2012 USILA Overall and Position Player of the Year Awards

2012 USILA Overall and Position Player of the Year Awards

New postby DakotaDan on Fri May 25, 2012 9:49 am

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. � Colgate junior attackman Peter Baum was named the winner of the Lt. Raymond Enners Award, it was announced on Friday. The award is presented by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) to the most outstanding player of the year in NCAA Division I men's lacrosse.

[The complete list of overall and position player awards appears below.]

The honor is named after Raymond Enners, who graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1967 after earning honorable mention All-America from the USILA following his senior season. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, and was killed in action September 18, 1968. He was posthumously honored with the Distinguished Service Cross, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart for the extraordinary heroism he displayed during combat. The award was first presented in 1969.

Baum will receive the award Sunday during the 2012 USILA All-America Awards Presentation at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston at 10:00 a.m.

Baum becomes the first Patriot League student-athlete named to the award and the third to come from a League institution. Army had two winners in the award's early years, as Pete Cramblet and Tom Cafaro were recipients in 1970 and 1971, respectively, some 20 years before the League's inception. Additionally, Baum is the second League player in three years to garner a major award from the USILA, as Army's Garrett Thul was named National Freshman of the Year in 2010.

Baum's naming to the Enners Award comes a day after he became the only Patriot Leaguer to earn first-team All-America honors from the USILA this season. One of eight in all from the League to garner All-America recognition, Baum enjoyed a record-breaking season that culminated in Colgate's first appearance in the NCAA quarterfinals last weekend, which came one week after the Raiders defeated No. 1-ranked, sixth-seeded and undefeated Massachusetts in the tournament's first round. The junior attackman out of Portland, Ore., set school and League records in goals (67) and points (97) this season, and came just three points shy of becoming the first player in the nation with 100 since 1999.

Baum's heroics this spring bridged the regular season and the Patriot League Tournament. The Raiders earned the right to host the League's four-team playoff thanks to his game-winning goal in the final seconds of the Raiders' regular-season finale at Bucknell April 20. Colgate trailed 6-1 in the first half but mounted a rally that Baum finished off with a tremendous individual effort in the final seconds to cap the come-from-behind 11-10 win.

One week later Baum was unstoppable in the League Tournament, setting the two-game tournament records for assists (10) and points (18), which included him breaking the single-game points mark of nine in the semifinals and matching it two days later in the championship game. Baum's 18 total points annihilated the old two-game record of 11.

Baum was instrumental in Colgate's upset of UMass in the NCAA Tournament's first round. Held to just one assist in the first half, he scored twice in the second, with his second goal with less than four minutes remaining providing the Raiders with much-needed insurance in the 13-11 victory.

Earlier this month Baum was named one of five finalists for the Tewaaraton Award, which is presented by the Greater Washington Sports Alliance and the University Club of Washington, D.C., to the most outstanding men's and women's lacrosse player in the country.

Outstanding Midfielder Award
� Division I - Lt. Donald McLaughlin, Jr. Award: C.J. Costabile - Duke
� Division II - Lt. Donald McLaughlin, Jr. Award: James Delaney - Seton Hill
� Division III - Fran McCall Award: Sam Bradman - Salisbury

Long Pole Midfielder Award
� Division II - Greg Bensman - Mercyhurst
� Division III - Brandon Palladino - Dickinson

Outstanding Attackman
� Division I - Lt. Col. J.L. (Jack) Turnbull Award: Steele Stanwick - Virginia
� Division II - Lt. Col. J.L. (Jack) Turnbull Award: Brian Scheetz - Mercyhurst
� Division III - Lt. Col. J.L. (Jack) Turnbull Award: Matt Cannone - Salisbury

Specialty Player
� Division II - Jake Ternosky - Limestone

Short Stick Specialist
� Dvision III - Dean Rossi - Salisbury

Face-Off Specialist
� Division III - Tyler Granelli - Salisbury

Outstanding Goalie
� Division I - Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award: John Kemp - Notre Dame
� Division II - Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award: Jeff White - Le Moyne
� Division III - Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award: Sean Aaron - Union

Outstanding Defenive Player
� Division I - William C. Schmeisser Award: Tucker Durkin - Johns Hopkins
� Division II - William C. Schmeisser Award: Andrew Wagner - Mercyhurst
� Division III - William C. Stiles Memorial Award: Andrew Sellers - Salisbury

Outstanding Player of the Year
� Division I - Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award: Peter Baum - Colgate
� Division II - Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award: Greg Bensman - Mercyhurst
� Division III - Iroquois Nationals Award: Sam Bradman - Salisbury
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Re: 2012 USILA Overall and Position Player of the Year Awards

New postby laxfan1313 on Sat May 26, 2012 5:46 am

Not being critical, but if Baum was player of the year, why wasn't he attackman of the year, too?
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Re: 2012 USILA Overall and Position Player of the Year Awards

New postby wrapcheque on Sat May 26, 2012 9:54 am

That is not all that uncommon. Closer to home Eamon was Player of the Year in '77 and I believe Mike O'Neill was Attack of Year. Has happened with Middies too. I think with the Gaits and Kotz as players of the year and not Middies. Can't find a complete historical list. I am sure there are more recent examples as well. Sometimes more than one deserving outstanding player.
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Re: 2012 USILA Overall and Position Player of the Year Awards

New postby gobigred on Sat May 26, 2012 3:13 pm

French won both in 1976, Goldstein in 1987 and Pannell in 2011.
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Re: 2012 USILA Overall and Position Player of the Year Awards

New postby wrapcheque on Sat May 26, 2012 5:46 pm

Yes, that is understood. The question is: Who won Player of the Year without winning player of their position. :confusion-shrug:
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Re: 2012 USILA Overall and Position Player of the Year Awards

New postby gobigred on Sat May 26, 2012 5:55 pm

Why don't you just look it up on Wikipedia? Enners award and Turnbull award. McLaughlin award for middies. Sometimes they have different winners and sometimes not. No explanation.
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Re: 2012 USILA Overall and Position Player of the Year Awards

New postby wrapcheque on Sat May 26, 2012 6:07 pm

There you go LaxFan. You can compare the lists. Point is this isn't the first time this has happened.
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Re: 2012 USILA Overall and Position Player of the Year Awards

New postby laxfan1313 on Sat May 26, 2012 8:51 pm

My only point is it's illogical.
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Re: 2012 USILA Overall and Position Player of the Year Awards

New postby Cooter on Sat May 26, 2012 9:02 pm

One that sticks in my mind is 2006, when Joe Walters was Attackman of the year, and Matt Ward was POY.

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Re: 2012 USILA Overall and Position Player of the Year Awards

New postby 10stone5 on Sat May 26, 2012 10:26 pm

gobigred wrote:French won both in 1976, Goldstein in 1987 and Pannell in 2011.

Grant Jr. won USILA Player + Attackman of the year in 1999.
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Re: 2012 USILA Overall and Position Player of the Year Awards

New postby Homer on Sat May 26, 2012 10:52 pm

laxfan1313 wrote:My only point is it's illogical.


Agreed. But I'm guessing the explanation is pretty simple. They probably just take a separate vote for each award.

So, in this case, there were more voters who thought Steele S. was better than Baum. BUT, all or nearly all who thought Baum was better ALSO thought Baum was the best player overall. Whereas some portion of the Stanwick voters thought some non-attackman (presumably Costabile) was better than either, and voted him on the POY ballot. If the Attack vote was very close, it would only take a couple voters going for Costabile to split the awards.

I'd imagine once that happens, they're less worried about looking inconsistent than about [deleted] somebody off by taking an award away from a kid that won it on the first ballot.
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