Conor Foley during his time at Walpole High. Photo by Conor McNabb.
By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor
A year after leading UMass-Lowell men's lacrosse in total points (23) and finishing tied for the team-lead in scoring (10 goals) as a freshman, Walpole native Conor Foley has picked up right where he left off.
A selection to the College Crosse All-Freshman team after just seven games, Foley, a graduate of Walpole High in 2019, was on pace to put up historic numbers for the Riverhawks in 2020 before the remainder of the season was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Now a sophomore, Foley has become a centerpiece of Lowell's offense as one of the three starting attack-men. Through four games in 2021, Foley has amassed six goals and an assist and secured at least a point in all four contests. Foley's six goals currently lead the team.
Foley began the year with a team-high three goals and an assist in a 16-8 defeat to rival Merrimack. The Walpole native followed it up by scoring in a 21-7 defeat at Vermont, followed by a goal in Lowell's 12-10 victory against Hartford on March 13 as well as a goal in a 16-9 defeat against Stony Brook on March 20.
With seven games left on the schedule, Foley and the Riverhawks still have time to rebound from their 1-3 (1-2 American East) start. Lowell will take on NJIT on March 27, followed by a road trip out to Albany on April 3. The Riverhawks will face Vermont again on April 10 before back-to-back road games against UMBC and Hartford. Lowell will finish conference play with a home matchup with Binghamton, followed by a make-up game against rival UMass, time and date to-be-determined.
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