MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced its 2018 Men's Lacrosse All-Conference Teams, naming nine from Morrisville State to its first, second and third teams, that included 43 total selections across the conference, as voted by the coaching staff.
Juniors Nick Geswaldo (Lafayette, N.Y.) and Shawn Walberger (Fulton, N.Y.) earned first team honors alongside senior Brad Biggs (Tully, N.Y.); juniors Logan Peters (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) and Brendan Boles (Goshen, N.Y.) collected second team accolades; while freshman Nate McCormick (Cortland, N.Y.) and seniors Eric Fisher (Nutley, N.J.), Trevor Jones (Lafayette, N.Y.) and Dan Sherlock (Tully, N.Y.) were each named to the third team.
Geswaldo started 11 of 16 games for the Mustangs on attack, collecting a team high 57 points behind 41 goals and 16 assists during the regular season. Seven of his tallies were man-up scores.
The junior added 21 ground balls and caused three turnovers to his tallies on the season, while shooting 71.2% from the field. He posted a single game high eight points with four goals and four assists against Cazenovia, and posted a single game high five goals twice against Wells, and another against Keuka.
Geswaldo ranks fourth overall in the NEAC in points, is second in goals, 13th in assists, and is second overall in man-up goals. He is a three-time All-Conference honoree, earning first team honors last season, along with NEAC Player of the Year honors. He was also the NEAC Rookie of the Year his freshman season, and maintains NEAC Scholar-Athlete accolades.
Walberger appeared in 15 games for the Mustangs, starting 11, as a face-off specialist, recording 78 wins in 151 attempts from the center X during the regular season.
The junior also collected a team high 47 ground balls, adding four caused turnovers, while contributing a goal and assist to the offensive game. Walberger is ranked 16th overall in the NEAC in ground balls, 8th in face-offs and is 15th in face-off percentage.
He posted a single game high 12 wins at the center start in 18 attempts at Bryn Athyn, adding another double digit gain in the win over Keuka as he collected 10 wins at the center. He was a first team All-Conference selection last season.
Biggs is fourth on the team in scoring, and the overall top midfielder for the Mustangs, putting together balanced numbers in the midfield game during the regular season.
The senior netted 22 goals and 15 assists for 37 points in 16 games on the year, adding 23 ground balls and five caused turnovers to his tallies on the year. He posted a single game high nine points in the win over Cazenovia, netting a season best six goals while assisting three others, and four times within conference play posted three or more goals.
Biggs was a second team All-Conference honoree at midfield last season, and was a NEAC Player of the Week selection April 24.
Peters is second on the team in points, netting 20 goals and assisting another 22 for 42 points with two of his scores coming on the man-up opportunity, while adding 13 ground balls to his tallies on the year.
The junior shot 68.3% from the field in 16 games, starting nine. He ranks 6th overall in the NEAC in assists, and is 11th in points.
Peters posted a single game high seven points in the win over Medaille, netting two goals and five assists and had a single game best four goals against Kings College. He is a three-time All-Conference selection.
Boles is the vocal leader of the defensive unit for the Mustangs that limited opponents to a 5.50 goals against average within conference play, and 8.94 average overall during the regular seas.
The junior started all 16 games for the Mustangs on defense, picking up 20 ground balls, and causing 11 turnovers. He had a single game high five ground balls against Scranton, and caused a single game high three caused turnovers against Oswego.
Boles was often the critical component to the defensive unit responsible for marking the opposing team's best attacking player. He is a two-time NEAC Scholar-Athlete.
McCormick was the top rookie for the Mustangs at his face-off specialist position, winning 81-of-171 attempts from the center x (47.4%), while collecting 45 ground balls.
The freshman also notched one goal and an assist for two points, and caused one turnover. He posted a single game high 17 wins (on 17 attempts) against Wells where he also had a single game high nine ground ball pickups, and twice was in double digits in faceoff victories during the regular season, winning 10 at Scranton.
Fisher appeared in 16 games for the Mustangs at midfield, starting 13, and on the season posted nine goals and four assists for 13 points.
The senior also added 29 ground ball pick-ups and seven caused turnovers to his tallies on the year. He posted a single game high three points twice, once against Bryn Athyn on two goals and an assist, and a second time against Cobleskill on one goal and two assists.
He had a single game high four ground ball pickups in the win over Keuka and another against Cobleskill.
Jones appeared in 15 games for the Mustangs this season on defense, also seeing time in the attacking game as well, as he registered 13 points behind 12 goals and an assist, while picking up 15 ground balls and 6 caused turnovers.
Jones picked up a single game high four ground balls in the win over Cobleskill and netted a single game high four goals in the loss at St. John Fisher College.
Sherlock started all 16 games for the Mustangs in net during the regular season, appearing for 841 total minutes and collecting 133 saves for a 51.0 save percentage.
He posted a 9.13 goals against average across the season, collecting a 56.3 save percentage as he recorded a 9-7 overall record.
The senior ranks first in the NEAC in total minutes, is first in goals against average within conference play at 4.82, and is first in wins as the Mustangs went undefeated within the conference.
He posted a single game high 17 saves twice on the season, both against Oswego and Cortland, while recording a NEAC high 13 against Hilbert. Seven times on the year he recorded 10+ saves in net, with a season high 72% coming against Hilbert.
Sherlock was the NEAC Defensive Player of the Week selection March 27, and is a three-time NEAC Scholar-Athlete.
Morrisville State concluded the 2018 regular season with their fourth NEAC title behind an undefeated 8-0 conference stint, and successfully defended their tournament title as well for a fourth time, earning the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.
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