PROVIDENCE, R.I. – This past weekend, three seniors from the Johnson & Wales University men's lacrosse team were invited to play in the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association East-West All-Star Game. Ben Farrell, Thomas Lyons and Erik Lindaas were selected by the NEILA committee to represent JWU and Team West. The game was hosted at the Scotts Miracle-Gro Athletics Complex on Johnson & Wales campus Friday night.
Team West walked off the turf with a 12-9 victory. Lindaas scored two goals for the West and Farrell added a goal in the second half. All three seniors saw playing time throughout the game. Matthew Rougeot from Eastern Connecticut State University walked away as the MVP, scoring a game-high three goals.
A native of Baltimore, Md., Farrell scored 31 goals to go along with 19 assists to give him 50 points in his senior campaign. Named a USILA/Warrior and New Balance Honorable Mention All-American, Farrell was a team captain and led the Wildcats to a first-round upset of Saint Joseph's College of Maine before falling to the eventual champions from Norwich University. Farrell finished his career with the most games played in a Wildcat uniform (80) and ranks third all-time in goals (131) and points (194).
Lindaas was slowed by injuries his junior year, but came on strong in 2019. The Milford, Pa. native finished his Wildcat career with the best statistical year of the four, scoring a team-leading 38 goals and had 41 total points. Lindaas finished his career with 81 goals and 108 total points, becoming only the fifth Wildcat to reach the 100-point plateau.
A Burlington, Mass. native, Lyons had a stellar career, topped off with a great senior campaign. He scored 28 goals and had 37 points in 2019 while leading the Wildcats in shots and man-down goals. Lyons scored a season-high four goals versus Salve Regina and Emmanuel. He finished his career with 77 goals and 95 points.