NAC Men's Lacrosse All-Conference Announced

Maine Maritime senior attack Andrew DiSalvo has been named the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Men's Lacrosse Player of the Year in a vote of the league's coaches. DiSalvo put the finishing touches on a very impressive four-year career with his third-straight Player of the Year honor after being named the conference Rookie of the Year in 2009.

DiSalvo, who was also a member of the all-conference first team, ranked among the top-ten in conference play in goals (17) and assists (16) while his 33 total points was third-best in the conference.

Castleton freshman Zach Davidson earned Rookie of the Year honors, leading all first-year players with 17 goals, 23 assists and 40 points in conference play. His 23 assists led the league, while his 40 points were second best in the conference despite playing just six games.

Castleton junior Adam Farmer was honored as the league's top defender. Farmer was among the league-leaders with 12 caused turnovers and 33 ground balls and played a vital role in Castleton's face-off and transition game as well. Joining Davidson and Farmer on the All-Conference first team are teammates Eric Horsfield and Nohea King.

New England College also placed four players on the first team in Brian Gillis, Sam Freihofner, Pat Miles and Greg Jacques; while Husson was honored with the trio of Nick Brown, Mark Nardelli and Dillon Shaw.

Castleton Head Coach Bo McDougall earned Coach of the Year honors in his first year at the Spartan helm, leading Castleton to a 7-1 mark in conference play and the second seed in the conference tournament.

University of Maine at Farmington was honored with the Team Sportsmanship Award.

All-conference selections are determined by a vote of the conference coaches. Additional players honored are due to ties in the voting.

2012 NAC Men's Lacrosse All-Conference Team

All-Conference First Team   

GK

Eric Horsfield

Castleton

Fr.

A

Zach Davidson

Castleton

Fr.

A

Andrew DiSalvo

Maine Maritime

Sr.

A

Brian Gillis

New England Col.

Jr.

M

Nick Brown

Husson

Sr.

M

Sam Freihofner

New England Col.

Sr.

M

Nohea King

Castleton

Jr.

LSM

Pat Miles

New England Col.

So.

D

Adam Farmer

Castleton

Jr.

D

Greg Jacques

New England Col.

Sr.

D

Mark Nardelli

Husson

So.

FO

Dillon Shaw

Husson

Jr.

 
 
 
 

All-Conference Second Team   

GK

Nick Acquaviva

New England Col.

Sr.

A

Alex Green

Castleton

So.

A

Ben Landry

Husson

Sr.

A

Steve Parsons

New England Col.

So.

A

James Putney

New England Col.

Jr.

M

Nicholas Betti

Maine Maritime

Fr.

M

A.J. Groot

Castleton

Sr.

M

Chirs Pelletier

Husson

Jr.

LSM

Mike Craig

Husson

Sr.

D

Matt Hebert

New England Col.

So.

D

Ian Larcom

Maine Maritime

Fr.

D

Jason Smith

Maine Maritime

Jr.

FO

Jake Flynn

New England Col.

Sr.

 
 
 
 

Player of the Year   

A

Andrew DiSalvo

Maine Maritime

Sr.

 
 
 
 

Defensive Player of the Year

D

Adam Farmer

Castleton

Jr.

 
 
 
 

Rookie of the Year   

A

Zach Davidson

Castleton

Fr.

 
 


Coach of the Year

 

Bo McDougall

Castleton


 
 
 
 

Team Sportsmanship Award

 

Maine-Farmington