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UMass' Schneider, Connolly, Godoi Named USILA Lacrosse All-Americans

Jim Connolly joins his father Steve (1969) as Honorable Mention All-Americans at UMass.

Jim Connolly joins his father Steve (1969) as Honorable Mention All-Americans at UMass.

May 21, 2009

AMHERST, Mass. - UMass lacrosse senior goalie Doc Schneider has been named a USILA Second-Team All-American after a stellar season. He is joined by senior attacker Jim Connolly and junior defenseman Diogo Godoi as Honorable Mention All-Americans. Schneider has earned the highest honor for a UMass goalie since Hall of Famer Sal LoCascio was named a second-teammer in 1989.

Schneider continues to garner accolades as he was named the ECAC Goalie of the Year and ECAC First-Team goalie along with being named to the All-New England team for the fourth year in a row. He was named the UMass Male Athlete of the Year for 2009 and will play in the North-South All-Star Game on Friday. Schneider was outstanding all season, posting a dazzling 7.43 GAA and a .653 save percentage. Some of his many standout games came against Rutgers (19 saves), Syracuse (17), Georgetown (18), and #12 Loyola (17). He also made a career-high 21 stops in a thrilling overtime win at Hobart, and made 14 saves while only allowing three goals at then 11th ranked Harvard.

Connolly, joins his father Steve (1969) as Honorable Mention All-Americans at UMass. Connolly was named the ECAC Offensive Player of the Year and an ECAC First-Team selection. He was also honored as All-New England and will play in the North-South game on Friday. Connolly impressed on the offensive end with a career-high 39 goals to up his final career total to 90, 15th best in UMass program history. He rounded out his career with a four-goal effort, his 13th career hat trick and second in the NCAA Tournament at Princeton. He finished his career with 13 NCAA Tournament goals in only five postseason contests. His point total increased every year from 26 as a freshman to 37 then 44 as a senior.

 

 

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. He was twice named to Inside Lacrosse Team of the Week on March 23 and April 6.

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.

USILA Division I All-America Team

First Team

Attack

Billy Bitter, University of North Carolina
Brandon Corp, Colgate University
Ned Crotty, Duke University
Dan Glading, University of Virginia
Kenny Nims, Syracuse University

Midfield

Matt Abbott, Syracuse University
Shamel Bratton University of Virginia
Mark Kovler, Princeton University
Max Seibald, Cornell University

Defense

Ken Clausen, University of Virginia
Michael Evans, Johns Hopkins University
Matt Moyer, Cornell University

Goalie

Jordan Burke, Brown University

Second Team

Attack

Zack Greer, Bryant University
Jack McBride, Princeton University
Ryan Young, University of Maryland

Midfield

John Glynn, Cornell University
Ben Hunt, University of North Carolina
Michael Kimmel, Johns Hopkins University
Peet Poillon, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Defense

Parker McKee, Duke University
Sid Smith, Syracuse University
Chad Wiedmaier, Princeton University

Goalie

Doc Schneider, University of Massachusetts

Third Team

Attack

Garrett Billings, University of Virginia
Ryan Hoff, University of Notre Dame
Rob Pannell, Cornell University
Max Quinzani, Duke University

Midfield

Brian Carroll, University of Virginia
Brian Christopher, Johns Hopkins University
Sean Delaney, University of North Carolina
Brad Ross, Duke University

Defense

Ryan Flanagan, University of North Carolina
Regis McDermott, University of Notre Dame
Chris Peyser, Princeton University
Max Schmidt, University of Maryland

Goalie

Scott Rodgers, University of Notre Dame

Honorable Mention

Attack

Stephen Boyle, Johns Hopkins University
Jay Card, Hofstra University
Grant Catalino, University of Maryland
Brian Caulfield, University at Albany
Jim Connolly, University of Massachusetts
Joel Dalgarno, The Ohio State University
Thomas Davis, Princeton University
Ryan Hurley, Cornell University
Stephen Keogh, Syracuse University
Shane Koppens, Loyola College
Jordan McBride, Stony Brook
Thomas Muldoon, Brown University
Timothy Paul, United States Naval Academy
Kyle Wharton, Johns Hopkins University
Austin Winter, Bucknell University

Midfield

Michael Colleluori Hofstra University
C. J. Costabile, Duke University
Dan Groot, University of Maryland
Dan Hardy, Syracuse University
Alex Hopmann, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Brian Karalunas Villanova University
Grant Krebs, University of Notre Dame
Anthony Muscarella, Hofstra University
Peter Ricci, Loyola College
Richard Sgalardi, Princeton University
Mike Timms, University of Virginia
Shane Walterhoeffer University of North Carolina
Joel White, Syracuse University
Kyle Wimer, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Defense

Sam Barnes, University of Notre Dame
Steve Bauer, Georgetown University
Peter Fallon, Brown University
Diogo Godoi, University of Massachusetts
Billy Haire, Bucknell University
Matt Kelly, University of Virginia
John Lade, Syracuse University
Christian Scuderi, Hofstra University
Andrew Tormey, United States Naval Academy

Goalie

Andrew Adams, Penn State University
Jeremy Blevins, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Tyler Fiorito, Princeton University
Brent Herbst, Siena College

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