Men's Lacrosse Boasts Nation-Best Eight All-Americans
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The No. 1-ranked Stevenson men's lacrosse team boasted a program-best eight All-America selections on Monday, tying the team for the most in Division III with Cortland, Salisbury and Roanoke. The Mustangs had two first team selections, three second team, one third team and two honorable mention honorees.
Stevenson has had 17 All-America selections over the last three seasons, including four first team honorees and the 2009 Division III Attackman of the Year.
Senior Steve Kazimer (Syracuse, N.Y./Henninger) and junior Jimmy Dailey (Westminster/Winters Mill) were both selected to the first team for the second-straight year while junior Richie Ford (Baltimore/Towson), junior Ray Witte (Annapolis/St. Peter and Paul) and junior Evan Douglass (Exeter, N.H./Exeter) were all named to the second team.
Junior Kyle Moffitt (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin East) was chosen to the third team and senior Mike Gustowarow (Annapolis/DeMatha) and senior Geoff Hebert (Lutherville/Dulaney) were named honorable mention.
Kazimer was an All-America selection in all three seasons at Stevenson and was the 2009 Division III Attackman of the Year. This year, he totaled a school record 95 points on 46 goals and 49 assists and finished his career ranked second in school history with 247 points and 131 assists.
A two-time first team All-American, Dailey finished third on the team in scoring with 81 points this season and currently ranks fourth in school history with 211 points and 106 goals in three seasons. He is also third with 105 career assists.
Ford earned his third All-America honor after leading the team with 57 goals, two shy of is own single-season school record set in 2008. He became the school's career leader in goals this season and now has 158 while ranking third with 233 points.
A preseason All-America selection this season, Douglass earned his first postseason honor after leading the team with 37 caused turnovers. He also set a school record with seven caused turnovers in Stevenson's 10-6 win at Salisbury in the CAC championship game and is second with 77 career caused turnovers.
Witte had one of the best seasons, not only in school history, but in the NCAA as well after winning 300 face-offs and totaling 168 ground balls, both school records. In just htree seasons, he is currently second in school history with 391 face-off wins and fourth with 206 ground balls.
After totaling 10 goals in 31 games entering this season, Moffitt exploded onto the scene in 2010, starting all 21 of the team's games and finishing third on the team with 43 goals and fourth with 52 points. A team captain, he also scored a team-high six goals in the team's 18-9 victory over No. 7 Roanoke on March 27.
Gustowarow also received his first postseason honor after earning his first all-conference selection when he was named All-CAC Second Team. He was second on the team with 26 caused turnovers and finished his career ranked third in school history with 67 caused turnovers and fourth with 65 games played.
Hebert was instrumental in the team's peformance over the last two seasons, totaling a 28-3 record as a starter while earning his first All-America and All-CAC selection as a senior after ranking third in school history with a 7.97 goals against average. He also finished his career fourth with 374 saves.