2017-18 Men's Lacrosse
Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 AAC: 0-0
 
 
 
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Men's Lacrosse - Mon, Apr. 17, 2017

WEST POINT, Ga. – For the first time in program history, the Point University men's lacrosse team will compete in the Appalachian Athletic Conference Championship Tournament after finishing third in the conference during the regular season.  The Skyhawks posted a 7-6 overall record and a 4-2 AAC record and will face the number two-seeded University of the Cumberlands (9-4; 5-1 AAC) in the semifinals at Blaine Stadium at Knoxville Catholic High School in Knoxville, Tenn. on Friday, April 21 at 5 p.m. eastern time.

 

When asked about his team making it to the playoffs, head coach Sean Feeley said, "Our team is overjoyed to have the opportunity to play for the conference title and a berth in the NAIA National Tournament. We have fought hard all season and this is when it really pays off.  Although we have had some ups and downs this year, the guys never gave up on each other and have pushed themselves to be greater every day."

 

The AAC Championship will be played in conjunction with the Knights Cup Lacrosse Tournament, which is a Knights of Columbus benefit event that raised $10,000 for local charities last year.

Leading the Point offense into their AAC semifinal match are senior midfielder Greg Wilson (SR/Augusta, GA), senior attacker Najarri Whitehead (SR/Decatur, GA), and freshman attacker Chase Parker (FR/Lawrenceville, GA), who have combined for 117 out of the team's 184 points this season.  Wilson leads the Skyhawks with 35 goals, Whitehead added 26 and Parker has 24 goals and was named the AAC Offensive Player of the Week from March 6 – March 13.

 

Point's defense is anchored by junior defender Mitchell Daniel (JR/McDonough, GA) and freshman goalkeeper Harry Dismukes (FR/Spanish Fort, AL)Daniel is second on the team this season with 41 ground balls and led the team with 17 caused turnovers, and Dismukes has saved 121 shots across 11 games this season.

 

The Skyhawks lost their only game against UC earlier this season in West Point, 12-9.  Point held a 9-5 lead over the Patriots with 5:05 remaining in the third quarter, but UC finished the game with seven unanswered goals to earn the victory over the Skyhawks.

 

When asked about facing the University of the Cumberlands again after such a tough loss, Feeley said, "It is awesome to have another chance to play a team that stole one from us in the regular season.  Cumberlands is a great team with a great coach, but our guys will be chomping at the bit to take one from them this time."

 

If Point wins Friday's semifinal game against Cumberlands, it will advance and face the winner of the other semifinal game between number one-seeded Reinhardt University (12-1; 6-0 AAC) and number four-seeded Tennessee Wesleyan University (5-8; 3-3 AAC), which play Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. eastern time.  Point won its regular-season matchup against Tennessee Wesleyan by a score of 13-12 on March 4 and Reinhardt defeated the Skyhawks handily in their April 1 regular-season meeting, 19-1.

 

If Point makes it to the championship game, it will play the winner of the other semifinal contest at Blaine Stadium at Knoxville Catholic High School on Saturday, April 22 at 12:30 p.m. eastern time.

 
 
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