Three Named USILA Scholar All-Americans

Photos by Chris Knight
Photos by Chris Knight

(Sparks, Md.) – The Dickinson men's lacrosse team had three players named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Coaches Association/Warrior & New Balance Scholar All-America Team.

Seniors Jack Doran (Ardmore, Pa./Haverford School), Brodie Phillips (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's Belfield) and Nate Usich (Avon, Conn./Avon Old Farms) all make their first appearance on the Scholar All-America Team while Doran and Phillips also became three-time members of the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll this spring.

A two-time All-American, Usich was the second Red Devil to be named the National Long Stick Midfielder of the Year, following in the steps of Brandon Palladino '13, who earned the honor in 2012 and 2013. Usich was voted the Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Year, earning his third straight First-team honor. The long pole middie led the conference with 46 caused turnovers and ranked third in the CC in ground balls, picking up 90 on the year.

He continued to play a key role in the Red Devils success rate on clears and posed a dangerous threat in transition, scoring three goals and handing out five assists this season. Usich broke in the program's top-10 with 245 career ground balls, ranking eighth all-time. He forced 123 turnovers, causing 51 turnovers in 2018. He raised his scoring totals to 10 goals and 11 assists in his career as well. He recently signed a professional contract to play for the Atlanta Blaze, joining 2018 Dickinson grad Dylan Maher '18 on the MLL roster.

Doran earned his third straight All-American recognition and was an All-Region and Second-team All-Conference defenseman this season. A four-year starter on defense, Doran anchored a Red Devil defense that held opponents to single digits in 10 of their 17 games on the year.

Primarily a shutdown defender, Doran also moved through the midfield and slipped into the attack on occasion, scoring once and handing out a pair of assists this season. He went over the century mark, recording 112 grounds balls in his career, adding 52 caused turnovers.

Phillips missed five games with an injury but battled back to earn honorable mention on the All-Conference team and All-America honors in the midfield this spring. He tallied 30 goals and 22 assists on the year, netting four extra-man goals this season. He scored a season-high four goals in the season opener against St. Mary's and dished out five assists against Middlebury in the Green Turtle Classic.

He came back to tally three goals and two assists in the conference semifinal at Gettysburg. Phillips receives his second All-America honor and was a three-time All-Conference selection, earning First-team recognition in 2018 and Honorable Mention in 2017. He finished his career with a balanced line of 73 goals and 70 assists for 143 points, adding 73 ground balls and 21 forced turnovers.

In addition, Doran, Phillips and Usich were selected for the USILA North/South Senior All-Star Game, hosted by the U.S. Lacrosse Training Center in Sparks, Maryland.

This spring, the Red Devils finished 11-6 overall and rallied to win three of the final four conference games to earn the #3-seed before falling to Gettysburg in the semifinals. The Red Devils knocked off the eventual conference champion, Ursinus, in the regular season finale.

Complete 2019 USILA/Warrior & New Balance Scholar All-America Team