May 23, 2012

Six from Jumbo Men's Lacrosse on 2012 USILA All-American Teams

Sam Diss is one of four first-time All-Americans on the 2012 Jumbos

MEDFORD - The 2012 Tufts men's lacrosse team matched last season for the most All-Americans in program history when six Jumbos were on the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) teams announced today.

Senior midfielder Kevin McCormick (Laytonsville, MD) and junior defenseman Matt Callahan (Acton, MA) were chosen as first team All-Americans. Tufts now has four first teamers over the last two years after they equaled last year's total.

Senior face-off man Nick Rhoads (McLean, VA) is on the 2012 All-American second team, while sophomore attack Beau Wood (Sherwood Forest, MD) has a spot on the third team. Senior attackman Sean Kirwan (Boonton Township, NJ) and junior midfielder Sam Diss (Ridgewood, NJ) both received honorable mention All-American nods.

McCormick received his second All-American honor, following a third team selection last season. Kirwan is also a two-time honoree, adding to his third team recognition in 2011.

McCormick scored 45 goals with 14 assists for 59 points this spring. Callahan led a deep defensive rotation that helped to limit opponents to a 7.90 goals against average. Rhoads won 59.1 percent of his face-offs (282/477) and scored seven goals. Wood led the Jumbos with 51 goals. Kirwan came back from an injury to score 27 goals in 11 games in his senior season. Diss continued his fine work at transitioning the Jumbos from defense to offense.

Tufts finished 18-3, won its third consecutive NESCAC championship and advanced to the NCAA Championship semi-finals. Coach Mike Daly's squad was making its fifth NCAA appearance, including fourth in a row.

2012 USILA All-Americans


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