2023 Leading Edge in College: March 6 Recap

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CJ Kirst ain’t slowing down any time soon.

The Leading Edge 2020 product by way of Delbarton hasn’t wasted any time replicating his fantastic freshman campaign. He kept it rolling last week with a ridiculous seven-goal, four-assist day in a 17-8 win over Hobart before burning Ohio State for four goals and an assist.

The reigning Ivy League Rookie of the Year was an easy choice for Ivy League Player of the Week honors. Kirst also added three ground balls in each of the Big Red’s two wins, and he also caused a pair of turnovers against the Buckeyes.

Monmouth 8, Mount St. Mary’s 7

’19 Matt Karsian (Ramapo) picked the perfect time for his lone goal of the game, striking 3:12 into overtime to give the Hawks their fourth straight win. Karsian also set up another goal and picked up two ground balls.

Villanova 15, Hofstra 8

’20 Reid Colwell (Westfield) put on a show for the Wildcats with an incredible four-caused turnover, seven-ground ball day to pace a stingy Villanova defense and earn Big East Defensive Player of the Week honors. ’18 Will Vitton (Summit) collected the win in the cage after making eight saves.

Notre Dame 13, Maryland 12

Do-it-all ’17 midfielder Brian Tevlin (Seton Hall Prep) scored twice and caused a pair of turnovers to help the Irish win a top-5 matchup in triple overtime. ’18 defenseman Chris Conlin (Chatham) grabbed a pair of ground balls in the win.

Brown 17, Stony Brook 12

’21 Brandon Bergner (Kent Denver) twice found the back of the net and also collected five ground balls to lead the Bears.

Duke 14, Syracuse 13

’20 defenseman Cole Krauss (Delbarton) forced a turnover to help the Blue Devils to their third straight win.

’18 Cole Kirst (Seton Hall Prep) nearly willed the Orange to a win with four goals and an assist.

Rutgers 20, St. John’s 6
Rutgers 18, Utah 14

’20 Jack Aimone (Hunterdon Central) kicked off the onslaught with four goals and a ground ball against the Red Storm. ’21 Logan Peters (Wall) picked up his first career goal to go along with an assist in the win.

Aimone added another goal in the victory over the Utes. ’18 Ryan Decker (Chatham) collected a pair of ground balls and ’22 Andrew Macheca (Culver, Ind.) took the ball away once.

’21 LSM Colby Plotts (Sparta) had an assist and a whopping six ground balls for Utah.

Lehigh 13, Navy 10

’20 Aidan Decker (Chatham) scored back-to-back goals to help the Mountain Hawks come back to down the Mids.

Marquette 10, Detroit-Mercy 5

’20 Luke Blanc (Seton Hall Prep) spurred a Marquette comeback with a pair of goals and ’20 Billy Rojack (Seton Hall Prep) caused a turnover to cement the win.

Providence 17, Fairfield 10

’21 Will Ferraro (Seton Hall Prep) tallied his first career goal and also added an assist to push the Friars to a win.

Yale 18, UMass 9

’22 LSM Konrad Miklaszewski (Montclair) made an instant impact in his college debut, taking the ball away once and grabbing a ground ball for the Bulldogs.

Virginia 25, Richmond 8

’21 Griffin Kology (Chatham) grabbed a ground ball as the ‘Hoos rolled. ’19 Jack Fabean (Manasquan) snagged a ground ball for the Spiders.n

Merrimack 16, Quinnipiac 8

’20 Andrew Williams (St. Peter’s Prep) pocketed a goal to help Merrimack snap a two-game losing skid.

Boston University 14, Colgate 8

’21 Jack Turner (Ridge) buried his first hat trick of the season to go along with two assists and a ground ball for the Raiders.

Monmouth 9, Wagner 4
NJIT 10, Wagner 8

’22 Chase Alber (Scotch Plains-Fanwood) broke through for his first career goal to go with a ground ball against Monmouth and followed it up with two more tallies against NJIT.

Marist 14, Bucknell 11

’22 Jaz Zanelli (Seton Hall Prep) did all he could for the Bison, stuffing 10 shots and picking up a pair of ground balls.

UMBC 8, Towson 4

’19 Brandon Hund (Johnson) had a ground ball for the Tigers.

Army 13, Holy Cross 6

’22 Tyler Marmo (Avon Old Farms) corralled a ground ball for the Crusaders.

Division II

Frostburg State 14, Tampa 12

’19 Canyon Birch (Manasquan) paired three goals with an assist for the Spartans.

Division III

Ursinus 17, Arcadia 4
Ursinus 10, DeSales 3

’19 Tyler Neal (Delaware Valley) paired two goals with two assists to go with three ground balls and a caused turnover in the mid-week rout. He then added an even better day with four goals, two assists, two ground balls and a caused turnovers as the Bears rolled again.

Williams 16, Trinity 6

’22 Cade Schuckman (Mountain Lakes) opened up his career in style with a hat trick on only four shots to help the Ephs cruise in their season opener.

Gettysburg 14, Stevenson 12

’21 Jack Dunleavy (Seton Hall Prep) pieced together a two-goal, one-assist effort to help Gettysburg win its third straight game to start the season.

Amherst 15, Hamilton 10

’19 Thomas Ehret (Lawrenceville) grabbed a ground ball in the Amherst win.