(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson men's lacrosse team was honored with eight Nike/USILA All-Americans, announced by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association on Friday.
Senior Dylan Maher (Ridgefield, Conn./Ridgefield) and junior Nate Usich (Avon, Conn./Avon Old Farms) were named to the Second-team while senior face-off specialist Ryan Campbell (Rumson, N.J./Rumson) and sophomore goaltender Cole Pellicano (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) were Third-team selections.
Senior Patrick Finneran (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) and junior Jack Doran (Ardmore, Pa./Haverford School) received honorable mention on defense and juniors Brodie Phillips (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's Belfield) and Charlie DeMuth (Baltimore, Md./Gilman) were honorable mention in the midfield.
The Red Devils broke program records with 288 goals, 166 assists and 454 points on the year. Maher became the program's career and single season scoring leader, netting 70 goals this spring to finish with a school record 141. He ranks sixth in career points with 171, adding 30 assists to his resume. He makes his second straight appearance on the All-America roster, earning honorable mention in 2017.
Usich received honorable mention last year as well and earned his second straight First-team All-Centennial Conference honor this spring. He led the conference with a remarkable 51 caused turnovers and ranked second in the CC, going over the century mark with 102 ground ball pick-ups. He proved to be a dangerous threat in transition as well, adding four goals and handing out five assists.
Campbell ranked second in the conference with a remarkable 203 face-off wins this season. He posted a winning percentage of .610 and raised his totals to 493-of-830 for a career percentage of .594. He ranks fourth in program history in percentage and total wins, adding 187 ground balls.
Pellicano stepped into a starting role and never looked back, turning in a number of outstanding performances in the nets. He earned First-team All-CC honors and led the Centennial with 210 saves, ranking third in save percentage and fourth in goals-against-average, allowing just 8.92 per game. He made a career-high 21 saves at Franklin & Marshall and turned away 13 shots in another stellar performance in the conference championship.
Finneran was consistently solid all year and throughout his career as a three-year starter on close defense. He started all 21 games this season, forcing 13 turnovers and controlling 37 ground balls to earn Second-team All-Conference recognition. He had a great outing in the NCAA second round game against Lynchburg, forcing a pair of turnovers and controlling five GBs.
Doran receives his second All-America nod, earning honorable mention last season. A three-year starter on defense, Doran joined Maher and Usich to earn All-America honors in 2017. A shutdown defender with another solid stick, Doran anchored a unit that held opponents to single digits in 15-of-21 games this season. Doran is no stranger to move into the midfield an on attack in transition, adding a pair of goals and five assists. He netted a key goal in the regular season match-up at F&M to help the Devils secure the #2-seed.
Phillips moved up to First-team All-Conference after receiving honorable mention in 2017. He has been a generous teammate, handing out 30 assists to rank second in CC and fifth on the program single season list, adding 21 goals including a team-high five game-winners
DeMuth played a key role on the Red Devil defensive unit and on face-offs. He played in all 21 games, controlling 29 GBs and forcing 14 turnovers. He stepped in front of a rocket of a shot at the end of the conference semifinal to block a game-tying attempt in the final seconds to send Dickinson to the final with a 17-16 win over F&M. He tallied six goals and one assist on the year.
The Red Devils were nationally ranked all season and broke programs records with 288 goals, 166 assists and 454 points on the year. They finished with an overall record of 17-4 and claimed the program's fourth Centennial Conference Championship with a pair of thrilling wins over nationally ranked rivals Franklin & Marshall and Gettysburg.