Men's Lax With Six On All-NESCAC Squad
May 10, 2006
Six members of the Middlebury College men's lacrosse team were honored today when the All-NESCAC teams were announced. Seniors Gabe Wood (Tacoma, Wash.) and Aaron Herter (Carlisle, Mass.) along with junior Peter Mellen (Cherry Hill, N.J.) and sophomore Jim Cabrera (Old Greenwich, Conn.) were all first-team selections. Seniors Henry Sheehan (Newport, R.I.) and Travis Meyer (Potomac, Md.) were both named to the second-team.
Wood earns first-team honors after leading the Panthers to their recent NESCAC Championship with stellar defensive play. He also scored the game-winner in the title game against Wesleyan with an end-to-end rush, scoring as time expired. Aside from Mellen, Wood led the team in ground balls with 38 on the year, to go along with his one goal.
Herter is a first-team selection after another solid season in the offensive midfield for the Panthers. He has scored in six of his last seven games, owning 14 goals and a dozen assists for 26 points on the season.
Mellen earns first-team honors as a face-off specialist, taking 301 of 316 face-offs this season. The junior won 56% of his chances, while also adding a goal in the NESCAC Championship win over Wesleyan. He leads the team with 117 groundballs on the year.
Last season's rookie of the year, Cabrera earns first-team honors for a second straight season on attack. Despite missing a few early games with an injury, he came back to lead the NESCAC with 2.85 goals/game this season. He owns 37 goals and 41 points on the year, including 10 goals in his last three games. He also leads the team with seven man-up tallies.
Meyer earns a spot on the All-NESCAC second team for the second consecutive season. The offensive middie has nine goals and 16 assists for 25 points on the season, to go along with his 11 groundballs. He has been hot of late, with 11 points over his last four games.
Sheehan was named to the second-team after leading the Panthers with 24 assists this season. The senior attackman also has 15 goals for 39 points on the year. Sheehan has been on a roll in the past few weeks, with 13 points in his last four contests, including five assists in an April 26th win over Williams.