The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association unveiled Thursday morning its list of Division I players who earned All-American honors. Local programs and the Baltimore metropolitan area were well-represented.
Maryland put two players on the first team in senior midfielder John Haus and senior long-stick midfielder Jesse Bernhardt. Johns Hopkins and Loyola were represented by senior defenseman Tucker Durkin and junior defenseman Joe Fletcher, respectively. North Carolina senior attackman Marcus Holman (Gilman) also joined the first team.
The Terps placed three more players on the second team in redshirt junior midfielder Mike Chanenchuk, junior defenseman Michael Ehrhardt and redshirt junior goalkeeper Niko Amato. Loyola senior long-stick midfielder Scott Ratliff and Johns Hopkins senior faceoff specialist Michael Poppleton also earned second-team honors.
The third team included Maryland sophomore defenseman Goran Murray and Notre Dame junior midfielder Jim Marlatt (River Hill).
Five Loyola players were named honorable mention: senior attackman Mike Sawyer, sophomore attackman Justin Ward (Old Mill), senior midfielder Davis Butts, senior defenseman Reid Acton and senior short-stick defensive midfielder Josh Hawkins.
Johns Hopkins was represented by three players in sophomore attackman Wells Stanwick (Boys’ Latin), senior defenseman Chris Lightner (Calvert Hall) and senior goalie Pierce Bassett. Towson had two honorable mentions in junior attackman Thomas DeNapoli and senior goalkeeper Andrew Wascavage, and the Terps put senior short-stick defensive midfielder Landon Carr in that group.
Two players from the Baltimore area were named honorable mention: Villanova senior attackman Jack Rice (Boys’ Latin) and Ohio State junior defenseman Joe Meurer (McDonogh).Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun