May 16, 2013
FAIRFIELD, Conn. - On Wednesday, May 15, the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) announced its Senior Scholar-Athlete Team. Graduate student Michael Noyes (Ocean City, Md.), and seniors Daniel Textor (Rockville Centre, N.Y.), Josh Torres (Andover, Mass.) and JT Weber (West Hartford, Conn.) have been selected to the team by members of the NEILA committee.
NEILA is comprised of 13 colleges and universities located in the northeast region. In addition to Providence, the NEILA encompasses Yale, Fairfield, Harvard, Brown, UMass, Bryant, Sacred Heart, Quinnipiac, Vermont, Hartford, Holy Cross and Dartmouth.
NEILA Scholar-Athlete Team honors graduating seniors who have posted a grade point average over the 3.0 benchmark in addition to demonstrating athletic excellence on the field.
Noyes started each of the Friars 16 games and served as the backbone of the Friars' defense. The defender caused a team-best 30 turnovers and collected 50 ground balls.
Textor was one of six Friars to tally 20+ points over the course of the season. He started all 16 games for Providence and tallied 22 points on 13 goals and nine assists. Textor recorded 58 shots and landed 35 on cage for a .603 shots on goal percentage. In addition, he caused two turnovers and collected 14 ground balls.
Torres competed in each of Providence's 16 games and was a catalyst to the Friars' midfield. Torres notched 10 points on five goals and five assists. In addition, Torres caused six turnovers and collected 16 ground balls.
Weber started in each of the Friars' 16 games and finished the season as Providence's third leading scorer. Weber tallied 39 points on 26 goals and 13 assists. Weber earned his way on the Friars' score sheet in 14-of-16 games this past season, including 11 multi-point games, and six hat-tricks.
Noyes, Textor, Torres and Weber were four of eight seniors that led the Friar lacrosse program to an 8-8 record on the season. In its 2013 campaign, Providence faced seven NEILA opponents and posted a record of 5-2. The Friars defeated Vermont (13-5), Sacred Heart (12-10), Quinnipiac (13-12), Bryant (10-9) and Holy Cross (12-11). Providence fell to Yale (13-6) and Brown (7-6).
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