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Five Dartmouth Players Earn NEILA Postseason Honors

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By Doug Austin
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HANOVER, N.H. — The New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) announced its postseason awards on Wednesday, and Dartmouth's Pat Flynn earned a spot on the second team All-NEILA. The Big Green also had four players named to the Senior Scholar-Athlete Team. Fergus Campbell (New Canaan, Conn.), Kip Dooley (Minneapolis, Minn.), Drew Tunney (Greenwich, Conn.) and Colin Delaney (Darien, Conn.) each received the honor. 

Flynn is one of three defensemen on the second team. Flynn was a standout for the Big Green this season, starting all 14 games for Dartmouth on defense. He finished the year with a team-leading 16 caused turnovers. The team forced 9.00 turnover per game, which ranks in the top 10 in the country. Flynn also helped the squad hold opponents to 10.93 goals per game, which marked an improvement from 11.00 in 2011. The junior also earned Second Team All-Ivy honors for the first time in his career on May 2.

The Scholar-Athlete Team acknowledges the graduating seniors from their respective schools, who have earned over a 3.0 grade point average and have excelled on the field.

Campbell started every game at goalkeeper this year with a 10.38 goals against average, 136 saves and a .502 save percentage in 780:38 minutes. He had a season-high 15 saves three times the year, coming against Colgate, UNC and Vermont. He finishes his career fifth on the Big Green's all-time saves list with 511. He also ends his career with 48 games played, which is the third-most for a goalie at Dartmouth.

Dooley finished second on the team in scoring. He totaled 13 goals and 13 assists for 26 points. He registered four-or-more points in three games, while twice totaling five points in a contest. He finishes his career with 96 career points on 49 goals and 47 assists in 51 career games.

Tunney led the team in points and assists this season. He finished the year with 17 goals and 25 assists for 42 points. The senior had four man-up goals and one man-down score. He also grabbed 22 ground balls and caused seven turnovers.

Delaney finished seventh on the team in scoring with 14 points. He recorded 11 goals and three assists on 48 shots. Delaney led the team in man-up goals with five. He grabbed 24 ground balls and caused eight turnovers.

Will Manny of UMass was named the NEILA Player of the year, Kevin Mass of Bryant was the Rookie of the Year and Greg Cannella of UMass was the Coach of the Year.