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Mangan Named USILA Scholar All-America
Senior midfielder completes one of the most decorated seasons in school history
  • Posted on May 28, 2012 10:16:24 AM
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    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (May 28, 2012) – Senior midfielder Will Mangan (Maplewood, N.J.) has been honored to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Scholar All-America team, it was announced. The co-captain was recognized for both his Scholar All-America and All-America Honorable Mention awards at the USILA’s annual All-America awards banquet on Sunday, May 28, held this year at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston, Mass.

    The latest award for Mangan joins the co-captain’s 2012 postseason haul of BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year, All-BIG EAST First Team honoree, USILA/LaxWorld North-South Classic participant and USILA All-America Honorable Mention.

    First-year head coach Brian Brecht was impressed by Mangan’s focus on and off the field during the 2012 season.

    "Will has been a true student-athlete for us all year,” Brecht said. “He has worked hard to earn all his postseason awards. I am sure he is most proud of being named a Scholar All-American as he finishes his career. The rigors of Rutgers University academically and the level of competition on the lacrosse field proves this honor to be the most fulfilling as a Rutgers student-athlete.” 

    A finance major, Mangan completed his final season “On the Banks” with his fifth hat trick of the year and sixth of his career at Georgetown on April 27. His three-goal, one-assist performance brought his senior totals to 40 points from 30 goals and 10 assists. Mangan finished second on the squad with 46 ground balls.

    “We are going to miss Will's leadership, but I am confident he has laid the groundwork along with many of our other alumni,” Brecht said. “They have all dedicated so much time to make Rutgers Lacrosse great and a special program that they feel proud to be a part of."

    Mangan’s recognition marks the fourth time in school history a Scarlet Knight has received Scholar All-America accolades. Jeff Duca (2003), Jamie Lovejoy (2004) and Brian Shemesh (2011) were previous honorees.

    In 1989, the USILA Scholar All-America Program was established to recognize student-athletes from USILA member institutions who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically and as citizens of their communities. The USILA Selection Committee selects an overall team representing Division I, II and III. The Scholar All-Americans are recognized at the annual Lacrosse All-America Banquet.

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    USILA 2012 Scholar All-America Team

    Sean Aaron Union College
    Rory Averett Goucher College
    Joe Banno Haverford College
    Matt Bell Villanova University
    Greg Bensman Mercyhurst College
    Jesse Bernhardt University of Maryland
    Anthony Biscardi University of Massachusetts
    Ian Bolland Stevenson University
    Joe Bonanni The Ohio State University
    Tom Celentani University of Massachusetts
    Marcus Cheatham Susquehanna University
    Charlie Cipriano Fairfield University
    Jordan Collins-Hartwig Rochester Institute of Technology
    Franc Cook Lynchburg College
    Brendan Corcoran Elizabethtown College
    CJ Costabile Duke University
    Joe Cummings University of Maryland
    John Cunningham Princeton University
    Bobby Dattilo Hobart College
    Kyle Denhoff St. John Fisher College
    Ryan Doyle Catholic University
    Matthew Egan Bowdoin College
    Nick Farrell Denison University
    Tyler Fiorito Princeton University
    Mark Flibotte Bowdoin College
    Rob Fortunato University of Virginia
    Eric Gollands Clarkson University
    Ward Gruppo Dickinson College
    Andrew Gvozden Hofstra University
    Dillon Hamill Haverford College
    John Haus University of Maryland
    Brian Hill Cabrini College
    Alex Hofrichter Stevens Institute of Technology
    Tyler Hutchinson Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Eric Janssen Adelphi University
    Peter Johnson Trinity College
    Matt Kawamoto The Ohiio State University
    Jeff Keating Roanoke College
    Sean Kirwan Tufts University
    Brewster Knowlton Western New England College
    Roman Lao-Gosney Lehigh University
    Cameron Lao-Gosney Lehigh University
    Justin Lea Stevenson University
    Andrew Liptak Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Matt Livingston Union College
    Jameson Love Bryant University
    Eric Lusby Loyola University
    Matt Lynch Goucher College
    Matt Mackrides Penn State University
    William Mangan Rutgers University
    Vic Marchetti Lycoming College
    Carter Mavromatis Hampden-Sydney College
    Andrew McCrumb Stevenson University
    John McSorley Cabrini College
    Ethan Meyer Union College
    Tyler Midwinter Randolph-Macon College
    Jeff Ocampo Ursinus College
    Kevin Randall University of Notre Dame
    Justin Rose Pfeiffer University
    Robert Rotanz Duke University
    Tyler Russell Rochester Institute of Technology
    Sam Russell Whittier College
    Collin Schmitt Roger Williams University
    Andrew Sellers Salisbury University
    Eric Small Western Connecticut State University
    Michael Steinhauser Stevens Institute of Technology
    Scott Stolzenberg Rensselear Polytechnic Institute
    Robert Sullivan Union College
    Mike Tota SUNY Cortland
    Frank Tufano Drexel University
    Kevin Vaughan Harvard University
    Peter Windsor St. Mary's College of Maryland
    Greg Wright SUNY Cortland
    Jacob Ziegler Jacksonville University

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