Six men's lacrosse players earn all-region honors

Photos of Meadows and McDonald on white background in uniform. Text in middle: IMLCA first-team all-region

Owings Mills, Md. -- The Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association named six University of Lynchburg men's lacrosse players to its NCAA Division III All-South Region teams, the organization announced Tuesday via Twitter.

Junior midfielder Colin Dean (Havre de Grace, Md.), senior defender Matt Meadows (Lynchburg, Va.), senior long-stick midfielder Seamus McDonald (Far Hills, N.J.) and junior midfielder Kevin Rogers (Leesburg, Va.) earned first-team spots, while junior defender Tyler Gallagher (Palmyra, Pa.) was a second-teamer and senior attackman Evan Lombardo (Franklin Park, N.J.) garnered an honorable mention.

RELATED: IMLCA Division III All-South Region Teams

Dean, a first-team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference player, reached career-highs in goals (32), assists (27) and points (59). He was named to the USILA's Division III Team of the Week March 19.

McDonald, an honorable mention USILA All-American led the Hornets in caused turnovers (29) and was second on the club in ground balls (79), serving as a key winger on the face-off corps as well as the long-stick midfielder. The honorable mention nod is the second of his career.

Meadows, an honorable mention All-American, was also a key player on the Lynchburg defense, ranking second on the team with 18 caused turnovers to go with 29 ground balls.

Rogers, a second-team All-American, ranked first on the Lynchburg team and fifth in the ODAC in points (78) and second on the Hornets in goals (47) and assists (31). All of those marks were career-highs for the midfielder, who scored a point in every game this season. He was ODAC player of the week April 29 and named to the Division III team of the week Feb. 12.

Gallagher, an honorable mention All-American, helped anchor Lynchburg's back line, ranking third on the team in caused turnovers (16) and fifth in ground balls (40). He was also the athletic department's 2018 Male Academic Athlete of the Year.

Lombardo, a three-time All-ODAC attackman, ranked third in the ODAC with 53 goals. He became the second player in Lynchburg history to reach the 200-career-goal plateau earlier this season.

RELATED: Lynchburg men's lacrosse records and honors

Lynchburg's men's lacrosse team finished the 2019 season with a 14-7 record, 9-1 in the ODAC, and earned the program's eighth-straight NCAA tournament berth. The Hornets won a game in the tournament to reach the Round of 16.

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