Tag: Penguins Accolades

NH Invitational Recap

The Penguins program competed at the NH Invitational with nine teams playing over the weekend. The program went a combined 23-15-3 with three Championship appearances and TWO Championship medals. This proved to be a very successful weekend for the Penguins overall and marked the halfway point of the season.

Penguins 2023: 2-2 overall with key victories against Maine Mussels and Rip It. They lost a tight game against 4Leaf Navy.

Penguins 2024 (Playoffs): 2-2 overall with victories against Rip It and HGR Green. Would lose in semi-finals to eventual champion Team 91 Tri State.

Penguins 2025: 2-2 overall with solid wins against Rip It and CT Valley.

Penguins 2026 (CHAMPIONS): 5-0 on the weekend and had a hard fought Championship game against NH Tomahawks Gold to claim their third medal of the summer.

Penguins 2027 (Playoffs): 2-1 in pool play and would make the semi-finals and lose to 3d New England Blue in a tough game.

Penguins 2028: 1-3 overall and had a good win against the Maine Maineiax.

Penguins 2029 (CHAMPIONS): Started Saturday going 0-1-1 with a last second tie against Salty Dogs and loss to Coyotes. Sunday the team had two wins against the Little Necks and CT Wolves which enabled them to get into the Championship game on a tie breaker. Facing a tough Kings Red, the game was one on a last second goal by Nolan Merenda to seal the victory, 4-3.

Penguins 2030 (Playoffs): 2-1 in pool play and would make it to the semi-finals against the Little Necks, losing a back and forth game. Overall the team would end up 3-2.

Penguins 2031/32 (Championship Appearance): 4-0 in pool with a close win against the Salty Dogs and a decisive 13-4 win against the Little Necks. The team would go on to play the Salty Dogs again in the Championship game but would lose to round out the day 4-1.

James Carr participating in BostonLax.net AA Game

James Carr, Penguins 2022 (Bryant University 2026) from Natick will be participating in the BostonLax.net All America game on Wednesday, July 13th at 7:00PM on the campus of Babson College. This year the format will be an MIAA vs. ISL game and will include the best players from across the state. Full rosters for both teams can be found HERE.

James will continue his lacrosse career at NCAA Division I – Bryant University after a tremendous career as a Penguin and at Natick HS.

Penguins at Bulldog Brawl

The Penguins program entered the Bulldog Brawl weekend looking to extend, what has already been a very successful summer. Overall, the Penguins had 10 teams playing and went a combined 28-14-3 and played in FIVE championship games, winning two of them at the 2024 and 2026 levels.

Penguins 2023 (Playoffs)

2-2 with big wins against Piranhas LC and Rip It (CT) and losing a close game to the Buzzards in the playoffs.

Penguins 2024 (Championship Game — WINNER)

Went 2-0-1 heading into playoffs. The semi-finals was a rematch against HGR, who they tied the day before and came away with a resounding 11-3 win. They moved into the Championship game against an unbeaten Maine Mussels team and came away with a 7-5 victory. The team was backed by great goaltending and excellent defense all weekend.

Penguins 2025 (Championship Game)

Started off 2-0-1 with good team wins against HGR and Blaze. Won their semi-final game handedly and played the Kings Red in the finals. The game went to a braveheart which went back and forth but ended up losing 5-4.

Penguins 2026 (Championship Game – WINNER)

Went 5-0 on the weekend and cruised to a championship win against the CT Wolves.

Penguins 2027 (Championship Game)

3-0 with a perfect record in pool play, beating the Blaze, Kings and CT Valley. They would go on to the Championship game and lose to a strong CT Valley team 7-5.

Penguins 2028 (Playoffs)

3-0 in pool play with good wins against NH Tomahawks, Kings and Piatelli. They went to the semi-finals, losing to a strong Gorilla team.

Penguins 2029 Blue & Orange (Championship Game, Orange Team)

Blue team went 1-2-1 and played some strong competition with close games against Harvest and LI Empire. The Orange team went 3-0 in pool play and headed straight for the championship game, losing to a tough Gorilla team 9-4. Goaltending was solid for both teams all weekend.

