Men's lacrosse leads nation with 10 All-American selections

Men's lacrosse leads nation with 10 All-American selections

PERRY HALL, N.Y. – The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association announced its 2017 All-Americans on Wednesday and the Salisbury University men's lacrosse team had 10 players honored, including five on the first team.

Named to the first team were seniors Nathan Blondino, Brendan Bromwell, Andrew Ternahan and juniors Kyle Tucker and Will Nowesnick.

Senior Carson Kalama was named to the second team, while seniors Nick Garbarino, Aaron Leeds, and Colin Reymann and junior Troy Miller were named honorable mention All-Americans.

Blondino makes the first team as an attackman after being on the second team a season ago. Blondino leads the nation with 131 points from 60 goals and 71 assists and is the first Gull since Jason Coffman to string together back-to-back 100-point seasons.

Bromwell moves up to the first team from last season when he was an honorable mention All-American. Bromwell is the Gulls' leading scorer from the midfield with 31 goals and 24 assists. Bromwell is a two-way midfielder as well and will play the wing on faceoffs and defensive midfield when needed and has added 48 groundballs this season.

Ternahan was a third-team All-American last season as a long-stick midfielder and has backed up all the recognition he has gotten by posting 81 groundballs and 34 caused turnovers this season. Also a two-way threat, Ternahan has added nine points this season from three goals and six assists.

Tucker gets bumped up from his 2016 second-team honor as one of the nation's top lockdown defenders. Tucker has posted 62 groundballs and 30 caused turnovers in 2017 to get the first-team nod. The Gulls are the nation's fourth-ranked clearing team and Tucker plays a large role in the clearing game and has accounted for just nine turnovers all season.

Nowesnick was a second-team All-American on the defense for Salisbury last season and also got named to the first team this season. Nowesnick is a physical and rangy defender who has posted 60 groundballs while adding 42 groundballs this year. Also a big part of the clearing game from the defense, Nowesnick has been credited with just eight turnovers all season.

Kalama gets on the second team after being an Honorable Mention All-American as an attackman the last two seasons. Kalama is third on the team with 83 points from 65 goals and 18 assists and is shooting .516 percent on the season.

Garbarino gets his first All-American nod after putting up 67 goals and 10 assists from his spot on the attack this season. Leeds hauls in his first All-American honor with 59 groundballs and 38 caused turnovers. Reymann finds his name on the All-American list after a senior season where he is second in the nation with a 6.36 goals against average. Miller is also a first time All-American as the short-stick defensive midfielder has put up 19 groundballs and seven caused turnovers.

By position the Gulls got All-Americans nods from their three starting attackmen, one offensive midfielder, one defensive midfielder, one long-pole midfielder, the entire starting defense, and the starting goalkeeper.

With 10 All-Americans, the Gulls lead the nation in All-American selections and it gives the program 243 All-Americans in its history. The 2017 season marks the sixth season that Salisbury has had double-digit All-Americans in a single season. It is also the sixth time that the Gulls have had at least five First-Team All-Americans.

Salisbury next plays in the 2017 NCAA men's lacrosse national championship game against Rochester Institute of Technology. The Tigers were honored with seven All-Americans by the USILA. The national title game is set for 5 p.m., on Sunday, May 28 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

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