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Amherst’s Wolf (Lower Merion) named Division III National Player of the Year; Witchey, McAfee gain top honors

Thursday, 23rd May 2019

Categories Boy's/Men's, College  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/23/19

Amherst’s Evan Wolf (Lower Merion) has been named the Division III national player of the year by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association, which released its annual All-American teams and award winners Thursday.

Evan Wolf

See full list of All-Americans here

Wolf made his final season at Amherst the best year, and he will lead his Mammoths into the Division III championship Sunday against Cabrini at Lincoln Financial Field (4 p.m.). He tallied 115 points on 73 goals and 42 assists to lead the team. He sits 11th nationally with 5.48 points per game.

York’s Kevin Witchey (Central Bucks South) and Wolf’s Amherst teammate, Jimmy McAfee (Germantown Academy), also won major awards.

Wolf took home the Lt. Col. J.I. Turnbull Award given to the nation’s top attackman, Witchey won the William C. Stiles Award as defensive player of the year and McAfee won the Short Stick Midfielder of the Year.

Witchey had a fantastic senior season in spearheading the Spartan defense, a defense that allowed 7.72 goals per game. Witchey played in and started all 22 games, notched 28 caused turnovers and scooped up 32 ground balls all while being trusted with checking the opponent’s best players. Witchey finished his career playing 79 games with 65 starts. He totaled 105 ground balls and 65 caused turnovers. Witchey ranks fourth in career turnovers, seventh in career starts, and eighth in games played. He also is ninth in caused turnovers per game (0.82).

McAfee ranks third on the team in ground balls with 62 and has caused 12 turnovers in addition to potting 10 goals and dishing out seven helpers for 17 points.

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