Men's Lacrosse Players Garner NESCAC Honors

(L-R): Eric Rogers, Michael McCormack and Henry Riehl.
(L-R): Eric Rogers, Michael McCormack and Henry Riehl.


Three members of the Middlebury College men's lacrosse team were recognized when the league announced its All-NESCAC teams. Senior Eric Rogers (Lebanon, N.J.) and junior Michael McCormack (Williamstown, Mass.) were named to the first team, while senior Henry Riehl (Baltimore, Md.) earned second-team honors. The group helped lead the Panthers to a 9-7 mark in 2018, with one of the nation's toughest schedules.

Rogers becomes a three-time First-Team All-NESCAC honoree, earning third-team All-American honors as a sophomore and a spot on the second team as a junior. The defender led the Panthers with 14 caused turnovers this season and was second in ground balls with 39. He has been a mainstay on the Middlebury defense for four seasons, serving as a captain this spring. Rogers ends his career starting 67-68 games with 59 caused turnovers and 126 ground balls.

McCormack earns his first all-conference nod as an attackman. He finished the season with 30 goals and 14 assists for 44 points, good for third on the squad. McCormack was tied for the team lead with five man-up goals (9th in NESCAC), while scooping up 19 ground balls this season. The junior earned a point in every game this spring, including five goals in a win over Plattsburgh State.

Riehl led the Panthers with 39 goals in 2018, to go along with 12 assists and 51 points, which placed him second among his teammates. He also recorded a NESCAC-best two man-down goals, while picking up 33 ground balls and taking 134 shots, third among conference foes. Riehl also recorded a point in every game for the past two seasons, with four goals and three assists in a victory over Williams in April. The senior earned at least one point in every game as a junior and senior. He finishes his career with 127 goals and 53 assists for 180 points in 68 games played.