Forest, Va. – Nine Lynchburg men's lacrosse players were named all-conference Thursday afternoon after a second place finish in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) with senior Peter Kaye named to the Ray Rostan's Sportsmanship Team.
*Stats as of 5/11
At attack, sophomore Evan Lombardo picked up first-team honors with 68 total points. The Franklin Park, NJ native led the ODAC with 55 goals while adding 13 assists. The education major had six goal performances at Shenandoah on 4/5 and vs. Roanoke in the ODAC semifinals on 5/5. Lombardo was also named ODAC Player of the Week twice this season, which was tied for the most in the conference.
Sophomore Seamus McDonald was named to the first team at the long-stick position. The Far Hills, NJ native picked up 44 ground balls and forced 19 turnovers in addition to two goals and three assists. McDonald was a vocal point of a defense that was second in the conference in total goals allowed. The computer science major picked up a season-high six groundballs at Randolph-Macon during a 19-7 win on 4/8.
Alexandria, Va. native, senior Cole Barrett earned first-team honors as a defenseman. The economics major caused a team-leading 23 turnovers while picking up 39 groundballs. Barret was the leader of the defensive unit that allowed just 8.78 goals against per game that was second best in conference play. This is the third time Barrett has been named all-conference and the second time to the first team.
Sophomore Nick Willertz was named to the second-team at the short-stick position, the Severn, MD native scooped a team-leading 60 ground balls and caused 13 turnovers. The computer science major also chipped in six assists and three goals for nine points.
At Attack, sophomore Andrew Thomas was named to the third team after scoring 45 goals and dishing out 10 assists for a total of 55 points. The Roswell, Ga. native scored a career-high five goals during a 14-12 win over Sewanee in the second round the 2017 NCAA Tournament.
Senior midfielder Harrison Brennan picked up third team honors after netting 21 goals with 10 assists for 31 total points. The Salisbury, Md. native was fourth on the team in goals scored. The business major scored a season-high five goals and two assists during a 21-4 victory over Bridgewater on 3/11.
Senior midfielder Daniel Owens picked up third team honors behind his 28 goals and five assists. The accounting major from Alexandria, Va. was third on the team in goals scored and scored a career-high six goals during a 16-10 victory over Hampden-Sydney on 4/15.
Freshman Tyler Gallagher earned third team honors as a defenseman after picking up 22 ground balls and causing 21 turnovers. The Palmyra, Pa. native had a season-high four ground balls in an 18-7 victory over Randolph on 4/12.
Senior Chris Hamilton, a Somers, CT native, earned third team honors after scooping up 30 ground balls and forcing 23 turnovers. The mathematics major picked up four ground balls vs. Amherst on 3/18 and at Washington and Lee on 3/25.
Ray Rostan Men's Lacrosse Sportsmanship Team:
Senior Peter Kaye was named to the Ray Rostan Men's Lacrosse Sportsmanship Team. The Annandale, Va. native was a critical member of the Hornet defense when they would go a man down throughout the season.
|2017 ALL-ODAC MEN'S LACROSSE AWARDS
ODAC Player of the Year: A.J. Witherell, So., A, Washington and Lee
ODAC Coach of the Year: Jason Rostan, Hampden-Sydney
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Jason Sarro, Fr., A, Roanoke
ODAC/Va. Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Stephen LaTona, Sr., A, Shenandoah
|All-ODAC First Team|
|A.J. Witherell||So.||Washington and Lee|
|Jack Hodgson||Fr.||Washington and Lee|
|Kyle Gifford||Jr.||Washington and lee|
|All-ODAC Second Team|
|Whit Griffin||Sr.||Washington and Lee|
|Joe Perrella||Sr.||Washington and Lee|
|All-ODAC Third Team|
|Sam Dardani||Jr.||Washington and Lee|
|John Broderick||So.||Washington and Lee|
|Ray Rostan Men's Lacrosse Sportsmanship Team|
|Cory Hilliard||Sr.||Virginia Wesleyan|
|Jonathan Henry||Sr.||Washington and Lee|