Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/25/16
From Press Release
Three Lehigh men’s lacrosse seniors were named All-Patriot League honorees on Monday as attackman Reid Weber (Germantown Academy) and defenseman Tripp Telesco earned first team honors while midfielder Billy Oppenheimer (Germantown Academy) was named to the second team. Weber and Oppenheimer were both named All-League for the first time in their careers while Telesco earns the honor for a second time.
Also, Boston University junior defenseman Greg Wozniak (Holy Ghost Prep) made the Second Team.
Telesco was also named first team All-League as a sophomore in 2014, as he also went on to garner All-America laurels that season. The Ridgewood, New Jersey native has enjoyed a stellar senior campaign, currently owning 41 groundballs and 26 caused turnovers, both second on the team. The 26 caused turnovers are ninth in the nation and third in the Patriot League.
Telesco has corralled multiple groundballs in all but two games this season, including a season-high five at Army West Point. He also posted two caused turnovers or more in each of the first six games, recording four at Lafayette, three vs. Holy Cross and three vs. Colgate. Telesco also had three groundballs and three caused turnovers in a big win at Boston University. Overall, he owns 23 groundballs and a team-high 16 caused turnovers in Patriot League games. For his career, Telesco has posted 135 groundballs and 93 caused turnovers.
A unanimous first team All-League selection, Weber has emerged as the leader of the Lehigh offense, currently leading the Mountain Hawks in goals (35) and points (49). The point total is tied for fourth in the Patriot League and he’s second in the league in goals. Weber stands 26th nationally in goals per game. The Oreland, Pennsylvania native has eight hat tricks this season to up his career total to 19. Weber has twice tied a career high with six points, at Furman (four goals, two assists) and vs. Cornell (five goals, one assist). On his Senior Day against Cornell, Weber eclipsed 100 career goals. In March, he posted three straight hat tricks against Patriot League foes: vs. Colgate, at Army West Point and at Lafayette. Weber went on to post three goals at Boston University and four goals (and an assist) vs. Loyola. He has also tallied 22 groundballs and six caused turnovers this season. For his career, Weber has 102 goals and 45 groundballs for 147 points.
Oppenheimer has shattered career highs this season as a productive player in the midfield, currently owning 27 points (tied for fifth on the team) behind 14 goals (fifth) and 143 assists (third). He began the season with multiple points in each of the first seven games of the season. Included was a career-high five points vs. Colgate behind two goals and three assists, while he tallied his first-career hat trick with three goals and an assist at Lafayette. Oppenheimer added a goal and two assists against Loyola, and also had that stat line at No. 3 Duke earlier in February. The Conshohocken, Pennsylvania native has also scooped nine groundballs on the season. In his three years in the Brown and White, Oppenheimer owns 31 goals and 28 assists for 59 points.
For the complete list of major award winners and All-League teams, please see below.
The Mountain Hawks have advanced to the Patriot League Tournament for a sixth straight season. Behind a 4-4 league mark, they have earned the No. 5 seed and head to Army West Point on Tuesday for the Quarterfinals. Opening faceoff in Michie Stadium is set for 4 p.m.
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2016 Men’s Lacrosse All-Patriot League and Major Awards
Offensive Player of the Year – Pat Spencer, Loyola Maryland
Defensive Player of the Year – Chris Fennell, Navy
Faceoff Specialist of the Year – Sam Talkow, Boston U.
Goalkeeper of the Year – John Connors, Navy
Rookie of the Year – Pat Spencer, Loyola Maryland*
The William Lawson Coach of the Year – Rick Sowell, Navy
Cole Johnson, Army West Point, Jr., A
Reid Weber, Lehigh, Sr., A*
Pat Spencer, Loyola Maryland, Fr., A*
Patrick Keena, Navy, Sr., A
Jimbo Moore, Army West Point, Sr., M
Cal Dearth, Boston University, Jr., M
Brian Sherlock, Loyola Maryland, Sr., M*
Casey Rees, Navy, So., M*
Austin Schultz, Army West Point, Sr., D*
Tripp Telesco, Lehigh, Sr., D
Foster Huggins, Loyola Maryland, So., D
Chris Fennell, Navy, Jr., D*
Dan Grabher, Army West Point, Jr., FO
Sam Talkow, Boston University, Jr., FO
Matt Rees, Navy, Jr., LSM
John Connors, Navy, Sr. GK
Nate Jones, Army West Point, Fr. A
Will Sands, Bucknell, So., A
Zach Herreweyers, Loyola Maryland, Sr., A
Thomas Flibotte, Bucknell, Sr., M
Marc Buermann, Holy Cross, Jr., M
Billy Oppenheimer, Lehigh, Sr., M
Romar Dennis, Loyola Maryland, Jr., M
Greg Wozniak, Boston University, Jr., D
Matt Gilray, Bucknell, So., D
David Manning, Loyola Maryland, Sr., D
Brady Dove, Navy, Jr., FO
Alex Spring, Bucknell, Sr., LSM
AJ Barretto, Army West Point, Fr., GK
Christian Klipstein, Bucknell, Fr., GK
^Due to a tie in voting, the First Team has 16 players
* Denotes unanimous selection
The Major Awards and All-League teams were voted on by the nine Patriot League head coaches who could not vote for their student-athletes and selves.
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