Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/4/17
Senior goalie Ted Bergman (Strath Haven) of NCAA Division III semifinalist Wesleyan University and Amherst attackman Evan Wolf (Lower Merion) have been named first-team Jewish All-Americans by the Jewish Sports Review.
Also, Bowdoin junior midfielder Daniel Buckman (Lower Merion), Swarthmore senior defenseman Eric Levin and Ursinus sophomore goalie Elliott Shevitz were named honorable mention Jewish All-American.
Bergman was recognized as the top goalie in all of Division III, as he was named the Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award Outstanding Goalie by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA). Bergman also was named First Team All-NESCAC, First Team All-New England, First Team All-America, and was also selected to play in the USILA/Nike North-South All-Star Game.
Bergman’s terrific play between the posts helped guide the Cardinals to 20-consecutive wins from March 8 – May 17, in which they won their second NESCAC title ever and advanced to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2009. Wesleyan went 3-1 in the postseason – it’s most wins ever in the tournament – en route to a Final Four appearance. The team finished 20-2 overall and ranked No. 4 in the final regular season polls, both program-bests.
Bergman started all 22 games and recorded a 9.45 goals-against average and 55.0 save percentage. He allowed just 197 goals in 1251:15 minutes between the posts, while stopping 241 shots. As a unit, the Cardinals held opponents to single-digits in 15 of the team’s 22 games.
The Jewish Men’s All-Americans were chosen from all Division I, II and III teams in the nation.
Also making the second team were Lower Merion grads Evan Wolf (Amherst, sophomore attackman) and Bowdoin junior middie Daniel Buckman.
Ranked second on the team in points, Wolf secured 44 points on the strength of 29 goals and 17 assists. Five of those goals came on the man-advantage. He helped Amherst advance to the NCAA tournament and was a second-team All-NESCAC selection.
Buckman was one of Bowdoin’s most balanced scorers this year, tallying 21 goals and 17 assists to rank third on the team with 38 points. He also was a second-team All-NESCAC selection.
Levin had 45 groundballs and 15 caused turnovers for the Garnet.
Shevits had a 9.82 goals against average for the 9-5 Bears.
For the women, MIT senior midfield/attack Hannah Levy (Princeton Day School, Yardley native) was a Division III first-team All-American. Levy had 37 goals and 10 assists as well as 22 groundballs.
No Division I team was named this year, but the Jewish Sports Review did cite the play of Furman junior goalie Haleigh Wurzel, who was All-ASUN First-Team and led Furman to a 12-7 record by posting a 10.34 goals against average.
Also cited was George Washington senior defender Becky Taub (Cherry Hill East-NJ), who had 36 groundballs and 16 caused turnovers while earning second-team All-Atlantic 10.
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