All-Patriot League Lacrosse Team, Major Awards Announced

Morrissey makes history as the first from Holy Cross named Coach of the Year in men's lacrosse. The Crusaders are 6-8 overall entering Tuesday afternoon's season finale at home against Dartmouth, and posted a 2-4 record in League play, including their first win over Navy. He's presided over a Holy Cross team that has taken care of the ball all season with a League-low 13.21 turnovers per game, an average that ranks ninth in the nation. The team's six victories are its most since 2007, while a potential seventh win Tuesday would be the program's most since 1988.

Two of Lehigh's conference-best seven All-League selections were placed on the first team by the head coaches. Besides Poillon, senior defender Mike Noone made the top squad. He owns a team-best 21 caused turnovers in 13 games entering Friday, and has picked up 26 groundballs. Five Mountain Hawks were second-team honorees, including seniors David DiMaria (attack), Brian Hess (midfield), Ryan Snyder (face-off specialist), junior Ty Souders (defense) and sophomore Patrick Corbett (midfield). DiMaria is currently tops in the League in total points with 57, one ahead of Glesener, while his points-per-game average is second (4.07). He is also third in assists per game (2.21). Corbett is fourth on the team with 20 points and Hess is sixth with 16. Snyder is fourth in the League winning at a .509 clip at the midfield line, and Souders is second on the team with 18 caused turnovers.

Army had the most first-team selections with four. Joining Glesener and Buckley on the top squad were senior attackman Garrett Thul and freshman face-off specialist Alex Daly. Thul boasts a League-best 37 goals entering this weekend's tournament, and Daly is tops in the League in percentage at the X (.566) after going 34 for 41 in his team's last two games against Navy and Holy Cross. Sophomore classmates Jimbo D'Aprile (defensive midfield) and Sam Somers (goalkeeper) represented the Black Knights on the second team. D'Aprile has 20 groundballs and two assists in 12 games, while Somers boasts a League-best 6.48 goals-against average and .605 save percentage entering Friday's showdown with Bucknell.

Bucknell placed two on the first team and four on the second team. Both of the Bison's first-team honorees were at midfield in sophomore David Dickson and freshman Thomas Flibotte. Dickson is the League leader in total assists (a school single-season record 42) and assists per game (3.00), while his 3.17 average during League play was also first. Flibotte is tied for eighth in the League with teammate Chase Bailey with 2.07 goals per game. Bailey, a senior, was named second-team All-League at attack with classmates Mike Huffner (defense) and Ryan Gutowski (face-off specialist), and junior Jackson Place (defense). Place has a team-high 24 caused turnovers this season, while Huffner is second with 20. Gutowski is winning face-offs at a .524 clip thus far.

Senior Peter Baum heads up Colgate's five All-League selections. Baum was named to the first team at attack, while juniors Jimmy Ryan (midfield) and Bobby Lawrence (defense) also made the top squad. Baum is tied for second in the League at 2.54 goals and third with 3.54 points per game. For the season he has 33 goals and 13 assists for 46 points, and is currently the League's all-time leading goal scorer with 163. He is now a four-time first-team All-League selection. Ryan is fourth on the Raiders with 23 points (15, 8), and Lawrence is second in the League with 28 caused turnovers. Senior Robert Grabher (face-off specialist) and sophomore Ryan Walsh (attack) made the second team. Grabher is winning face-offs at a .525 clip, and took all but 21 of his team's chances at the X. Walsh is tied with Baum at 2.54 goals per game, while his 3.38 points per game are sixth in the League.

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2013-04-23



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