York College's Brandon Childs is CAC Men's Lacrosse Coach of Year, nine players honored


A conference-best, and school-record, nine members of the York College men's lacrosse team were named to the All-Capital Athletic Conference teams, including seven on the first team.

York College's Brandon Childs is the Capital Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. YORK DISPATCH FILE PHOTO

Additionally, Brandon Childs was named CAC Coach of the Year for the second straight season and third time in his career after leading the Spartans through an undefeated CAC regular-season slate and 17-2 overall record. 

Dillon Hannah, Thomas Pfeiffer and Nick Roman earned All-CAC honors for the first time in their careers, joining Joey Fiorino, Landry Marshall, Billy Sasso and Matt Whitcher on the first team, while J.D. Beck and Hunter Davis garnered second-team distinction.

Fiorino, now a four-time All-CAC nod, has anchored a Spartan defense that has allowed 6.32 goals per game, the conference-best mark. Also a two-time All-American, Fiorino has picked up 32 ground balls and caused 16 turnovers. It is his third time on the conference's first team.

Hannah, a senior, was named to the first team after totaling 39 points on 29 goals and 10 assists.

Marshall, a second-team pick a season ago, put together another 17-win season in net, tied for the most wins for a goalie in a season all-time. He sports a .538 save percentage, while allowing 6.01 goals-against per game.

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Pfeiffer leads the team in scoring this season with 79 points on 47 goals and 32 assists. He also scooped up 29 ground balls. He earned All-CAC honors for the first time.

Roman is a first-time All-CAC mention, and another key cog to the Spartan midfield and defense. The sophomore has picked up 65 ground balls, the second-most on the team, and caused 15 turnovers.

Sasso, a second-team pick in 2016, earns the face-off spot on the first team after winning 65 percent of his attempts, going 197-for-303. His 97 ground balls lead the team.

Whitcher earned first-team honors for the first time, and was a second-team mention last year. The midfielder is fourth on the team in scoring with 42 points on 30 goals and 12 assists, third in ground balls with 42 and tied for the team lead with 21 caused turnovers.

Beck was an All-American honorable mention last year, and earns second-team honors for the second time in a row. The junior is tied for the York team lead with 21 caused turnovers and has scooped 25 ground balls.

Joining Beck on the second team is Davis, who has tallied 55 points on 39 goals and 16 assists, while recording 37 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers. He's a first-time All-CAC pick.

York will play host to Western New England in an NCAA Division III first-round playoff game at 4 p.m. Wednesday.