May 13, 2004
FAIRFIELD, CT (May 11, 2004) - The Sacred Heart University men's lacrosse team announced their team awards for the 2004 season this afternoon. In addition, the team announced that junior Chris Rosas (Glenelg, MD) and sophomores Thomas Hind (Farmingdale, NY) and Matthew Robideau (Massena, NY) have been elected captains for the 2005 season by their teammates.
Senior Ben Giamichael (Cortland, NY) and Robideau were this year's recipients of the Co-Offensive MVP award. Giamichael put together a stellar senior campaign that earned him a spot on the All-Colonial Athletic Association First Team at the midfield position. He finished the year with 27 points on 19 goals and eight assists while also picking-up 23 ground balls on the year. Giamichael was also the recipient of this year's "Heart Award" was given each season to the Pioneer who puts forth maximum effort every day both on and off the field. Robideau led the team in scoring this season, tallying 21 goals and seven assists for 28 points. Robideau converted 21 of his 35 shots on goal this season into goals while also picking-up 27 ground balls.
Senior Mark Lewis (Milton, MA) earned this season's "Coach's Award" after leading the team both on and off the field as one of this season's team captains. Lewis appeared in 11 games on the year with three starts with five ground balls while helping to anchor the Pioneer defense. Sophomore goalkeeper Thomas Hind (Farmingdale, NY) took home this season's Defensive Most Valuable Player award. Hind played all 852:28 minutes this year in the cage. He recorded 163 saves while posting a .506 save percentage.
Senior Brandon Godbout (Ballston, Lake, NY) earned the team's "Ground Ball" Award after registering 23 ground balls on the year. Fellow defenseman, freshman Chase Caruso (Huntington, NY) was named the "Rookie-of-the-Year". Caruso had 20 ground balls but also scored three goals coming up from his defensive position.