Amherst's Wolf Named USILA Player of the Year; Headlines 14 All-Americans

Evan Wolf, USILA Player of the Year

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A total of 14 student-athletes from the NESCAC were honored by the USILA with spots on the All-America First, Second, and Third Teams. Amherst senior attackman Evan Wolf was voted the Lt. Col. JI Turnbull Outstanding Attackman of the Year and the Iroquois National Outstanding Player of the Year, while also earning a spot on the All-America First Team. Teammate Jimmy McAfee was named the USILA Short-Stick Midfielder of the Year.

USILA ALL-AMERICANS

Wolf, the 2018 and 2019 NESCAC Player of the Year, Wolf led the Mammoths in goals and points. He was the only Division III student-athlete to earn a spot on the prestigious Tewaaraton Watch List. Wolf finished the year with 75 goals and 43 assists for 118 points as the Mammoths reached the NCAA Division III National Championship game for the first time in program history.

Earning back-to-back All-NESCAC selections, McAfee also earned a spot on the All-America First Team. He has started every game for the Mammoths and ranked third on the team in ground balls with 68 and has caused 12 turnovers in addition to netting 10 goals and dishing out seven helpers for 17 points. 

Landing his first All-NESCAC honor this spring as a member of the First Team, Tamer Sullivan was selected to the All-America Second Team. A leader of a staunch Mammoths defense that posted a 10.19 goals against average and ranked 12th in Division III in scoring margin (7.80), he recorded 39 ground balls and ranked third on the team in caused turnovers with 21. 

A consistent playmaker for the Mammoths, Colin Minicus earned a spot on the All-America Third Team. He ranked 21st in Division III in assists per game (2.56) to headline an Amherst team that ranked third in the nation in assists per game (11.50). Leading the team in assists with 48, Minicus also tallied 40 goals to rank second on the Mammoths in points with 88.

After two straight USILA Honorable Mention All-America selections, Bates junior Matt Chlastawa earned Second Team All-America honors to headline a trio of Bobcats earning national honors. Senior captain Rocco Fantoni joins Chlastawa as a Second Team All-American, also moving up from last year's Honorable Mention list.

Chlastawa broke Bates' career points record during the Bobcats' NESCAC Quarterfinal loss at Amherst, passing the previous mark of 269 set by Shane Kokoruda in 1995. Earlier in the season, Chlastawa set team records for assists in a career (now 134) and in one season. Fantoni ranks fifth in the NESCAC in caused turnovers (30) and led the league in ground balls during the regular season among NESCAC players who took fewer than five faceoffs (55). He also scored two goals and dished out one assist.

Trinity senior Scott Morgan, a NESCAC First Team selection, earned All-America Second Team honors as a faceoff specialist. He led the NESCAC in ground balls and posted a 66.9 winning percentage at the dot, the latter of which ranks 20th in the nation. Morgan also ranked seventh in the country in ground balls per game (11.08) and recorded 13 points on seven goals and six assists. He set the new program record for both ground balls in a single season (144) and ground balls per game in a single season (11.08).

NESCAC Champion Tufts was represented by four players. Senior defenseman Arend Broekmate was named to the First Team, while senior attack Danny Murphy and junior midfielder Matt Treiber were Second Team selections. Junior midfielder Nick Shanks earned Third Team honors.

Broekmate is All-American for the second straight year after an honorable mention nod last season. He finished 2019 with 48 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers while helping limit Tufts opponents to a 10.85 goals against average. Murphy is All-American for the third straight year after garnering his second straight second-team honor to go with an honorable mention accolade from 2017. He led the team in scoring with 91 points on 48 goals with 43 assists. Treiber, a first-time All-American, finished the year with 34 goals with 31 assists for 65 points. Shanks adds to his First Team selection from last spring, he accumulated 42 points on 27 goals and 15 assists.

Wesleyan goalie Otto Bohan who was named to the Third Team. A second-year starter he earns the second All-America accolade of his career after receiving Honorable Mention laurels last season. The junior excelled between the posts once again and concluded the year with an 8.96 goals-against average (GAA) and 59.0 save percentage. He posted a 13-4 record while playing 964:14 minutes in goal. Bohan was also named an All-NESCAC First Team selection.

Juniors Brendan Hoffman and Rock Stewart, both NESCAC First Team honorees, represented Williams with Hoffman garnering a spot on the First Team and Stewart earning a spot on the Third Team. Hoffman, a midfielder, ranked third among the scoring leaders for the Ephs with career-best numbers of 55 goals 19 assists. Stewart, a long-stick midfielder, has tallied eight goals while collecting 95 ground balls and 37 caused turnovers. Both players helped the Ephs reach the NCAA Semifinals this season.