Middlebury

Men's Lacrosse Players Named All-NESCAC

May 3, 2012

Two members of the Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team have earned All-NESCAC honors. Sophomore Darric White (Fairfield, Conn.) earned a spot on the first-team as a long-stick midfielder, while junior defenseman Billy Chapman (Greenwich, Conn.) was named to the second team.

Both players were key cogs to the Panthers face-off core, starting on the wings for a team that won almost 58 percent of its face-offs in ’12. White had a solid season in the defensive midfield for the Panthers despite missing a pair of games due to injury. He finished the season third on the squad with 36 ground balls, while causing a dozen turnovers. White scored three goals this season, including one in the season finale victory over Williams on April 25th.  He also earned two assists, while committing just five turnovers all season. White is also a member of the men’s hockey team at Middlebury.

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One of the team’s top defenders, Chapman earns second-team honors as a defender. The junior finished the season with a team-high 61 ground balls, picking up four or more off the turf nine times this season. He earned a season-high eight ground balls on March 10th vs. Bates and April 14th at Trinity. Chapman also caused 17 turnovers this season, including four in an April 17th win over Skidmore. Chapman was a first-team All-NESCAC, All New-England and All-East selection as a tight end for the football team this fall.