AVON, Conn. – The Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association announced its 2018 Division III Mid-Atlantic All-Region Team on Tuesday morning. Salisbury University had five players recognized by the organization for their outstanding play on the field during the 2018 season.
Kyle Tucker led the group of honorees as he was named First Team All-Region on the defensive end. Tucker helped anchor a strong defensive unit that posted a goals against average of 7.14, which finished the season ranked 23rd in the nation. He appeared in all 24 games making 23 starts, scooping up a team-best 98 groundballs, causing another team-high 49 turnovers, while also adding in three points on the offensive end netting one goal and dishing out two assists. This is Tucker's fifth postseason accolade including being named a United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Scholar All-American as of June 11 and the USILA Defensive Player of the Year.
Joining Tucker on the first team is fellow defenseman Will Nowesnick. Nowesnick completed an impressive senior season finishing second on the team in caused turnovers with 33, while scooping up 53 groundballs, and netting a 60-yard goal against Christopher Newport University in the Capital Athletic Conference Semifinals. Nowesnick, who has collected two other postseason accolades so far, also earned USILA First Team All-American honors back in May.
Rounding out the Sea Gulls, who earned first-team recognition, is defensive midfielder Troy Miller. Miller was exceptional for the maroon and gold on both the defensive and offensive end finishing with 22 caused turnovers and 21 groundballs as well as netting two goals including one in the NCAA Tournament against Morrisville State College. Miller has collected all-conference honors as well as Eastern College Athletic Conference recognition and USILA All-American honors back in May.
Kevin Murphy was the only Sea Gull to earn second-team honors, turning in an impressive season at the long-pole midfield position. Murphy appeared in 19 games for the maroon and gold tallying 41 groundballs, 24 caused turnovers, while adding in one goal as well. This is Murphy's second postseason honor as he was named First Team All-CAC in early May.
Rounding out the list of honorees for Salisbury was junior midfielder Corey Gwin. Gwin received honorable mention at the midfield position as he played in 23 games during his junior year campaign totaling team-highs in both goals with 49 and points with 68. He netted another team-best eight goals on man-up while also scooping up 36 groundballs. This is Gwin's third postseason accolade as he was named All-CAC and a USILA All-American back in May as well.
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