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UMass Places Six On USILA All-American Teams

Will Manny became the 8th USILA First-Team All-American in UMass men's lacrosse history.


Will Manny became the 8th USILA First-Team All-American in UMass men's lacrosse history.

May 25, 2012

AMHERST, Mass. -

Tewaaraton Finalist Will Manny earned USILA First Team All-American honors becoming the eighth UMass men's lacrosse player in program history to be named to the first group as announced on Thursday. Manny headlines a total of six Minutemen who earned All-American accolades following the 2012 campaign. The junior from Massapequa, N.Y., is also the first attackman from UMass to be recognized with first team honors since Sean Morris in 2006.

Along with Manny, senior midfielder Anthony Biscardi earned Second Team All-American honors, while senior close defenseman Tom Celentani was named to the All-American Third Team.

Senior attack Art Kell, junior defenseman Jake Smith and redshirt senior goalie Tim McCormack were all named to the Honorable Mention Team.

This marked just the third time in program history that UMass has placed a member on each of the USILA All-American teams (2003, 1981).

Manny is one of the five finalists for the Tewaaraton Award which will be announced on May 31 in Washington, D.C. Following the 2012 season, Manny was named the New England Player of the Year and the CAA Player of the Year. Manny was named to the All-New England First Team for the second consecutive year after posting 44 goals and 33 assists in 16 games as a junior.

Biscardi earned All-New England First Team and All-CAA First Team honors following the 2012 campaign and was a top-25 Tewaaraton nominee. Biscardi notched 21 goals, 7 assists and 12 groundballs as one of UMass' top midfielders.

One of the Minutemen's top close defensemen, Celentani was also selected to the All-New England First Team and the All-CAA First Team after leading UMass in caused turnovers (24) to go with 32 groundballs.


 

 

Kell was a member of the All-New England Second Team and All-CAA Second Team after closing the season as UMass' No. 2 scoring option behind Will Manny. Kell finished the year with 33 goals, 20 assists and 29 groundballs.

Smith is widely regarded as one of the top one-on-one shutdown close defensemen in the CAA. In 16 games, he posted 11 caused turnovers and 28 groundballs to help anchor the league's top defenses and one of the top-5 units in the country. Smith was also an integral part in the man-down unit which finished the year as one of the top 10 in the country.

McCormack was an All-New England First Team selection after having the best season of his career with a 7.09 goals-against-average and a .606 save percentage to go with a 15-1 record.

FIRST TEAM

Attack

Peter Baum, Colgate Unniversity
William Manny, University of Massachusetts
Steele Stanwick, University of Virginia

Midfield

Colin Briggs, University of Virginia
Robert Rotanz, Duke University
Tom Schrieber, Princeton University

LP Midfield

CJ Costabile, Duke University

Face-off

RG Keenan, University of North Carolina

Defense

Tucker Durkin, Johns Hopkins University
Kevin Randall, University of Notre Dame
Chad Wiedmaier, Princeton University

Goalie

John Kemp, University of Notre Dame

SECOND TEAM

Attack

Marcus Holman, University of North Carolina
Mark Matthews, University of Denver
Mike Sawyer, Loyola University
Jordan Wolf, Duke University

Midfield

Anthony Biscardi, University of Massachusetts
Robert Guida, Johns Hopkins University
Chris LaPierre, University of Virginia
John Ranagan, Johns Hopkins University

LP Midfield

Jesse Bernhardt, University of Maryland

Face-off

Chase Carraro, University of Denver

Defense

Matt Lovejoy, University of Virginia
Michael Manley, Duke University
Brian Megill, Syracuse University
Jason Noble, Cornell University

Goalie

Tyler Fiorito, Princeton University

THIRD TEAM

Attack

Billy Eisenreich, Bucknell University
Logan Schuss, The Ohio state University
Garrett Thul, United States Military Academy

Midfield

Brent Adams, Fairfield University
Roy Lang, Cornell University
Roman Lao-Gosney, Lehigh University
Kiel Matisz, Robert Morris University
Jeremy Noble, University of Denver

LP Midfield

Scott Ratliff, Loyola University

Face-off

Bobby Dattilo, Hobart College
Stephen Robarge, Virginia Military Institute

Defense

Joe Bonanni, The Ohio State University
Tom Celentani, University of Massachusetts
Ty Souders, Lehigh University
Dana Wilber, Drexel University

Goalie

Austin Kaut, Penn State University

HONORABLE MENTION

Attack

Jimmy Bitter, University of North Carolina
Chris Bocklet, University of Virginia
Jeff Cohen, Harvard University
Joe Cummings, University of Maryland
Kevin Cunningham, Villanova University
Art Kell, University of Massachusetts
Eric Lusby, Loyola University
Matt Mackrides, Penn State University
Kieran McArdle, St. John's University
Bryan Neufeld, Siena College
Joe Resetarits, University at Albany

Midfield

Davis Butts, Loyola University
Ryan Creighton, University of North Carolina
Rob Emery, University of Virginia
Cam Flint, University of Denver
John Haus, University of Maryland
Josh Hawkins, Loyola University
Jeff Ledwick, Colgate University
Greg Mahony, Yale University
Will Mangan, Rutgers University
Jim Marlatt, University of Notre Dame
Justin Turri, Duke University

LP Midfield

John Cunningham, Princeton University
Tim Henderson, United States Military Academy
Mason Poli, Bryant University

Face-off

Dylan Levings, Yale University

Defense

Reid Acton, Loyola University
Joe Fletcher, Loyola University
Peter Johnson, Yale University
Scott McWilliams, University of Virginia
Matt Miller, University of Notre Dame
Goran Murray, University of Maryland
Jake Smith, University of Massachusetts

Goalie

Niko Amato, University of Maryland
Pierce Bassett, Johns Hopkins University
Charlie Cipriano, Fairfield University
Rob Fortunato, University of Virginia
Tim McCormack, University of Massachusetts
Matthew Poillon, Lehigh University 

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