Men's Lax All-Americans Announced
May 27, 2008
Two members of the Middlebury College men's lacrosse team were honored today when USILA (United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association) announced its All-American teams, while two players earned honorable mention honors. Junior Mike Stone (Boston, Mass.) earned a spot on the first-team, while junior James Guay (North Scituate, R.I.) was a second-team honoree. Seniors Jim Cabrera (Old Greenwich, Conn.) and John Bambrick (Amherst, N.H.) both earned honorable mention honors. The four players helped lead the Panthers to an impressive 13-3 record with a trip to the NCAA Quarterfinals.
Stone, who was named the NESCAC Player of the Year in '08, earns a spot on the first-team. An honorable mention choice in '07, he is a two-time first-team All-NESCAC selection. This past season, the middie was impressive for the Panthers, leading the team with 29 goals and 51 points, while ranking second with 22 assists. He also paced the team with four game-winning goals, while picking up 25 ground balls. The junior registered a point in every game this season, scoring in all but four games. Stone now has 58 goals in 33 games over his sophomore and junior seasons, including back-to-back five goal games earlier this season against Bowdoin and Washington & Lee.
Guay earns a spot on the second-team after earning third-team honors a year ago. The two-time All-NESCAC selection played in all 16 games this season and was a major factor in the Panthers' 7.82 goals against average. The junior earned 91 ground balls this season, one short of the team-lead held by face-off man Dave Campbell.
Cabrera and Bambrick were honorable mention selections for the Panthers. Cabrera was a four-team All-NESCAC selection, earning conference rookie of the year honors in the spring of '05. He ends his career at Middlebury with 132 goals in 65 games, to go along with 38 assists for 170 points. Bambrick was right beside Guay all season long as an anchor of the Panther defense.