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2013 MCLA D1 All-Americans: By the Numbers

0 - Published May 24, 2013 by in College

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The All-American honors are always a special announcement each year. Whether you believe in it or not, this is a team sport made up of individuals who put in a lot of effort and work to help make their team better. Players deserve to get that special recognition at the end of the season.

As Connor has shown through the NCAA AA awards, there are always some discrepancies with All American honors, especially when you start mixing team performance and tourney performance into the mix as well. With most things, it really ends up being about how much you’ve been seen by the nation and the league.

Knowing all that, I figured we’d take a slightly different approach at the MCLA D1 AAs. Below you will find some different breakdowns of how the MCLA All-American awards panned out. Form whatever opinions you’d like out of it and comment away to share your thoughts on who got recognized, who got missed out on, and what this may say for the future of different teams in the MCLA.

Since the AA Honors list is HUGE, that will be below the breakdown. Seriously, it’s long, 98 players long. Of the 98 players on the All American list, 75 were at the 2013 MCLA Championships. Of the 18 guys with 1st Team AA honors, only one player (Luke Donovan – FSU) wasn’t at the tournament.

What does this say? Do you have to be on a great team to get All-American honors? Not always. 14 of the players receiving honors weren’t even on teams ranked in the top 25. Does it help? Absolutely!

Colorado State came away with the most players receiving some sort of AA honor at 12. Colorado had eight, Arizona State and Michigan State both had seven, and BYU had six players.

There were a few big surprises to me with some of the awards. Given that Jack Regan was statistically the 3rd best goalie in the nation and helped the Rams to go undefeated in the defense of their 2nd title in two years, it’s a surprise he only got HM. It was also a bit of a surprise that Davenport attackmen Jordan Richtsmeier led the nation in assists and overall points but only managed an HM as well. I heard some mention of Tyler Novotny getting robbed a vote but it definitely has seemed like he was a bit quieter this year and that may have gone towards the decision making process.

No matter how you look at it though, these gentlemen earned this recognition and deserve and big congratulations for all their hardwork and dedication. Enjoy the breakdown… or don’t.

1st Team AA by Team:

  • Three players: Arizona State
  • Two players: BYU, Chapman, Colorado, Colorado State, Michigan State
  • One player: Florida State, Grand Canyon, Oregon, Stanford, UCSB

By Rank:

  1. Colorado State: 12 players
  2. Colorado: 8 players
  3. Arizona State: 7 players
  4. BYU: 6 players
  5. UCSB: 4 players
  6. Oregon: 3 players
  7. Sonoma State: 5 players
  8. Michigan State: 7 players
  9. Chapman: 6 players
  10. Stanford: 4 players
  11. Texas: 1 player
  12. Grand Canyon: 2 players
  13. Boston College: 3 players
  14. Cal: 1 player
  15. Oregon State: 3 players
  16. UConn: 1 player
  17. Minn-Duluth: 2 players
  18. Simon Fraser: 3 players
  19. Cal Poly: 1 player
  20. Georgia: 1 player
  21. Davenport: 2 players
  22. Pittsburgh: 1 player
  23. Arizona: 0 players
  24. Georgia Tech: 1 player
  25. Northeastern: o players

Top 20 Overall Points Scorers in the MCLA

  1. Jordan Richtsmeier – Dav: HM AA
  2. Jack Farr – Stan: 1st Team AA
  3. Payson Clark – AZ St: 1st Team AA
  4. Carson Barton – GCU: 1st Team AA
  5. Mike Fabrizio – BYU: HM AA
  6. Daniel Cohen – Cal: 2nd Team AA
  7. Matt Johnson – Ore: 2nd Team AA
  8. Joe Grmusa – Pitt: No honors
  9. Trent Dean – Georgia: No honors
  10. Austin Fisher – CSU: 1st Team AA
  11. Kevin Bowles – UCSB: No honors
  12. Ben Dill – Or St: HM AA
  13. Gunnar Guth – BSU: No honors
  14. Neil Hamamoto – Stan: No honors
  15. Justin Straker – Az St: HM AA
  16. Ryan Squires – Or St: HM AA
  17. Spencer Price – TX: 3rd Team AA
  18. Tyler Novotny – Pitt: No honors
  19. Peter Doyle – Stan: 2nd Team AA
  20. Nick Ierullo – Okla: No honors
  21. Patrick Tunison – Idaho: No honors

