FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The highest-scoring duo in Sacred Heart men's lacrosse history picked up All-New England Honors as senior Max Tuttle was named a First Team midfielder while redshirt senior attackman Joe Saggese picked up Second Team honors. This marks the first time that Tuttle and Saggese earned a spot on the All-New England Team.
An award-heavy week for Tuttle continues as the senior is fresh off becoming the program's first-ever All-American on Sunday night. Tuttle finds himself on the All-New England First Team after a 58-point season that included 39 goals to go along with single-season career-highs 19 assists and 54 ground balls while playing in all 15 games. He finished the season ranked 38th in the nation in points per game (3.87) and 31st in goals per game (2.60).
Tuttle tied his career-high with eight points (six goals, two assists) and 11 ground balls in a win over Furman earlier this season and was named to the NEC All-Tournament Team following his five-point output in the NEC semifinals against Hobart. He finishes his storied SHU career as the program's all-time leading goal scorer (134) and with the second-most points (198) in program history.
Saggese, the NEC's Offensive Player of the Year, earns a very well-deserved All-New England Second Team nod at the attack position following a monster statistical campaign. He broke the NEC single-season and SHU's Div. I single-season points record with 74 (44 goals, 30 assists) in 15 games throughout 2019. A record-breaking 2019 season saw Saggese become SHU's all-time leader in career points (205) while his 74 points topped Tuttle's 64-point 2018 season for the highest single-season point total in SHU's Div. I history (since 2000).
His 4.93 points per game ranks ninth in the nation while he sat 17th in goals per game (2.93) and 24th in assists per game (2.00). Saggese went for at least five points in 8-of-15 games and tied the SHU Div. I single-game record with a career-high eight points (three goals, five assists) in a home win over Binghamton.