Moccia Named NESCAC Player of the Week for Connecticut College
Surging Camels Carry Five-Game Winning Streak into Semifinal Matchup at Tufts
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College senior net-minder Rob Moccia of Malvern, Pa. has been honored as the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week.
Moccia posted a .677 save percentage during a big 2-0 week for the Camels (10-5), who advanced to the semifinals of the NESCAC Men's Lacrosse Championship for only the second time in program history. Wednesday afternoon at Wesleyan, Moccia made eight saves in a 10-4 victory that gave Connecticut College the fourth seed in this year's tournament. He followed on Saturday with 13 stops in an 11-6 decision over Colby.
"Rob has been steady for us all season," Connecticut College Head Men's Lacrosse Coach Dave Cornell said. "He is a very dependable player and a guy that everyone loves to play with and for. This award is testament to all four of our goalies and the work Coach Els does to get this group ready. John Lenehan, Nate Roy and Sean Mackey all prepare like they're going to start each and every game. That effort and attitude pushes our starting goalie to stay sharp. That says a lot about the selflessness of those young men and the leadership those young men are receiving from their positional coach."
Moccia ranks fifth in the league with a 7.91 goals against average and a .583 save percentage.
In 2010, Moccia helped lead the Camels to their inaugural appearance in the NCAA Championship.
Moccia garnered second team All-NESCAC honors in a memorable 14-3 season for Connecticut College. He finished second in NESCAC goals against average (7.26 GAA) and was third in the league with a .617 save percentage.
The surging Camels will visit Tufts University Saturday for a noon-time NESCAC semifinal match up in Medford, Mass.
April 30, 2012