For the first time in the Mercy College Athletics history, the Mercy NCAA Division II Men’s Lacrosse team has advanced to a national championship game. Coach Jordan Levine and his No. 1 seeded Mercy College men's lacrosse team earned a 12-11 win over defending national champion No. 3 seeded Le Moyne College in an NCAA Division II Men's Lacrosse Championship National Semifinal last Sunday afternoon at SUNY Purchase.
The NCAA Division II Men’s Lacrosse National Championship Game will be played against The University of Tampa on Sunday, May 29 at 4 p.m. at Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. Mercy College asks everyone attending in support of the Mavericks to show their Mercy pride by wearing blue. To buy tickets to the game, please see below.
Here is a breakdown of how Mercy men's lacrosse won the Division II Men's Lacrosse Championship National Semifinal:
Powered by the game-winning goal in double overtime from graduate student Dominic Scorcia (Franklin Square, N.Y./Carey), off an assist from sophomore Andrew Calabria (Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Sachem North), and a game-high 16 saves from senior Tommy Umano (Seaford, N.Y./Seaford), the No. 1 seeded Mercy College men's lacrosse team earned a 12-11 win over defending national champion No. 3 seeded Le Moyne College in an NCAA Division II Men's Lacrosse Championship National Semifinal on Sunday afternoon at SUNY Purchase.
The Mavericks (16-1) have won 13 games in a row and defeat the Dolphins (16-4) for just the second time in program history. Mercy hands Le Moyne their fourth loss of the season, which is the most losses the Dolphins have had in a season since 1999. Mercy becomes the first ECC school to play for the title since LIU Post in 2014. Mercy will face Tampa in the National Championship Game on Sunday, May 29th at 4 p.m. at Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut.
Scorcia had three goals and now has 51 goals on the year, setting a school-record for goals in a single season. The previous record was 48 set by Jesse Wood in 2014. Senior Brady Kearnan (Courtice, Ontario/Newberry College) had a game-high five points on two goals and three assists and graduate student Matt Eccles (Syracuse, N.Y./University at Albany) had three goals. Senior Jack Gibbons (North Bellmore, N.Y./Mepham) had two goals and an assist and graduate student Robert LoRicco (Guilford, Conn./University at Albany) and sophomore Brody Caskenette (Owen Sound, Ontario/Owen Sound District Secondary School) each had a goal. Graduate student Sean Makar (Yorktown Heights, N.Y./Binghamton University) and sophomores Damiano Ferrara (Hackettstown, N.J./Hackettstown) and Calabria each had an assist. Junior PJ Argiros (Levittown, N.Y./Nassau CC) went 14-for-24 on faceoffs with six ground balls and junior Justin Gerdvil (Northport, N.Y./Northport) had a caused turnover and ground ball. Umano made 16 saves to earn the win.
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