Row 2: Mark Paquette, Billy Duerr, Chris Reilly, Matt McLeish, Steve Gravino, Lou Pizzigoni, Patrick Bean, Steve Marconi, Shane Brennan, Josh Ben-Eliyahu, Captain Bill Dziedzic, David Bleck
Row 3: Assistant Coach Bryan Warner, Keith Lizzi, Brendan Morris, Sean Sweeney, Ryan Blaney, Mike Goerne, Captain Jay Nahama, Brian Diele, Matt Donovan, Pat Van Horne, Joe Cummings, Rob Hobson, Jimmy Masopust, Andrew Walsh, Mike McGuire, Collin Blake, Head Coach Andrew Copelan
Row 4: Captain Justin Casano, Dan Bellew, James Taylor, Jim Wiederhold, Tom Duggan, Chris Rooney, Joe Fiore, Dan Kushner, Bill Kolar
MAAC Championship Recap
The fourth-seeded Marist men's lacrosse team (8-7) defeated second-seeded Mount St. Mary's 10-6 in the MAAC Championship at Leonidoff Field. The Red Foxes won their first ever MAAC title and earned their way into the NCAA Tournament. Sophomore midfielder Keith Detelj scored five goals and was named Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.
Detelj got Marist on the scoreboard almost immediately with an unassisted goal just 1:20 into the game. Billy Jautze tied it up for Mount St. Mary's 43 seconds later. Two Eric Seifert goals for the Mount sandwiched around a Detelj extra-man goal gave the Mountaineers a 3-2 lead after one quarter. Detelj struck again in the first two minutes of the second, scoring off a pass from midfielder Mike McGuire to knot the game at three apiece. Jautze put Mount up 4-3 with an extra-man goal with 9:03 to play in the half, but Marist would roll from there with three unanswered goals to close out the half.
Marist seized control late in the third period as Van Horne scored his third goal off an assist from Iuculano with 5:17 to go and Detelj stunned the Mountaineers with a close-range shot with just nine seconds left in the period. Iuculano's second goal of the game increased the Marist advantage to four and Detelj capped off an eight-goal weekend by putting home a pass from Iuculano. Goalie Stephen Gravino made 10 saves, nine of them coming in the second half, and was named to the All-Tournament Team.
NCAA Tournament Recap
The team went on to face the number one seed Johns Hopkins at Homewood Field in the first round of the 2005 NCAA Tournament. They were defeated in the game 22-6 as junior midfielder Ryan Blaney scored two goals for the Red Foxes. Sophomore midfielder Keith Detelj and junior midfielder Tim Iuculano each had a goal and an assist.
Johns Hopkins rolled out to a 5-0 lead before senior attackman Patrick Van Horne extended his consecutive-game goal streak to seven with a man-up goal assisted by Iuculano 33 seconds into the second quarter. 5:11 later, Blaney scored off a Detelj pass to bring Marist within 7-2. That was as close as the Red Foxes would get, however, as the Blue Jays reeled off six unanswered goals before the half to take a 13-2 lead into the break.
Down 16-2 midway through the third quarter, Detelj scored with 4:38 left in the period. Marist got one more goal before the quarter expired as junior attackman Bill Duerr scored off a feed from sophomore midfielder Mike McGuire. Blaney and Iuculano scored for Marist in the fourth quarter. Iuculano's goal came with 56 seconds left and closed out the scoring for the game. This concluded the most successful season in program history.