2013 ECAC Division I Lacrosse All-Conference Teams, Awards

Division I Lacrosse League All-Conference teams for the 2013 season. In a vote conducted by league coaches, two players each from Loyola (Md.) and Ohio State received recognition as players of the year, while Bellarmine sported both the Goalie of the Year and the Coach of the Year.

League regular season runner-up Loyola (Md.) produced both the Defenseman of the Year in Joe Fletcher (Sr., Syracuse, N.Y./ West Genesee) and the Specialist of the Year in longstick midfielder Scott Ratliff (Marietta, Ga./George Walton Comprehensive). Fletcher was a two time Defensive Player of the Week in 2013. He led ECAC close defenders in ground balls with 54 and had 17 caused tournovers.

Ratliff, a unanimous selection who was the 2012 Defensive Player of the Year in the league, leads the ECAC in caused turnovers and ground balls. He also set a school record for a long pole with 13 goals scored eclipsing his own record of 12 set in 2012 in six additional games. The pair has led the Greyhounds to last year's national championship and the second seed in this weekend's Conference Championship Tournament.

Ohio State, the third seed in the Conference Tournament was led by Offensive Player of the Year Logan Schuss (Ladner, British Columbia/Delta Secondary) and Rookie of the Year Carter Brown (Bel Air, Md./Calvert Hall College). Schuss, taking his second consecutive Offensive Player of the Year award, leads Ohio State with 33 goals, 21 assists and 54 points, ranking 2nd in the ECAC and 10th in the NCAA in points per game. He has scored a point in all 58 games of his career. Brown scored 34 points on 21 goals and 13 assists. He had nine multiple point games and scored three game winners for the Buckeyes.

Goalkeeper Dillon Ward (Sr., Orangeville, Ontrario/The Hill Academy) of Bellarmine was selected as the Goalie of the Year. Ward received all seven potential first place votes from the coaches. In 14 games Ward stopped 66.2% of the 314 shots taken on him. His goals against average was a paltry 7.69.

In just his second year at the helm, Bellarmine coach Kevin Burns earned Coach of the Year honors from his colleagues. Burns led the Knights to a 7-7 overall record. Bellarmine was 3-4 in the Conference, with the four losses coming by a total of six goals. Two of the defeats were in double overtime, with one coming to league regular season champion Denver in the Mile High City. Bellarmine was 4-8 in 2012 and went winless in Conference play.

First Team

Attack
Wesley Berg, So., Denver
Alex Love, Jr., Hobart
Logan Schuss, Sr., Ohio State

Midfield
Cameron Flint, Sr., Denver
Jesse King, So., Ohio State
Karsen Leung, Sr., Bellarmine

Defense
Carson Cannon, So., Denver
Joe Fletcher, Sr., Loyola - Md.
Joe Meurer, Jr., Ohio State

Specialist
Scott Ratliff, Sr., Loyola - Md.

Goalie
Dillon Ward, Sr., Bellarmine


Second Team

Attack*
Mike Crampton, Jr., Air Force
Eric Law, Sr., Denver
Mike Sawyer, Sr., Loyola - Md.
Justin Ward, Jr., Loyola - Md.

Midfield*
Eric Adamson, So., Denver
Davis Butts, Sr., Loyola - Md.
Colin McLinden, So., Fairfield
Erik Smith, Jr., Air Force
Sam Snow, Sr., Fairfield

Defense
Reid Acton, Sr., Loyola - Md.
Toby Armour, Jr., Fairfield
Sean Joyce, Jr., Bellarmine

Specialist*
Chase Carraro, Sr., Denver
Bryan Price, Jr., Air Force
Bobby Schmitt, So., Bellarmine
Trey Wilkes, Sr., Ohio State

Goalie
Greg Dutton, Jr., Ohio State

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2013-05-02



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