Penguins 2030

Went 2-2 with strong wins against Piatelli and NH Tomahawks. They played a strong Harvest team, losing 6-2.

Penguins 2031/32

1-3 but had a lot of growth building on some close games against the Coyotes and Piatelli. They went on to win their last game of the the day with a last second goal to win 6-5.

Penguins Alumni College Season Wrap-up

Penguins Alumni completed the 2022 NCAA with some impressive results. See below for final wrap-up of the season and accolades.

*All-Conference

+ All-American

& NCAA Tournament Team

Penguins 2017


Adrian Enchill – Brown (NCAA Division I)

Enchill appeared in 16 games for Brown this season and started two of them. The
LSM finished the year recording 25 ground balls and 7 caused turnovers. Brown
finished the year with an overall record of 10-6, 4-2 in conference and made the NCAA Tournament.

Penguins 2018


Chris Palin – Umass Boston (NCAA Division III)

Palin appeared in 11 games this season, he started 10 of them. Throughout the
season he had 1 assist, 22 ground balls, 11 caused turnovers.

Matt Palin – Umass Boston (NCAA Division III)

Palin appeared in 18 games for the beacons this season scoring 2 goals and 3
assists for a total of 5 points. He also had 20 ground balls and 6 caused
turnovers.


*+&Darragh Fahey – Umass Boston(NCAA Division III)

The midfielder/attackman had a historic season for the beacons this year.
Through 20 games he finished with 41 goals and 28 assists for a total of 69
points, capping off arguably his best season with the Beacons over his four year
career. Fahey was also named first team all conference and a USILA
All-American.


Jack Ranta – Umass Boston (NCAA Division III)

Ranta appeared in 20 games this season for the beacons where he started 18 of
them. The Long-Stick Midfielder finished the season with 1 goal and 2 assists
while also picking up 27 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers for the beacons.

Kyle McEniry – Springfield College (NCAA Division III)

McEniry finished the season recording 6 goals, 7 assists, and 33 ground balls as
a midfielder for the pride through 17 games.

Sean Lazarro – Wentworth Institute of Technology (NCAA Division III)

Lazarro played in 16 games for Wentworth where he started 15 of them.
Throughout this season the defenseman recorded 35 ground balls and 15
caused turnovers.

*Ryan Birch – Bentley University (NCAA Division II)

Birch played in 14 games for the falcons this year, the midfielder had 19 goals
and 18 assists for a total of 37 points (Career best). Birch was also selected as
third team for his conference (NE10).


&Jamaurie James – Western New England University (NCAA Division III)

James played a total of 20 games this year for the Golden Bears, the midfielder
finished with 4 assists, 14 ground balls, and 9 caused turnovers.

Kyle Hirshom – St. Michael’s (NCAA Division II)

Hirshom played/started in 15 games for St. Michaels this season. The midfielder
finished the season with 17 goals, 19 assists, for a total of 36 pts (career best).

Jason Vickery – American International (NCAA Division II)

Vickery played/started in all 10 games this year for the Yellow Jackets. The
attackman finished the season with 11 goals, 5 assists, and 20 ground balls.
Vickery finished 2nd on the team in goals, assists, and total points.

Shawn Wise – Hood University (NCAA Division III)

Wise played in 7 games this year for Hood, the FO specialist finished the year
5-15 in faceoffs.


Jarrod Sweeney – Nichols College (NCAA Division III)

Sweeney played in 6 games for the Bison this year, he recorded 4 goals and 5
assists on 7 total shots throughout the year.

John Carr – Post University (NCAA Division II)

Carr started 8 of 9 games he played in this season for Hood, the goalie finished
the year with a save percentage of .566% and had 137 total saves.

Scott Ehrenberg – Nichols College (NCAA Division III)

Ehrenberg played 19 games for the Bison this season, he recorded a total of 136
ground balls for the year and won nearly 60% of his faceoffs this year. Ehrenburg
was selected as 3rd team for his conference (CCC).