Top 20 PPG Scorers in the MCLA

  1. Ed Lally – Wisc: HM AA
  2. Carson Barton – GCU: 1st Team AA
  3. Jordan Richtsmeier – Dav: HM AA
  4. Nick Ieurllo – Okla: No honors
  5. Jack Farr – Stan: 1st Team AA
  6. Bill Nifong – NC St: No honors
  7. Daniel Cohen – Cal: 2nd Team AA
  8. Ethan Farris – Wisc: No honors
  9. Gunnar Guth – Boise: No honors
  10. Palen Rhodes – Purd: HM AA
  11. Alexander Eaton – Ind: HM AA
  12. Alex Crane – Wash: No honors
  13. Dean Fairall – GCU: No honors
  14. Patrick Tunison – Idaho: No honors
  15. Nicholas Basch – Rice: No honors
  16. Michael Cusimano – Aub: No honors
  17. Matt Potolicchio – Rich: No honors
  18. Greg Behning – Purd:  No honors
  19. Joseph Galuppi – USF: No honors
  20. Andy Uhl – Tx St: No honors

Top 10 Goal Scorers in the MCLA

  1. Payson Clark – AZ St: 1st Team AA
  2. Tyler Novotny – Pitt: No honors
  3. Carson Barton – GCU: 1st Team AA
  4. Trent Dean – Georgia: No honors
  5. Ben Dill – Or St: HM AA
  6. Justin Straker – Az St: HM AA
  7. Spencer Price – TX: 3rd Team AA
  8. Daniel Cohen – Cal: 2nd Team AA
  9. Mike Fabrizio – BYU: HM AA
  10. Austin Fisher – CSU: 1st Team AA

Top 10 Assisters in the MCLA

  1. Jordan Richtsmeier – DU: HM AA
  2. Jack Farr – Stan: 1st Team AA
  3. Kevin Bowles – UCSB: No honors
  4. Gunnar Guth – BSU: No honors
  5. Ryan Squires – Or St: HM AA
  6. Sean Smith – CSU: HM AA
  7. Logan Quinn – Az St: 1st Team AA
  8. Joe Grmusa – Pitt: No honors
  9. Matt Johnson – Ore: 2nd Team AA
  10. Mike Fabrizio – BYU: HM AA

Top 10 Vacuums in the MCLA (by GBs)

  1. Ethan Evans – Tx-SA: No honors
  2. Sam Clare – SFU: 2nd Team AA
  3. Adam Smith – BSU: No honors
  4. Carson Barton – GCU: 1st Team AA
  5. Patrick Tunison – Idaho: No honors
  6. Daniel Hume – DU: HM AA
  7. Colin Chatten – Ill: No honors
  8. Peter Dikeou – USC: No honors
  9. Hunter Stinson – UL Laf: No honors
  10. Henry Bishop – Mont: No honors

Top 10 Goalies in the MCLA (by save %)

  1. Colin Kraut – Wisc: No honors
  2. Nick Loverde – Ole Miss: No honors
  3. Jack Regan – CSU: HM AA
  4. Ray Distefano – NC St: No honors
  5. Erik Gollhofer – Okla: No honors
  6. John Schlageter – Ill St: No honors
  7. Kyle Lange – Bost U: No honors
  8. Peter Moore – Ind: No honors
  9. Matthew Sommerfeldt – Ga Tech: HM AA
  10. Jon Sherman – Uconn: No honors
  • Notable others not in top 10
    • #16 – Matt Allemang – Mich St: 2nd Team AA
    • #18 – Dylan Fannin – SSU: HM AA
    • #21 – Nick Shea – BC: 3rd Team AA
    • #24 – Warren Nielsen – Chap: 1st Team AA
    • #26 – Bradly Macnee – Colorado: 1st Team AA
    • #36 – Preston Anderson – Az St: HM AA
    • #41 – Conrad Carlson – UCSB: HM AA
    • #51 – Nick Widmer – Or St: HM AA

Teams Receiving AA Honors NOT in Top 25

  • Three players: Virginia Tech
    • Matthew Gianelli – Attack – Va Tech: 3rd Team AA
    • Timothy Castaldo – SSMD – Va Tech: 3rd Team AA
    • Will Field – Defense – Va Tech: 3rd Team AA
  • Two players: Clemson
    • Brian Murphy – Defense – Clemson: 3rd Team AA
    • Charlie Pontiakos – FOS – Clemson – HM AA
  • One player: Chico State, Florida State, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Purdue, UNLV, Wisconsin

