Castleton senior attacker Zach Davidson (So. Burlington, Vt.) has been named as the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Men's Lacrosse Player of the Year, while Husson senior long-stick midfielder James Seager (Gilford, N.H.) was tabbed as the Defensive Player of the Year and Eagle teammate, freshman midfielder Zack Glazier (Winthrop, Maine), earned the Rookie of the Year honor to headline the 2015 All-Conference announcement. Lyndon head coach Kevin Pezanowski* was selected as the Coach of the Year and his Hornet squad* was voted to receive the Team Sportsmanship Award.
NAC All-Conference selections are determined by a vote of the conference coaches.
Davidson was honored as the NAC Player of the Year for the third-consecutive year, becoming the second player in conference history to achieve that feat. The 2012 NAC Rookie of the Year helped the Spartans to their third-straight unblemished mark in conference play, while leading the conference in points (57) and ranking second in assists (29) and third in goals (28). Davidson registered at least four points in every NAC contest and this also marks his fourth consecutive season as a first team all-conference selection. According to the most recent NCAA Division III rankings, the attacker is ranked 10th in both assists per game (2.44) and points per game (4.94).
Seager has been extremely solid for the Eagles defensively, as the senior led the league in groundballs (91) and caused turnovers (35) throughout conference play. Impressively, the long-stick midfielder scooped up five or more groundballs per game against all NAC opponents, including 10 or more in five of the team's eight conference games. Seager also caused at least four turnovers in five of the Eagles' NAC games. The two-time second team all-conference selection has earned first team NAC honors this season. Nationally, the senior ranks 2nd in caused turnovers per game (3.80) and 4th in ground balls per game (10.27). Seager also led the Eagles' man down defense which is 20th (0.823) in NCAA Division III.
Glazier has certainly made his mark during his first year with the Eagles. The midfielder netted 19 goals, dished seven assists, scooped up 33 groundballs, and caused 10 turnovers against conference opponents. In NAC play, the rookie scored at least one goal and gathered three or more groundballs in seven of the Eagles eight games. The two-time NAC Rookie of the Week was selected as a first team all-conference honoree.
Pezanowski was honored with NAC Coach of the Year in his first year at the helm of the Lyndon Hornets. He led his 2015 squad to the fifth seed in the NAC tournament. The Hornets ranked third in saves (120) and fourth in shot percentage (27.0) in conference play. Lyndon also ranked fifth in the NAC in goals (69), assists (38), and goals per game (8.63). Most notably the Hornets are ranked 13th in saves per game (15.90) in all of Division III.
Joining Davidson, Glazier, and Seager on the All-Conference First Team were Castleton sophomore defenders Ryan Crowningshield (Vergennes, Vt.) and Dillon Robinson (Middlebury, Vt.), Husson junior attacker Brandon Corbo (Merrimack, N.H.), New England College senior midfielder Nick Herzog (Hampstead, N.H.) and junior attacker Skyler Saunders (Cambridge, N.Y.), and Maine Maritime senior midfielder Nicholas Betti (Upper Saddle River, N.J.), junior defender Michael Dedian (Scarborough, Maine), senior faceoff specialist Jack Tragert (Naples, Maine), and junior goalkeeper James Wilgus (Phippsburg, Maine).
Second team selections included Castleton senior long-stick midfielder Alex Denny (Adams Center, N.Y.), junior midfielder Zach Devoid (St. Alban's, Vt.), and junior attacker Taylor Swarter (Avondale, Pa.), Green Mountain junior midfielder Nick Parsons (Harpswell, Maine), Husson junior defender Derek Johnson (South Berwick, Maine), Johnson State sophomore goalkeeper Jay Palmisano (Barre, Vt.), Maine Maritime senior midfielder Bronson Guimond (Portland, Maine) and sophomore attacker Peter Moore (Scarborough, Maine), and New England College junior defender James Carlson (Mountain Lakes, N.J.), senior goalkeeper Chris Galluzzo (New London, N.H.), senior defender Cody Kitson (Shelton, Conn.), freshman attacker Matt Richard (Weare, N.H.), and senior faceoff specialist Asa Weisberg (Warner, N.H.).
2015 Men's Lacrosse All-Conference Teams
A - Brandon Corbo, Junior, Husson
A - Zach Davidson, Senior, Castleton
A - Skyler Saunders, Junior, New England College
M - Nicholas Betti , Senior, Maine Maritime
M - Zack Glazier, Freshman, Husson
M - Nick Herzog, Senior, New England College
LSM - James Seager, Senior, Husson
D - Ryan Crowningshield, Sophomore, Castleton
D - Michael Dedian, Junior, Maine Maritime
D - Dillon Robinson, Sophomore, Castleton
GK - James Wilgus, Junior, Maine Maritime
FO - Jack Tragert, Senior, Maine Maritime
A - Peter Moore, Sophomore, Maine Maritime
A - Matt Richard, Freshman, New England College
A - Taylor Swarter, Junior, Castleton
M - Zach Devoid, Junior, Castleton
M - Bronson Guimond, Senior, Maine Maritime
M - Nick Parsons, Junior, Green Mountain
LSM - Alex Denny, Senior, Castleton
D - James Carlson, Junior, New England College
D - Derek Johnson, Junior, Husson
D - Cody Kitson, Senior, New England College
GK - Chris Galluzzo, Senior, New England College
GK - Jay Palmisano, Sophomore, Johnson State
FO - Asa Weisberg, Senior, New England College
Player of the Year - Zach Davidson, Castleton
Defensive Player of the Year - James Seager, Husson
Rookie of the Year - Zack Glazier, Husson
Coach of the Year - Kevin Pezanowski, Lyndon*
Team Sportsmanship Award - Lyndon*
*Award vacated by Lyndon State and the NCAA Committee on Infractions.