PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Seniors Charlie Fay, Fred Ulbrick and Kyle Weber will all play in the 76th annual USILA/Nike North-South Senior All-Star Game this Friday, marking the first time that more than one Bates men's lacrosse player was chosen to play in the venerable contest.
The Division III North-South game takes place on Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium on the campus of Providence College on May 26 at 3pm. There will be live video streaming of the game. The Division I-II game follows at 5:30. Tickets can be purchased at the game.
Fay (Falmouth, Maine), Ulbrick (Fairfield, Conn.) and Weber (Chagrin Falls, Ohio), who were all First Team All-NESCAC and First Team NEILA All-New England selections this postseason, bring the Bates men's lacrosse program's all-time total of players selected for the North-South All-Star Game to eight. The trio's former teammate Jack Allard was the fifth player in program history to be invited to play in the game one year ago, following Dan Ross in 2005, B.J. Majeski in 2006, Matt Erisman in 2007 and Rob Highland in 2013. Head coach Peter Lasagna was the North team's coach in 2016.
Having moved from midfield to attack near the end of the 2016 season, Fay has rewritten several team scoring records as a senior, including goals (79) and points (104) in a season. Fay was also named Player of the Year by both the NESCAC and NEILA in 2017.
Weber also mounted a monster senior campaign, with career-highs of 57 goals and 21 assists, while Ulbrick has continued his career-long exceptional play as Bates' top close defenseman, including a career-high 25 caused turnovers and 38 ground balls.
Led by Fay, Ulbrick and Weber, Bates' senior class finished their careers with the best season in program history, including a 16-2 final record and the No. 3 ranking in Division III. After a 4-9 freshman season in 2014, the Bobcats were 11-6 in 2015, reaching the NCAA Sweet Sixteen in the program's first national tournament bid, then finishing 11-4 in 2016 and 16-2 in 2017, ending with last week's 14-13 loss at Wesleyan in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals.
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March 18, 2017 No. 8 men's lacrosse runs past Trinity 14-7
March 13, 2017 Weber named NESCAC Men's Lacrosse Co-Player of the Week
February 25, 2017 Men's lacrosse rolls 23-5 over Roger Williams in season opener
February 24, 2017 Men's lacrosse preview: Ready to run, Bates opens at home on Saturday
February 10, 2017 Three Bobcats named preseason First Team All-New England