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Six past, current Widener players named to MAC’s All-Century men’s team

Friday, 31st May 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, College  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/31/13
From Press Release

Widener’s success on the lacrosse field was rightly celebrated by the Middle Atlantic Conference as six of its former players were named to the league’s All-Century Team.

Jamie Lockard, Tom Robson (Haverford High), Steve Littlewood (Archbishop Carroll) and Keith Wilford (Downingtown High) were picked for the 1993-2003 group. Todd Fairlie (Marple Newtown) and Johnny Casey (Abington) were tabbed for the 2004-13 unit.

Lockard was the program’s first two-time All-American, winning in 2002 and 2003, and also was tabbed first team All-MAC and first team All-ECAC each season. He graduated first in school history with 125 assists and sixth with 159 points in leading the Pioneers to three MAC titles and three trips to the NCAA Tournament.

The 2002 MAC Player of the Year was an assistant for Widener in 2006 before serving as head coach from 2007-11. He kept the program’s rich tradition going by totaling a 58-36 record in five seasons that included four MAC titles and four appearances in the NCAA Tournament.

Robson was a prolific scorer from 1997-2000 and his years produced the first great four-year stretch in school history. He totaled 225 goals and 315 points for his career that easily remain school records, and graduated second with 90 assists.

He was tabbed All-MAC in all four seasons before being picked an All-American his senior campaign. Robson’s tenure also mark the last four years of the team’s five straight MAC crowns from 1996-2000. The 2000 team made the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history.

Littlewood put his name on the All-American placard in 2003, the same season he was named MAC Player of the Year. That campaign saw him end with 92 points, which remains a school record, to go with 53 goals and 39 assists.

He ended his three-year career by graduating third in school history with 125 goals, tied for fifth with 74 assists and third with 199 points.

Wilford was the program’s first All-America in 1999 and was picked All-MAC in both 1998 and 1999. A standout two-year defender, he helped the squad amass a 26-6 record during his time with a pair of MAC championships.

Fairlie did it all on attack and is the program’s most recent two-time All-American, taking home honors in 2005 and 2006. He closed his standout career fifth in school history with 119 goals, second with 152 assists and third with 271 points in leading the team to three MAC championships.

Fairlie was a three-time first team All-MAC pick, was named All-ECAC in 2006, competed in the STX North/South Senior All-Star Game against Division I and II All-Stars in which he scored a man-down goal and played for the San Jose Stealth of the National Lacrosse League.

Fairlie also was a standout safety on the gridiron, picked first team All-America in 2005, the East Region Defensive Player of the Year by Don Hansen’s Football Gazette in 2005 and Honorable Mention All-America in 2006. He was named first team All-MAC in 2006 and second team in 2005.

Casey just wrapped a solid run in which he was picked second team All-Commonwealth Conference in 2013, first team all-league in 2012, first team All-MAC in 2011 and the 2009 MAC Rookie of the Year. He helped Widener to two conference titles and two NCAA Tournament appearances in his time, and played in the USILA North/South Senior All-Star Game this year.

Casey ends his career fifth in school history with 142 goals, ninth with 61 assists and sixth with 203 points. He joins Robson as two of only three players in school history with at least 140 goals and 200 points.

This group represents seven of the nine All-Americas in school history.

Widener has won 14 conference titles in its history, including 13 in the Middle Atlantic Conference, and has competed in the NCAA Tournament nine times.

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