Men's Lax Players Earn All-American Honors
May 31, 2006
Senior Gabe Wood (Tacoma, Wash.) and sophomore Jim Cabrera (Old Greenwich, Conn.) both earned All-American honor today from the USILA (United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association). Seniors Aaron Herter (Carlisle, Mass.) and Henry Sheehan (Newport, R.I.) along with junior Peter Mellen (Cherry Hill, N.J.) earned honorable mention honors. The five players helped lead Middlebury to a 13-4 record, including its sixth consecutive NESCAC Championship and its ninth straight NCAA Tournament appearance.
Wood earns first-team honors after earning first-team All-New England and All-NESCAC honors. He had a big year on the Middlebury defense, most notably an end-to-end rush to score the game-winner in the NESCAC title win over Wesleyan. Wood was third on the team in ground balls with 35 on the year, while anchoring a defense that allowed just eight man-up goals all season.
Cabrera was deemed a second-team All-American after earning first-team honors on the All-New England and All-NESCAC teams. The '05 NESCAC rookie of the year had another big season on offense, leading the team with 43 goals in 15 games. Despite missing a few early games with an injury, he came back to lead the NESCAC with 2.86 goals/game this season. He ended the year with 47 points, including eight man-up tallies.
Herter, Sheehan and Mellen all earn honorable mention honors after big seasons. Herter tallied 30 points - third on the team, Sheehan led the team in assists (31) and points (48), while Mellen won 57% of his face-offs.
Wood, Herter, Sheehan and senior Travis Meyer (Potomac, Md.) were also named scholar All-Americans for their efforts in the classroom.