NEILA honors Fay, Ulbrick, Allard as repeat All-New England selections

Charlie Fay (pictured) was named a First Team All-New England midfielder for the second straight year, joining teammates Fred Ulbrick and Jack Allard as NEILA honorees on May 10, 2016. (File photo by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College) 

LEWISTON, Maine -- The Bates men's lacrosse team's outstanding season yielded All-New England recognition for junior Charlie Fay, junior Fred Ulbrick and senior Jack Allard, as the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association announced its year-end awards Tuesday.

All three Bobcats are repeat All-New England selections. Fay and Ulbrick repeated as First Team selections at midfield and defense, respectively, while Allard was named Second Team at attack.

The NEILA All-New England teams are nominated by head coaches from across the region and voted on by coaches within each division. For Divisions I and II, a First Team and Second Team is selected, while Division III also includes an Honorable Mention team. The teams consist each of three attack, three midfielders, three defensemen, one goalie, one face-off specialist, one long stick midfielder and one short stick defensive midfielder. 

Fay and Allard proved to be one of the most lethal scoring combinations in the country. They combined to score 89 goals this season; Fay ranked fourth in the league with his career-high 45 goals, in addition to six assists and 31 ground balls. Allard scored 44 goals with 21 assists and 33 ground balls this season. 

Allard is tied for fifth in the NESCAC in goals with 44, as well as third in the league in points (a career-high 65) and 12th in assists (a career-high 21). The one-time All-America selection has 149 goals in his career, ranking among the most prolific scorers in the program's history.

Ulbrick led the Bobcats in caused turnovers (20) and committed only three turnovers while collecting 27 ground balls. 

The No. 14 nationally ranked Bobcats (11-4) matched their program record for victories in a season and defeated NESCAC champion Tufts for the second straight year, but they were denied a spot in the 32-team Division III Championship tournament. Only three teams from the New England Small College Athletic Conference (Amherst, Middlebury, Tufts) received bids.

2016 NESCAC Men's Lacrosse All-Conference Teams