Here is the MCLA D1 All Americans, as listed on MCLA.us

1st Team

  • Attack
    • Carson Barton – Grand Canyon
    • Payson Clark – Arizona State
    • Jack Farr – Stanford
    • Austin Fisher – Colorado State
  • Midfield
    • Luke Donovan – Florida State
    • CJ Jacobs – UCSB
    • Logan Quinn – Arizona State
    • Mickell Walker – BYU
  • FOS
    • Zack Handy – Arizona State
    • Joseph Mikkelson – Michigan State
  • SSMD
    • Christian Wilson – Colorado
  • LSM
    • Grayson Dahl – BYU
  • Defense
    • Seth Clickner – Michigan State
    • Jordan Levack – Chapman
    • Hayden Porter – Colorado State
    • Ben Smood – Oregon
  • Goalie
    • Bradley Macnee – Colorado
    • Warren Nielsen – Chapman

2nd Team

  • Attack
    • Kevin Canavan – UConn
    • Daniel Cohen – Cal
    • Matt Johnson – Oregon
    • Riley Seidel – Colorado
  • Midfield
    • Sam Clare – SFU
    • Peter Doyle – Stanford
    • Patrick Green – Michigan State
    • Tim Taggart – Colorado State
  • FOS
    • Daniel Warfield – Colorado State
  • SSMD
    • Josh Gregg – Colorado State
  • LSM
    • Hap Knowles – Chapman
  • Defense
    • Ian Connell – Arizona State
    • Frankie Cuneo – Chico State
    • Gavin Tisdale – Boston College
    • Tyler Zabor – Colorado State
  • Goalie
    • Matt Allemang – Michigan State

3rd Team

  • Attack
    • Timmy Andrews – Chapman
    • Matthew Gianelli – Va Tech
    • Josh Nemes – Michigan State
    • Spencer Price – Texas
    • Eric Ransom – Simon Fraser
  • Midfield
    • Alex Devlin – Colorado State
    • Ryan Heidrich – Sonoma State
    • Ryan Hellmich – Chapman
    • Spencer Martin – Michigan State
    • Evan Merritt – Oregon
    • Matt White – Colorado
  • SSMD
    • Timothy Castaldo – Va Tech
  • LSM
    • Zach Arthur – Colorado State
    • Nolan Pura – Stanford
  • Defense
    • Will Field – Va Tech
    • Ben Litwak – Colorado
    • Zach Mendoza – Arizona State
    • Brian Murphy – Clemson
  • Goalie
    • Nick Shea – Boston College

Honorable Mention

  • Attack
    • Kacy Carter – Colorado State
    • Ben Dill – Oregon State
    • Tyler Dougherty – Colorado
    • Mike Fabrizio – BYU
    • Mitchell Hall – Michigan State
    • Jacob Heppner – Minn-Duluth
    • Ed Lally – Wisconsin
    • John Lambrecht – Boston College
    • Johnny Morgan – UCSB
    • Palen Rhodes – Purdue
    • Jordan Richtsmeier – Davenport
    • Kyle Riddle – Sonoma State
    • Sean Smith – Colorado State
    • Ryan Squires – Oregon State
    • Justin Straker – Arizona State
  • Midfield
    • Aaron Bucka – UCSB
    • Jack Cranston – Colorado
    • Alexander Eaton – Indiana
    • Daniel Hume – Davenport
    • Harrison Krueger – UNLV
    • Patrick Matheson – BYU
    • Sean O’Brien – Stanford
    • Conner Reed – Georgia
    • Sam Swanson – Minnesota
  • FOS
    • Nate Coburn – Illinois
    • Charlie Pontiakos – Clemson
    • Nicholas Scaramella – Sonoma State
  • SSMD
    • Jeff Carter – Cal Poly
    • Zach Jordan – BYU
    • Brian Ponzi – Sonoma State
  • LSM
    • Luciano DeDonatis – Grand Canyon
    • Hayden McClain – Colorado
    • Riley Wanzer – Simon Fraser
  • Defense
    • Eric Bulgarelli – Pittsburgh
    • Chance Cooper – BYU
    • Kyle Mork – Minn-Duluth
    • Zach Nichelman – Chapman
    • Kyle Pratte – New Hampshire
    • Patrick Sullivan – Colorado State
  • Goalie
    • Preston Anderson – Arizona State
    • Conrad Carlson – UCSB
    • Dylan Fannin – Sonoma State
    • Jack Regan – Colorado State
    • Matthew Sommerfeldt – Georgia Tech
    • Nick Widmer – Oregon State

Well, what do you think? Sound off in the comments and hit up the new LAS Community Forums to discuss what it takes to be voted an All American.

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