Robert Colburn – Franklin Pierce University (NCAA Division III)

Colburn played/started in all 13 games this year for the Ravens. The defenseman
finished the season with 47 ground balls and 25 caused turnovers which were
both team highs for the ravens this season.

Penguins 2019

Brendan Kelleher – Post University (NCAA Division II)

Kelleher played in 12 games this season for Post, the midfield/attackman scored 8 goals
and 16 assists for a total of 24 pts on the year.

*&Trevor Koppy – Umass Boston (NCAA Division III)

Koppy started 14 of 17 games this year for the Beacons, he ended the season
with a save percentage of 56%, Koppy ranked fifth in the conference in both
goals against average and save percentage. Between the pipes he earned 13
wins with only one loss on his record. Koppy was integral to keeping the Beacons
in their game against Southwestern as he recorded a career-high 19 saves to
help the team to an overtime victory.

Padraig Flynn – Umass Boston (NCAA Division III)

Flynn played in 15 games this year for the Beacons where he recorded 8 goals, 4
assists, for a total of 12 points. Flynn was able to help the Beacons win their
second conference title in school history.


*+&Luke Murphy – Umass Boston (NCAA Division III)

Murphy appeared in 20 games this season and was a key player that helped the
Beacons win their second conference championship while also netting the game
winning goal to bring his team to the NCAA Tournament in a 4 OT 7-6 win over
Keene St. Murphy was also one of three players named a USILA All-American
this season for the Beacons.


&Ben Kolb – Western New England University (NCAA Division III)

Kolb appeared in 21 games this season for the Golden Bears, the midfielder
netted 14 goals and 9 assists for a total of 23 points and helped his team win yet
another conference championship. He also had 27 ground balls and 6 caused
turnovers.

&Tim Kolb – Western New England University (NCAA Division III)

Kolb appeared in 3 games as an attackman this season for the Golden Bears.

Penguins 2020

Teddy Willett – Assumption College (NCAA Division II)

Willett appeared in 13 games this season for the GreyHounds, the starting LSM
recorded 23 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers.

Jabes Escalante – Felician University (NCAA Division II)

Escalante appeared in 14 games this season for the Golden Falcons as a
midfielder. He finished the season ranking 2nd on his team in goals with 20, and
3rd on the team in assists with 5. He also recorded 24 ground balls and 2 caused
turnovers.

Brendan King – Wentworth Institute of Technology (NCAA Division III)

Marc Hirshom – Plymouth State (NCAA Division III)

Hirshom started all 16 games on defense this season for the panthers, He
ranked first on the team in caused turnovers with 30, and 4th on the team in
Ground balls with 38.

&Otto Kirleis – UMass Boston (NCAA Division III)

Kirleis appeared in 6 games this season for the Beacons, The sophomore Goalie
finished the year with a save percentage of 4.33% and won all 6 games he
played in this season.

Tucker Crowley – Bentley University (NCAA Division II)

Penguins 2021


Collin Norred – Springfield College (NCAA Division III)

Jack Board – Wheaton College (NCAA Division III)

Board appeared in 11 games this season for Wheaton College, The A/M finished
the year recording 2 goals, 6 ground balls, and 3 caused turnovers.

Marty Barrett – Wentworth Institute of Technology (NCAA Division

Barrett appeared in one game this season for Wentworth as a freshman where he
finished the season recording 1 ground ball


Mike McLaughlin – Wheaton College (NCAA Division III)

Mclaughlin appeared in 15 games this season for Wheaton as a midfielder, he
finished the year recording 9 goals and 1 assist while also picking up 19 ground
balls and 2 caused turnovers.

Harry Leduc – Clark (NCAA Division III)

Leduc appeared in 13 games for Clark where he started 1 of them. He capped off
the year recording 14 ground balls and 7 caused turnovers.

&Liam Hill – Catholic University

Hill appeared in 4 games this season for the Cardinals as an attackman, he
finished the year recording 1 goal, 1 ground ball, and 1 caused turnover.

&Sean Cullagh – UMass Boston (NCAA Division III)

Cullagh appeared in 9 games this season for the Beacons as a LSM, he finished
the year with 1 goal, 9 ground balls, and 6 caused turnovers.


