FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Capital Athletic Conference released its 2019 All-CAC men's lacrosse awards on Monday afternoon and Salisbury University had a conference-high 10 players recognized, led by senior faceoff specialist Brett Malamphy, who was named the CAC's 2019 Player of the Year.
Malamphy has turned in an exceptional year thus far for the maroon and gold as he has gone 309-of-419 from the faceoff X for a win percentage of .740. He currently ranks seventh in the country in win percentage and first in wins. Malamphy has also scooped up a team-best 196 groundballs for an average of 9.85 per game, which ranks 14th in the nation. Malamphy is the fifth straight Salisbury player and 17th overall to earn the award.
Joining Malamphy on the first team were Josh Melton, Corey Gwin, Zach Pompea, Brad Apgar, Brad Greik, and Kevin Murphy. Melton has totaled a conference-best 103 points thus far in 2019, ranking second in both goals and assists with 59 and 44 respectively. His clip of 5.10 points per game ranks him 25th in the country.
Gwin, who is making his second straight appearance on the All-CAC team after earning second-team honors in 2018, currently ranks second on the team in points with 75. His 17 man-up goals were a conference best, helping the Salisbury man-up unit convert at a clip of .534 on the extra man advantage, which ranks fourth in the nation. Pompea, who earned his first all-CAC honor, finished just behind Gwin in points with 73, finishing with at least one point in 19 of the Sea Gulls' 20 games in 2019.
Defensively, Murphy is making his second straight appearance on the first team as he finished with a team-high 27 caused turnovers and scooped up a defensive unit best 76 groundballs. Apgar and Greik, who are making their first appearance on the All-CAC list, rounded out the list of first-team honorees as they totaled 22 and 14 caused turnovers respectively to go along with a combined 82 groundballs. Greik also added his impact on the offensive end by totaling six points, including four goals, three of which he has netted in the last three games.
Cross Ferrara, Tyler Snyder, and Drew Borkowicz all earned second-team accolades for the maroon and gold for the first time in their careers. Ferrara has tallied 56 goals, which ranks second on the team, while his 69 points is fourth. Snyder tallied a career-best 59 points during his senior year campaign as he netted 36 goals to go along with 23 assists. Borkowicz rounded out the list of second teamers as he has helped play a pivotal role for a defense that has allowed 6.84 goals per game, good enough for eighth in the nation. Borkowicz has totaled 19 caused turnovers and 38 groundballs thus far during his junior year.
Salisbury returns to action on Wednesday, May 8 when it hosts the winner of a first-round contest between State University of New York Maritime College and Grove City College.
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