Joy, Loughlin and Moriarty Claim Spots on NE10 Weekly Honor Roll

Joy, Loughlin and Moriarty Claim Spots on NE10 Weekly Honor Roll

COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College men's lacrosse graduate student Brian Loughlin (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston), junior Will Moriarty (Ashland, Mass./Catholic Memorial) and sophomore Dominic Joy (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough) were all named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on Sunday, April 14. Joy earned his fourth accolade of the spring, while Loughlin and Moriarty each claimed their second NE10 Weekly Honor Roll recognition.

Loughlin turned in three goals, seven assists, four ground balls and two caused turnovers during a 1-1 week. In a 10-5 loss to Southern New Hampshire University on Wednesday, he scored once with two ground balls and two caused turnovers before turning in two goals, a program-record-tying seven assists and two ground balls during a 16-5 win over American International College on Saturday. Loughlin became the fourth Purple Knight ever with seven helpers in one game, and the first since Mike Curley '05 on April 5, 2005.

During the AIC contest, Loughlin broke Mike Riddell's '88 long-standing program mark for career assists (83), as Loughlin completed the day with 86. He is now second in program history in points (161), behind only Riddell (173). The third-year captain is 10th in the NE10 this season with 19 assists, 13th in points (41) and tied for 18th in goals (22), just three short of the career high he set in 2016 as a sophomore. Loughlin missed all but two games last year due to injury and returned this spring to use his fourth season of eligibility.

Moriarty posted nine ground balls and eight caused turnovers last week. He had nine ground balls and five caused turnovers at Southern New Hampshire before turning in three more caused turnovers versus AIC. The Division II leader in both caused turnovers (38) and caused turnovers per game (3.2), Moriarty is already third in program history in career caused turnovers (63), within 14 of the record. His 38 this spring alone are second all-time, and trail Peter Hanson '12 for the program standard by six. The captain adds 30 ground balls.

Joy notched an 8.00 goals-against average and a .600 save percentage with 9.0 saves per game last week. At Southern New Hampshire, Joy made 13 saves with two ground balls before posting five more stops and yielding two goals in the first half versus AIC. In his first season as a starting goalie, Joy is third in the NE10 in saves per game (11.4) and sixth in both save percentage (.552) and GAA (10.47). He is 16th in Division II in save percentage.

The Purple Knights, who are 4-8 overall and 1-7 in the NE10 but have suffered six losses by five goals or less, host Saint Anselm College today at 3:30 p.m. The Hawks are receiving votes toward both national polls.