America East All-Conference Teams and Awards

Hartford's Scott Bement (Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua) is the first-team goalkeeper after registering an 8.24 goals-against average and a .568 save percentage since his return from injury.

The first-team specialists are led by faceoff specialist Tim Fallon (Lowell, Mass./Lawrence Academy) from Hartford, who ranks second nationally with 8.73 ground balls per game and is eighth nationally winning 62.1 percent of his draws. He is joined by longstick midfielder Ben Waldron (Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee) from Binghamton and shortstick midfielder Jared LeVerne (Jericho, N.Y./Syosset) from Stony Brook.

The second team attackers are Binghamton's Matt Springer (Hamburg, N.Y./Hamburg), UMBC's Scott Jones (Port Coquitlam, B.C./Terry Fox) and University of Vermont's Drew Philie (Sandwich, Mass./Deerfield Academy), a repeat choice. The midfielders are Hartford's Carter Bender (Caledon, Ontario/Brewster Academy (N.H.)), a first-team selection a year ago, UMBC's Jamie Kimbles (Centreville, Md./Queen Anne's) and Stony Brook's Robbie Campbell (Delta, British Columbia/Seaquam).

Hartford's Dan Gillespie (Malvern, Pa./Episcopal Academy), UMBC's Sam McKelvey (Davidsonville, Md./South River) and Vermont's Evan O'Brien (Winthrop, Mass./Phillips Exeter Academy) comprise the second-team defensive unit. The second-team goalkeeper is Stony Brook's Rob Camposa (Syosset, N.Y./Syosset) and the specialists are long stick midfielder Ben Knapton (Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua) and short stick midfielder Brendan Marlow (Weston, Mass./Brewster Academy) both from Hartford and face-off man Adam Rand (Niantic, Conn./East Lyme) from Stony Brook.

Thompson is accompanied on the all-rookie squad by teammate and cousin Ty Thompson (Hogansburg, N.Y./Salmon River Central), Binghamton's Michael Antinozzi (Fallston, Md./Fallston), Greg Cove (Rockville Center, N.Y./Southside) and Brandon Planck (Cortland, N.Y./Cortland), Hartford's Tate Klidonas (Emmaus, Pa./Emmaus) and Alex Matarazzo (New Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield College Prep), UMBC's Zack Linkous (Jarrettsville, Md./St. Paul's) and Vermont's Connor O'Brien (Winchester, Mass./Brewster Academy).

Twenty-nine of the 35 all-conference sections will be in action at the 2011 America East Men's Lacrosse Championship, which begins on Wednesday, May 4 with semifinal action. The championship game will be played on Saturday, May 7 at 3 p.m. and televised nationally on CBS Sports Network.

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2011-05-03



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