May 22, 2013

FOUR DOLPHINS EARN USILA ALL-AMERICA ACCOLADES

Perry, N.Y. – Junior midfielder Andrew Chadderdon (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn) and sophomore defenseman Gerald O'Brien (Binghamton, N.Y./Seton Catholic) of the Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team have earned USILA Second Team All-America honors, as announced by the association on InsideLacrosse.com. Senior attackman Tyler Prevost (Watertown, N.Y./Immaculate Heart/Onondaga C.C.) and senior defenseman Alex Cameron-Carter (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) received honorable mention accolades. Additionally, Cameron-Carter earned a spot on the USILA Scholar All-America Team.

Le Moyne, which has won nine straight games to earn a berth in the NCAA National Championship game on Sunday against top-ranked Mercyhurst University, tied for the most student-athletes recognized by the USILA. The Dolphins, who won their 11th Northeast-10 Conference Championship on May 5, enter the championship game with a record of 17-2, tied for the second-most wins in the program's history.

Chadderdon, honored by the USILA for the first time in his career, is third on the team in points with 47 and goals with 29, while ranking fourth on the team in assists with 18. A Northeast-10 Conference First Team selection earlier this month, he is tied for the team lead in extra-man goals with six (tied for 10th in NE-10), while scoring three game-winning goals (including each of the last two games) and picking up 20 ground balls. After going scoreless in the first game of the season, Chadderdon has a point in each of the last 18 games of the campaign. He's recorded multiple points in 14 games, including four games with at least four points. He has netted multiple goals in eight games, including a career-high five goals last Saturday as the third-seeded Dolphins defeated top-seeded Adelphi University, 16-13, in the semifinals of the NCAA Championships.

O'Brien, selected to the Northeast-10 Conference First Team at the beginning of the month, earns his first career USILA honors after appearing in and starting each of the team's first 14 games. He leads the team in caused turnovers with 21, tied for the 10th-most in the conference this season and tied for the fourth-most in a single-season in the program's history. He scooped up 29 ground balls, the fourth-most on the team through the end of the regular season and the most by a Dolphin not involved with faceoffs. He caused a career-high four turnovers against then-#3 Limestone on March 16 and matched that total the following Saturday against Bentley. In those same two games, he picked up a career-best five ground balls.

Prevost, recognized by the USILA after earning second team accolades last year in his first season with the program, leads the team in scoring with 58 points (third in NE-10) and assists with a conference-best 40, while adding 18 goals, the sixth-most on the team. His 40 assists are the most by a Dolphin since 2003 and the most in the Northeast-10 in over eight years, while his 58 points are the most by a Dolphin since 2008. A starter in all 19 games, Prevost has three extra-man goals (5th on the team), two game-winning goals (tied for 4th on the team) and has picked up 26 ground balls. He recorded at least one point in the first 13 games of the season to extend his streak to 22 consecutive games with a point. He has at least two points in 14 games, including a career-high six points against American International (March 3) and Roberts Wesleyan (March 6), while recording multiple goals in four games, including four against American International. He dished out a career-high five assists in wins over Roberts Wesleyan and Pace (March 19). In Le Moyne's NE-10 semifinal (at Merrimack) and NCAA semifinal (at Adelphi) victories, Prevost recorded five points in each game, including four assists in both contests.

Cameron-Carter, honored by the USILA for the second time in his career after being selected to the first team last season, has started all 19 games this year for a defense that allows just 5.32 goals per game, the best in the country by almost 1.5 goals. An all-conference selection in each of his three years with the program, Cameron-Carter has caused 18 turnovers, tied for the third-most on the team, while picking up 37 ground balls, the fourth-most on the team and the most by a Dolphin not involved with faceoffs. In the regular season finale against Saint Michael's, he tied his career-high with three caused turnovers, while he picked up a season-best five ground balls against Limestone.

For his efforts in the classroom, Cameron-Carter was one of just six Division II players selected to the Scholar All-America team. To be eligible for the team, a student-athlete must be a student with a Senior year academic standing and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. He must also be an All-American, a member of a North/South team, or an outstanding league or conference player. He will have behaved in a manner that has brought credit to himself, his institution, and to college lacrosse both on and off the field.