TOWSON, Md. — The Landmark men's lacrosse coaches have made their All-Landmark and major award selection, with Susquehanna taking all three top honors. Corrie Van Haasteren was named Player of the Year and teammate Dylan Abplanalp was named the Rookie of the Year. Head Coach Stewart Moan and his staff were honored as the Coaching Staff of the Year.
Van Haasteren, a long pole midfielder and team captain, caps off a four-year career that includes 68 games, two Landmark Conference titles to date and two NCAA Tournament appearances. He is also now a three-time All-Conference player as he was named as Long Stick Midfield First Team this year. This season, Van Haasteren has started 15 of the team's 16 games and has three goals, two assists, 66 ground balls and 32 caused turnovers. His ground balls and caused turnovers are tops on the team and place him tied for second in the conference in ground balls and second in caused turnovers.
Tim Keith (Catholic), Joe Clark (Elizabethtown), and Pat Coll (USMMA) are the three attackers to earn First Team status. Keith contributed 44 goals and 18 assists for Catholic, and he also added 36 ground balls. He tied for first in the Landmark with his 21 goals in conference games. Clark, a 2015 First Team selection, ranked fourth with 36 goals and totaled 23 assists, and scored on 64.7 percent on his shots for the Blue Jays. Coll meanwhile, led the league in goals (59) and in points with 71.
Three of the four midfielders are a repeat selection. Catholic's Victor Licata was named to the First Team in 2015. This season, the junior finished the regular season with 28 goals and 12 assists. He also added 34 groundballs. Joining Licata as a repeat selection is Mike Specht (Elizabethtown), and Scranton's Alex Mikrut. Specht make his second appearance on the Landmark's First Team. He was second on the team with 24 goals while adding 12 assists and 27 groundballs. A 2014, First Team selection, Mikrut is a four-year started for the Royals and has been named the Conference Offensive Athlete of the Week four times. He finished his senior season with 15 goals, and 12 assists.
For the second straight year, a Scranton player has been named the Landmark's top short-stick midfielder. Brad Elkin's 40 groundballs was fourth for the Royals this season. He added 12 goals and 14 assists. Teammate Adam Drury was named the top face-off specialist. The Scranton sophomore led the Landmark in both faceoff wins (184) and win percentage (65 percent).
Mike Tangedi (Elizabethtown), Kade MacGregor (Susquehanna), and Gus Sawicki (USMMA) earned First Team recognition as defenders. Tangedi ranked in the top-10 in the conference in cause turnovers with 21 and added 33 groundballs. MacGregor tanked in the top-five within the conference in cause turnovers with 27 and also added 50 groundballs. Sawicki was close behind with 23 cause turnovers and 24 groundballs.
Harrison Holak from Catholic was named the First Team goalkeeper. His 61.2 percent save percentage in games this season led the conference. Overall, he made 210 saves and registered a 9.06 goals-against average. His save percentage ranks 8th in the country, while his save total is 14th.
Abplanalp, meanwhile, is SU's first Rookie of the Year since 2013 (Conor Moran). Abplanalp has started every single game this season and leads all conference goalies in minutes played (905:27) and wins (12) and is second in saves (157), goals-against average (7.09) and save percentage (.595). His goals-against average is currently sixth-best in SU single season history while his 12 wins to date are a single season program record.
Moan has earned his second career Landmark Conference Coach of the Year honor, with his previous recognition coming in 2011. This year, Moan and his assistant coaches Kyle Gallagher and Billy Frick have guided SU to 12 victories heading into the Landmark Conference Tournament, tying the record for most wins in a season.
|Player of the Year||Rookie of the Year||Coach of the Year|
The 2016 Landmark Men's Lacrosse All-Conference Teams:
|First Team||Second Team|
|Tim Keith||Catholic||Jr.||King of Prussia, Pa.||Ryan D'Alessandro||Drew||Fr.||Glen Ridge, N.J.|
|Joe Clark *||Elizabethtown||Jr.||Hershey, Pa.||Owen Demmerly||Goucher||Sr.||Medford, N.J.|
|Pat Coll||USMMA||So.||Clifton Park, N.Y.||Alec Tzaneteas||Susquehanna||So.||Mahwah, N.J.|
|Victor Licata *||Catholic||Jr.||Towson, Md.||Bennett Bradley||Catholic||So.||Towson, Md.|
|Steven Cola||Drew||Sr.||Cross River, N.Y.||Michael Morgan||Goucher||Sr.||Austin, Texas|
|Mike Specht *||Elizabethtown||Jr.||Jackson, N.J||Michael Rodriguez||USMMA||Fr.||Coronado, Calif.|
|Alec Mikrut ^||Scranton||Sr.||Belle Mead, N.J.|
|Long Stick Midfield||Long Stick Midfield|
|Corrie Van Haasteren||Susquehanna||Sr.||Raymond, Maine||Jeremy Klipple||Elizabethtown||Fr.||Purcellville, Va.|
|Short-Stick Defensive Midfield||Short-Stick Defensive Midfield|
|Brad Elkin||Scranton||Sr.||West Chester, Pa.||Nick Specht||Elizabethtown||Jr.||Jackson, N.J.|
|Face-Off Specialist||Face-Off Specialist|
|Adam Drury||Scranton||So.||Chatham, N.J.||Matt Michalski||Catholic||So.||Chesepeake, Md.|
|Mike Tangredi||Elizabethtown||Sr.||Floral Park, N.Y.||Michael Lloyd||Drew||Jr.||Glen Ridge, N.J.|
|Kade MacGregor *||Susquehanna||Sr.||Centreville, Md.||Andrew Foster||Goucher||Sr.||Ashland, Ohio|
|Gus Sawicki||USMMA||Sr.||Louisville, Colo.||Blake Russell||Goucher||Sr.||Lake Shore, Md.|
|Harrison Holak||Catholic||Sr.||Doylestown, Pa.||Nicholas McKaba *^||Scranton||Sr.||Long Valley, N.J.|
* 2015 First Team All-Landmark
^ 2014 First Team All-Landmark