Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/25/17
From Press Release
Following strong regular-season performances, Lehigh men’s lacrosse sophomore Craig Chick was named a first team All-Patriot League honoree while classmates Eddie Bouhall and Andrew Pettit (Tower Hill-DE) garnered second team laurels, as announced on Monday. It marks the first All-League recognition for all three student-athletes. Chick stood second in the nation in caused turnovers following Friday’s game, while Bouhall is second on the team in that category, and Pettit leads the Mountain Hawks in goals.
Chick and Bouhall are part of a Lehigh defense that has allowed seven or fewer goals in five of its eight Patriot League contests.
After leading the nation in caused turnovers as a freshman, Chick has continued the stellar performance as a sophomore. Through 13 games, he is second on the team with 53 groundballs (only trailing faceoff specialist Conor Gaffney) while he leads the team with 36 caused turnovers. Chick’s 73 caused turnovers over the last two seasons are currently tied for the most in the nation since the start of the 2016 season. Chick has also tallied two goals, six assists and eight faceoff wins on the season. Among his many strong games was a four-groundball, five-caused turnover effort at Holy Cross, eight groundballs and four caused turnovers vs. Army West Point, three groundballs and four caused turnovers vs. Boston University and nine groundballs, three caused turnovers, an assist and four faceoff wins against Princeton, Lehigh’s second straight home win over a nationally-ranked opponent. Chick has multiple caused turnovers in 10-of-13 games this season.
Alongside Chick at close defense is Bouhall, who stands third on the team in groundballs (39) and second in caused turnovers (19), both career highs. Bouhall had six groundballs and four caused turnovers in Lehigh’s home win over No. 16/18 Boston University, helping him earn Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week honors. He also had four groundballs and four caused turnovers vs. Lafayette while tallying three groundballs and three caused turnovers in Lehigh’s win over Princeton. Bouhall also scored a goal at Cornell, his first of the season and second of his career.
Also, Boston University’s Greg Wozniak (Holy Ghost Prep) was named to the Second Team.
Pettit has paced Lehigh’s offense with a team-leading 35 goals, while his 46 points are tied for first (with classmate Tristan Rai). Pettit began the season with three or more points in each of the first five games, including a career-high seven points at Holy Cross. He continued to score at a prolific pace, including a career-high five goals (while adding an assist) vs. Lafayette. Pettit tallied multiple goals in his first nine games before being held goal-less at Loyola on Apr. 8. Pettit was the only player in the nation to score multiple goals in every game up until that point. He has bounced back from that Loyola game with two goals vs. Princeton, three at Cornell and four at Bucknell as he’s now scored multiple goals in 13 of his last 14 contests dating back to last season.
2017 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 – Dan Grabher, Army West Point
Goalkeeper of the Year – Christian Carson-Banister, Boston University*
Rookie of the Year – Griffin Brown, Colgate
The William Lawson Coach of the Year – Ryan Polley (Malvern Prep), Boston University
Cole Johnson, Army West Point, Sr., A*
Cal Dearth, Boston University, Sr., A*
Will Sands, Bucknell, Jr., A*
Pat Spencer, Loyola Maryland, So., A*
David Symmes, Army West Point, Jr., M
Sean O’Brien, Bucknell, Jr., M
Brian Sherlock, Loyola Maryland, Sr., M
Greyson Torain, Navy, So., M*
Johnny Surdick, Army West Point, So., D
Dominick Calisto, Boston University, Sr., D
Craig Chick, Lehigh, So., D
Chris Fennell, Navy, Sr., D*
Dan Grabher, Army West Point, Sr., FO
Matt Rees, Navy, Sr., LSM
Christian Carson-Banister, Boston University, Sr., GK*
* Denotes unanimous selection
Jack Wilson, Boston University, Jr., A
Andrew Pettit (Tower Hill-DE), Lehigh, So., A
Alex McGovern, Loyola Maryland, So., A
Brendan Homire, Boston University, So., M
Kevin Lux, Holy Cross, Sr., M
Romar Dennis, Loyola Maryland, Sr., M
Reaves Klipstein, Army West Point, Sr., D
Matt Gilray, Bucknell, Jr., D
Eddie Bouhall, Lehigh, So., D
Jack Carrigan, Loyola Maryland, Sr., D
Brady Dove, Navy, Sr., FO
Greg Wozniak (Holy Ghost Prep), Boston University, Sr., LSM
Brian Begley, Loyola Maryland, Jr., SSDM
Christian Klipstein, Bucknell, So., GK
Brandon Burke, Colgate, Sr., GK
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.