POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – St. Bonaventure recently finished its first Division I men's lacrosse season and now the Bonnies have their first MAAC All-Conference honorees with three All-Rookie Team selections – Austin Blumbergs, Brett Dobson and Sean Westley.
Westley finished his debut collegiate season as the team's leader in both assists (13) and points (27) this spring. The Whitby, Ontario native also recorded 14 goals, 11 ground balls and four caused turnovers and tallied three multi-goal efforts including a career-high three goals at Siena. He also dished out three assists vs. Detroit Mercy. The business major was at his best in conference games – Westley ranked fifth among all MAAC players in assists per game against conference foes (1.29) and his 2.71 points per game in MAAC contests tied for 10th in the league.
Blumbergs, a freshman attack/midfielder from Penn Yan, N.Y., was one of the team's offensive leaders this season as well. He found the net 11 times for goals and added three assists for 14 points. The business major also picked up 10 ground balls and caused four turnovers. He registered three multi-goal games – all in MAAC play, scoring twice against Detroit Mercy, Siena and Canisius. Blumbergs scored a goal in eight of the team's 13 contests.
Dobson often excelled in the cage during his freshman season. The Oshawa, Ontario native saw time in 11 games including seven starts, making 118 saves in nearly 400 minutes of action. The physical education major was named MAAC Rookie of the Week after making 23 saves in his collegiate debut at High Point in February and his 55.7 percent save percentage ranked third in the conference. He was also seventh in the MAAC in saves per game (10.73) despite playing just over 50 percent of the team's minutes this year.
The Bonnies also had their first MAAC All-Academic Team honoree as sophomore Ethan Pryor was named to the squad. To be eligible for the MAAC All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must complete two semesters at their institution and hold a cumulative grade point average of a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. A journalism and mass communication major from Owego, N.Y., Pryor owns a 3.559 GPA in the classroom and joined the Division I squad after playing club at St. Bonaventure as a freshman.
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