Johns Hopkins' Murtha, Doneger receive 1st-team All-America honors

College Lacrosse


Senior goalie Nick Murtha and junior midfielder Adam Doneger, who led Johns Hopkins to a 12-2 record and a berth in the men's lacrosse final four, were both named STX/USILA first-team All-Americans. The All-America team was announced at halftime of Monday's national championship game.

Murtha, who had never started a game in his Blue Jays career before this season, posted an 8.41 goals-against average and a .597 save percentage.

Doneger finished with 24 goals and four assists, but came on strong at the end of the season, scoring five goals in the NCAA quarterfinals against Cornell, and three on Saturday in the Blue Jays' semifinal loss to Princeton.

Heading the first team was Syracuse sophomore Michael Powell, who was named Most Outstanding Player of Monday's title game. Attackman Josh Coffman and defender John Glatzel (Boys' Latin) were the other two Orangemen on the first team.

Maryland placed midfielder Mike Mollot and defender Mike Howley on the second team, and defender Chris Passavia on the third team. Johns Hopkins' Bobby Benson, a junior attackman from McDonogh, and P.J. DiConza, a senior defender, were also on the third team.

First team

Attack-Michael Powell, Syracuse; Josh Coff- man, Syracuse; Steve Dusseau, Georgetown. Midfield-Kevin Cassese, Duke; Kyle Sweeney, Georgetown; Chris Rotelli, Virginia; Adam Doneger, Johns Hopkins. Defense-John Glatzel, Syracuse; Nick Polanco, Hofstra; Ryan McClay, Cornell. Goalie-Nick Murtha, Johns Hopkins.

Second team

Attack-Tom Kessler, Hofstra; Ryan Boyle, Princeton; Conor Gill, Virginia. Midfield-Spencer Wright, Syracuse; Kevin Leveille, Massachusetts; Mike Mollot, Maryland; Brad Dumont, Princeton. Defense-Mike Howley, Maryland; Mark Koontz, Virginia; Damien Davis, Princeton. Goalie-Justin Cynar, Cornell.

Third team

Attack-Bobby Benson, Johns Hopkins; John Christmas, Virginia; B.J. Prager, Princeton. Midfield-Galen Beers, Cornell; Chas Gessner, Brown; Kevin Boland, Johns Hopkins; Jim Mormile, Brown. Defense-Chris Passavia, Maryland; Matt McFarland, Massachusetts; P.J. DiConza, Johns Hopkins. Goalie-Scott Schroeder, Georgetown.

Honorable mention

Attack-Tim Pearson, Army; Mike Springer, Syracuse; Brad Reppert, Towson; Stephen Brundage, Loyola; Will Driscoll, Penn State; Michael Sullivan, Loyola; Marc Morley, UMass; Dan LaMonica, Maryland; Kevin Pall, Stony Brook. Midfield-Brian Solliday, Syracuse; A.J. Shannon, Virginia; Paul Rao, Hofstra; Rob Bateman, Penn State; Nate Watkins, Maryland; Owen Daly, Princeton; Austin Garrison, North Carolina; Marco Lujic, Yale; Kyle Baugher, Princeton; Dan Cocchi, Towson; Trevor Walker, Georgetown; Chris Fiore, UMass; Greg Conklin, Navy. Defense-Dan Hauber, Duke; Mike Stromberg, Loyola; Scott Farrell, Princeton; Mike Peyser, Johns Hopkins; Solomon Bliss, Syracuse; Scott Marimow, Penn; Kevin Smithies, Bucknell; Bill St. George, Syracuse; Brant Gresham, Georgetown; Anthony Wright, Notre Dame. Goalie-A.J. Kincel, Duke; Mike Levin, Brown; Tillman Johnson, Virginia; C.J. Kemp, Fairfield; Dan McCormick, Maryland.

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