July 16, 2009

AMHERST, Mass. - Three UMass lacrosse players were named Jewish Sports All-Americans by the Jewish Sports Review. Men's players Evan Blum and Doc Schneider earned spots on the first team. Women's defender Jackie Rosenzweig was named to her first team as well. Both Schneider and Rosenzweig were named to the first team for the second year in a row.

Blum, who was an honorable mention All-American last season, saved his best for last as he tallied a career-high 14 goals (including one game-winner) for ECAC Champion UMass. Blum also added eight assists for 22 points. He was named to the All-New England Second Team as a senior.

Rosenzweig didn't score any goals for the Atlantic 10 Champions, but scooped up 20 groundballs along with 19 caused turnovers in 19 starts.

Schneider, who is playing for the MLL's Toronto Nationals, helped UMass to the NCAA Tournament and the ECAC title with a monster senior season. Schneider was on top of his game posting a 7.43 GAA and .653 save percentage (good for eighth in program history). He finished his career second in UMass history with 753 career saves, trailing program leader (and NCAA record-holder) Sal Locasio, who holds the top NCAA mark with 931. He was named a USILA Second Team All-American as well as being the ECAC Goalie of the Year, All-ECAC First Team and All-New England. He also played in the North-South All-Star Game.