2018 Merrimack College Men's Lacrosse Roster

Nick Grace
Jim Stankiewicz
Jim Stankiewicz
James Bassett

36 James Bassett

  • Class
  • Ht./Wt.
    5-9 / 165
  • Hometown
    Getzville, N.Y.
  • High School/Prep (Previous College)
    St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute
  • Major



  • Graduated as one of the program's top defenders in recent memory
  • Earned back-to-back All-America First Team selections and was named the USILA Defensive Player of the Year (2017), NEILA New England Player of the Year (2018) and NE10 Defensive Player of the Year (2017) over the course of two seasons
  • Two-time NE10 All-Conference First Team selection, as well as a two-time NEILA All-New England First Team honoree
  • Appeared in 65 games overall with 52 caused turnovers and 131 ground balls; also contributed 10 points (5g, 5a)


  • USILA First Team All-American, his second straight such honor
  • NEILA Player of the Year and All-New England First Team
  • NE10 All-Conference First Team selection
  • Preseason All-American
  • Enjoyed another banner season that saw him rank among the country's elite defenders
  • Started all 19 games
  • Caused 15 turnovers while adding 39 ground balls while scoring once and adding an assist
  • Led a defensive unit that finished the year ranked fourth nationally and second in the NE10 allowing only 7.32 goals per game, among the best such figures in single-season program history
  • He also was instrumental in leading Merrimack's man-down defense, which was also among the nation's best, ranking sixth nationally by turning away 81.5 percent of opponents' man-up chances
  • Helped the Warriors hold 16-of-19 opponents to single-digit goal totals
  • Participated in NEILA All-Star Game


  • USILA All-America First Team Defense, NEILA All-New England First Team, and NE10 All-Conference First Team selection
  • Named the USILA Defensive Player of the Year and NE10 Defensive Player of the Year
  • Preseason Team NEILA All-New England Team selection
  • Appeared in 19 games (18 starts) in 2017
  • Finished third on the team in ground Balls (55) and second on the team in caused turnovers (24) 
  • Also contributed one goal and two assists offensively
  • Had one goal and five ground balls in victory over Bentley (4/5)
  • Notched three ground balls and six caused turnovers against Le Moyne (5/2)

2016: Saw action in all 18 games while earing three starts ... Added depth at long stick midfield and the defensive corps ... Also added three points (2g, 1a) ... Caused 12 turnovers and picked up 33 ground balls ...  Scooped up five ground balls at Franklin Pierce (4/12) for a new career-high.

2015: Saw action in nine games … Scored first collegiate goal against Bentley (4/15) … Caused a turnover and picked up four ground balls … Dished an assist for first collegiate point in road win at LIU Post (4/7).

Before Merrimack: Under Armour Underclassmen All-American Team ... Brine All-American Team ... First-Team All-Catholic and All-Metro ... Defensive MVP … Four-year varsity member … Three-year varsity starter … Five goals, six assists, 53 takeaways as a junior … Played club for Champion and Crush Lacrosse.


Points: 1, 10 times
Goals: 1, 5 times
Assists: 1, 5 times
Shots: 2, Franklin Pierce, 04/12/16 
Ground balls: 8, at Le Moyne, 05/13/17 
Draw controls: 1, American Int'l, 02/28/16 
Caused turnovers: 6, vs Limestone, 05/28/17


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