York College men's lacrosse team produces school-record seven NCAA D-III All-Americans
- The York College men's lacrosse team has produced seven NCAA Division III All-Americans.
- The Spartans earned the honors from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.
- Joey Fiorino, Matt Whitcher and Thomas Pfeiffer earned first-team honors.
It was an All-American season for the York College men's lacrosse team.
The Spartans recently earned a school-record seven NCAA Division III All-Americans from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.
Last year, the Spartans placed six players on the All-America squads.
The seven All-Americans were highlighted by first-team honorees Joey Fiorino, Matt Whitcher and Thomas Pfieffer,
Senior Dillon Hannah earned second-team honors, while junior J.D. Beck was a third-team selection. Junior Billy Sasso and senior Landry Marshall received honorable-mention accolades.
Previously, York had nine players capture All-Capital Athletic Conference honors.
The Spartans finished 19-3 this season, won the CAC regular-season title and advanced to the NCAA Division III Elite Eight.
"These individual awards come along when you have an excellent team with great players," York head coach Brandon Childs said in a news release. "To have nine players earn All-CAC honors and another seven earn All-American honors, truly speaks to the quality of our team and the quality of our players. We are very fortunate because these players are not only great on the field but are even better people."
Fiorino closes out his Spartan career as a three-time All-America defender. He was a third-teamer as a sophomore and a second-teamer as a junior. He finishes his Spartan career as a four-time All-CAC selection. Fiorino led a Spartan defense that allowed 6.82 goals per game. He collected 43 ground balls and forced 22 turnovers. Fiorino concluded his Spartan career with 193 ground balls and 72 caused turnovers. He is first in career games started (82), second in caused turnovers, third in games played (83) and eighth in ground balls.
Whitcher, a midfielder, finished the year with 48 points on 35 goals and 13 assists. He added 58 ground balls and 22 caused turnovers. For his career, Whitcher finished with 119 points on 86 goals and 33 assists. He played in a school-record 84 games, with 126 ground balls and 48 caused turnovers. He was named to the All-CAC first team earlier.
Pfeiffer, an attacker, earned his first All-America honors after leading the Spartans in scoring with a school-record 85 points on 52 goals and 33 assists. His season ties him for fourth in single-season goals and third in assists. Pfeiffer finished third in the CAC in points, second in goals and sixth in assists. Pfeiffer has scored 176 points on 111 goals and 65 assists in 64 career games. He ranks third on the career list in points (176), sixth in goals, seventh in assists and eighth in points per game (2.75).
Hannah capped his career with 44 points on 32 goals and 12 assists. He was a first-team All-CAC selection in 2018. Hannah ended his Spartan career with 170 points on 114 goals and 56 assists in 84 games. Hannah is tied for first in career games played, fifth in points, fifth in goals scored and eighth in assists. The All-America honor is the first for the senior midfielder.
Beck earned All-America honors for the second consecutive year after being an honorable mention honoree as a sophomore. The long-stick midfielder recorded a team-best 27 caused turnovers and also picked up 31 ground balls. He ranked eighth in the CAC in caused turnovers, earning second-team All-CAC honors. Beck has played in 65 career games and has recorded 104 ground balls and 57 caused turnovers. He ranks fourth in career caused turnovers and finished sixth in caused turnovers in a season.
Marshall concludes his career as one of the top goalies in Spartan history. Marshall went 19-3 with a goals-against average of 6.56 and a 54.4 save percentage. He set a new school record for goal wins in a season. Marshall finished his career 36-7 with a goals-against average of 6.95 and a 54.9 save percentage.
Sasso won 60.7 percent of his face-offs this year. Sasso also had 106 ground balls. Sasso was second in the CAC in face-offs won. For his career, Sasso has won 505-of-857 face-offs with 251 ground balls. He ranks third in career ground balls, fifth in face-off winning percentage and fifth in ground balls per game.