Four Sea Gulls earn honors from Lacrosse Magazine

Four Sea Gulls earn honors from Lacrosse Magazine

SALISBURY, Md. – The awards continue to roll in for the national champion Salisbury University men's lacrosse team with the release of Lacrosse Magazine's final Division III awards for the year. Four Sea Gulls were recognized by the publication, with three players and Head Coach Jim Berkman honored.

Seniors Preston Dabbs and Thomas Cirillo, and sophomore Kyle Tucker were each named All-Americans, while Dabbs was named the top short-stick defensive midfielder in the nation.

Dabbs notched 20 ground balls and caused 23 turnovers this season, while making huge impacts that don't receive statistics in every game this season.

Cirillo notched a 54-goal, 32-assist season for 86 points to help the Sea Gulls to their 11th national championship in program history. In the title game, Cirillo scored twice and added a pair of assists.

After appearing in all 22 games last season, Tucker stepped into a starting role in 2016, causing 48 turnovers while scooping up 66 groundballs and scoring his first career goal.

The Salisbury defense, anchored by Tucker and Dabbs, ranked 10th in the nation, allowing just 6.75 goals per game, while the duo contributed greatly to Salisbury's nation-leading 952 groundballs scooped up on the year.

Berkman added another Coach of the Year honor with the award, having also been named the Capital Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.

To see all of the Lacrosse Magazine All-American team, click here.

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