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Princeton’s McBride (@Fords_Lacrosse) stars in USILA North-South All-Star game

Saturday, 27th May 2017

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 5/27/17
From Press Release

Gavin McBride wasn’t a USILA All-America, even if he spent the season scoring goals at a greater rate than any college player in all America.

Princeton’s Gavin McBride (left), Zach Currier – Photo by Christian Swezey

The Princeton senior and Haverford School alum, who was not one of the 32 attackmen named USILA first-team, second-team, third-team or honorable mention All-America earlier this week, did what he does best in the North-South all-star game Friday night. He scored and scored some more.

McBride scored four goals and added an assist to lead the North to a 22-14 win over the South in the game played at Providence College Friday. McBride scored two goals and had an assist in the first six minutes of the game alone.

The performance in the all-star game came after a season in which he scored 54 goals, the most in Princeton history, bettering the record of 53 set by U.S. Lacrosse Hall-of-Famer Jesse Hubbard 21 years ago. McBride led Division I with 3.6 goals per game and was second in total goals, one behind Albany’s Connor Fields.

Despite that, McBride was only an honorable mention All-Ivy League and honorable mention Inside Lacrosse/Media All-America and nowhere to be found on the USILA All-America teams, which did feature 32 other attackmen.

Philly players on the South roster included: Delaware’s Trupert Ortlieb (Episcopal Academy), Monmouth’s Chris Daly (Lower Merion), Penn’s Kevin Gayhardt (Episcopal Academy) and Monmouth Tyler Keen (Downingtown West) – Photo by Rene Schleicher

Princeton’s Zach Currier assisted on two of McBride’s goals and three overall and also added two ground balls and a caused turnover. Currier led all Division I middies in assists (34) and points (58) while also leading Princeton in caused turnovers, winning 56 percent of his 202 face-offs and picked up a ridiculous 130 ground balls. Currier earned first-team All-America honors from Inside Lacrosse but was only a second-team USILA selection.

The North team also got a key effort from Boston University’s Greg Wozniak (Holy Ghost Prep, 4GB, 1A, 1CT). For the South, Cole Shafer (Drexel) had four goals and an assist and Chris Daly (Lower Merion) scored once while Jake Froccaro (Villanova) had two assists.

North 22, South 14

DI/II South Team 2-5-6-1 -14
DI/II North Team 8-5-3-6 -22

DI/II South Team SCORING: GOALS: SHAFER, Cole 4; FRENCH, Joe 4; HANLON, Mike 2; WHIPPLE, Conor 1; CURRAN, Jack 1; SHERLOCK, Brian 1; DALY,Chris 1. ASSISTS: FROCCARO, Jake 2; WHIPPLE, Conor 2; CIESSAU, Tucker 1; CURRAN, Jack 1; FRENCH, Joe 1; HANLON, Mike 1; SHAFER, Cole 1; TRIOLO, Cody 1.

South’s Chris Daly (Monmouth, Lower Merion) – Photo by Rene Schleicher

DI/II North Team SCORING: GOALS: BYRNE, Josh 4; McBRIDE, Gavin 4; HECKMAN, Keifer 3; RECOR, JD 3; ROGERS, Brian 2; DEARTH, Cal 1; MULLER, Dan 1; GEORGE, Jeff 1; DRAKE, Bennet 1; KISTINGER, Will 1; CORPOLONGO, Alex 1. ASSISTS: CURRIER, Zach 3; DEARTH, Cal 3; SCOTT, Eric 2; ASSARAF, Keenan 1; BYRNE, Josh 1; MASI, Brian 1; McBRIDE, Gavin 1; MULLER, Dan 1; O’DONOGHUE, Ryan 1; OSIKA, Adam 1; TULLETT, Alec 1; WOZNIAK, Greg 1 (4GB, 1 CT).

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