2019 Bates Men's Lacrosse News

  • Fantoni named USILA Division III Scholar All-American
    June 27, 2019
    Recently graduated Bates men's lacrosse captain Rocco Fantoni earned a spot on the 2019 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association / Warrior and New Balance Division III Scholar All-America team, as announced by the USILA in late June. 
  • Friends of Bates Athletics Challenge: 3 Days, 31 Sports
    May 28, 2019
    The time is now. Let's make today, and tomorrow, an even greater day to be a Bobcat. Click to learn more about the Friends of Bates Athletics Challenge.
  • Trio of men's lacrosse players earn USILA All-America honors
    May 23, 2019
    After two straight USILA Honorable Mention All-America selections, junior Bates men's lacrosse captain Matt Chlastawa moves up to Second Team All-America in 2019, headlining a trio of Bobcats earning national honors as announced Thursday by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.
  • Fantoni, Small selected to play in USILA Senior Division III All-Star Game
    May 22, 2019
    Bates seniors Rocco Fantoni and Andrew Small are among 28 players who will play for the Division III North All-Stars this Friday in the USILA Senior Division III All-Star Game, making it the fourth year in a row the Bobcats will be represented in the prestigious game.
  • NEILA names Chlastawa, Fantoni, Knapton to All-New England squad
    May 14, 2019
    Bates men's lacrosse captains Matt Chlastawa, Rocco Fantoni and Curtis Knapton were all named to the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's Division III All-New England squad on Tuesday, actually receiving the same honors that they did from the New England Small College Athletic Conference on May 2.
  • All-NESCAC recognition goes to men's lax captains Chlastawa, Fantoni, Knapton
    May 02, 2019
    Bates men's lacrosse captains Matt Chlastawa, Rocco Fantoni and Curtis Knapton all received recognition Thursday as the New England Small College Athletic Conference announced the 2019 All-Conference Teams. Chlastawa and Fantoni repeat as All-NESCAC selections while Knapton receives his first all-conference nod.
  • No. 14 men’s lacrosse tripped up in NESCAC quarterfinal at No. 6 Amherst
    April 27, 2019
    The No. 4 seed in the NESCAC tournament and nationally-ranked No. 6 Amherst College men’s lacrosse team topped No. 5 seed and No. 14 in the nation Bates College 23-9 today in a NESCAC quarterfinal played on the Mammoth’s Pratt Field.
  • No. 14 men's lacrosse tops Colby 14-12 in regular-season finale
    April 24, 2019
    The No. 14 nationally ranked Bates men's lacrosse team defeated rival Colby 14-12 in both teams' regular-season finale Wednesday at Garcelon Field, holding off Colby's run of four straight goals over the final 9:18 to pick up its 10th victory of the season.
  • 2019 Men's Lacrosse vs. Colby Video Highlights
    April 24, 2019
    The No. 14 nationally ranked Bates men's lacrosse team defeated rival Colby 14-12 in both teams' regular-season finale Wednesday at Garcelon Field, holding off Colby's run of four straight goals over the final 9:18 to pick up its 10th victory of the season.
  • No. 6 Amherst spoils No. 12 men's lacrosse's senior day
    April 20, 2019
    The No. 12 nationally ranked Bates men's lacrosse team fell 25-12 to No. 6 Amherst Saturday at Garcelon Field.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 139: The battle for first place in the NESCAC
    April 16, 2019
    On this week's Bobcast, we’re previewing the battle for first place in the NESCAC between Bates, Tufts and Amherst men's lacrosse. Plus, the tennis teams enter the heart of NESCAC play and the baseball team prepares for a showdown with Bowdoin. All that and more...
  • No. 12 men's lacrosse falls 19-14 on the road to No. 4 Tufts
    April 16, 2019
    Ben Connelly scored a game-high seven goals and the No. 4 nationally ranked Tufts University Jumbos defeated No. 12 Bates men's lacrosse 19-14 in a NESCAC showdown Tuesday night at Bello Field.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 138: Bobcats dominate NESCAC weekly awards
    April 09, 2019
    Four Bobcats earned awards from the NESCAC for their performances last week. And we talk to all of them on the latest Bates Bobcast! Plus, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee hosted the 1st annual faculty/student basketball game. All that and more...
  • Chlastawa wins his second NESCAC Player of the Week award
    April 08, 2019
    Bates junior Matt Chlastawa was named NESCAC Men's Lacrosse Player of the week for the second time in a month, after leading the No. 12 nationally ranked Bobcats to wins at Bowdoin and Connecticut College last week.
  • No. 12 men's lacrosse wins 15-10 at Connecticut College
    April 06, 2019
    The No. 12 nationally ranked Bates men's lacrosse team led wire-to-wire in recording their third straight NESCAC win Saturday afternoon, winning 15-10 at Connecticut College.
