USILA Division I Men's Lacrosse All-Americans

Godoi will return for his senior year with numerous honors as has been also named an All-ECAC First Team defender and an All-New England pick. He anchored a UMass defense that finished the season 11th nationally in fewest goals allowed (7.93). He shut down the opponent's top scorer on numerous occasions, including in the NCAA Tournament contest at Princeton when he held the Tigers' top scorer Jack McBride (a Second-Team All-American) pointless. He started all 15 games while recording 28 groundballs and 21 caused turnovers, tied for most on team.

The USILA is proud to announce its selections for the Division I All America teams, selected by the coaches. The final four participants are well represented, with seven combined first-team selections. Virginia led the way with three first-teamers, with Syracuse netting two and Cornell and Duke earning one nod apiece.

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa.; May 21, 2009 Penn State Nittany Lion lacrosse player Drew Adams (Springfield, Pa.) has been named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division I All-America team as an Honorable Mention selection. The senior goalie has earned honorable mention laurels three times in his four years with the team.

Adams ended the 2009 season with a 7.96 goals against average and 212 saves. Over the course of four years, Adams collected 694 saves, by far the most in school history. He also kept his goals against average below 8.00 goals per game having started all 54 games over the four years of his Penn State career. The Springfield native played in over 3,000 minutes in those 54 games.

His Penn State accolades are many, including two other All-American Honorable Mention nods in 2006 and 2008. Adams was a three-time ECAC Goalie of the Year and three-time first team All-ECAC selection as well. He has been voted Penn State's Most Valuable Player four straight years.

Penn State closed out the 2009 season with a 9-5 mark, including a 4-3 record in its final year in the ECAC Lacrosse League (good enough for third place). The Nittany Lions of head coach Glenn Thiel won six straight games to finish the campaign with the most wins since going 9-6 in 2005. Penn State was ranked No. 16 nationally in the final USILA Coaches' Poll as well.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Navy senior defenseman Andy Tormey (Syracuse, N.Y.) and junior attackman Tim Paul (Parkton, Md.) were among the 79 student-athletes named to the 2009 USILA All-America teams announced Thursday morning. Both first-time recipients of the honor, Tormey and Paul become the 268th and 269th different Midshipmen to garner the more than 425 All-America certificates in Navy lacrosse history. Navy has had at least one player recognized on the All-America team since the award was first handed out in 1922 (88 years).

Tormey set upon his senior year with several challenges laid in front of him. Not only was he selected by his peers to lead the team as its captain, but he also was called upon by head coach Richie Meade to mentor a defense that juggled four different starting combinations over the course of the season and featured only one returning starter, Tormey.

The 2009 Honorable Mention All-American not only anchored a defense that is ranked seventh in the nation (7.69 GPG), he played an instrumental role among the Mids' No. 1-ranked man-down unit that surrendered just six goals on 40 attempts (.850). The 85.0 success rate is tied as the 12th best in NCAA?history and best since the 2005 St. John's squad squelched 86.2 percent of its opponents extra-man opportunities.

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