Mercy's T.J. DiCarlo Earns All-American Status
Mercy College men's lacrosse student-athlete T.J. DiCarlo has been named All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. The sophomore goalkeeper earned First Team honor for all of NCAA Division II.
DiCarlo (Farmingdale, N.Y./Farmingdale) had an impressive season for Mercy, finishing with a .636 save percentage, 12.86 saves per game, and 7.58 goals against average. His save percentage and saves per game were both fourth in the NCAA national rankings.
"TJ is a special talent, and a player who is enjoyable to watch play the position," said head coach Steve Manitta. "This All American honor is the result of a tremendous amount of work on his part and is well deserved."
A strong and steady force for Mercy, he started all 14 games and led the second-year program to an 11-3 overall record, including a 7-3 mark in the East Coast Conference. The Mavericks were ranked nationally every week of the season, sans the preseason rankings. The Mavericks were ranked as high as #6 in the country, and currently are #7.
Manitta continued, "His ability on the field is rivaled only by his character and maturity as a teammate, and captain. The frightening part is that he's only going to get better over the next two seasons here at Mercy College. I couldn't be more proud of him and his accomplishments in his burgeoning career."
Earlier this month, DiCarlo earned First Team All-ECC Honors, being named the conference Goalkeeper of the Year in the process.