Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/19/15
From Press Release
A trio of juniors on the Widener men’s lacrosse team landed on the 2015 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area squad, as announced on Tuesday. The team is voted on by the sports information offices of the 28 area institutions from the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
The three earning this recognition were midfielder Marc LaVine (Nashua, N.H.), defender Scott Allison (Chester Springs, Pa./Downingtown East), and attacker Tim Taylor (Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan).
LaVine, a two-time Commonwealth Conference First-Team member and co-captain on this year’s squad, closed out his junior season with a cumulative GPA of 3.76 as a finance major. He saw significant action in all 17 games this season, including making 16 starts. He tied for the team-lead with 23 goals and two game-winners, and finished second on the team with nine assists, 32 points, and four man-up goals. The midfielder has also scooped up 30 ground balls on the year, good for fifth on the squad.
Starting in all but one of the contests this season, Allison was a force in the defensive zone leading to his first selection to the All-Commonwealth Second-Team. His work in the classroom led him to a cumulative GPA of 3.77 as a sociology major. The junior totaled the sixth-best team total of 26 ground balls on the year. Additionally, he had the third-highest caused turnover total for Widener with 10 including two against Albright (Mar. 11) and Lebanon Valley (Apr. 27).
Taylor, a two-time Commonwealth Conference Second-Team selection, led the team with 23 goals, 11 assists, 34 points, and five man-up goals. The junior took 94 shots, including 51 on goal for a shot on goal percentage of 54.3. He has also registered 34 ground ball pickups, ranking him fourth on the Pride. His top performance this season came versus Lebanon Valley (Apr. 15) when he netted five goals and one assist. The accounting major has a current cumulative GPA of 3.55.
2015 PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER ACADEMIC ALL-AREA MEN’S LACROSSE TEAM
Scott Allison – Widener, Jr., Sociology, Chester Springs, Pa.
Kevin Barrow – Saint Joseph’s, Sr., Political Science, Landenberg, Pa.
Nico Belardo – Gwynedd Mercy, Sr., Criminal Justice, Columbus, N.J.
Eric Caliendo – Haverford, Jr., Biology, Manorville, N.Y.
Mitch de Snoo – Drexel, Sr., Biomedical Engineering, Oshawa, Ontario
Marc LaVine – Widener, Jr., Finance, Nashua, N.H.
Ryan McGee – Saint Joseph’s, Gr., Finance, White Plains, N.Y.
Matt McMahon – Penn, Sr., Finance, Glen Ridge, N.J.
Brian Neff – Ursinus, Jr., Business and Economics, Ephrata, Pa.
Jordan Norris – Eastern, Sr., Accounting/Finance, Lancaster, Pa.
Tim Taylor – Widener, Jr., Accounting, Philadelphia, Pa.
Andrew Travers – Eastern, Sr., Middle Level Education, Crofton, Md.
Performer of the Year: Ryan McGee, Saint Joseph’s