York College men's lacrosse team leads NCAA Division III with five Scholar All-Americans
- Five York College men's lacrosse players have been named NCAA Division III Scholar All-Americans.
- The honor was handed out by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.
- Ryan Cook, Joey Fiorino, Dillon Hannah, Landry Marshall and Matt Whitcher were honored.
Five seniors from the York College men's lacrosse team have been named to the 2018 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association NCAA Division III Scholar All-America list.
Ryan Cook, Joey Fiorino, Dillon Hannah, Landry Marshall and Matt Whitcher filled out the largest group of Scholar All-Americans from any school in 2018.
In 1989, the USILA Scholar All-America Program was established to recognize student-athletes from USILA member institutions who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically and as citizens of their communities.
The criteria for selection include the following:
►A Scholar All-American must be nominated by his coach and be a student with a senior year academic standing and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
►He will have behaved in a manner that has brought credit to himself, his institution and to college lacrosse both on and off the field.
►He must also be an All-American, a member of a North/South team, or an outstanding league or conference player.
Cook: Cook, recently named the 2018 Dr. William DeMeester Academic Award recipient, recognizing the four-year York student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA, graduated with a 3.88 GPA as a sport management major with minors in marketing and business administration. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and was an eight-time Dean's List student. He finished his senior season with 41 points on 14 goals and 27 assists.
Fiorino: Fiorino closes out his career as a three-time All-American, a four-time All-Capital Athletic Conference pick and now a Scholar All-American after graduating with a 3.22 GPA as a mechanical engineering major and a two-time Dean's List mention. He anchored the Spartan defense with 43 ground balls, 22 caused turnovers and four points on two goals and two assists. Fiorino concluded his Spartan career with 193 ground balls, 72 caused turnovers, and 16 points on 12 goals and four assists. He is first in career games started (82), second in caused turnovers, third in games played (83) and eighth in ground balls. Fiorino also played in the USILA All-Star Game.
Hannah: Hannah graduates as an early elementary education major with a 3.57 GPA after being named to the Dean's List four times. As a senior, he ripped 32 goals and added 12 assists for a 44-point season, with 11 ground balls. It was his third season with at least 44 points in a year. Hannah was a second-team All-American, a first-team All-CAC player and played in the USILA All-Star Game.
Marshall: Marshall, who holds the second-most wins in school history, recently graduated with a 3.43 GPA as a biology major, and earned Dean's List distinction four times. He started all 22 games for York this season, making 156 saves while allowing 6.56 goals per game. Marshall was an honorable mention All-American and a first-team All-CAC pick.
Whitcher: Whitcher, a midfielder, graduated with a 3.66 GPA as a economics and business administration double major. He earned Dean's List distinction six times. He finished with 48 points on 35 goals and 13 assists, while also picking up 57 ground balls and causing 22 turnovers. He was named both a first-team All-American, a first-team All-CAC pick this year and was a pick to play in the USILA All-Star Game.
The five seniors helped York to a 19-3 record, a perfect 8-0 slate in the CAC regular season and berths in the CAC championship and national quarterfinals after a pair of NCAA Tournament wins.
Information for this story was provided by York College.