Tundo, Judge highlight Men's lacrosse's all-conference honors
May 1, 2013
Cambridge, Mass. - Senior Jeff Tundo (Orchard Park, N.Y.) and sophomore Bryan Judge (Melville, N.Y.) each were named first team All-America East, the conference announced Wednesday night. Senior JJ Laforet (Georgetown, Ontario) and freshmen Brody Eastwood (Victoria, British Columbia), Chris Hughes (Oceanside, N.Y.) and Challen Rogers (Coquitlam, British Columbia) also were honored.
Tundo, who leads all Division I midfielders with 58 points, became the 23rd player in program history to record 100 points, accomplishing the mark in only 30 games. He set a career-high with nine points in an 11-9 win over St. John's. In 31 games at Stony Brook, Tundo has amassed 51 goals and 52 assists. It's the second straight first-team selection for Tundo, who has 94 goals and 79 assists in four collegiate seasons.
Judge leads all Seawolves close defensemen with 29 ground balls, including a career-high four against UMBC and Albany this season, and 18 caused turnovers. He's a ground ball shy of tying his freshman mark of 30 ground balls.
Since returning to the lineup against Bryant, Laforet, who was named a second team all-conference selection, has been all over the field. In addition to recording 28 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers, Laforet has scored four goals and is 44 of 106 at the `X'. It's the first America East honor for Laforet, who has 10 career points.
Eastwood, Hughes and Rogers each were named to the America East All-Rookie Team.
Eastwood, who has nine hat tricks in 15 games, is tied among all Division I freshmen with 37 goals, which is the most by a Stony Brook freshman since Jordan McBride tallied 44 in 2008. Eastwood had a career-high five goals in a win over Siena and averaged three goals per game in conference play.
Hughes, who has played in all 15 games, has eight goals and two assists. He had a career-high three points in a triple-overtime win at Rutgers and has two games of two goals apiece. The 6-3 midfielder has started each of the last five games.
Continuing in a long line of outstanding players from western Canada, Rogers has been one of Stony Brook's most consistent players. Tallying at least one point in all 15 games, Rogers is second on the team with 41 points (17g, 24a). He posted a career-high six points against Rutgers and Albany and scored three goals against the Scarlet Knights, Sacred Heart and Binghamton.