GRANVILLE, Ohio– Six members of the Denison men's lacrosse team were named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-American team, running Denison's all-time total of All-Americans to 130 since 1960. Denison's six All-Americans equaled the total achieved in 2001 as the most in program history.
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.
Second-team All-American honors went to senior defenseman Ben Duhoski and sophomore attackman Peter Pittroff. Honorable mention All-American accolades were awarded to juniors Jake Waxter (midfielder) and Henry DeCamp (face-off specialist), as well as seniors Liam Burman (defenseman) and Hannibal George (short-stick defensive midfielder).
For Duhoski, this marks his third-consecutive All-American selection, which includes second-team honors in back-to-back seasons. Also earning his third-straight All-NCAC first-team accolade in 2018, Duhoski led all Big Red defenders with 50 ground balls and 25 caused turnovers, while helping the DU defense tie for an NCAC-best 7.74 goals-against average. The St. Thomas, USVI native leaves Denison with 164 ground balls, 88 caused turnovers and 10 goals for his career.
Adding to his NCAC Offensive Player of the Year award and first-team all-conference selection, Pittroff made his All-American debut after leading Denison with 74 assists and 107 points, while placing third on the team with 33 goals. His 74 assists also ranked second among all Division III players. The two-time USILA Team of the Week recipient helped Denison orchestrate the nation's 16th highest-scoring offense at 14.85 goals per game.
As one of four DU players making their All-American introduction, DeCamp continued to establish himself as one of the best FOGOs in the nation following an NCAC and team-leading 272 face-off victories and a face-off winning percentage of .690, which ranks as the eighth-highest in the country. The NCAC's Specialist of the Year and two-time USILA Team of the Week member in 2018 also set new single-game records in ground balls (20) and face-off wins (21) in a 16-2 victory over DePauw on March 10.
Waxter earned honorable mention recognition for the second consecutive season following a year where he led all DU midfielders in goals (31), assists (11) and points (42). His 62 shots on goal and four EMO goals finished as third-best for the Big Red. The first-team All-NCAC selection also recorded 11 multi-goal performances in 2018, including a season-high four goals in a 12-10 season-opening win at No. 20 Washington & Lee.
After being named to the USILA/Nike Senior All-Star Game on March 25, Burman and George earned All-American status for the first time in their careers thanks to a combined 55 ground balls and 27 caused turnovers. Burman tallied his second-straight season of at least 20 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers in route to a first-team All-NCAC nod. George finished his senior campaign with 14 caused turnovers and 33 ground balls, finishing in the top two among all DU midfielders in each of those categories. The Pittsburgh, Pa. native was also named to the All-NCAC second-team.