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On This Day In History | 2005

May 3, 2018
Tilley Hartford

Tilley in 2008

On this day 13 years ago, Brian Tilley ’04 was named to the America East Men’s Lacrosse All-Rookie Team in a vote by the conference head coaches.

The former Bear played in all 14 of the Hawks’ games in 2005, making 8 starts, and finished the year with 9 goals and 10 assists, good enough for 5th on the team in points.

By his senior season in 2008, Tilley became an indispensable piece of the Hawks’ offense. He was the team’s leading goal scorer (15) and finished second in points (19) to earn team MVP honors. He was also second in scoring among America East midfielders and 8th in scoring overall, helping him earn a berth in the NEILA East-West All-Star Game.

After graduating, Tilley turned his sights to coaching and served as the Hawks’ offensive coordinator from 2010-2014, helping Hartford win the America East title in 2011. In 2015 he took the head job at Eastern Connecticut State University, leading the Warriors to a Little East Conference Championship that year. He is currently in his 4th year with the Warriors.



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