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Men's Lacrosse Lands Seven On Pilgrim Lacrosse All-Conference Teams

Men's Lacrosse Lands Seven On Pilgrim Lacrosse All-Conference Teams Springfield, Mass. - May 7, 2012 - The Springfield College men's lacrosse team had seven student-athletes named to the Pilgrim Lacrosse League All-Conference Teams on Monday. Ryon Lynch, Mike Delia, Shane Ferguson and Tim Cimini were named to the all-conference first team, while Tyler O'Keefe, Robert Maher, and Ross Marchegiani were second-team selection.

Springfield is headed back to the NCAA Championship for the fifth-straight season after defeating Wheaton, 11-4, on Saturday in the Pilgrim League Championship. The Pride own a 14-3 record and have won its last 10 contests.

Lynch had a breakout sophomore campaign on attack for the Pride, leading the team with 57 points. He has posted a 34 assists and 23 goals and ranks 27th nationally in assists per game. The Frederick, Md. native scored at least one point in every game and had at least three points in 11 contests. Also very effective on his rides, Lynch has caused 13 turnovers this year.

Cimini anchored a defense that ranks eighth in the country in scoring defense, allowing just 5.82 goals per contest. The senior West Hartford, Conn. native leads the team with 31 caused turnovers and has also scooped up 40 ground balls, which is second best on the squad.

Delia earns his fourth-straight first-team all-conference honor after another stellar year in the Pride's midfield. The Wading River, N.Y. product totaled 46 points during his senior campaign, handing out 21 assists to go along with 25 goals. An very consistent performer for the Pride, Delia notched at least three points in 10 games this year.

A native of Mamaroneck, N.Y., Ferguson continued to be a strong offensive weapon on Springfield's first midfield line. This season, he lead the team with 34 goals while producing 47 points. He also added 32 ground balls and had seven games with at least three points.

Maher had one of the finest seasons for a Springfield goalkeeper in program history. Owning a save percentage of .684 that ranks second nationally and a goal against average of 5.04 that is fourth best in the nation, the Katonah, N.Y. native tallied 132 saves while owning an 11-2 record heading into the NCAA's.

In his final season, Marchegiani had a strong campaign on defense for Springfield. Hailing from North Andover, Mass., he was another key cog in Springfield's defense that has limited league opponents to just 3.88 goals a game. He registered 30 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers this year.

O'Keefe earned his second all-conference selection as one of the Pride's longstick midfielders this season. A key part of the Pride's transistion game, the Concord, N.H. product notched 23 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers to go along with a goal and an assist.

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