Skelton, Lynch earn GNAC awards Reply

Zachary Gray – Co-Editor-In-Chief

Senior Mike Skelton and junior Bridget Lynch were each named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Player of the Year for a second consecutive year after record-breaking seasons.

Skelton led the GNAC with 20 goals and 44 points, both Lasell men’s soccer single-season records. In the GNAC quarterfinals against Rivier, Skelton became the first player in team history to score 50 career goals. The Conway, NH native was named GNAC player of the week three times during the season.

Lynch finished the women’s season with a Lasell record 33 goals and 73 points while becoming the program’s all-time leader in goals and points. In an 8-0 victory over Norwich on October 14, Lynch tied and broke numerous school records. The Dover, NH native tied the Lasell record of goals in a game with five, set the new single-game record for points with 12, and became the program’s all-time leader in goals and points.

“I got to give a lot of credit to my teammates,” said Lynch. “They set me up to break those records and to get me where I am today.

Several Lasell players also earned GNAC honors. On the men’s side, senior Cedric Dybaud joined Skelton on the All-GNAC First team. Senior Nery Guerra and junior Manny Alves were named to the All-GNAC Second team. Senior Sokol Bako received

All-GNAC Third team honors for the Lasers. For the women, freshman Devon Day was named to the All-GNAC Second team and seniors Jamie Osterberg and Jill Greaney received All-GNAC Third team honors.

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