NCAA Division I Men
Peter Baum, Colgate, Sr. A
coach Mike Murphy told LaxMagazine.com that
Baum is "always getting better," and its not
unreasonable to expect Baum to improve upon his 97-point and
Tewaaraton-winning 2012 campaign.
Marcus Holman, North Carolina, Sr. A
Holman, a senior attackman named UNC's solo captain this fall,
quarterbacked a young attack unit last year that now will be
experienced, so there's certainly room for more production than
last year's 74 points.
Will Manny, UMass, Sr. A
A finalist in last year's Tewaaraton race,
like Baum and Sawyer, Manny made UMass' third-ranked offense tick
Rob Pannell, Cornell, Sr. A
What type of game will we see from Rob Pannell in 2013? The
frontrunner for player of the year for much of 2011 and a favorite
last year before a season-ending foot injury is back for a fifth
Mike Sawyer, Loyola, Sr. A
returning Tewaaraton finalist, Sawyer won't have his
left-hand man and sidekick Eric Lusby in 2013, but he should still
post loud numbers and still has a strong supporting cast.
WILL MANNY, UMass 42%
Rob Pannell, Cornell 21%
Peter Baum, Colgate 15%
Mike Sawyer, Loyola 13%
Marcus Holman, North Carolina
NCAA Division I Women
Brittany Dashiell, Florida, Sr. M
Dashiell is a do-it-all midfielder who scored 44 goals last season
and had even more draw controls (46). She was a key part of the
Gators’ 2012 offense that average 15.32 goals per game,
leading the team in assists (25) and finishing second in goals.
Marlee Paton, Loyola, Jr. M
The junior had 90 points for the Greyhounds, the second-highest
total in program history, and was the leading scorer for Team
Australia in the Stars and Stripes tournament this fall.
Katie Schwarzmann, Maryland, Sr. M
The 2012 Tewaaraton winner is well poised to repeat in 2013.
She’s good at both ends of the field (17 caused turnovers, 52
draw controls) but is best known as a finisher, with a team-high 72
goals last season.
Taylor Thornton, Northwestern, Sr. M
If you're looking for versatility, though, you'd be hard-pressed
to find a better end-to-end player than the big middie from Texas.
Thornton is ferocious between the lines (71 DC, 58, GB) and doubled
her point total to 33 in 2012.
Michelle Tumolo, Syracuse, Sr. A
The 2012 IWLCA Attacker of the Year is only the second
player in Orange history to record 200 career goals and 100 career
MICHELLE TUMOLO, Syracuse 38%
Katie Schwarzmann, Maryland 35%
Brittany Dashiell, Florida 12%
Marlee Paton, Loyola 9%
Taylor Thornton, Northwestern 6%
NCAA Division II Men
Alex Cameron-Carter, Le Moyne, Sr. D
The anchor of a defense that posted a nation's-best 4.39 goals per
game, Cameron-Carter was tabbed the Northeast-10 Defenseman of the
Year. He caused 22 turnovers in '12 – the second most in
program history – and led all defenders in ground balls.
James Delaney, Seton Hill, Sr. M
USILA's Midfielder of the Year in '12, Delaney scored 28 goals
while leading the Griffins in assists with 33. With Delaney leading
the way, Seton Hill won nine of its last 10 games for a 12-4
Riley Loewen, Limestone, Sr. A
Loewen led the high-powered Saints offense with 48 goals while
also dishing out 20 assists. Posted at least five points in eight
games last year, including six goals against Merrimack during the
Corey Lunney, Merrimack, Sr. M
The two-time NEILA Player of the Year, Lunney led the Northeast-10
in scoring with 45 goals and 59 points during the '12 campaign. He
also finished with 40 ground balls, which was good for fifth for
Brian Scheetz, Mercyhurst, Sr. A
Already the Lakers' all-time leading scorer entering his final
campaign, Scheetz was the engine of the 'Hurst offense with 13
goals and 33 assists. He was named USILA's Outstanding Attackman
COREY LUNNEY, Merrimack 40%
James Delaney, Seton Hill 38%
Alex Cameron-Carter, Le Moyne 10%
Brian Scheetz, Mercyhurst 8%
Riley Loewen, Limestone 4%
NCAA Division II Women
Devan Crimi, Adelphi, Jr. A
One of the last impact players remaining from Adelphi's
dynasty, Crimi is the Panthers leading returner in goals (50) and
assists (21) in 2012.
