Men's lacrosse lands 10 on All-ODAC teams

All-ODAC graphic with white background showing cutout images of Matt Meadows and Seamus McDonald over logos and All-ODAC text.

Forest, Va. -- Ten University of Lynchburg men's lacrosse players earned spots on the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's 2019 iteration of the all-conference teams, the league office announced Thursday afternoon.

Five of those 10 earned enough votes to win first-team honors, the most of any of the league's 10 programs.

Three Hornets found their ways onto the second team, while two were voted third-teamers.

Junior midfielders Colin Dean (Havre de Grace, Md.) and Kevin Rogers (Leesburg, Va.), senior long-stick midfielder Seamus McDonald (Far Hills, N.J.), junior defender Tyler Gallagher (Palmyra, Pa.) and senior defender Matt Meadows (Lynchburg, Va.) were all honored on the league's first team. It is the second-straight year Lynchburg has put five on the ODAC's first team.

A trio of seniors -- attackman Evan Lombardo (Franklin Park, N.J.), midfielder Rivington Lambert (Lake Wylie, S.C.) and goalie Patrick Cornelius (Potomac, Md.) -- earned second-team honors, and senior attackman Logan Adams (Grosse Pointe, Mich.) and senior midfielder Nick Willertz (Severn, Md.) won spots on the third team.

Dean became a first-time All-ODAC player after a tremendous season in which he reached career-highs in goals (29), assists (27) and points (56). He was named to the USILA's Division III Team of the Week on March 19.

Gallagher was one of the conference's most consistent defensemen throughout the season. His 16 caused turnovers rank third on the team, and his 39 ground balls rank fifth. It is Gallagher's third All-ODAC honor and his first on the first team.

McDonald becomes a three-time first-team All-ODAC player after leading the Hornets in caused turnovers with 28 and ranking second in ground balls (70).

Meadows' league honor is his second, both on the first team. The senior is second on the Lynchburg team in caused turnovers (18) and sixth in ground balls (28).

Rogers currently leads the team with 75 points this season (44 goals, 31 assists), and his goals mark ranks fourth in the conference. He was ODAC player of the week once and was also include on the Division III team of the week. The first-team honor follows on a second-team award as a sophomore.

Cornelius ranks third among ODAC netminders in goals-against average (7.85). The first-time All-ODAC player has collected 156 saves on the year.

Lambert, a short-stick defensive midfielder, used his physicality to cause 12 turnovers and scoop up 17 ground balls. He also has three goals to his name.

Lombardo, a three-time All-ODAC attackman, ranks third in the ODAC with 52 goals. He became the second player in Lynchburg history to reach the 200-career-goal plateau earlier this season.

Adams earned his second-career all-conference nod with a team-best 31 assists to go with his 13 goals.

Willertz, who moved from defensive to offensive midfielder at year's start, has chipped in 18 goals and eight assists. The senior is three-time All-ODAC performer.

Washington and Lee senior A.J. Witherell won the league's player of the year honor, and Generals head coach Gene McCabe was named coach of the year. Hampden-Sydney midfielder Sean Duffy earned the conference's top rookie award, and Randolph-Macon junior Brendan Markovic won the ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.

Lynchburg's men's lacrosse team currently sports a 14-6 record and will compete in the third round of the NCAA Division III tournament Saturday at No. 2 Salisbury. The Hornets have reached the NCAA tournament each of the past eight seasons and won at least one game in five of the last seven.

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2019 ALL-ODAC MEN'S LACROSSE AWARDS

ODAC Player of the Year: A.J. Witherell | Sr. | Att. | Washington and Lee University
ODAC Coach of the Year: Gene McCabe | Washington and Lee University
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Sean Duffy | Fy. | M | Hampden-Sydney College
ODAC/Va. Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Brendan Markovic | Jr. | M | Randolph-Macon

ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM   
John Burke # Sr. Att. Hampden-Sydney
Peter Lindley Sr. Att. Roanoke
Jason Sarro * Jr. Att. Roanoke
A.J. Witherell * Sr. Att. Washington and Lee
Colin Dean Jr. M Lynchburg
Brendan Devane # Sr. M Roanoke
Hudson Hamill * Jr. M Washington and Lee
Kevin Rogers ^ Jr. M Lynchburg
Seamus McDonald * Sr. LSM Lynchburg
Tyler Flora Jr. SS Randolph-Macon
Jack Hodgson * Jr. F/O Washington and Lee
Paul Callahan Sr. D Washington and Lee
Tyler Gallagher # Jr. D Lynchburg
Matt Meadows * Sr. D Lynchburg
Camden Stramanak Jr. D Randolph-Macon
Ian Davies * Sr. GK Roanoke
       
ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM   
Eric Husselbaugh So. Att. Bridgewater
Evan Lombardo * Sr. Att. Lynchburg
Jared Medwar So. Att. Hampden-Sydney
Ryan Schott # Sr. Att. Shenandoah
Sean Duffy Fy. M Hampden-Sydney
Jack Hayden Jr. M Hampden-Sydney
Daniel Medvetz Sr. M Roanoke
Ben Mulholland So. M Washington and Lee
Jake Truman Sr. LSM Bridgewater
Rivington Lambert Sr. SS Lynchburg
Jake Brummett So. F/O Hampden-Sydney
Sam Balch So. D Roanoke
John Broderick ^ Sr. D Washington and Lee
Austin Evans Sr. D Randolph-Macon
Canevin Wallace # So. D Hampden-Sydney
Patrick Cornelius Sr. GK Lynchburg
Jack Taylor So. GK Washington and Lee
       
ALL-ODAC THIRD TEAM   
Logan Adams # Sr. Att. Lynchburg
Colin DiSesa Jr. Att. Randolph-Macon
Matthew Lintner Sr. Att. Roanoke
Sean MacLeish Sr. Att. Bridgewater
Michael Brooks ^ Sr. M Shenandoah
Ryan Tiffey # Jr. M Randolph-Macon
Jack Ware Jr. M Washington and Lee
Nick Willertz * Sr. M Lynchburg
Drew Barnard # Sr. LSM Washington and Lee
Jed Londrey ^ Jr. SS Washington and Lee
Mason Gauntt So. F/O Bridgewater
Henry Hitt Fy. D Hampden-Sydney
Jason Morgan So. D Shenandoah
Thomas Potter Jr. D Virginia Wesleyan
Merrick Wood Jr. D Randolph-Macon
Chris Cerrina Sr. GK Randolph-Macon
       
* 2018 All-ODAC First Team
^ 2018 All-ODAC Second Team
# 2018 All-ODAC Third Team

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