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Philly men named to MAC Commonwealth Team: Widener’s Heisman (B. Shanahan) is Rookie of Year

Tuesday, 7th May 2019

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 5/7/19

Four members of the Widener University men’s lacrosse team received All-Conference honors as announced by the league office. Connor Heisman (Bishop Shanahan), Paz Gismondi (West Deptford), Bryan Facciani, and Robbie Johnston (Wilmington Charter) were all selected to the Second Team. The Pride took home one major award with Heisman being named the All-MAC Commonwealth Rookie of the Year.

Connor Heisman

Heisman turned in a terrific freshman campaign. The attackman accumulated 54 points with 44 goals and 10 assists. He is the seventh leading scorer in the conference. The West Chester, Pa. native has scooped 26 groundballs and caused six turnovers.

Arcadia head coach James Purpura was named MAC Commonwealth Coach of the Year.

The All-MAC Commonwealth Men’s Lacrosse Team is nominated and voted on by the nine conference men’s lacrosse coaches.

Below is the 2019 All-MAC Commonwealth Men’s Lacrosse Team.

Offensive Player of the Year: Ethan Christensen (Jr.), Stevenson
Defensive Player of the Year: Michael Tenant (Sr.), Lycoming
Specialist of the Year: Seth Thornton (Fr.), Stevenson
Rookie of the Year: Connor Heisman (Fr.), Widener/Bishop Shanahan
Coach of the Year: James Purpura, Arcadia

Position Name School Year

Attack Garrett Amsbaugh Messiah Junior
Attack Ethan Christensen Stevenson Junior
Attack JT Thelen Stevenson Senior
Midfield Kevin Beaver Lebanon Valley Senior
Midfield Hunter Bellows Messiah Junior
Midfield Joseph Franken Messiah Senior
Midfield Gray McKee Stevenson Senior
Defender Dominic DeFazio Stevenson/Hatboro-Horsham Senior
Defender Dylan Harris Stevenson Senior
Defender Quentin Johnson Messiah Senior
Long Pole Midfield Jimmy Case Stevenson/Great Valley Junior
Short Stick Specialist Josh Keitz Arcadia Junior

Faceoff Specialist Seth Thornton Stevenson Freshman
Goalie Michael Tenant Lycoming Senior
Position Name School Year

Attack Dylan Gillisse Messiah Senior
Attack Connor Heisman Widener/Bishop Shanahan Freshman
Attack Brady Manion Arcadia Sophomore

Attack Jacob Tatum Stevenson Sophomore
Midfield Paz Gismondi Widener/West Deptford-NJ Junior
Midfield Bentley LeBarron Hood Sophomore
Midfield Cam Leydig Stevenson Freshman
Midfield Matt Torrence Lebanon Valley Senior
Defender Bryan Facciani Widener Senior
Defender Cole Masterson Lycoming Senior
Defender Luke Tamberino Lebanon Valley Sophomore
Defender Joe Trovato Arcadia Senior
Long Pole Midfield Austin Arroyo Lycoming Senior
Short Stick Specialist Robbie Johnston Widener/Wilmington Charter-DE Senior
Faceoff Specialist Connor Cunningham Arcadia Senior
Goalie Cam Epple Lebanon Valley Senior
Position Name School Year

Attack Grayson Zubradt Hood Senior
Midfield Jarret Abernethy Alvernia Senior
Long Pole Midfield Al Falco Stevenson Junior
Long Pole Midfield Nick Mowry Lebanon Valley Senior
Short Stick Specialist Mitch Salanty Messiah Junior
Faceoff Specialist Justin Joseph Lycoming Freshman
Goalie Marc Poust Stevenson/Hatboro-Horsham Junior

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