&Max Ranta – UMass Boston (NCAA Division III)

Ranta appeared in 9 games this season for the Beacons. He capped off the year
recording 1 goal, and 1 ground ball.


Brady Morgan – Nichols College (NCAA Division III)

Morgan appeared in 19 games as a goalie this year for the Bison where he
started 16 of them. Morgan finished the season recording a total of 196 saves
and a save percentage of .531%.

Penguins at PrimeTime Shootout

The Penguins started off the 2022 summer season with a great showing at the PrimeTime Shootout in Wellesley, MA. There were 11 total teams playing, ranging from 2023 all the way to 2031/32. Two teams made it to Championship games and five others made playoffs.

Penguins 2023 (Playoffs)

3-1 with big wins against Albany Power and CT Sharks. Eventually would lose in semi-finals to a strong NH Tomahawks Gold team

Penguins 2024 Blue & Orange (Playoffs Orange)

Combined went 3-5 with the Orange team going 2-2 and making the semi-finals.

Penguins 2025 (Playoffs)

2-1-1 with impressive wins against Albany Power and 3d New England Blue and would make the semi-finals.

Penguins 2026 (Championship Game)

3-2 with dynamic victories against Lincoln-Sudbury and 3d New England White. The team would make the Championship game and play a tough NH Tomahawks Purple, losing 5-2.

Penguins 2027 (Championship Game)

4-1 with a perfect record in pool play, beating the Houlagans, New England Twisters and 3d New England Blue. They would go on to the Championship game and lose to a strong Albany Power.

Penguins 2028

1-2-1 and had competitive games as weekend. They finished the day with a win and good tie against the Houlagans.

Penguins 2029 Blue & Orange

3-5 combined with the Blue team securing victories in their last two games on Sunday and the Orange team getting a good team win against the Houlagans.

Penguins 2030

1-3 and got off to a slow start on Saturday. Sunday the team took a great win off the NH Tomahawks Purple before losing a good game against 3d New England.

Penguins 2031/32

1-3 and was a great start to these young Penguins careers! Saturday saw two tightly contested games and Sunday morning the team took a decisive 8-1 victory against 4Leaf Navy.

Birch and Fahey named to 2022 USILA Senior All-Star Game

Two Penguins alumni were honored with a roster spot at the 2022 USILA Senior All-Star Game this past weekend at Providence College. Ryan Birch (Bentley University/Penguins 2018) was selected to play on the D1/D2 roster while Darragh Fahey (UMass Boston/Penguins 2018) was selected to play on the D3 roster.

Full rosters can be found at https://usila.org/news/2022/5/26/mens-lacrosse-usila-announces-rosters-for-2022-usila-senior-all-star-games-sponsored-by-dynamic.aspx

Penguins Alumni selected as USILA All-Americans

For the 2022 NCAA season, the Penguins are proud to announce that two Alumni were selected as USILA Division III All-Americans. Congratulations to all Penguins who were honored this season.

Darragh Fahey — UMass Boston/Penguins 2018

Fahey led the Beacons to their second consecutive LEC conference Championship victory with a total of 69 points from the midfield. One of their most dynamic all around players, Fahey had a balanced 41 goals and 28 assists on the season as well as 42 GB’s and 8 CT’s.

Luke Murphy — UMass Boston/Penguins 2019

Murphy was a old school two way midfielder for the Beacons, playing a pivotal role on both offense and defense. He had 48 GB’s, 15 CT’s, and 29 points during his junior year. His biggest goal of the year came in quadruple OT against the Keene State Owls to send the Beacons to the NCAA Tournament.

Penguins Alumni NCAA All-Conference Selections

Penguins Alumni wrapped up the 2022 college season and several players were selected as All-Conference for their teams. Representing the Little East Conference (NCAA Division III), Commonwealth Coast Conference (NCAA Division III), and NE10 (NCAA Division II).

