Red Devils Claim Major Awards as 10 Players Named All-Conference

Red Devils Claim Major Awards as 10 Players Named All-Conference

LANCASTER, Pa. - The Dickinson men's lacrosse team added to their historic season on Wednesday morning by having ten players named to the All-Centennial Conference teams as announced by the league office. The Red and White also claimed three individual awards as head coach David Webster was named Coach of the Year, first-year attacker Matt Thurston earned the Rookie of the Year honors and senior defender Teddy Macfarlane picked up the award for Defender of the Year. Chris Brandau, Will Farrell, John McKee, and Skyler Schluter also were named to the First-Team, while James Isaacson was placed on Second-Team, and Tucker Booth, Sam Campbell, and Capp Reynolds received honorable mention.  

Award Winners

For the third time in his Dickinson coaching career Coach Webster was tabbed as the Centennial Coach of the Year after leading the Red Devils to an 18-0 record overall to go along with an unblemished 8-0 mark in the conference. He also captured the award back-to-back in 2010 (15-3) and 2011 (17-2).  

Thurston became the first member of the Red and White to be selected as the Rookie of the Year after leading both the team and conference in points with 74 thanks to a conference-topping 57 goals which were 15 better than his next closest competitor. His 57 goals also as of right now have him tied for third in Dickinson program history for most tallies in a single-season with Donald O'Neill from 1958. He has recorded multiple goals in all but two games this campaign, with his season-high five happening three times against McDaniel (Mar. 30), Ursinus (Apr. 9), and Franklin & Marshall (Apr. 13). Thurston also added 17 assists, 22 groundballs, and caused four turnovers. 

Macfarlane served as the leader of the defense all season for Dickinson forcing a team-high 21 turnovers while tracking down 31 groundballs in addition to scoring a goal with the long-pole. He had a three-game stretch earlier this season against Swarthmore, McDaniel, and Haverford where he caused eight turnovers and got to six loose balls. His goal came on April 20th in a 15-9 win over then-No. 17 Gettysburg at home.    

First Team

Brandau has made his first season in the Red and White a memorable one as the junior transfer has made 13 starts with an unbelievable 13-0 record between the pipes posting a conference-leading .581 save percentage to go along with a solid 9.65 goal-against average. He has made double-digit saves in 11 of his 13 appearances, with a season-high 24 coming in a 13-6 season-opening win on the road at Stevens Insititute of Technology in New Jersey. This past week in the conference tournament he made a combined 23 stops to backstop the Devils to the title. 

Farrell started all but two games so far for Dickinson and finished third on the team in goals with 30 and added six assists. He also has gotten it done on the defensive end as well from his midfield position totaling 16 groundballs and causing five turnovers. The month of April was particularly strong for Farrell as he tallied 19 goals over the month, including multiple markers in each of the nine games. His biggest single-point night of the year came at home against Elizabethtown when he netted a hat-trick and dished out two assists.  

McKee has appeared in each game this year serving as the top-man at the faceoff X for the Red and White. He led the conference with 221 wins going 221-379 for a .583 win percentage. McKee also wrote himself into the Dickinson record books this season as his 221 wins rank second in school history for a single season, while his 22 victories against Roanoke on February 27th puts him in a three-way tie for second-most in a game. 

Schluter played in all 18 games, making 17 starts this season racking up 67 points which was second on the team thanks to 28 goals and 39 helpers. He set the school record for assists in a single season with 39 (and is still adding onto that) breaking the previous mark of 35 set in 2013. Schluter had seven multi-goal games, including a pair of seven-point outbursts against McDaniel (2 G, 5 A) and Gettysburg (3 G, 4 A). He also recorded six caused turnovers and 30 groundballs. 

Second Team

Isaacson made 12 starts out of the 18 games played accumulating 30 points on 20 goals and ten helpers. At the other end of the field, he forced seven turnovers and tracked down 16 groundballs in addition to going 1-1 at the faceoff X. The sophomore has recorded six multi-goal games, which included two five-point afternoons at home versus Muhlenberg on April 16th (4 G, 1 A)  and in Maryland against St. Mary's (Md.) two weeks ago with three markers as well as two assists. 

Honorable Mention

Booth had a solid campaign racking up 36 points thanks to 14 goals and 22 assists in 18 games played (16 starts). He also added 15 groundballs and caused a pair of turnovers. Booth recorded three two-goal games against Susquehanna, McDaniel, and Haverford. He was also no stranger to sharing the rock handing out four assists in both contests versus Gettysburg.  

Campbell has been a huge contributor off the bench for the Devils this season with 34 points on 28 goals and six helpers in addition to scooping up eight groundballs. He has hit the back of the net at least once in 14 of the 18 games played. His biggest point day came in the regular-season finale at Washington (Md.) where he recorded his fifth of six hat tricks so far on the season while adding one assist. 

Reynolds is the second defensive player to get mentioned for the Red and White. The first-year appeared in 17 games racking up 42 groundballs which was third on the team and was a big help in gaining possessions for Dickinson by being involved in the faceoff unit. The long-pole contributed to the offense as well netting one goal against both Stevens and Stevenson. Reynolds tracked down a season-high six loose balls in the regular-season finale on the road at Washington (Md.).