Washington (Md.) Athletics
Bennett Cord comes into his senior season as the top returning All-American at the attack position. Cord earned second-team honors from both USILA and LaxPower in 2012 after leading Washington College in points (60), goals (38) and assists (22). Cord was named Centennial Conference Player of the Year after leading the league in points (3.53) and goals (2.24) per game.
PTS PPG GOALS GPG ASTS GB
2012 Stats 60 3.53 38 2.24 22 28
Stevens Athletics
As a junior, Rich Dupras became the first Stevens player to earn first-team USILA All-American and Empire 8 Conference Player of the year honors. Dupras led Stevens with 84 points, 52 goals and 32 assists. He ranked in the top 10 nationally in points, points per game (4.67) and goals. For good measure, Dupras added 20 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers.
PTS PPG GOALS GPG ASTS GB
2012 Stats 84 4.67 52 2.89 32 20
Salisbury Athletics
Tyler Granelli won the fourth-most faceoffs in 2012 with 242 and had the 10th-best faceoff percentage at 66.3 for a Salisbury team which won the national championship. He was named a first-team All-American both USILA and LaxPower and won USILA Faceoff Specialist of the Year honors. Granelli also had 164 ground balls, which tied for fifth nationally. In addition, he also scored three goals and had four assists.
FO WON FO PCT. GB GBPG GOALS ASTS
2012 Stats 242 .663 164 8.20 3 4
Stevenson Athletics
Kyle Holechek earned both USILA and LaxPower second-team All-America honors and was named a ECAC Mid-Atlantic All-Star after leading Stevenson with 79 ground balls and 54 caused turnovers. He anchored a defense that ranked 10th in DIII scoring at 6.13 goals per game. In addition, Holechek had one goal and two assists. Holechek has been named a 2013 preseason first-team All-American by Inside Lacrosse for a Stevenson team ranked second by Lacrosse Magazine and third by the USILA.
GROUND BALLS TO CAUSED GOALS ASTS
2012 Stats 79 54 1 2
SUNY Cortland Athletics
MIke Kaminski enters his senior season as Cortland's career leader in goals-against average (5.59). In 2012, Kaminski posted a 21-1 record with a 5.59 gAA, which tied for third nationally, with 198 saves and a 64.5 save percentage (eighth-most). He made a career-high 16 saves in the DIII national semifinals against Tufts, and stopped 11 shots in a losing effort to Salisbury in the championship game. Kaminski also recorded 52 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers in being named a second-team All-American by both USILA and LaxPower.
W-L GA GAA SAVES SPG SAVE PCT.
2012 Stats 21-1 109 5.59 198 9.00 .645
Lynchburg Athletics
Routinely placed against opponents' top threats, Joe Lisicky led Lynchburg with 89 ground balls and 41 caused turnovers. He was placed on the wing during the faceoff to help in all areas of the game as Lynchburg ranked 12th nationally in scoring defense (6.16 goals per game). Lisicky won the 2012 Dave Armellini Defensive Team MVP Award and was named ODAC Player of the Year and a first-team All-American by both USILA and LaxPower.
GROUND BALLS GBPG TO CAUSED GOALS
2012 Stats 89 4.68 41 5
Dickinson Athletics
Brandon Palladino is coming off a season in which he was named a first-team All-American by both USILA and LaxPower and the USILA DIII Long-Pole Midfielder of the Year after registering 71 ground balls and 39 caused turnovers. He was named to the All-Centennial Conference first-team for the third consecutive year. Dickinson has won back-to-back league championships; both years Palladino earned team defensive MVP honors. Palladino also contributed eight points, including four goals (one a game-winner vs. Lycoming).
GROUND BALLS TO CAUSED GOALS ASTS
2012 Stats 71 39 4 4