The MCLA has announced their Division I and Division II All-American teams. Both teams feature players from Utah, BYU, Westminster and UVU.
Division I All-Americans
Attack – Ted Ferrin – BYU
Attack – Mark Manning – Utah
Midfield – Tyler Monteath – BYU
Defense – Tyler Sabey – BYU
Midfield – Andrew Harding – BYU
Midfield – Danny Polityka – Utah
Defense – Jacob Houghton – BYU
FOS – Dan Cole – BYU
LSM – Grayson Dahl – BYU
See the full list here.
Division II All-Americans
FOS – Marshall Serzen – Westminster
Short Stick D-Mid – Jeff Peters – Westminster
Goalie – Dallas McLellan – Westminster
Attack – Gian Sexsmith – Westminster
Short Stick D-Mid – Kyle Olsen – UVU
See the full list here.
Press Release from Westminster
MCLA Recognized Four Griffins as All-Americans
SALT LAKE CITY — The Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) released the 2011 Division II All-Americans today and the Westminster men’s lacrosse team had four players on the list.Â Marshall Serzen and Jeff Peters were each named to the first team while Dallas McLellan made the second team.Â Gian Sexsmith was named an honorable mention.
Serzen, a 5-11 junior from Sandy, Utah, was named the face off specialist on the first team.Â He posted a 65% win percentage in the face off circle this season.Â Serzen was named an honorable mention All-American last season and earlier this year was named first team All-RMLC.
Peters, a 6-0 sophomore from Darien, Conn., made the first team at short stick defensive midfield.Â Peters appeared in every game this season for the Griffins and scored two goals on three shots.Â This is his first All-American recognition and he was named second team All-RMLC earlier this season.
McLellan, a 5-10 senior from Sandy, Utah, becomes the first four-time All-American in school history.Â The Griffin goalie made the MCLA Second Team at goalie after posting a 58.8% save percentage this season.Â He was named first team All-American in 2008 and 2010 along with being named to the second team in 2009.
Sexsmith, a 5-10 junior from Stuart, Fla., was named honorable mention All-American at attack.Â Sexsmith led the Griffins in scoring this season despite missing six games.Â This is his first All-American recognition after being named first team All-RMLC earlier this year.
Westminster has now had 22 players named an All-American by the MCLA since the program began in 2007.Â With two players on the first team this year, that gives the Griffins nine first team All-Americans in the history of the program.
Westminster just finished the 2011 season at 13-8 overall and champions of the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference.Â They advanced to the quarterfinals of the MCLA National Championships for the fifth consecutive season.