Kauffman Leads Four Blazers on All-MAC Commonwealth Team

Kauffman Leads Four Blazers on All-MAC Commonwealth Team

ANNVILLE, Pa. - Hood College's Zach Kauffman was named All-Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Second Team to lead a group of four Blazers on the all-conference team. 

In addition to Kauffman, defender Eamon Mulligan, midfielder Patrick O'Brien and attack Grayson Zubradt were voted honorable mentions by the league's coaches. 

The four all-conference selections are a program high and Zubradt joins alums Randolph Clark and James Weger as the only Blazers to earn more than one honor in a career. 

Kauffman led the MAC Commonwealth in face off percentage, winning .669 of his faceoffs (224 of 335). He led the circuit in total ground balls with 118 and was second in per game average at 6. 94. Offensively, he scored five goals and dished out two assists for seven points. He won 22 faceoffs, the second-most in a game in school history in a win over Washington & Jefferson. 

Mulligan was a key part of a defense that allowed just 9.96 goals per game, the second-best mark in school history. He had 27 ground balls and caused 20 turnovers. Against MAC Commonwealth opponents, he ranked fourth in caused turnovers per game, averaging 1.63 in league play. He had four caused turnovers in the season finale against Arcadia. 

O'Brien scored 18 goals on the year, with 12 coming in the Blazers' eight MAC Commonwealth games. His only hat trick of the season came against Alvernia and he added multi-goal games against Messiah, Albright and Arcadia. He added four ground balls in his final collegiate game against the Knights. 

Zubradt, who was the conference's rookie of the year last season, is the only Hood player repeating on the All-MAC Commonwealth team. He finished the year with 52 goals, becoming the first Blazer to turn in a 50-goal season and a 60-point season. His 10 goals against Neumann set the school record and tied for the second-most by a Division III player this year. He had 10 games of three or more goals on the season, including a seven-goal effort against Rosemont and a five-goal day against Washington & Jefferson. 

The four players helped Hood tie the school record for victories in a season with eight. The team's 194 goals and 105 assists were school records.

 

 


2017 All-MAC Commonwealth Men's Lacrosse Team  
Offensive Player of the Year: Cam Cetrone (Sr.), Albright  
Defensive Player of the Year: Dominic DeFazio (Jr.), Stevenson  
Rookie of the Year: Richie Hurley (Fr.), Lycoming    
Coach of the Year: Paul Cantabene, Stevenson    
       
FIRST TEAM      
Position Name School Year
Attack Cam Cetrone Albright Senior
Attack Matthew Franken Messiah Senior
Attack JT Thelen Stevenson Sophomore
       
Midfield Kyle D'Onofrio Stevenson Senior
Midfield Joseph Franken Messiah Sophomore
Midfield Blake Knobloch Messiah Senior
Midfield Andrew Potter Albright Senior
       
Defender Dominic DeFazio Stevenson Junior
Defender John Ferguson Widener Junior
Defender Drew Gugliuzza Messiah Junior
       
Long Pole Midfield Shane Cook Widener Junior
Long Pole Midfield Lorenzo DiPasquale Messiah Junior
       
Short Stick Specialist Austin Minnich Lebanon Valley Senior
       
Faceoff Specialist Justin Burnette Stevenson Freshman
       
Goalie Sam Stengel Messiah Senior
       
SECOND TEAM      
Position Name School Year
Attack Klayton Garman Lebanon Valley Senior
Attack Wade Korvin Stevenson Senior
Attack Derek Stump Albright Senior
       
Midfield Jarret Abernethy Alvernia Sophomore
Midfield Justin Bradley Messiah Senior
Midfield Garrett Huff Lycoming Junior
Midfield Kyle Karsian Stevenson Junior
       
Defender Dylan Harris Stevenson Sophomore
Defender Quentin Johnson Messiah Sophomore
Defender Coleman Wagner Lebanon Valley Junior
       
Long Pole Midfield Casey Fayan Arcadia Senior
       
Short Stick Specialist Jacob Brown Stevenson Senior
       
Faceoff Specialist Zach Kauffman Hood Senior
Faceoff Specialist Anthony Paone Widener Junior
       
Goalie Cameron Epple Lebanon Valley Sophomore
       
HONORABLE MENTION      
Position Name School Year
Attack Chris Drake Widener Junior
Attack Richie Hurley Lycoming Freshman
Attack Tyler Schulte Widener Senior
Attack Grayson Zubradt Hood Sophomore
Midfield Paz Gismondi Widener Freshman
Midfield Patrick O'Brien Hood Senior
Defender Scott Allison Widener Senior
Defender Barrett Campbell Lebanon Valley Sophomore
Defender Eamon Mulligan Hood Sophomore
Goalie Michael Tenant Lycoming Sophomore
Goalie Matt Horton Widener Sophomore
Faceoff Specialist James Lettieri Albright Junior
Short Stick Specialist JJ Boliaux Albright Junior
Short Stick Specialist Mitch Salanty Messiah Freshman
Short Stick Specialist Colin Wall Alvernia Freshman