Bass, Riopelle-Tyrrell Headed To NEILA All-Star Game

Bass, Riopelle-Tyrrell Headed To NEILA All-Star Game

Worcester, Mass. – Clark University seniors Isaac Bass (Amherst, Mass.) and Drew Riopelle-Tyrrell (Northville, Mich.) have both been selected to participate in the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) East-West All-Star Game it was announced over the weekend.

The contest, featuring 52 of the top graduating seniors from Division I, II and III in New England will take place on Friday, June 2 at Stagg Field on the campus of Springfield College.

"The NEILA recognizes these terrific student-athletes for their accomplishments over their entire playing careers," said Tim Murphy, head coach at Curry College and coordinator of the game.

Bass emerged as one of the Cougars' most lethal scoring threats in each of the past two seasons earning consecutive second-team all-conference accolades in the process.

He was a key cog in the Cougars' record-setting offense, pumping in 23 goals in 2017 as the Scarlet and White advanced to the program's first-ever conference championship game.

He scored at least one point in 16 of the 17 games he saw action in and had a trio of hat tricks along the way (DeSales, Gordon and Springfield). Overall, he finished with six multi-goal games this season, giving him 11 for his career.

After recording just six points in his first two seasons, Bass exploded in his final two, combining for 48 goals and 57 points.

Riopelle-Tyrell, meanwhile, closed out his career with his second all-conference honor as well, earning second-team honors in 2017 after scooping up first-team honors in 2015.

In 2017, he had eight games with ten saves or more, including a season-best 19 in a loss at Skidmore. His finest performance might have been a 13 save effort in the NEWMAC Tournament Semifinal against MIT where he held the league's highest scoring offense to a season low five goals.

As a sophomore in his first season in goal for the Cougars, he led the nation in save percentage (65.4) and was first in the NEWMAC in goals against average (7.30).

Riopelle-Tyrell not only tied his own school record for wins in a season (8) this year, but earlier this season became the school's all-time wins leader (24).

He also holds school record for save percentage (59.8), goals against average (8.45) and ranks second in career saves (462). 

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