Tori Dugan, West Chester, Sr. A
The reigning PSAC Attacker of the Year led the Golden Rams with 81
points and set a school record with 118 draw controls last
Ashley Olen, LIU-Post, Sr. A/M
Returned from a medical redshirt to post 74 goals, a school
record, and the second-highest total in Division II, in 2012.
Erica Pagliarulo, Rollins, Sr. A
Led the Tars to the most successful season in program history with
a team-high 46 goals and 47 draw controls last year.
Jackie Sileo, LIU-Post, Jr. A
Division II's leading point-scorer capped a stellar
sophomore season (45 goals, 96 assists ) by setting the record for
most points in the NCAA championship game (six goals, three
TORI DUGAN, West Chester 64%
Erica Pagliarulo, Rollins 29%
Jackie Sileo, LIU-Post 3%
Devan Crimi, Adelphi 2%
Ashley Olen, LIU-Post 2%
NCAA Division III Men
Ryan Clarke, Salisbury, Sr. M
One of the primary initiators of the Sea Gulls prolific offense,
Clarke finished fourth in scoring with 64 points (35g, 29a). With
huge graduation losses on the front line, he could be Salisbury's
top gun in '12.
Rich Dupras, Stevens, Sr. M
Shook off an early season injury to lead the Ducks with 52 goals
and 32 assists out of the midfield, earning Empire 8 Player of the
Year kudos. Paced a high-powered offense that averaged over 14
goals per game.
Joe Lisicky, Lynchburg, Sr. D
USILA's Defensemen of the Year, Lisicky was instrumental in the
Hornets allowing just 6.14 goals per outing in '12. He led
Lynchburg with 89 ground balls and 41 caused turnovers, and even
chipped in with five goals.
Brandon Palladino, Dickinson, Sr. LSM
USILA's selection for top LSM in the country, Palladino had 71
ground balls and 39 caused turnovers last year. He's expected to be
a big beneficiary of the new rules changes after scoring five goals
and dishing out five assists last spring.
Joe Slavik, Cortland, Jr. M
Despite the Red Dragons powerful attack unit, Slavik posted 29
goals and 15 assists from the midfield in '12 and was the best
player for Cortland in the national championship game loss. He
notched four game-winning goals and had 12 caused turnovers.
RYAN CLARKE, Salisbury 34%
Joe Slavik, Cortland 30%
Rich Dupras, Stevens 15%
Brandon Palladino, Dickinson 14%
Joe Lisicky, Lynchburg 7%
NCAA Division III Women
Katie Bollhorst, Salisbury, Sr.
CAC Player of the Year is Division III's leading returner
in assists (72).
Maria Di Fato, Cortland, Sr. M
Was the leading-goal scorer (76 goals) for the final four
participant Red Dragons in 2012.
Megan Leonhard, Trinity, Sr. M
Led the NCAA-champion Bantams with 53 draw controls, and had 49
ground balls in 2012.
Lauren Pigott, TCNJ, Jr. M
NJAC Player of the Year excelled on both sides of the field,
registering 93 draw controls and 38 goals.
Margaret Souther, Middlebury, Sr. A/M
Led final four-bound Panthers with 39 goals and 24
assists in 2012.
MEGAN LEONHARD, Trinity 39%
Maria Di Fato, Cortland, 30%
Lauren Pigott, TCNJ 20%
Margaret Souther, Middlebury 7%
Katie Bollhorst, Salisbury 4%
Calvin Bollar, Nassau CC, So. D
A returning first-team All-American for the national runners-up.
