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