Get to Know Le Moyne Basketball’s Sophomores

Sophomore forward Chandler Benson is from Locke, New York and attended Moravia High School. Benson’s high school achievements include being named New York State Section IV Player of the Year to go along with being the leading all-time scorer, leading all-time rebounder, and all-time blocks leader at Moravia. Chandler was able to capture two New York State sectional championships and made it to the New York State Final Four in 2013.

Next season he looks forward to playing healthy and at a high level with his teammates. Chandler anticipates next season to be different from this year because the team will have adjusted to the new defense, offense, and culture the Dolphins have recently adopted. Personally, his goals are to finish everything around the rim, utilize his mid-range game more, and work hard to earn more minutes. In terms of team goals, he hopes to win the NE-10 Conference Championship and ultimately make the NCAA Tournament. What Benson likes most about Coach Beilein and Coach Langhurst is that both coaches push the team hard and never give up regardless of the situation. Chandler, who is described by teammates as always being at the library or reading books for class, is a physics major with a concentration in mechanical and aerospace engineering.

Sophomore guard Tanner Hyland is from South Portland, Maine and attended South Portland High School. At South Portland, Tanner was named first-team all-conference his senior year and was the Western Maine Champion. Next season Hyland looks forward to seeing what can be accomplished with the new team and expects to win more games. The South Portland product sees next year being different as he expects Le Moyne to win more games, compete better in conference, and expects to have more fun playing the game as well. Personally, the sophomore guard wants to improve his game next season, as well as shoot a better percentage from the field, and increase his efficiency. What Tanner appreciates about Coach Beilein and Coach Langhurst the most is that they are not yellers and they help teach the game to see that the team improves. Also, they always want the best for the team. Hyland is a finance major and hopes that by the end of his career Le Moyne will win the NE-10 Tournament, make the NCAA Tournament, and compete for a National Championship.

Sophomore forward Zach Quattro is from Horsham, Pennsylvania and attended Hatboro Horsham High School. Quattro’s achievements at Hatboro Horsham include being a member of the 1,000 point club, and a three-time first-team all-league member. Next season Zach looks forward to continuing to get better as an individual and a teammate. The sophomore forward envisions next year being different. The team has learned from this year’s experiences in terms of what it takes everyday to compete and win. Personally, the Horsham, PA product intends to hit the weight room next year to get stronger and increase his build. He also desires to improve and work on his overall game in order to see the team win. Next season Quattro’s team goal is to make the NCAA tournament. He credits Coach Beilein and Coach Langhurst with pushing everyone to get better every day and appreciates the energy they bring to practice each day. They buy into the team at all times. Zach is a business analytics major who hopes to get better every year, win the NE-10 Championship, and have the opportunity to play in the NCAA Tournament.

Sophomore guard Russell Sangster is from Rockville, Maryland and attended The Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland. Russell was a four-year starter and won three consecutive IAC Championships. Sangster was also named to the All-IAC team three years and was All-Metropolitan Honorable Mention. He is also the fourth highest scorer in history at the Bullis School. Next year he looks forward to the whole team getting together and seeing how the offense will work together. He expects to see the 2016-2017 campaign be different, as the players will have a better understanding of Coach Beilein’s expectations for the team. Next year Sangster hopes to become a consistent three-point threat and work on increasing his explosiveness and gaining a quicker first step as well as continuing his strong defensive effort. The sophomore guard hopes to finish first in Le Moyne’s division in the NE-10 as well as make the NCAA Tournament with the hopes of competing for a National Championship. What Russell enjoys most about Coach Beilein and Coach Langhurst is how they are young and can easily relate to the team. He also appreciates how they encourage the team to get better every day regardless of the situation. Sangster is a Psychology major with a Business Administration minor. In terms of his Le Moyne basketball career, Russell wants to win an NE-10 Championship and wants to win a National Championship for Coach Beilein and Coach Langhurst.