Four named Inside Lacrosse Midseason All-American

Four named Inside Lacrosse Midseason All-American

BALTIMORE – Inside Lacrosse released its list of midseason Division III Men's Lacrosse All-Americans on Friday afternoon as part of its new "Midseason Week" coverage. Salisbury saw four of its own land on the midseason list as Corey Gwin, Josh Melton, Brett Malamphy, and Kevin Murphy all found themselves amongst the honorees.

Gwin led the group, garnering first-team honors after his impressive start to the season. He has totaled 33 goals, 13 assists, and 46 total points so far in 2019 which ranks him second, fourth, and second on the team, respectively. Gwin has tallied three or more goals in six of the Sea Gulls' 11 games thus far, including a career-high seven against Ohio Wesleyan University back on March 3. His 33 goals are good enough for fifth-best in the Capital Athletic Conference while his 46 points ranks him eighth. Gwin's 11 man-up goals this season are both best on the team and in the CAC.  

Melton earned second-team honors behind his strong start in which he has posted a team-best 60 points, netting 34 goals and dishing out 26 assists, which are also tops on the team. Melton currently ranks second in points in the CAC while his goals and assists rank him fourth and third, respectively. Melton has tallied four or more points in a contest eight out of 11 games this season including a career-best 11 in an 18-3 win over Sate University of New York at Geneseo on March 23. Melton also tied a career-high with six assists in the contest.

Malamphy and Murphy rounded out the group as both players earned third team recognition. Malamphy currently leads the CAC in faceoff wins as he has been outstanding from the X this season. He has posted a mark of 132-for-200, good enough for a win percentage of .665 which currently has him ranked 26th in the nation. Malamphy has also scooped up a team-best 67 groundballs while adding two goals to his stat line.

Meanwhile, Murphy has been crucial in the defensive end of the field, scooping up 45 groundballs and causing 18 turnovers. His 45 groundballs rank second on the team while his 18 caused turnovers are a team-high. Murphy has also helped the defensive unit to a clearing percentage of .851, which ranks 29th in Division III, while also leading the nation with a 5.19 goals against average.    

Salisbury returns to action on Saturday, April 6 when it travels to Frostburg State University. Faceoff between the Sea Gulls and Bobcats is set for 11 a.m.  

To view the entire list of honorees, click here

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