AMHERST, Mass. – Sacred Heart men's lacrosse senior midfielder Max Tuttle found himself named to the 2019 New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's (NEILA) All-New England Preseason First Team, as announced by the committee on Wednesday, February 20.
Tuttle collects another prestigious honor in the preseason as he was already named to the 2019 Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-America Second Team in January. He entered his senior season as the reigning Northeast Conference Player of the Year after accumulating a SHU single-season program record 64 points in his junior year.
|2019 NEILA All-New England First Team|
|Chris Gray||Boston Univ.||Attack|
|Max Tuttle||Sacred Heart||Midfield|
|Quintin Germain||Boston Univ.||Defense|
|Joe McSorley||Boston Univ.||Goalkeeper|
|John Daniggelis||Yale||Short Stick Defense|
|TD Ierlan||Yale||Face-off Specialist|
|Robert Mooney||Yale||Long Stick Midfielder|
With 15 points (nine goals, six assists) already through three games in 2019, Tuttle ranks 27th in the nation in points per game (5.00). He hit a major career milestone on Saturday, becoming just the fourth player in program history to net 100 career goals. Tuttle has amassed 155 career points (104 goals, 51 assists) and is just six away from becoming the program's all-time career points leader. He is also currently fourth all-time at SHU with 104 career goals and sixth with 51 career assists.
Tuttle joins a crowded NEILA All-New England First Team as the list includes seven members of the reigning NCAA National Champion Yale, in addition to three players from Boston Univ. and two from UMass.
The Pioneers and Tuttle are back in action at home on Saturday with a showdown against crosstown foe Fairfield at 1 PM. These two sides, separated by a mere six miles, are meeting for the first time since the 2005 season.