Cerar, LaShomb Headline East Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Awards

Cerar, LaShomb Headline East Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Awards

Central Islip, NY - Senior attackman Greg Cerar (C.W. Post) has been voted the 2009 East Coast Conference Player of the Year.  Mercyhurst senior goalkeeper, Jason LaShomb, has been tabbed the Goalkeeper of the Year and Molloy's first-year attackman, Ryan Kudlek earns Rookie of the Year honors.


Cerar currently leads the nation with 5.43 points per game.  The three-time All-Conference recipient scored 42 goals, including seven up tallies, and dished out 34 assists on the season.  In addition, Cerar led the conference with three down goals this season help his team to a 13-1 record. 


LaShomb posted an 11-3 record between the pipes for the Lakers.  He boasts an impressive 6.5 goals against average while averaging 8.57 stops per game.  LaShomb tallied 10 or more saves in seven games and make a season-high 14 saves twice this year. 


Kudlek shared the top spot on the Lions' charts tallying 25 goals this season.  He dished out seven assists for a total of 32 points on the season and pitched in with 21 ground balls.


The 2009 ECC Coach of the Year was awarded to John Jez of C.W. Post.  Jez led his team to a 13-1 overall record, going 6-0 record in conference play to clinch the ECC title.  His No. 2 nationally-ranked Pioneers have secured a bid to the 2009 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships, which will be their first appearance since 2005.  


Making up the 2009 ECC All-Conference First Team is: Greg Cerar (Sr., ATT, C.W. Post), Keith Henderson (Sr., ATT, NYIT), John McClure (Jr., ATT, Dowling), Keith Galante (Sr., MID, Molloy), Matt Messina (Sr., MID, NYIT), Matt Dimler (Gr., MID, C.W. Post), Bryan Leonard (Jr., DEF, C.W. Post), Matt Spahr (Sr., DEF, Mercyhurst), Kyle Rubisch (Jr., DEF, Dowling), Joe Biondolillo (Jr., LSM, Dowling), Michael Cama (Jr., Specialist, C.W. Post) and Jason LaShomb (Sr., GK, Mercyhurst).


The Second Team is comprised of: David Loftus (Sr., ATT, C.W. Post), Eddie Ege (Sr., ATT, Adelphi), Austin Carino (Jr., ATT, NYIT), Mike Barlett (MID, Sr., Mercyhurst), Albert Maione (MID, Jr., Molloy), Kevin Kemp (MID, Jr., Adelphi), Jon Kology (Sr., DEF, C.W. Post), Mike Dilena (DEF, Sr., Molloy), Richie Schmidt (Jr., DEF, C.W. Post), Joseph Blount (Jr., LSM, C.W. Post), Andrew Ashkenazy (Sr., Specialist, Adelphi), Peter Bonelli (Sr., Specialist, Adelphi), Thomas Stellwagen (Sr., Specialist, Dowling) and Dan Sciulla (Sr., GK, C.W. Post).


2009 East Coast Conference Men's Lacrosse All-Conference


First Team

Second Team


Greg Cerar, Sr., C.W. Post

David Loftus, Sr., C.W. Post


Keith Henderson, Sr., NYIT

Eddie Ege, Sr., Adelphi


John McClure, Jr., Dowling

Austin Carino, Jr., NYIT


Keith Galante, Sr., Molloy

Mike Bartlett, Sr., Mercyhurst


Matt Messina, Sr., NYIT

Albert Maione, Jr., Molloy


Matt Dimler, Gr., C.W. Post

Kevin Kemp, Jr., Adelphi


Bryan Leonard, Jr., C.W. Post

Jon Kology, Sr., C.W. Post


Matt Spahr, Sr., Mercyhurst

Mike Dilena, Sr., Molloy


Kyle Rubisch, Jr., Dowling

Richie Schmidt, Jr., C.W. Post


Joe Biondolillo, Jr., Dowling

Joseph Blount, Jr., C.W. Post


Michael Cama, Jr., C.W. Post

Andrew Ashkenazy, Sr., Adelphi


Peter Bonelli, Sr., Molloy


Thomas Stellwagen, Sr., Dowling


Jason LaShomb, Sr., Mercyhurst

Dan Sciulla, Sr., C.W. Post


Player of the Year:

Greg Cerar, Sr., C.W. Post

Goalkeeper of the Year:

Jason LaShomb, Sr., Mercyhurst

Rookie of the Year:

Ryan Kudlek, ATT, Molloy

Coach of the Year:

John Jez, C.W. Post