Kyle D'Onofrio, Dominic DeFazio Earn USILA All-America Honors

Kyle D'Onofrio, Dominic DeFazio Earn USILA All-America Honors


PERRY, N.Y. – Senior Kyle D'Onofrio and junior Dominic DeFazio of the Stevenson University men's lacrosse team have been honored as the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) released its All-America teams Wednesday.  D'Onofrio was a Second Team selection, while DeFazio was named Honorable Mention.

Stevenson has had a total of 73 USILA All-America selections in program history, all coming since 2008.

D'Onofrio, who earned Honorable Mention All-America status last season, totaled 50 goals and 24 assists in 20 games in 2017 out of the midfield, while also recording 51 ground balls.  He had at least one goal in every game this season and also recorded multiple goals on 13 occasions.  He was an ECAC All-Star and a MAC Commonwealth First Team All-Conference selection, and has been selected to compete in Friday's North-South All-Star Game. 

DeFazio, the ECAC Division III South and MAC Commonwealth Defensive Player of the Year, started all 20 games for the Mustangs in 2017 and recorded a team-high 44 caused turnovers, while picking up 69 ground balls, the second highest total on the Mustangs.  A two-time MAC Commonwealth Defensive Player of the Week, DeFazio had multiple caused turnovers in 13 contests and led a Stevenson defensive unit that allowed just 8.5 goals per game and allowed single-digit opponent goals in 12 of its final 14 contests.

The Stevenson men's lacrosse team finished 14-6 overall and ranked No. 13 USILA Division III poll.  The Mustangs won their fifth consecutive MAC Commonwealth championship and made their ninth straight NCAA tournament appearance.