Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/13/15
From Press Release
A foursome of Cabrini men’s lacrosse student-athletes were named 2015 InsideLacrosse.com All-Americans, the publication recently announced.
Senior Damian Sobieski (Avon Grove) was named to the Second Team, while fellow seniors Mike Leyden (Haverford High) and Anthony DiSanzo were named to the Third Team. Junior Dan Hopson (Interboro) also earned Honorable Mention.
Sobieski was named to the USILA All-American Second Team last season after setting a new program record with 73 goals to lead the Blue and White, while his 89 points are fifth most on Cabrini’s single season list. Sobieski’s 73 goals were the third most among all NCAA lacrosse players and good for third in Division III in goals per game (3.84).
The midfielder was also named Most Valuable Player of the 2014 CSAC Championship game after posting a career high nine points and matching a career best with seven goals. The junior posted at least two points in every game last season, including seven goals against Gwynedd-Mercy, Centenary and Marywood.
Leyden earned USILA All-American Honorable Mention recognition last season after ranking third on the team with 71 points, 47 goals, 24 assists and 46 ground balls. The senior attackman tallied at least five points in nine of his 19 games, including seven points in a 25-4 win at Rosemont and six in Cabrini’s CSAC semifinal and championship victories.
DiSanzo, who earned USILA Honorable Mention in 2013 and 2014, posted 47 goals in 2014, good for fifth on the team. The senior’s 40 goals and 42 ground balls both ranked fourth on the club. The midfielder netted at least three goals in 10 of his 18 games, including matching a career high six goals in a 20-11 victory over then No. 10 Ithaca.
Hopson, a long stick midfielder, scooped 42 ground balls, good for fourth on the club. The junior secured at least one ground ball in 18 games, including five each against Hampden-Sydney, Gettysburg and Immaculata.
Hopson also caused 13 turnovers on the season, recording two in five different games.
The Cavaliers, who are ranked fifth in the InsideLacrosse.com Preseason Poll, will open their 2015 slate on February 21 when they welcome Haverford College to Edith Robb Dixon Field.