DELHI, N.Y. (February 26, 2019) – Head coach Sam Miller and his SUNY Delhi men's lacrosse team are soon to begin their inaugural NCAA Division III season in 2019, and first in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC). With a full NCAA schedule comprised of 16 opponents, including six NAC games, the Broncos are ready to hit the ground running for this historic season, and make a postseason run.
The Broncos return last season's all-conference selections in junior defender Antonio Russo (Oneonta, NY / Oneonta) and senior midfielder and team-leading scorer Malik Talbert (Valley Stream, NY / Valley Stream Central), who had 35 points in 2018 on 25 goals and ten assists. The two were selected as team captains, along with juniors Brandon Katz (Commack, NY / Commack) and Jacob Nygard (Lake Grove, NY / Sachem North).
In his third season at the helm, Coach Miller has expressed excitement about his 2019 squad, with sights set on qualifying for the conference tournament in late April. The NAC and the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) will participate in an alliance championship beginning in 2019. The top two teams from each conference as determined by regular season results will face off (No. 1 NAC vs. No. 2 NECC and No.1 NECC vs. No. 2 NAC) in semifinal games on Saturday, April 27. The winners from those two games will meet for the alliance championship on Saturday, May 4.
Delhi starts its season down south in Virginia, playing Randolph on Feb. 27 and Bridgewater Mar. 2. Once they return to New York State, they will have a three-game road span, starting with Purchase on Mar. 6, Wells on Mar. 9 and finally Cazenovia on Mar. 13. SUNY Delhi then returns to play two home games, Mar. 16 against Maine Maritime and Mar. 19 versus SUNY Cobleskill. To close out the month of March, the Broncos go back on the road to play Husson on Mar. 23, SUNY Poly on Mar. 27 and back home for a contest against Thomas (Me.) on the 30.
Entering April, the Broncos will host Houghton College on April 3 before going away for three straight games: Northern Vermont Johnson on April 6, Farmingdale State April 10 and Northern Vermont Lyndon on April 13. The Broncos return home for a league game against SUNY Canton on Apr. 20, then go on the road to conclude the regular season versus Mt. St. Vincent on April 24.
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