For the third consecutive season, four Pioneers have received All-American recognition by the USILA. The team was voted on prior to the NCAA Tournament.
“For the Denver Pioneers, 2013 has been an amazing year and it thankfully continues into the NCAA Championship weekend,” said head coach Bill Tierney. “Whenever a team experiences great success, some of its individual players will rightfully be honored. Cam Flint, Eric Law and Wesley Berg have consistently led us to new heights. Being named DU’s first, First Team All-American is a special honor that Cam deserves as he has been a force for us this year and throughout his career. Eric and Wesley have been inspirational in their play and leadership all season. Jeremy’s impact is obvious despite being hurt most of the season. We are thrilled to have him back on the field again. Most importantly, each of these young men is of such high character and put their team far ahead of individual accolades, as we continue to play in the last weekend of May.”
A captain and four-year starter, Flint was named a 2013 ECAC First Team selection and currently is third on the team with 50 points (36 g, 14 a). He was named Honorable Mention in 2012 and 2011. For his career, Flint is second among active DU student-athletes with 136 career points off 102 goals and 34 assists.
A captain and three-year starter, Law leads the Pioneers with 75 points off 40 goals and 35 assists. He leads all DU active players with 146 career points of 83 goals and 66 assists. He was also named to the All-ECAC Second Team this season.
Berg leads the Pioneers in goals this season with 56 and is second on the team in points (72). In his two-year career, Berg has amassed 109 points (third most among active DU players) off 82 goals and 27 assists. He was named to the All-ECAC First Team.
Schuss is the first Buckeye named to a USILA first, second or third team twice and the first Ohio State player selected for the second team since Kevin Buchanan in 2008. Schuss is also the first Buckeye to earn USILA All-America accolades three times; he was an honorable mention selection as a freshman in 2010 (the first true freshman in Ohio State history named an All-American) and a third team pick in 2012 as a junior. Ten Buckeyes have earned USILA honors twice.
In Ohio State history, six Buckeyes including Schuss have been named to the USILA’s first, second or third teams. He joins Joe Bonanni (third team, 2012), Buchanan (second team, 2008), Greg Bice (second team, 2004), Skip Van Bourgondien (second team, 1971) and Glenn Rudy (third team, 1966).
Alexander, King and Meurer give Ohio State 39 USILA Honorable Mention All-America accolades all-time. The Buckeyes have had at least one All-America selection each year since 2008, totaling 13 in that span (two second team, two third team, nine honorable mention) and have 20 total honorees since 2000. This is the first time since 2008 and just the second time in program history four Ohio State players have been recognized by the USILA as All-Americans. The 1957 team ranks first with six honorable mention selections.
Marlatt (Clarksville, Md./River Hill) was Notre Dame’s leading midfield scorer as he tallied 20 goals and 12 assists in addition to picking up 43 ground balls. He notched five multiple-goal games, including a career-high five-goal effort in the 13-5 season-opening victory at Duke. Marlatt had two goals and one assist in the 13-12 overtime win at Denver.
This is the second All-America citation for Marlatt, who received honorable mention accolades last season. He is a two-time first team all-BIG EAST honoree.
Miller (Warrenton, Va./Notre Dame Academy) was an anchor on a Fighting Irish defensive unit that was among the nation’s best all season long. Notre Dame finished the year with an 8.31 goals-against average, which currently ranks 10th nationally. Miller picked up 28 ground balls and was named first team all-BIG EAST. The Fighting Irish captain was an honorable mention All-American last season.
Miller recently was named a USILA Scholar All-American and also is a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award. He was selected to play in Friday’s USILA/LAXWORLD North/South Game. The Rochester Rattlers selected Miller in the sixth round (44th overall) of January’s Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Draft.
Kavanagh (Rockville Centre, N.Y./Chaminade/Hotchkiss) registered a stellar rookie season with the Irish as he led the team in goals (32) and assists (16). The 32 goals are the most ever for a Notre Dame freshman. Kavanagh combined to post seven goals and three assists in Notre Dame’s two NCAA Championship contests. He had four goals in the first-round win over Detroit (9-7) and then tallied a game-high six points on three goals and three assists in the quarterfinal setback to Duke (12-11).