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Nine Mustangs earn All-American honors

Callum Robinson earned First-Team All-American honors after finishing fourth in the nation in caused turnovers.

Callum Robinson earned First-Team All-American honors after finishing fourth in the nation in caused turnovers.

With nine players earning All-American honors, the Stevenson men’s lacrosse team was the most decorated team in the nation this year and for the fifth time in seven seasons has the most players honored.

Callum Robinson earned his third-straight All-American honors this year with a spot on the first team. The Commonwealth Conference Defensive Player of the Year was fourth in the nation in caused turnovers. He finished the year with 52 caused turnovers, the third most in school history, as well as 91 ground balls. He also got involved on offense a few times, scoring once and assisting two goals.

The Australia native was selected 23rd overall by the Chesapeake Bayhawks in the MLL Draft prior to his senior season at Stevenson.

After leading Stevenson in points, Stephen Banick earned third-team All-American honors. He finished the year with 30 goals and 33 assists along with 42 ground balls. During his junior season, Banick had 11 multi-goal games including a five-goal game against Lebanon Valley on April 18.

Joining Banick as third-team All-Americans were long stick midfielder Josh Rufalo (Chapelgate Christian) and short stick midfielder Connor Curro (St. Paul’s). Both defensive midfielders were huge in scooping up ground balls and even got involved on offense more than just a few times. Rufalo caused 27 turnovers and scooped up 45 ground balls. He also scored twice and was credited with two assists. Curro scored four times and has six assists, including a spectacular diving catch, roll and dime against Lycoming on April 21. He third on the team with 55 ground balls to go with 12 caused turnovers.

Five different Mustangs received Honorable Mentions.

Junior attack Pat Candon, who led the team with 33 goals this season, and was second on the team with 26 assists to go with 38 ground balls, earned his first All-American honors. As did midfielders Billy Burgoyne and Colin Dabney (Walter Johnson) and defenseman Chad Williams (Marriotts Ridge). Burgoyne received honorable mention recognition after scoring 29 goals and seven assists. Dabney finished the year with 31 goals and seven assists and Williams ranked third on the team with 20 caused turnovers to go with 36 ground balls.

Tony Rossi (Calvert Hall), who was also drafted in the MLL Draft, received Honorable Mention All-American recognition after finishing his season with 15 goals, 22 assists and 22 ground balls.

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