Program-record five men's lacrosse players named all-region

Graphic with photos of Evan Lombardo, Nick Willertz, Matt Meadows, Seamus McDonald, and Colin McGuire, the all-region players. Text: All-South Region. Logos: IMLCA, Hornet logo.

Owings Mills, Md. -- A program-record five Lynchburg College men's lacrosse players took home All-South Region honors from the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association, the group announced this week with its all-region teams.

A trio of juniors -- attackman Evan Lombardo (Franklin Park, N.J.), long-stick midfielder Seamus McDonald (Far Hills, N.J.), and midfielder Nick Willertz (Severn, Md.) -- found spots on the first team, while senior midfielder Colin McGuire (Odenton, Md.) and junior defender Matt Meadows (Lynchburg, Va.) took second-team votes.

Lynchburg had never placed more than three players on the all-region team prior to 2018.

Lombardo, who was a second-team all-region pick a year ago, led the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and the Hornets with 66 goals. He also made 12 assists and snatched 21 ground balls.

McGuire scored 18 of his 36 goals in the final five games of the year. The senior was fourth on the team in goals, and his 32 assists were second among Hornets. He represented Lynchburg in the USILA North-South Senior All-Star Game last month, scoring twice.

McDonald earned his second first-team all-region nod with 51 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers. He also scored four goals and dished out four assists.

Willertz led the team with 15 caused turnovers from the defensive midfield position, also racking up four goals, four assists, and 44 ground balls.

Meadows piled up 32 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers as the anchor of the Hornets' back line.

Lynchburg won the ODAC championship in 2018, the program's seventh conference crown, and reached the NCAA tournament for the seventh-consecutive season. The Hornets finished the year with a 12-9 mark.

See the full list of IMLCA All-South Region honorees below.

IMLCA All-Region teams graphic