Four Pioneers Earn CAA Men's Lacrosse Awards
May 6, 2005
FAIRFIELD, CT (May 6, 2005) - Sacred Heart juniors Matthew Robideau (Massena, NY) and Kiel Adams (Rome, NY) were named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association Men's Lacrosse First Team while freshman Tony Tanzi (Mahopac, NY) and Billy Fuchs (Merrick, NY) were named to the All-Rookie Team announced Thursday afternoon.
Robideau put together a strong junior season, leading the team in scoring for the second-straight year. The junior captain scored 19 goals and assisted on 14 others for 33 points. He had a man-up and man-down goal on the year to go with 20 ground balls. He had a career night in the Pioneers 18-8 win over Robert Morris on their Florida trip. Robideau scored three goals and passed out a career-best four assists to pace the team to victory. In CAA play, he scored seven goals and assisted on five others. Heading into his senior year, Robideau has 49 goals, 26 assists and 75 points, ranking him 14th on the all-time scoring list.
Adams enjoyed a successful first season with the Red & White after transferring in from Herkimer Community College. The junior attackman finished the year with a team-best 22 goals and was second to Robideau in points scored with 31. He had nine assists on the year and was second on they club with five man-up goals. Adams also had 25 ground balls.
Both Tanzi and Fuchs appeared in all 14 games this season. Fuchs finished fourth on the team in scoring with 19 points on 14 goals, five man-up, and five assists. He was twice named CAA Rookie of the Week. The freshman midfielder earned his first weekly award after scoring a goal with two assists and two ground balls in the Robert Morris win and notching a man-up goal, an assist and a ground ball versus Manhattan. He won the award the next week after he recorded a hat trick with three goals as Sacred Heart rallied for a 9-8 overtime victory against Dartmouth on Saturday. All three of Fuchs' goals came when the Pioneers were trailing, and his final score tied the contest at 6-6 in the third quarter.
Tanzi finished the season with 14 points on nine goals and five assists. He also earned the conference's Rookie of the Week award after a stellar performance in the Pioneers 14-13 overtime win over Holy Cross. Tanzi finished with three goals, none more important then the last which came with just 1:31 left in the extra session to send the Pioneers home winners. He had a three point day in the Manhattan win early in the season and also scored a pair against Hofstra.