(Carlisle, Pa.) – The #9 ranked Dickinson men's lacrosse team is having a stellar season, capturing the Centennial Conference Championship and advancing to Saturday's third round of the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship. Dickinson is currently 16-3 overall and have broken numerous school records this season. The Red Devils set new marks for goals, assists and points while junior Bobby Hartwick (Brookeville, Md./Georgetown Prep) broke the single-game record for face-off wins with 25 in the conference semifinal against Franklin & Marshall.
The Red Devils had a remarkable 10 players earn recognition on the All-Conference squad, earning six spots on the First-team roster. Attackman Dylan Maher (Ridgefield, Conn./Ridgefield) is having a great senior year, setting school records with 66 goals and 83 points on the season. He ranks fifth in career points with 166 and is currently second all-time with 137 goals. He makes his third appearance on the All-CC Team, earning First-team honors last season and honorable mention on 2016.
Senior Ryan Campbell (Rumson, N.J./Rumson-Fairhaven) makes his third appearance on the team as well. He received honorable mention in 2016 and 2017, and earned First-team honors this spring. He ranks second in the conference this season with 190 face-off wins, holding the number six spot on the program single season list. He ranks third all-time, winning 480-of-807 over his career, adding 184 ground balls.
Junior Nate Usich (Avon, Conn./Avon Old Farms) is fast becoming one of the top long pole midfielders in conference history, earning a second straight First-team selection this season. He is just shy of the century mark, ranking second in the CC with 94 ground balls while causing conference-best 47 turnovers on the year. Usich also plays a key role in the Red Devils' transition and is a proven threat on the attack, scoring four goals and dishing out six assists this season.
Junior midfielder Brodie Phillips (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's Belfield) moves on to the First-team after receiving honorable mention in 2017. He has been a generous teammate, handing out 30 assists to rank second in CC and fifth on the program single season list, adding 21 goals including a team-high five game-winners.
Classmate Jack Doran (Ardmore, Pa./Haverford School) earns his second straight First-team honor. A three-year starter on defense, Doran joined Maher and Usich to earn All-America honors in 2017. A shutdown defender with another solid stick, Doran anchored a unit that held opponents to single digits in 14-of-19 games this season. Doran is no stranger to move into the midfield and on attack in transition, adding a pair of goals and five assists. He netted a key goal in the regular season match-up at F&M to help the Devils secure the #2-seed.
Sophomore goaltender Cole Pellicano (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) rounds out the First-team selections, following a remarkable year in the nets. Pellicano broke into the starting role this season and has not disappointed with his performance. He leads the Centennial with 188 saves, ranks third in save percentage and fourth in goals-against-average, allowing just 8.91 per game. He made a career-high 21 saves at Franklin & Marshall and turned away 13 shots in another stellar performance in the conference championship.
Junior defensive midfielder Charlie DeMuth (Baltimore, Md./Gilman) and senior defenseman Patrick Finneran (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) were named to the Second-team. DeMuth played a key role on the Red Devil defensive unit and on face-offs. He played in all 19 games, controlling 25 GBs and forcing 13 turnovers. He stepped in front of a rocket of a shot at the end of the conference semifinal to block a game-tying attempt in the final seconds to send Dickinson to the final with a 17-16 win over F&M.
Finneran was consistently solid all year and throughout his career as a three-year starter on close defense. He started all 19 games this season, forcing 13 turnovers and controlling 36 ground balls. He had a great outing in the NCAA second round game against Lynchburg, forcing a pair of turnovers and controlling five GBs.
New York natives senior Tyler Strods (Skaneateles, N.Y./Skaneateles) and junior Jack O'Connell (Sands Point, N.Y./Westminster) also had outstanding seasons, receiving honorable mention this season. Strods earned honorable mention in 2017 as well, and had another great year on attack.
Strods cracked the single season top 10 with 47 goals to rank fourth. He is currently third in points with 71 on the year, and broke into the program top 10 with 78 career goals. He put up points in all but one game this season, netting five goals against Washington College and tallied five goals and one assist to earn MVP honors in the Centennial Conference Championship.
O'Connell came on strong at the end of the season, adding a significant scoring punch for the Red Devils. He recorded four points in the first win over F&M and had five in the conference semifinal. The junior midfielder has produced 18 points of the past five games.
Senior Tucker Carney (Wallingford, Pa./Strath Haven) was named to the All-Centennial Conference Sportsmanship Team. He ranks third on the team in scoring with 31 goals and 24 assists on the year. He led the way in the Devils' NCAA match-up on Wednesday, scoring four goals to raise his career totals to 66 goals and 54 assists.
The Red Devils are currently 16-3 overall and ranked ninth in the latest USILA National Coaches Poll. Dickinson advanced to the third round of the NCAA Division III Championship with a 16-12 win over Lynchburg College on Wednesday. They host Washington & Lee on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 pm.