Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/6/09
Cabrini College is ranked 10th and Haverford College 12th in the Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Division III Preseason Top 20. The rankings were released online as a prelude to the Yearbook’s release.
Cabrini is led by senior attackman Casey Grugan (Ridley), who set Cabrini single-season records for points (96) and assists (44). He will begin his senior season owning the nation’s longest consecutive points streak (57 games) and goals streak (54 games).
Grugan is a two-time USILA All-America selection, earning second-team honors last season. The two-time reigning Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) Player of the Year, he received USILA All-America Third Team accolades in 2008.
Grugan lists second all-time on the Cavaliers points (237), goals (141) and assists (96) career lists.
Cabrini also features Honorable Mention All-Americans Steve Heaps (long stick midfield), Paul Skulski (Garnet Valley) and Anthony Mazza (defenseman).
Haverford College is led by Second-Team pick Max Hjelm (Conestoga), a junior attackman. The Fords also feature senior attackman Brian Fleishhacker and senior long stick midfielder Grant Firestone.
Other Honorable Mention choices from Philly were Ursinus senior midfielder Eric Farris (Pottsgrove), Widener senior defenseman Nick Politarhos (Ridley) and Ithaca face-off specialist Michael Hennessy (Owen J. Roberts) and Swarthmore senior goalie Kevin Friedenberg.
Essex midfielder Phillips (Downingtown East) cited in Juco
Led by second-year middie Reed Phillips (Downingtown East), CCBC-Essex (MD) was ranked third in the Inside Lacrosse Preseason Face-Off Yearbook Junior College rankings.
Phillips, listed as a preseason All-American, had 23 goals and 29 assists last year in earning first-team Juco All-American and helping his team (13-4) reach the Juco semifinals.