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.
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|
|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|
|Attack||Klayton Garman||Lebanon Valley||Senior|
|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|
|Defender||Barrett Campbell||Lebanon Valley||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|