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Seven @CabriniMLAX players named USILA All-Americans

Sunday, 26th June 2016

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Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/26/16
From Press Release

Seven Cabrini men’s lacrosse student-athletes were recognized as the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) released its Division III 2016 USILA/Nike All-America Teams.

Junior Evan Downey led the way, as the midfielder was named to the Third Team.

A total of six Cavaliers also earned Honorable Mention accolades, including seniors Ethan Heisman (Henderson, Dan Hopson (Interboro), Brian Kittredge, Chris Schneekloth (Central Bucks East) and Matt Ward (Ridley) and freshman Matt LoParo.

Downey, who was also named Colonial States Athletic Conference Player of the Year, ranked fourth on the team with 50 points on 31 goals and 19 assists. The junior midfielder posted at least three points in 11 of his 20 games in 2016, including five point outings in wins over Marywood and Immaculata.

Heisman became the 10th Cavalier in program history to record 50 goals in a season, as the senior attacker recorded 52 goals and 69 points. During one seven game stretch, Heisman netted at least five goals five times, including 10 points in a win over Rosemont. The senior closed his career with 114 career goals, 10th on the program’s all-time list.

Hopson, a long-stick midfielder, paired 22 caused turnovers, second on the team, with 26 ground balls before his senior campaign was cut short due to injury. The senior also tallied four points on the offensive end of the pitch, including three goals. Hopson ranks eighth on Cabrini’s career caused turnover list with 49 and secured 102 ground balls.

Kittredge was one of the anchors of the Blue and White defensive effort that ranked 21st in the country. The senior led Cabrini with 28 caused turnovers and ranked behind only Schneekloth and Downey with 51 ground balls on the year. Kittredge’s 62 career caused turnovers rank fourth on the program’s all-time list.

Schneekloth ranked as one of the nation’s most dominant faceoff specialists in 2016. The senior collected victories in 0.695 of his chances at the spot, eighth in Division III. Shcneekloth also corralled 114 ground balls on the year, fourth on Cabrini’s single season list, while pairing four goals and four assists. Schneekloth’s 334 career faceoff wins, .679 win percentage and 172 ground balls rank among the top six on the program’s all-time lists.

Ward paired 17 caused turnovers, third on the team, and 35 ground balls in just 15 games during his senior campaign. The senior established a new program single game mark with eight caused turnovers against then No. 8 Ohio Wesleyan. In just 23 games in the Blue and White, Ward caused 21 turnovers while securing 46 loose balls.

LoParo opened his Cabrini career with a bang, as the rookie led the team and CSAC with 85 points and 45 assists, both among the best single season marks in program history. LoParo also ranked 16th in the nation in assists and 29th in points. The rookie recorded at least five points in 10 of his 19 games, including a career high 10 points, including eight goals in the CSAC championship game.

With the addition of these seven student-athletes, Cabrini now boasts 54 All-America honors in the program’s 22 year history.

Cabrini finished the 2016 campaign with a 15-5 overall record, including the program’s 16th consecutive CSAC championship. The Blue and White also extended its CSAC win streak to 101 games, just one victory shy of Salisbury’s NCAA record.

The Cavaliers also closed the season ranked No. 16 in the final USILA poll and made their 15th NCAA tournament appearance and 12th appearance in the tournament’s second round.

Four from Cabrini are USILA Scholar All-Americans

Four Cabrini men’s lacrosse student-athletes have been honored for their achievements in the classroom and on the field, as seniors Heisman, Hopson, Schneekloth and Ward were recently named United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III Scholar All-Americans.

This marks the fifth consecutive year that Cavaliers have been honored, while this year’s four honorees now comprise eight of the program’s 12 USILA Scholar All-Americans.

Heisman became the 10th Cavalier in program history to record 50 goals in a season, as the senior attacker recorded 52 goals and 69 points. During one seven game stretch, Heisman netted at least five goals five times, including 10 points in a win over Rosemont. The senior closed his career with 114 career goals, 10th on the program’s all-time list.

Hopson, a long-stick midfielder, paired 22 caused turnovers, second on the team, with 26 ground balls before his senior campaign was cut short due to injury. The senior also tallied four points on the offensive end of the pitch, including three goals. Hopson ranks eighth on Cabrini’s career caused turnover list with 49 and secured 102 ground balls.

Schneekloth ranked as one of the nation’s most dominant faceoff specialists in 2016. The senior collected victories in 0.695 of his chances at the spot, eighth in Division III. Shcneekloth also corralled 114 ground balls on the year, fourth on Cabrini’s single season list, while pairing four goals and four assists. Schneekloth’s 334 career faceoff wins, .679 win percentage and 172 ground balls rank among the top six on the program’s all-time lists.

Ward paired 17 caused turnovers, third on the team, and 35 ground balls in just 15 games during his senior campaign. The senior established a new program single game mark with eight caused turnovers against then No. 8 Ohio Wesleyan. In just 23 games in the Blue and White, Ward caused 21 turnovers while securing 46 loose balls.

A student-athlete must be a senior in academic standing and achieve a 3.0 grade point average to be considered for the honor. He must also be an All-American, a member of the North/South All-Star team or an outstanding conference player, while behaving in a manner that brings credit to himself, his institution and to college lacrosse both on and off the field.

In 1989, the USILA Scholar All-America Program was established to recognize student-athletes from USILA member institutions who have distinguished themselves in the classroom as well as on the field. The USILA Selection Committee selects an overall team representing Division I, II and III.

Cabrini finished the 2016 campaign with a 15-5 overall record, including the program’s 16th consecutive CSAC championship. The Blue and White also extended its CSAC win streak to 101 games, just one victory shy of Salisbury’s NCAA record.

The Cavaliers also closed the season ranked No. 16 in the final USILA poll and made their 15th NCAA tournament appearance and 12th appearance in the tournament’s second round.

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