Luke Dick Becomes First UMW Player to Gain CAC Men's Lax Player of the Year; Five Named All-CAC

Luke Dick Becomes First UMW Player to Gain CAC Men's Lax Player of the Year; Five Named All-CAC

YORK, Pa. - Regular-season co-champions Salisbury and York combined to fill 19 of the 29 positions on the 2014 All-CAC Men’s Lacrosse Team, but it was Mary Washington senior attack Luke Dick that earned first-team all-star honors and was named the conference Player of the Year.  Dick, a two-time first-team All-CAC player, is the first Mary Washington player to be named Player of the Year.

        York tied for the regular-season title for the first time in team history and was rewarded with 10 post-season honors, including freshman defender Garrett Barker as the Rookie of the Year and Brandon Childs as Coach of the Year.  Barker is the third Spartan to win the Rookie of the Year award, joining teammate Tyler Hutson (2012) and Andrew Collins (2004) in that exclusive club.   Childs is the first YCP mentor to win the CAC Coach of the Year award.

        Hutson, who was the CAC Player of the Year in 2013, earned his third-straight first-team All-CAC award and was one of a CAC-leading six Spartans named to the 2014 All-CAC first team.  He was joined by sophomore attack Andrew Gamble, senior midfielders Seth Krolus and James Lowe, sophomore defender Josh Kluver and sophomore keeper Caleb Abney.

        Spartan juniors named to the All-CAC second team were short stick specialist Andrew Thomas and long pole defender Tyler Fields.  Krolus, Lowe, Abney and Thomas were all members of the 2013 All-CAC team.

        Regular-season co-champion Salisbury, which will host York in the playoff title match Saturday, registered a CAC-best 11 players on the all-star team, led by first-team picks senior midfielder Donovan Lange, senior defender Josh Martin, junior defender Knute Kraus, senior long pole defender Zeke Smith and sophomore short stick specialist Preston Dabbs.  Smith is a three-time all-star while Martin, Kraus and Dabbs are repeat selections on the All-CAC team.

        Six Sea Gulls also earned second-team all-star nods, including senior attackmen Rhett DePol and Luke Phipps, senior midfielder Greg Korvin, sophomore midfielder Thomas Cirillo, senior face off specialist Chris Biank and senior keeper Alex Taylor.  DePol and Korvin were second-team all-stars last year while Taylor is making his third appearance on the All-CAC men’s lacrosse team.

        In addition to Dick being named Player of the Year and a first-team all-star for the second-straight season, Mary Washington placed four players on the All-CAC second team.  Senior attack John Bohlinger and senior middie Joey Marson are repeat selections while senior midfielder Chip Pittard and senior defender Charlie Webb are first-time All-CAC picks.

        Frostburg State, in just its fourth varsity season, placed three players on this year’s all-star roster, led by senior face off specialist Billy Lark.  The Bobcats also earned the second-consecutive second-team all-star awards for junior defenders Zack Burkhardt and Paul Newman.

        First-year CAC member Christopher Newport and 2013 CAC Champion St. Mary’s each picked up one second-team all-star honor.  SMC’s senior attack Ben Love collected his second-straight All-CAC second-team honor while CNU senior Teddy Pekalski gained his first conference all-star award as a long pole defender.

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2014 All-CAC Men’s Lacrosse Team

First Team      Yr.     Pos.    Team    Hometown/High School    Previous Honors
Luke Dick       Sr.     Att     Mary Washington Annapolis, Md./Arch. Spalding   1st in ‘13
Andrew Gamble   So.     Att     York    Easton, Md./Easton
Tyler Hutson    Jr.     Att     York    Westminster, Md./Winters Mill   1st & POY in ‘13
                                        1st & ROY in ‘12
Seth Krolus     Sr.     Mid     York    Westminster, Md./Loyola Blakefield      1st in ‘13
Donovan Lange   Sr.     Mid     Salisbury       Glen Burnie, Md./Northeast
James Lowe      Sr.     Mid     York    Monrovia, Md./Urbana    2nd in ‘13
Josh Kluver     So.     Def     York    Abington, Pa./Abington
Knute Kraus     Jr.     Def     Salisbury       Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./Tesoro   2nd in ‘13
Josh Martin     Sr.     Def     Salisbury       Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna       1st in ‘13
Billy Lark      Sr.     FO      Frostburg State Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown
Preston Dabbs   So.     SS      Salisbury       St. Mary’s City, Md./St. Mary’s Ryken   1st in ‘13
Zeke Smith      Sr.     LP      Salisbury       Frederick, Md./Walkersville     1st in ‘13, 2nd in ‘12
Caleb Abney     So.     GK      York    Forest Hill, Md./Fallston       2nd in ‘13

Second Team     Yr.     Pos.    Team    Hometown/High School    Previous Honors
John Bohlinger  Sr.     Att     Mary Washington Westfield, N.J./Westfield       2nd in ‘12
Rhett DePol     Sr.     Att     Salisbury       Chester, Md./St. Mary’s 2nd in ‘13
Ben Love        Sr.     Att     St. Mary’s      Owings Mills, Md./McDonogh      2nd in ‘13
Luke Phipps     Sr.     Att     Salisbury       Street, Md./John Carroll
Thomas Cirillo  So.     Mid     Salisbury       Eastchester, N.Y./Eastchester
Greg Korvin     Sr.     Mid     Salisbury       Odenton, Md./Arundel    2nd in ‘13
Joey Marson     Sr.     Mid     Mary Washington Chantilly, Va./Chantilly        2nd in ‘12
Chip Pittard    Sr.     Mid     Mary Washington Setauket, N.Y./Ward-Melville
Zack Burkhardt  Jr.     Def     Frostburg State Baltimore, Md./Eastern Tech     2nd in ‘13
Paul Newman     Jr.     Def     Frostburg State          Pasadena, Md./Arch. Spalding    2nd in ‘13
Charlie Webb    Sr.     Def     Mary Washington Vienna, Va./Madison
Chris Biank     Sr.     FO      Salisbury       Wharton, N.J./Roxbury
Andrew Thomas   Jr.     SS      York    Limerick, Pa./Spring-Ford       2nd in ‘13
Tyler Fields    Jr.     LP      York    Catonsville, Md./Mount St. Joseph
Teddy Pekalski  Sr.     LP      Christopher Newport     Cranston, R.I./Bishop Hendricken
Alex Taylor     Sr.     GK      Salisbury       Woodbine, Md./Glenelg   1st in ‘13, 2nd in ‘12

2014 CAC Player of the Year:    Luke Dick, Mary Washington
2014 CAC Rookie of the Year:    Garrett Barker, York (Fr., Defense, Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright H.S.)
2014 CAC Coach of the Year:     Brandon Childs, York