Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/24/18
The Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association released its 2018 Division III awards the past 10 days and Salisbury University senior defenseman Kyle Tucker (Downingtown East) and Amherst junior attackman Evan Wolf (Lower Merion) have received the Defensive and Offensive Player of the Year honors.
Tucker, who was named to the Mid-Atlantic All-Region team on Tuesday, picks up his eighth postseason award and third defensive player of the year honor. He completed an outstanding senior season appearing in all 24 games making 23 starts, scooping up a team-best 98 groundballs, causing another team-high 49 turnovers, while also adding in three points on the offensive end netting one goal and dishing out two assists. Tucker helped anchor a defense that ranked 23rd in the nation allowing a goals against mark of 7.14 during the 2018 season.
Tucker completes his career appearing in 93 games for the maroon and gold, scooping up 249 groundballs, causing 140 turnovers, and totaling five total points including two goals.
He was also named a United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association First Team All-American, USILA Scholar All-American, and First Team All-Capital Athletic Conference. Tucker has also collected two defensive player of the year awards from the USILA and Eastern College Athletic Conference as well as being named the 2018 CAC Player of the Year back in May.
Wolf was named USILA All-America First Team, All-NEILA First Team, All-NESCAC First Team and NESCAC Player of the Year honors. Scoring a goal in all 16 appearances for Amherst and held to just one non-multi point game, the Wynnewood native tallied 53 goals and 31 helpers for 84 total points to rank 13th in the nation in points per game (5.25) and 20th in the country in goals per game (3.31). An all-around player, Wolf boasted a 42.6 shot percentage in addition to picking up 33 ground balls and causing nine turnovers.
All IMLCA Division III All-American (Philly Region players)
Attack – Evan Wolf (Lower Merion, Amherst) – Overall Offensive Player of the Year
Attack – AJ Witherell (Salesianum School, Washington & Lee) – South Offensive Player of the Year
Defense – Kyle Tucker (Downingtown East, Salisbury) – Overall Defensive Player of the Year
Goalie – Ian Davies (Germantown Academy, Roanoke) – South Defensive Player of the Year
First Team Defensive Midfield – James McAfee (Germantown Academy, Amherst)
First Team Attack – Steven Hildebrand (Conestoga, Ohio Wesleyan)
Honorable Mention LSM – Adam Maiale (La Salle, Scranton)
Honorable Mention Midfield – Cameron Leech (Abington, Bryn Athyn)
First Team Attack – Jordan Krug (Cherokee-NJ, Cabrini)
Second Team Defensive Midfield – Jarrett Donaghy (Malvern Prep, F&M)
Second Team Midfield – Ty Kostack (Marple Newtown, Cabrini)
Second Team Defense – Jack Doran (Haverford School, Dickinson)
Honorable Mention Attack – Matt LoParo (Cabrini)
Honorable Mention Midfield – Jake Klein (Wilson, Cabrini)
Honorable Mention Defensive Midfield – Sean Wagner (Cabrini)
Honorable Mention Defense – Joey Hoey (Springfield-Delco, Cabrini)
Honorable Mention Defense – Tommy DeLuca (Cabrini)
Honorable Mention Goalie – Jameal Hadeed (Parkland, Eastern)
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