  • No. 12 men's lacrosse wins at Bowdoin for third straight time, defeats Polar Bears 14-12
    April 03, 2019
    Junior captain Curtis Knapton scored the go-ahead goal with 9:45 remaining in regulation to lift the No. 12 nationally ranked Bates men's lacrosse team to a 14-12 win at Bowdoin Wednesday night. 
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 137: Another Bobcat in the NFL
    April 02, 2019
    Sam Francis '17 played football and men's lacrosse at Bates, graduating in 2017. Now, he's a Football Data Analyst for the Cincinnati Bengals. We catch up with him and recap the week that was in Bates athletics, on the latest Bates Bobcast!
  • 2019 Men's Lacrosse vs. Hamilton Video Highlights
    April 01, 2019
    Juniors Matt Chlastawa and Rob Strain led the No. 12 nationally ranked Bates men's lacrosse team to a 17-9 win over Hamilton Saturday afternoon at Garcelon Field.
  • No. 12 men's lacrosse rolls to 17-9 win over Hamilton
    March 30, 2019
    Juniors Matt Chlastawa and Rob Strain led the No. 12 nationally ranked Bates men's lacrosse team to a 17-9 win over Hamilton Saturday afternoon at Garcelon Field.
  • In tale of two halves, No. 11 men's lacrosse falls 16-14 at Williams
    March 23, 2019
    The No. 11 nationally ranked Bates men's lacrosse team fell behind by nine goals in the first half, flipped the script in the second half, but fell just short in a 16-14 loss at Williams Saturday afternoon in NESCAC action.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 135: Women's swimming heads to NCAAs, lacrosse keeps winning
    March 19, 2019
    On this episode of the Bobcast, we chat with the lone senior among the program record-tying nine Bates women's swimmers traveling to the NCAA Championships this week. Plus, the nationally ranked lacrosse teams continue to pick up key victories and women's tennis is ready to make an impact in the NESCAC after a solid trip to Virginia. All that and more, on the Bates Bobcast!
  • No. 11 men's lacrosse wins 12-9 at Keene State
    March 19, 2019
    Tuesday night’s non-conference game at Keene State College proved to be another positive turnout for the No. 11 nationally ranked Bates men’s lacrosse team, in a 12-9 victory which leaves them on a six-game win streak headed into Saturday’s NESCAC game at Williams.
  • No. 13 men's lacrosse wins 20-19 thriller at Trinity
    March 16, 2019
    Curtis Knapton took a flip pass from Otis Klingbeil with 1:58 to go and fired in a goal from the outside to break a 19-19 tie and give the No. 13 Bates men's lacrosse team a wild 20-19 victory at Trinity College on Saturday.
  • Men's lacrosse goalkeepers: Timeshare
    March 14, 2019
    The No. 13 nationally ranked Bates men's lacrosse team is off to a strong start in 2019, including a win over defending NCAA Division III champion Wesleyan. A big reason why: the Bates defense dares to be different. The Bobcats deploy a two-goalkeeper system. Meet the men in the cage: Mitchell Drake and Rob Strain.
  • 2019 Men's Lacrosse vs. Western New England Video Highlights
    March 13, 2019
    The No. 13 nationally ranked Bates men's lacrosse team kept rolling to its fourth straight victory Tuesday night, defeating Western New England University 20-8 in a non-conference game at Garcelon Field.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 134: Breaking records and beating the best
    March 12, 2019
    From the women’s distance medley relay team finishing second in the country at NCAAs, to the men’s lacrosse team upending the top-ranked team in the nation, to a pair of Bobcats winning NESCAC Player of the Week honors, it was quite the week for Bates athletics. And we've got it all covered, on the Bates Bobcast!
  • Chlastawa on USILA Team of the Week, named NESCAC Player of the Week
    March 12, 2019
    Bates junior Matt Chlastawa was named NESCAC Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week on Monday by the New England Small College Athletic Conference, after his superb performance leading the Bobcats to Saturday's win over defending NCAA champion Wesleyan.
  • No. 13 men's lacrosse rolls 20-8 past Western New England
    March 12, 2019
    The No. 13 nationally ranked Bates men's lacrosse team kept rolling to its fourth straight victory Tuesday night, defeating Western New England University 20-8 in a non-conference game at Garcelon Field.
  • No. 20 men's lacrosse takes down defending national champion No. 1 Wesleyan 15-12
    March 09, 2019
    Junior captain Matt Chlastawa scored five goals and dished out five assists to lead the No. 20 nationally ranked Bates men's lacrosse team to a 15-12 win over defending national champion No. 1 Wesleyan Saturday afternoon at Garcelon Field. 
  • 2019 Men's Lacrosse vs. Wesleyan Video Highlights
    March 09, 2019
    Junior captain Matt Chlastawa scored five goals and dished out five assists to lead the No. 20 nationally ranked Bates men's lacrosse team to a 15-12 win over defending national champion No. 1 Wesleyan Saturday afternoon at Garcelon Field. 
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