Was named the to the NJCAA All-Tournament
Casey Jackson, ASA College, So. A
Perhaps overshadowed by Onondaga’s Staats and Saunderson,
Jackson racked up 70 goals and 32 assists last year, third in the
nation, for the first-year ASA program.
Kenneth Meinsen, Suffolk CC, So. M
The Long Island product (Glenn) scored 51 goals with 16 assists a
Jordan Saunderson, Onondaga CC, So. A
Saunderson led JuCo in goals with 80 with 47 assists and was
named MVP of the JuCo men’s final four, scoring three goals
in a 15-6 championship game win over Nassau.
Randy Staats, Onondaga CC, So. A
A member of the Iroquois under-19 team that beat the U.S. this
summer, Staats led JuCo in points with 57 goals and 82 assists and
set the all-time single-season points record at Onondaga as a
freshman with 139. He's the returning JuCo player of the
JORDAN SAUNDERSON, Onondaga 44%
Kenneth Meinsen, Suffolk 40%
Randy Staats, Onondaga 13%
Calvin Bollar, Nassau 2%
Casey Jackson, ASA College 1%
Hannah Barnett, Monroe CC, So. M
Monroe's top returner scored 38 goals with 19 assists in 2012,
averaging 3.35 points per game. She was a first-team All-Region 3
pick as a freshman for the national runners-up.
Meghenn Jackson, Anne Arundel CC, So. M
Returning first-team All-American scored 91 goals with 21 assists
to be the nation's second-leading scorer (112 points). She's also
the leading scorer on Anne Arundel's soccer team this fall.
Chelsea Maitland, Onondaga CC, So. D
A returning starting defensive midfielder for the defending
national champions, Maitland was second-team All-Region 3 pick in
Taylor Martello, Nassau CC, So. A
Nassau's leading returning scorer with 59 goals and 11 assists in
12 games; a first-team All-American in 2012 finished 11th
nationally in scoring.
Jennifer Rodriguez, Nassau CC, So. G
A returning first-team All-American ranked third in the nation in
goals against average (8.8) in 2012.
HANNAH BARNETT, Monroe 61%
Chelsea Maitland, Onondaga 21%
Jennifer Rodriguez, Nassau 16%
Meghenn Jackson, Anne Arundel 1%
Taylor Martello, Nassau 1%
MCLA Division I
Matt Giannelli, Virginia Tech, Sr. A
The team leader in points with 55 goals and 24 assists, Giannelli
spurred the Hokies back to the tournament in '12. He scored eight
goals against Florida State and will be the face of a program
expected to repeat at SELC champs.
C.J. Jacobs, UC Santa Barbara, Sr. M
The Gauchos were a midfield-dominated squad in '12 and Jacobs was
a big reason. The numbers are solid (21g, 8a), but his ability to
excel on both sides of the field set Jacobs apart. He finished
fourth on the team in ground balls.
Brad Macnee, Colorado, Sr. G
Almost single-handedly qualified the Buffs for the postseason with
clutch performances in wins over Arizona State and BYU. Posted a
62.4 save percentage and allowed double-digit goals just twice in
Tyler Novotny, Pittsburgh, Sr. A
After a solid first year after transferring from St. John's
(N.Y.), Novotny blew up last year, scoring 67 goals along with 17
assists. He steered the Panthers to their first-ever trip to the
national tourney, scoring four goals against UCSB.
Hayden Porter, Colorado State, Sr. D
The backbone of a historically stingy defense, Porter was
instrumental in the Rams allowing just 3.5 goals per game in their
four-game run to the national title. Led the team in ground balls
and chipped in with a goal last spring.
TYLER NOVOTNY, Pittsburgh 40%
Matt Giannelli, Virginia Tech 29%
C.J. Jacobs, US Santa Barbara 13%
Hayden Porter, Colorado State 10%
Brad Macnee, Colorado 8%
WCLA Division I
Hayley Bernstein, Colorado State, Sr. M
Bernstein had her best individual year in 2012, earning first team
All-America honors, but CSU failed to win a national title for the
first time. Bernstein will be determined to go out on top.
