Three to play in NEILA senior game

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: June 3, 2011
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Mark Squicciarino

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Colby College men's lacrosse players Chris Healy (New Canaan, Conn.), Mark Squicciarino (Titusville, N.J.), and Craig Bunker (Topsfield, Mass.) will all get one more opportunity to play a collegiate lacrosse game in the 2011 Skor Sports All-Star Game.

The contest takes place at Endicott College on Sunday at 2 p.m. and is sponsored by the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA).

The East team attacks are comprised of Keith Merluzzo (SNHU), Jack Curtis (Endicott), Matt Savage (Mt. Ida), Ben Cederberg (Wheaton), and Chris Landers (Wheaton).  In the midfield, Matt Boilard (Bentley), Dante Mancini (Bentley), Bunker, Daniel Utz (Gordon), Jim Turenne (Roger Williams), Logan Roebuck (Roger Williams), Chris Cotter (Endicott), Chris Bulkley (Lasell), Squicciarino, and Ryan Henry (Saint Anselm).  The East defense consists of Phil Ketrelakes (Merrimack), Matt Witko (Tufts), Stuart Knechtle (Gordon), Andrew Pochebit (Endicott), Bob Crossett (Endicott), Bill Eagan (Mt. Ida), and Healy (Colby).  The two goalkeepers are Brendan Gill (Salem State), and Eric Walsh (Lasell).

On the West squad, the attacks are Christian Haggerty (Quinnipiac), Aaron McNab (AIC), Grant Albertson (ECSU), John Murphy (Assumption), and John Gabriel (NEC).  The midfielders are Kevin Kelly (Quinnipiac), Dan MacIsaac (AIC), Mark Mangano (Conn. College), Mike Santare (WNEC), Colin Houlihan (WNEC), Shawn Runyon (Springfield), Nick Violandi (Assumption), Matt Sweeney (Husson), Stephen Espinola (UMass-Dartmouth), and Mike Nardella (WNEC).  On defense, Conor Flynn (Hartford), Theodore Bascom (Trinity), Billy Kelsey (WNEC), Kevin Schofield (Clark), Justin Dube (Plymouth State), and Derek Weckbacher (NEC).  Between the pipes are Scott Vogel (Assumption) and Kevin Benzing (Quinnipiac).

Bunker, Squicciarino, and Healy recently were invited to play in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) North-South All-Star Game. Bunker was 10-for-18 on face-offs in the game and had seven groundballs for the North squad in a 20-15 loss to the South. Squicciarino had no stats in the game, while Healy missed the contest because of another event.

Healy was tied for seventh in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) games in total groundballs (36) and groundballs per game (4.0). He had 50 groundballs and a pair of goals on defense. Healy finished his career with six goals on just 13 shots and 111 groundballs.

Squicciarino finished his Colby career with 59 goals and 33 assists for 92 career points. He increased his assist total every season and had 15 goals and 15 assists for 30 points this year. Squicciarino, with his hard shot, also was tough in man-up situations with 11 goals in the last three years.

Bunker is Colby's first-ever three-time All-American and was a three-time All-NESCAC First Team selection. Bunker was fourth nationally in face-off percentage (.714) and 17th in groundballs per game (7.69) this past season. He led the NESCAC in total groundballs (123), groundballs per game, and face-off percentage.


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