MILTON, Mass. – The Curry College men's lacrosse Class of 2020 guided the program to 30 wins and three trips to the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament, including two semifinal appearances. Below you will find what head coach Tim Murphy had to say about this senior class and career summaries.
Here's what Murphy had to say about the Curry Men's Lacrosse Class of 2020 as a group:
"Our 12 graduating seniors in the Class of 2020 have been through many 'firsts'. As freshmen, they won the first CCC playoff game in program history, on the road as underdogs. Their sophomore year, they avenged their playoff loss from 2017 by beating a conference school for the first time in program history. Junior year, they were determined not to be outdone. They succeeded by hosting and winning the first home playoff game in program history."
"If history were to repeat itself, 2020 was positioned to be their best, and subsequently our programs', best year yet. After battling through some early season illnesses and adversity, their ah-ha moment came in the second half of our game on March 10. Although the game resulted in a loss, you could tell that these men had started to figure out their roles as seniors, and what the rest of the year could be."
"Unfortunately, another 'first' was on the horizon for this group of men. Following a win at the US Lacrosse Headquarters in Maryland, they became the first graduating class to see an entire NCAA season be cancelled and their senior campaign with it."
"While the last month and half has certainly been a struggle, this resilient group of 12 have shown the resolve that they developed over the past four years as men's lacrosse student-athletes and representing our institution. From adapting to their last semester being taught completely online, to a handful of our guys jumping right into their roles in the health field battling COVID-19, to the simple act of sacrificing their last semester on campus with friends for the health and safety of others, these men met every challenge they faced, head on."
"As they are the 'Class of Firsts' I know that they are ready for the many other firsts that will come in the next chapters of their lives. They have shown that they are always willing to work past obstacles, and towards their goals. When we eventually emerge from the threat of this pandemic, I know that these men will be well equipped to meet whatever challenges lay ahead of them as they adapt to what will be our new-normal. As the industries of health care, education, business, and communications change, these men will be ready."
#0 Andrew DeLeary (Wakefield, Mass.) - Accounting
A four-year member of the program, DeLeary played in 56 games, making five starts. He tallied 112 points on 68 goals and 44 assists. Additionally, he had 11 man-up goals, two man-down goals, 85 ground balls. DeLeary captured All-CCC honors twice in his career, being named to the Second Team in 2018 and Third Team last season. He hit a career milestone during the 2020 season, notching his 100th career point on February 29. DeLeary finished the season with his names in several spots on the Curry men's lacrosse record book, including the tenth-most assists per game in a season (Tied, 1.40), the eighth-most assists in a career, and the fifth-most shots in a career (282).
#3 Sean Ford (Barnstable, Mass.) - Nursing
A four-year member of the program, Ford appeared in 42 games, starting in 26. He scooped up 36 ground balls and registered 20 caused turnovers. Ford is also a one-time selection to the CCC Academic All-Conference Team.
#7 Harrison Fallon (Wrentham, Mass.) - Management
A four-year member of the program, Fallon saw time in 47 games, making 23 starts. He recorded 90 points on 45 goals and 45 assists. Fallon scored 12 man-up goals, scooped up 54 ground balls, and had six caused turnovers. He concluded the 2020 season with his name in several spots on the Curry men's lacrosse record book, including the seventh-most assists in a career, the tenth-most assists per game in a season (Tied, 1.40), and the fourth-most assist per game in a career amongst student-athletes with 30-plus games played (0.958).
#10 Grant Callanan (Tewksbury, Mass.) - Nursing
A three-year member of the program, Callanan played in 11 games, making one start. He tallied two points on one goal and one assist. Callanan also picked up 12 ground balls and was credited with one caused turnover. Callanan was a one-time member of the CCC Academic All-Conference Team.
#15 Jake Stebbins (Colchester, Vt.) - Management
A four-year member of the program, Stebbins appeared in 55 games, starting in 21. He totaled 94 points on 64 goals and 30 assists. Additionally, Stebbins tallied one man-up goal, one man-down goal, 155 ground balls, and 22 caused turnovers.
#17 Tyler Price (Oakdale, Conn.) - Community Health and Wellness
A four-year member of the program, Price saw time in 29 games, making one start. He recorded two points on one goal and one assist. Price also scooped up 23 ground balls and had one caused turnover.
#25 Patrick Webb (Plymouth, Mass.) - Management
As a transfer from Mount Ida, Webb played in 16 games (starting in three) while tallying one assist, 13 ground balls, and four caused turnovers in two seasons with the Mustangs. He played his final two seasons with the Colonels and played in six games, making two starts. He scooped up two ground balls and recorded one caused turnover.
#27 Matthew Lemay (Raynham, Mass.) - Management
A four-year member of the program, Lemay appeared in 33 games, starting in seven. He went 107-for-240 at the faceoff dot. Additionally, Lemay had 28 ground balls and one caused turnover. He closed the 2020 season ranked ninth in Curry men's lacrosse history in faceoff percentage in a career (.451, among student-athletes who took 50 or more faceoffs.)
#35 Raymond Makusiewicz (Wallingford, Conn.) - Management
A four-year member of the program, Makusiewicz saw time in 23 games, starting in eight. He picked up 12 ground balls and had three caused turnovers. Makusiewicz is a one-time member of the CCC Academic All-Conference Team.
#36 Edward Branon (Franklin, Vt.) - Community Health and Wellness
A four-year member of the program, Branon played in 25 games, making 12 starts. He scooped up 28 ground balls and was credited with nine caused turnovers. Branon is also a two-time selection to the CCC Academic All-Conference Team.
#41 Mike Collins (Franklin, Mass.) - Management
A four-year member of the program, Collins appeared in 15 games in goal for the Colonels, starting in four. He totaled 366:43 minutes and 101 saves. Collins finished with a 1-3 record in between the pipes.
#55 Cameron Nigro (Scarborough, Maine) - Elementary Education
A four-year member of the program, Nigro saw time in 48 games, making five starts. He tallied 40 points on 28 goals and 12 assists. Nigro also had 63 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers. In the classroom, he was a two-time member of the CCC Academic All-Conference Team.