Maggie Burke, Santa Clara, Sr. M
Burke is one of the most prolific scorers in WCLA history, scoring
a ridiculous 118 goals last year. She was named the top midfielder
in the WCLA last year and is a three-time All-American.
Katie Mitchell, UCSB, Sr. M
You might say Katie Mitchell is trending upwards. A 50-point
freshman season, second team All-American as a sophomore and a
102-point season last year when she was named a first team
All-American. How good will she be if this keeps up?
Emily Seidel, Georgia, Sr. G
A one-goal loss to Florida late in the season denied Georgia a bid
to nationals. Seidel, named the top goalie in the WCLA last year,
will be the key to getting back to the championship tournament.
Sarah Tanabe, Colorado, Sr. A
A two-time All-American (first team in 2012, second team in 2011),
Tanabe is one of the top offensive threats in the country and a key
player for a team with national championship dreams.
MAGGIE BURKE, Santa Clara 47%
Katie Mitchell, UCSB 44%
Emily Seidel, Georgia 5%
Sarah Tanabe, Colorado, 2%
Hayley Bernstein, Colorado State 2%
MCLA Division II
Jake Arthur, Westminster, Sr. M
The leading returning scorer for the Griffins, Arthur scored 47
goals and dished out 14 assists in '12. He had a dominating
postseason, scoring 10 goals in the RMLC playoffs before dropping
six markers against Davenport in the nation quarterfinals.
Josh Fagan, Concordia (Calif.), Jr. A
Second in the country in total goals (75), Fagan, who hails from
British Columbia, made a living as a prototypical crease finisher.
He produced against the top dogs, as well, averaging 3.8 goals in
six games against tournament qualifiers.
Peter Flock, North Dakota State, Jr. A
Despite playing in the same conference as the national champs,
Flock was named the UMLC Offensive Player of the Year after scoring
41 goals and dishing out 25 assists in 15 games. He led the Bison
to their second straight nationals appearance.
Danny Kransberger, Grand Valley State, Jr.
He made a name for himself with an end-to-end goal in the national
semifinals, but his 66.2 save percentage for the season was key for
the Lakers. GVSU is known for its offense, but with Kransberger
leading the way, the Lakers allowed just 6.45 goals a game.
Ben Vasko, St. Thomas, Sr. D
Defense has been the key to St. Thomas' dynasty, and Vasko will be
the top pole for the Tommies this spring. A transfer from Arizona
State, Vasko snared 28 ground balls last spring, helping UST hold
opponents to just 5.71 goals per outing.
DANNY KRANSBERGER, Grand Valley State 51%
Jake Arthur, Westminster 27%
Ben Vasko, St. Thomas 15%
Peter Flock, North Dakota State 3%
Josh Fagan, Concordia (Calif.) 1%
WCLA Division II
Jackie Gamper, SMU, Jr. D
Gamper earned first-team All-America honors last year and was
named the top defender in helping the Mustangs earn a fifth-place
Brianna Johnson, Oakland, So. A
Johnson had an instant impact, earning first team All-America
honors as a freshman last year. She scored 21 goals in three WCLA
tournament games, including 10 in a first-round loss to
Desiree Messina, Oakland, Sr. M
Messina was named the top midfielder in the WCLA last season and
the senior will be the anchor for a Grizzly program that has won
four straight league championships and advanced to nationals three
Margaret Patterson, SMU, So. M
SMU has been a staple at the US Lacrosse WCLA nationals and that
trend doesn't appear to be changing soon. Patterson was a
first-team All-American along with her sister, Mary, and was named
the league's top newcomer.
Editor's note: Chelsea Farrell, Westminster, Sr. A, was
removed from the nominees list because Westminster will be a WCLA
Division I team this season.
DESIREE MESSINA, Oakland 72%
Jackie Gamper, SMU 14%
Brianna Johnson, Oakland 11%
Margaret Patterson, SMU 3%
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