Farrell Named DII Faceoff Player of the Year; Seven from ECC Named USILA All-Americans

Farrell Named DII Faceoff Player of the Year; Seven from ECC Named USILA All-Americans

Louisville, Ky. - LIU Post senior Connor Farrell has been named the United State Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division II Faceoff Player of the Year. Farrell and six others from the East Coast Conference have also been named All-Americans by the USILA.

Farrell, who also claimed a spot on the All-American First Team, had a record-breaking senior campaign for the Pioneers. He set three Division II single-season records with 268 ground balls, 16.75 ground balls per game, and an 81.4 percent faceoff win percentage. Farrell also put his name in the single-game records with 30 ground balls in an upset over then No. 1 Merrimack.

ECC Offensive Player of the Year, Mercy's Ryan MacSpadyen, joins Farrell as a First Team All-American. MacSpadyen was the leading scorer in the ECC with 82 points on 43 goals and 39 assists.

ECC major award winners, Max Littleton of Mercy and Ryan Mello of St. Thomas Aquinas, were Second Team honorees. Littleton led the ECC with 35 caused turnovers on the year while Mello led the ECC and ranked third nationally with a .635 save percentage.

Mercy's Bobby Chillianis and Ryan Gibbons and LIU Post's William Snelders round out the ECC's representation with a spot on the Honorable Mention list.

2019 USILA Division II All-America Team
First Team
A - Charlie Bertrand, Merrimack
A - Andrew Kew, Tampa
A - Larson Sundown, Limestone
M - Dan Entenmann, Le Moyne
M - Ryan MacSpadyen, Mercy
M - Tyler Papa, Limestone
M - Clark Walter, Limestone
D - Justin Napolitano, Adelphi
D - Zac Prattson, Le Moyne
D - Jacob Williams, Mount Olive
LSM - Jordan Stouros, Limestone
FO - Connor Farrell, LIU Post
SSDM - Andrew French, Le Moyne
GK - Brendan McDougal, Adelphi

Second Team
A - Sean Black, Merrimack
A - Matt Hutchings, Le Moyne
A - Liam Osborne, Belmont Abbey
M - John Arcidiacono, Adelphi
M - Alex Llerandi, Wingate
M - Jake Mosher McGraw, Tampa
M - Bradley Paterson, Pace
D - Anthony Cesario, Belmont Abbey
D - Kendall Collins, Limestone
D - Max Littleton, Mercy
LSM - Sean McGovern, Adelphi
FO - Ross Dickerson, Tampa
SSDM - Brady Elbin, Mount Olive
GK - Ryan Mello, St. Thomas Aquinas

Third Team
A - Ian Kirby, Adelphi
A - Parker Kump, Indianapolis
A - Nicolas Racalbuto, Adelphi
M - Thatcher Clark, Mount Olive
M - Collin Grippo, Belmont Abbey
M - Michael O'Connell, Merrimack
M - Michael Osmundsen, Adelphi
D - Will Agate, Mercyhurst
D - Connor Haims, Le Moyne
D - Jack Tyrell, Tampa
LSM - Brett Craig, Seton Hill
LSM - Griffin Stechmiller, Queens (N.C.)
FO - Mark Andrejack, Adelphi
SSDM - Sean Moran, Wingate
GK  -  Andrew Avarello, Mount Olive

Honorable Mention
A - Bobby Chillianis, Mercy; Daniel Keenan, Pace; Devin Pipher, Mercyhurst; Lucas Shafer, Maryville; William Snelders, LIU Post; Christian Thomas, Merrimack
M - Anthony Busconi, Saint Anselm; Eric Dickinson, Lenoir-Rhyne; Nathan Grenon, Mercyhurst; Matthew Johnson, Indianapolis; Shawn Kimble, Indianapolis; Matthew Vetter, Tampa
D - Daniel Lewis, Pace; Evan Schimek, Rollins; Jack Thomann, Adelphi
FO - Dryden Brous, Lynn; Jay Scerbo, Seton Hill
SSDM - Michael Papach, Adelphi
GK - Ryan Gibbons, Mercy

Division II Award Winners
Lt. Raymond J. Enners Outstanding Player of the Year - Charlie Bertrand, Merrimack
Lt. Col. J Turnbull Outstanding Attackman of the Year - Charlie Bertrand, Merrimack
Long Pole Midfielder of the Year - Jordan Stouros, Limestone
Lt. j.g. Donal MacLaughlin Jr. Outstanding Midfielder - Dan Entenmann, Le Moyne
Faceoff Player of the Year - Connor Farrell, LIU Post
Short Stick Defensive Midfielder of the Year - Andrew French, Le Moyne
William C. Schmeisser Defensive Player of the Year - Zac Prattson, Le Moyne
Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. Outstanding Goalie - Brendan McDougal, Adelphi