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Five Lions earn place on All-CSAC men's lacrosse team; Lions receive CSAC 3-D Award

Five Lions earn place on All-CSAC men's lacrosse team; Lions receive CSAC 3-D Award

ROSEMONT, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College men's lacrosse team placed five players on the All-Colonial States Athletic Conference team that was released by the league office Friday. The team earned the CSAC 3-D Award.

Cam Leech represented the Lions on the All-CSAC first team, while Brad DePasquale earned a place on the second team. James Vandegrift, Dillon Fields, and Shane McCurdy were voted honorable mention.

An all-conference first-team player for the second straight season, Leech led the Bryn Athyn offense during the regular season. Leech tops the Lions with 28 assists and 54 points, sits second on the team with 26 goals and 13 caused turnovers, and is third with 34 ground balls. A two-time CSAC player of the week, Leech ranks third in the league with 2.33 assists per game and 4.50 points per game, and 10th with 2.17 goals per game. He recorded 4.33 points per game during conference play, which is tied for sixth in the CSAC.

DePasquale—an all-conference goalie for the third straight season—had a 13.16 goals against average, a .487 save percentage, and 11.00 saves per game during the regular season. In conference play, DePasquale put up a 12.21 goals against average (fifth in the CSAC), a .523 save percentage (fourth in the CSAC), and 11.33 saves per game (third in the CSAC). DePasquale had a program-record 26 saves in the Lions' 7-6 loss at Kean on April 6. The 26 saves were the most by a goalie in a CSAC match this season.

Vandegrift is Bryn Athyn's top goal scorer in the regular season with 31. He added 12 assists to finish second on the team with 43 points. Vandegrift also contributed 27 ground balls and three caused turnovers. In the CSAC, Vandegrift is seventh in goals per game (2.58) and ninth in points per game (3.58).

An all-conference player in back-to-back seasons, Fields helped the lead the defense with 23 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers. He was third in the team in caused turnovers.

McCurdy is now a three-time all-conference honoree with his honorable mention selection. He racked up 11 goals, 5 assists, a team-high 50 ground balls, and 9 caused turnovers this season. At the faceoff X, McCurdy went 23-of-61. McCurdy is seventh in the CSAC with 4.17 ground balls per game. In addition to his all-conference selection, McCurdy was named to the CSAC All-Sportsmanship Team.

The men's lacrosse team is receiving the CSAC 3-D Award for the first time. The 3D Award recognizes the teams in each sport that best demonstrate the NCAA Division-III philosophy of "Discover, Develop, Dedicate." The 3D Award was conceived and developed by the CSAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

Bryn Athyn (4-8, 3-3 CSAC) is the four seed in the CSAC Tournament and will take on top seed Stockton on Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m.