Wesleyan Places 5 on the USILA All-America Squads Led by Short-Stick Middie of the Year Sam Stanton '14
Wesleyan set a program record for seasonal All-Americans in men's lacrosse with five honorees in 2013, led by first-team pick Sam Stanton '14 (left side photo, courtesy of Shoaib Tareen P'15), who also was named short-stick D middie of the year by the USILA. Stanton led the Cardinals in ground balls with 67 and had 14 caused turnovers while also contributing to the attack with two goals and 10 assists for 12 points.
Named second-team All-Americans were long-pole middie Brendan Hanley '13 (bottom right photo) and defender Mike Robinson '13 (top right photo). Both were first-team all-NESCAC choices in 2013. Hanley had 40 grounders, 17 CTs and scored eight goals along with four assists for 12 points. Robinson led the Cardinals in CTs with 29 despite missing the final five games due to a leg injury. He also had 39 grounders. Robinson also received USILA Scholar All-America honors and Hanley was named to the North squad of the annual USILA Division III North-South senior all-star game to be played at Cabrini College Fri., May 24.
Two Wesleyan midfielders earned honorable-mention All-America honors - Aidan Daniell '14 and Graham Macnab '14. Macnab paced the team in goals with 24 while adding seven assists for 31 points. Daniell netted 21 goals along with six assists for 27 points.
Wesleyan had previously placed four individuals on the USILA All-America squads, those coming in 2012 and 2007.
Wesleyan enjoyed a solid year in 2013, posting a 13-5 overall record, 6-4 in NESCAC play. The Cardinals defeated Bowdoin, 8-7 in overtime, in a first-round NESCAC tournament game, then knocked off top-seed and host Middlebury, 9-8, in the semifinals. Appearing in their sixth-ever NESCAC title game, the Cardinals fell to Tufts, 11-6. It was Wesleyan 16th consecutive non-losing season with 14 winning campaigns and two .500 seasons since 1998.