BRUNSWICK, Maine - Three members of the Bowdoin College men's lacrosse program have been recognized in All-New England honors handed out by the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association on Tuesday.
A pair of seniors, defenseman Matthew Egan (Newton, Mass.) and midfielder Mark Flibotte (Cohasset, Mass.) were recognized as First Team All-New England performers. Head coach Tom McCabe was honored as the New England Division III Coach of the Year.
An exceptional man-to-man defender, Egan started all 20 games, caused a team-high 35 turnovers this spring and paced all Bowdoin defenders with 54 ground balls. Already named a First Team All-NESCAC performer earlier this spring, he backlined a Bowdoin defensive corps that permitted just 7.46 goals/game this season. The senior captain from Belmont Hill was outstanding in postseason play, averaging 3.8 ground balls and 2.6 caused turnovers per contest in NESCAC and NCAA Tournament play.
Flibotte has enjoyed an excellent season out of the Bowdoin midfield, leading the team with 29 goals and finishing second on the team with 37 points. Unable to play due to injury in Bowdoin's last four contests, he collected a point in 14 of his 16 games this season and scored a hat trick on six occasions. He posted four-goal outbursts in consecutive days against Middlebury and Williams on April 30-May 1, netting him NESCAC Player of the Week honors. Flibotte was also a First Team All-Conference choice this spring.
In his 22nd and final season at the helm of the Polar Bears, head coach Tom McCabe earned his first NESCAC Coach of the Year honor and has followed it up as New England Coach of the Year. McCabe, who announced his intended retirement prior to the beginning of the campaign, led Bowdoin to the second-most wins in a single-season in program history in 2012. The Polar Bears posted a 14-6 record, finished as runners-up in the NESCAC Tournament and reached the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament for the second time in school history. The winningest coach in Bowdoin men's lacrosse history, McCabe ranks 15th all-time in Division III history with 229 wins.