Four Landmark Competitors Selected For Prestigious North/South Game
MADISON, N.J. - Four senior members of Landmark Conference men's lacrosse programs will conclude their collegiate careers by taking part in the prestigious United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association/LaxWorld Division III North/South Game on Friday in Boston, Mass.
Senior midfielder Matt Lynch and senior attack Kyle Boncaro of Goucher College, senior face off specialist Sean McGowan of Drew Universiy and senior midfielder Chris Fuccillo of The Catholic University of America will all take part in the game which features a total of 64 of the top seniors in Division III. All four Landmark players are part of the South team which will be coached by Dickinson College Head Coach Dave Webster.
The USILA/LAXWORLD North-South Game will be played on Friday, May 25, 2012 at Harvard Stadium, Harvard University, Boston, Mass. The game times are 3:00 p.m. for the Division III game and 5:30 p.m. for the Division I-II games. Tickets are five dollars ($5.00) and can be purchased at the game. Friday's game will be the 71st edition of the contest.
Boncaro and Lynch are only the fourth and fifth players in the history of Goucher's men's lacrosse program picked to play in the North/South Game, but this is the first time the school has had two players chosen in the same year. Goucher's first North/South representative was Qadir Stern in 2002; Reeves Craig (2005) and David Duff (2008) have also appeared in the all-star event. Boncaro, who set a new single-season school record by scoring 58 goals this season, is Goucher's all-time leader in points (273). Lynch, who concluded his career with 117 goals and 103 assists, was an honorable mention USILA Division III All-American in 2010 and again in 2011.
Fuccillo recently put the finishing touches on a terrific career
for the Cardinals and becomes the first Catholic player to earn a
spot in the North/South game. He earned his fourth consecutive
All-Landmark Conference selection, including third straight on the
First Team. A native of Patchogue, New York, Fuccillo found
the back of the net 41 times in 2012, raising his career total to
146, which ties him with Conor Kelly for the most in school
Fuccillo's 41 goals and 48 points led the Cardinals this season. He scored multiple goals in 11 games, including a high of six at Drew on April 5. Three of Fuccillo's goals were game-winners, as he helped lead CUA to its third consecutive Landmark Conference Tournament appearance.
McGowan finished the regular season ranked number one in all of Division III in face-off percentage and ended the year ranked sixth in the country in groundballs. Earlier this month McGowan was honored as the Landmark Conference Player of the Year. McGowan passed former teammate Jon Dowiak C'09 for first all-time on the school's all-time groundball list, scooping up 421 over his four-year career. In 2012 he set new school marks for ground balls in a season with 164 and averaged 7.02 ground balls per game for his career, also a program best. McGowan was more than a face-off specialist for the Rangers, as he proved to be one the squad's top offensive threats. He led the Rangers with 16 assists and was second on the team with 28 goals.
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