GRANVILLE, Ohio – Seniors Ben Duhoski, Hannibal George, and Liam Burman have been chosen to represent Denison men's lacrosse at the 77th annual Nike/United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Senior All-Star Game at Providence College's Chapey Field on Friday, May 25 in Providence, R.I. Opening face-off of the Division III game between the North and South squads will take place at 5:30 p.m.
Named to the All-NCAC first-team for the third-straight season, Duhoski enjoyed an impressive senior campaign where he led all DU defenders with 50 ground balls and 25 caused turnovers, including a season-best performance of eight ground balls and four caused turnovers in a 12-7 win over Middlebury on March 27. He also helped lead a Big Red defense that tied for the NCAC-lead in goals-against average (7.74).
Burman, who anchored the DU defense alongside Duhoski in 2018, made his debut on the All-NCAC first-team after gathering 22 ground balls and posting 13 caused turnovers in his senior season. This marked Burman's second-consecutive season with at least 20 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers for the Big Red.
George rounded out the Big Red invitees after a senior season where he was named to the All-NCAC second-team and led all DU midfielders in caused turnovers (14) while finishing second among his position in ground balls (33). The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native notched a season-high five ground balls and three caused turnovers in a 14-6 victory at Oberlin on April 7.
The South squad will be coached by Berry College head coach Curtis Gilbert and the North squad will be coached by Bowdoin College head coach Jason Archbell. Gilbert and Archbell are former Denison Big Red assistant coaches.
Over the last four seasons, the Big Red has won 65 games and has been in the thick of the hunt for a Division III National Championship. After falling one goal short of a trip to Championship Weekend in Foxboro in 2017, Denison came roaring back in 2018 with its most difficult schedule in program history. A 5-0 start propelled DU to it's highest national ranking in program history (#2) and despite a mid-season loss to a conference rival, Denison responded by winning it's fourth NCAC Tournament title, clinching the program's 23rd NCAA Tournament berth.