Penguins 2018 Team

Ryan Birch — Bentley University (NCAA Division II) — 3rd Team NE10

Birch finished the season third in points with a balanced stat line of 18 goals and 19 assists. As a captain of the Falcons this season, Birch led the team to the NE10 Semifinals where they lost to Adelphi 15-10.

Darragh Fahey — UMass Boston (NCAA Division III) — 1st Team LEC

Fahey finished the season with an impressive 69 points which was good for third on the team. The Beacons won their second consecutive LEC Championship this season beating Keene State in an epic 4OT game.

Scott Ehrenberg — Nichols College (NCAA Division III) — 3rd Team CCC

Ehrenberg went 60% for the face-off x leading the Bison to the CCC Tournament Semi-finals where they were down by eventual league champion WNEU.

Penguins 2019 Team

Tyler Koppy — UMass Boston (NCAA Division III) — 2nd Team LEC

Koppy recorded a 13-1 record and 55% save percentage behind 140 saves on the year. Koppy was dynamic in cage and helped lead the team to their second consecutive LEC Championship

Luke Murphy — Tyler Koppy — UMass Boston (NCAA Division III) — 1stTeam LEC

Murphy had 29 points, 45 GB’s and 15 CT’s as the primary SSDM for the Beacons. Murphy was all over the field and scored the game winning goal in 4OT LEC Championship game to propel the Beacons to the NCAA Tournament.

NELL Recap

The Penguins finished the NELL regular season on Saturday, May 14th in Canton at the Gunning Fields. Overall, it was a good day for the program and the results will propel teams into championship weekend on Saturday, May 21st in Epping, NH.

The Penguins 2026 team had a tough 12-6 loss against the Bulldogs. Josh Ciaglo paced the way for the Penguins offense netting a hat trick and setting up a couple other goals. Defenseman Tyler Scully played a great game shutting down the Bulldogs top attackman and causing 3 turnovers. Connor Damske also added a couple goals in the loss for the Penguins. 

The Penguins 2027/2028 team lost 9-5 to a good Bulldogs team. The Penguins scored 3 straight second half goals to pull within 1, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Bulldogs. Parker Boyce scored 2 and Marty Rochford added 1 goal in defeat. Goalies Dylan Daley and Kellan Quinlan played great in the loss, combining for 15 saves. 


The Penguins 2029 Orange team played the Houlagans on Saturday. The team came out slow in the first half but bounced back in the second half but still fell short 8-4. Westy Willis played great defense and Ben Wood was outstanding at the face-off x. The Penguins 2029 Blue team capped off an undefeated regular season with a 12-2 win over True Boston. DJ Jenkins and Austin Keyser combined for 5 goals in the winning effort. Midfielder Nolan Merenda put the game out of reach early in the second half with 2 straight face-off wins that lead to fast break goals. Braylon Beville was a monster on defense all day. 

The Penguins 2030/31 team finished the regular season with a big win over the RI Bulldogs. Vinny Scobbo and Jude Cronin anchored the defense with clutch saves and ground balls leading to transition. Jason Yan scored to spark the comeback and Ronan Flynn led the team in goals as he helped the Penguins score three late to solidify the 8-7 win. Brett Estwanik was instrumental in getting the team ready to play as Coach Murph was helping get our goalie from a side of the road breakdown right before the game and was late arriving!

HS Penguins Spotlight

Spring high schools seasons are nearing the halfway point and Penguins players are having tremendous success as they look to lead their respective teams to the playoffs. Several players have been showcased in various publications across the state.

James Carr – G – Natick HS (Penguins 2022/Bryant University)

Connor Henchey – A – Bellingham HS (Penguins 2022/Franklin Pierce University)

Nolen Beauregard – M – Walpole HS (Penguins 2022/UMass Boston)

Justin Cronin – M – Rockland HS (Penguins 2022/Coastal Carolina University)

Sean Murphy – A – Medway HS (Penguins 2022)

Brady Daylor – M – Sharon HS (Penguins 2022/Northeastern University)

Tyler Boucher – A – Malden Catholic (Penguins 2023)

Colton Chambers – A – Nantucket HS (Penguins 2024)