MANSFIELD, Mass. – Freshmen Nolan Isabella (Ballston Spa, N.Y.) and Cole Jacobsen (Dartmouth, Mass.) of the Southern New Hampshire University men's lacrosse team were named to the Northeast-10 Conference All-Rookie Team on Thursday, as the league released its annual All-Conference teams and major award winners.
Isabella saw action in all 14 Penmen contests and helped anchor one of the youngest defensive corps in the Northeast-10. He registered a team-high 15 caused turnovers, ranked third on the Penmen in groundballs with 26 and was one of three student-athletes to start each of SNHU's outings. Isabella twice registered six groundballs, the first coming in an 18-3 win over Felician University on March 4 and the second in a 15-10 victory against American International College in the penultimate game of the season.
Jacobsen made an immediate in the Southern New Hampshire midfield, as he registered the fifth-highest point total on the team this season. In 14 games, Jacobsen tallied 15 goals and handed out four assists, and added 11 groundballs as well at three caused turnovers. He etched his name onto the scoresheet in 12 of the 14 contests in which he appeared in, of which six were multi-point efforts. Jacobsen set a career-high with three points in his collegiate debut against Georgian Court University with a goal and two assists, and added three two-goal games against Mercy College (March 10), Assumption College (March 31) and Bentley University (April 3).
The Penmen finished the 2018 season with an overall record of 5-9 and a 3-8 ledger within the confines of the Northeast-10 Conference.