HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Hampden-Sydney College freshman midfielder Sean Duffy/Ambler, Pa. was selected as the 2019 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Men's Lacrosse Rookie of the Year, as announced by the conference office. Duffy is the program's first Rookie of the Year winner since the conference added the award in 2002, and was also a Second Team All-ODAC selection, while senior captain and attackman John Burke/Richmond was the only Tiger earning First Team All-ODAC honors.
Junior midfielder Jack Hayden/Apex, N.C., sophomore face-off specialist Jake Brummett/Glen Rock, Pa., sophomore attackman Jared Medwar/Apex, N.C. and sophomore defender Canevin Wallace/Annapolis, Md. were each named Second Team All-ODAC. Freshman defender Henry Hitt/Annapolis, Md. was a Third Team All-ODAC choice. Hitt and Duffy are the only two freshmen conference-wide to make one of the three all-conference teams.
Duffy started all 19 games this season, scoring 29 goals with 13 assists for 42 points, adding 23 ground balls and one caused turnover. He was third on the team in assists, while fifth in both goals and points. Duffy ranks 24th in the ODAC in goals, tied for 26th in points and tied for 30th in assists.
Burke, a team captain, also started all 19 games, scoring 33 goals with a new school-record 47 assists for 80 points, adding 19 ground balls and five caused turnovers. He led the team in both assists and points, was fourth in goals and tied for 10th in caused turnovers. A Third Team honoree last year, Burke also leads the ODAC in assists, is tied for second in points and is 17th in goals. He ranks 22nd in NCAA Division III assists per game (2.47). His 80 points this season rank third-best all-time, and John completed his career with 69 goals and 79 assists (fifth all-time) for 148 points (15th all-time).
Hayden started 18 of 19 games, scoring 38 goals with 11 assists for 49 points, adding 10 ground balls and three caused turnovers. He tied for second on the team in goals, was fourth in points and tied for fifth in assists. Hayden is tied for 10th in the ODAC in goals, tied for 20th in points and tied for 38th in assists. Jack was named to the All-ODAC Tournament Team during last week's conference tournament, as well.
Brummett played in all 19 games, while 237-364 on face-offs for an impressive 65.1 winning percentage. He scored six goals with two assists for eight points, adding 164 ground balls and two caused turnovers. Brummett led the team in ground balls, and led the ODAC, as well, while 24th in Division III ground balls per game (8.63) and 27th nationally in face-off winning percentage.
Medwar started all 19 games, as well, scoring 44 goals with 23 assists for 67 points, adding 27 ground balls and nine caused turnovers. He led the team in goals, while second in both assists and points, sixth in caused turnovers and tied for eighth in grounds balls. Medwar is fourth in the ODAC in goals, tied for seventh in points and tied for 14th in assists.
Wallace also started all 19 games, posting 46 ground balls and 19 caused turnovers, helping the defense post a 10.89 goals per game average. He led the team in caused turnovers and was second in ground balls. A Third Team honoree last year, Wallace is tied for 16th in the ODAC in caused turnovers and tied for 21st in ground balls. Canevin was assigned to the opponents' top offensive threat each game and was a shutdown defender for the Tigers, according to third-year head coach Jason Rostan '03.
Hitt started all 19 games, too, posting 29 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers, helping the defense post a 10.89 goals per game average. He tied for second on the team in caused turnovers and was sixth in ground balls. Hitt is tied for 28th in the ODAC in caused turnovers.
The complete 2019 All-ODAC Men's Lacrosse Teams and special award winners are listed below.
2019 ALL-ODAC MEN'S LACROSSE AWARDS
ODAC Player of the Year: A.J. Witherell | Sr. | Att. | Washington and Lee University
ODAC Coach of the Year: Gene McCabe | Washington and Lee University
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Sean Duffy | Fr. | M | Hampden-Sydney College
ODAC/Va. Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Brendan Markovic | Jr. | M | Randolph-Macon
|ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM|
|John Burke #||Sr.||Att.||Hampden-Sydney|
|Jason Sarro *||Jr.||Att.||Roanoke|
|A.J. Witherell *||Sr.||Att.||Washington and Lee|
|Brendan Devane #||Sr.||M||Roanoke|
|Hudson Hamill *||Jr.||M||Washington and Lee|
|Kevin Rogers ^||Jr.||M||Lynchburg|
|Seamus McDonald *||Sr.||LSM||Lynchburg|
|Jack Hodgson *||Jr.||F/O||Washington and Lee|
|Paul Callahan||Sr.||D||Washington and Lee|
|Tyler Gallagher #||Jr.||D||Lynchburg|
|Matt Meadows *||Sr.||D||Lynchburg|
|Ian Davies *||Sr.||GK||Roanoke|
|ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM|
|Evan Lombardo *||Sr.||Att.||Lynchburg|
|Ryan Schott #||Sr.||Att.||Shenandoah|
|Ben Mulholland||So.||M||Washington and Lee|
|John Broderick ^||Sr.||D||Washington and Lee|
|Canevin Wallace #||So.||D||Hampden-Sydney|
|Jack Taylor||So.||GK||Washington and Lee|
|ALL-ODAC THIRD TEAM|
|Logan Adams #||Sr.||Att.||Lynchburg|
|Michael Brooks ^||Sr.||M||Shenandoah|
|Ryan Tiffey #||Jr.||M||Randolph-Macon|
|Jack Ware||Jr.||M||Washington and Lee|
|Nick Willertz *||Sr.||M||Lynchburg|
|Drew Barnard #||Sr.||LSM||Washington and Lee|
|Jed Londrey ^||Jr.||SS||Washington and Lee|
|Thomas Potter||Jr.||D||Virginia Wesleyan|
|* 2018 All-ODAC First Team
^ 2018 All-ODAC Second Team
# 2018 All-ODAC Third Team