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Men’s honors: Kaut, Penn State dominates at All-CAA team

Friday, 3rd May 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 5/3/13
From Press Release

Penn State junior goalkeeper Austin Kaut (Springfield-Delco) was selected as the 2013 Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Lacrosse Player and Defensive Player of the Year by a vote of the league’s seven head coaches.

Penn State completed the sweep of top honors as the Nittany Lions’ head coach Jeff Tambroni was voted the league’s Coach of the Year and freshman attacker TJ Sanders was selected as the Rookie of the Year in a unanimous vote. Kaut also earned Defensive Player of the Year honors in a unanimous vote by the conference head coaches.

Kaut, a three-time All-CAA honoree and 2011 CAA Rookie of the Year, helped Penn State post the best goal-against average (6.95) among all Division I men’s lacrosse programs. The junior keeper owns a 62.9 save percentage, which is ranked second in the nation, and averaged 11.6 saves per game. Kaut helped the Nittany Lions achieve a No. 9 national ranking with wins over nationally-ranked teams, such as Denver, Bucknell, and Drexel.

Tambroni led nationally-ranked Penn State to a perfect 6-0 mark in conference play and the Nittany Lions’ third-straight appearance in the CAA championship. Top-seeded Penn State, now 12-3, advanced to the CAA Championship game with a 10-7 victory over fourth-seeded and defending champion Massachusetts on Wednesday. The victory was a first in CAA postseason play for PSU and Tambroni.

ALL-CAA FIRST TEAM Cl. Pos. Hometown/Previous School
Robert Church, Drexel Sr. A Coquitlam, B.C., Canada/Charles Best
Thomas DeNapoli, Towson Jr. A East Rockaway, N.Y./Lynbrook
Jack Forster, Penn State Sr. A Jenkintown, Pa./La Salle College
Ryan Belka, Drexel So. M Crofton, Md./DeMatha
Tom LaCrosse, Penn State Jr. M Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua Academy
Ben McIntosh, Drexel Jr. M Coquitlam, B.C., Canada/Western Reserve
Steven Bogart, Penn State Jr. LSM Carlsbad, Calif./La Costa Canyon
Dan Henneghan, Penn State Sr. FO Spec. Beverly Hills, Mich./Brother Rice

John Fennessey, Towson Jr. D Yorktown Heights, N.Y./Yorktown
Mark Mullen, Hofstra Gr. D Harleysville, Pa./Germantown Academy
Jake Smith, Massachusetts Sr. D Medfield, Mass./Medfield
Tyler Travis, Penn State Jr. D Geneva, N.Y./Geneva
Austin Kaut, Penn State Jr. GK Morton, Pa./Springfield-Delco

ALL-CAA SECOND TEAM Cl. Pos. Hometown/Previous School
Will Manny, Massachusetts Sr. A Massapequa, N.Y./St. Anthony’s
TJ Sanders, Penn State Fr. A Orillia, Ont., Canada/The Middle Brook School (NY)
Kyle Smith, Massachusetts Sr. A Longmeadow, Mass./Longmeadow
Nick Diachenko, Delaware Sr. M Courtice, Ont., Canada/Holy Trinity
Andrew Hodgson, Towson Jr. M West Islip, N.Y./West Islip
Ryan Izzo, Massachusetts So. M Walpole, Mass./Walpole
Brett Tobin, Massachusetts Sr. LSM Wilbraham, Mass./Minnechaug Regional
Joe Calvello, Massachusetts Jr. FO Spec. Woodridge, Ill./Naperville North
James Connelly, Delaware Jr. D Royerford, Pa./Malvern Prep
Ryan Hollenbaugh, Massachusetts Sr. D Glastonbury, Mass./Glastonbury
JoJo Ostrander, Towson So. D Massapequa, N.Y./Farmingddale
Chris Selva, Hofstra So. GK Parkland, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas

2013 CAA PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Austin Kaut, Penn State
2013 CAA COACH OF THE YEAR: Jeff Tambroni, Penn State
2013 CAA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: TJ Sanders, Penn State
2013 CAA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Austin Kaut, Penn State

ALL-ROOKIE TEAM Cl. Pos. Hometown/Previous School
James Burke, Penn State Fr. LSM Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury
Pat Conroy, Towson Fr. LSM York, Pa./Dallastown Area
Frank Fusco, Drexel Fr. A Yorktown, N.Y./Yorktown
Sam Llinares, Hofstra Fr. A Hauppauge, N.Y./ Hauppauge
Zach Oliveri, Massachusetts Fr. GK Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Conetquot
Conor Peaks, Delaware Fr. GK Ponte Vedra, Fla./Ponte Vedra
Ian Robertson, Delaware Fr. A Salem, Va./St. Anne’s Belfield
TJ Sanders, Penn State Fr. A Orillia, Ont., Canada/The Middle Brook School (NY)

Pat Swanick, St. Joseph’s Fr. A Haverford, Pa./St. Joseph’s Prep
Brian von Bargen, Hofstra Fr. M Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh



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