McPartland and Littleton Headline School-Record Ten Named to ECC Men's Lacrosse All-Conference Teams

McPartland and Littleton Headline School-Record Ten Named to ECC Men's Lacrosse All-Conference Teams

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (May 5, 2017) – The No. 13 Mercy College men's lacrosse team has earned a school record ten All-ECC selections as announced by the East Coast Conference on Friday, headlined by freshman Tommy McPartland (Farmingdale, N.Y. / Farmingdale) earning Rookie of the Year, with Mercy receiving the recognition for the second year in a row. Sophomore Max Littleton earned Co-Defensive Player of the Year. Sophomore Ryan MacSpadyen (Toronto, Ontario / Seneca College) and Littleton were named First Team selections, while sophomore Bobby Chillianis (Bethpage, N.Y. / Bethpage), graduate student Kevin McNally (Hillburn, N.Y. / University at Albany), Junior Christian Gebhardt (West Islip, N.Y. / Nassau CC), and sophomore Luke Baron (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. / Cold Spring Harbor) were Second Team honorees. McPartland, freshman James McCorvey (West Islip, N.Y. / West Islip), sophomore Nick Sehring (Mahopac, N.Y. / Mahopac), and sophomore Ryan Gibbons (Seaford, N.Y. / Dowling College) all earned Third Team recognition. Head Coach Jordan Levine was tabbed Coach of the Year after earning their first-ever ECC Championship Semifinal victory and setting a new school record for wins in a season with a 12-4 overall record.

McPartland earns the Rookie of the Year honor and Third-Team recognition after being the top freshman point scorer in the conference. The two-time time ECC Rookie of the Week and five-time ECAC Rookie of the Week led Mercy with 32 goals and 64 shots on goal. This freshman also recorded 17 assists for a total of 49 points. His points and goal total both rank eighth in the conference. The freshman finished the regular season with six hat tricks and assists in ten games.

Littleton takes home Co-Defensive Player of the Year awards after recording 15 caused turnovers and 33 ground balls this season. Littleton is a key component for the Mavericks being in the top three in the conference with an 8.23 goals against average. 

MacSpayden takes home First Team honors after being named Rookie of the Year last season. The four-time ECC Weekly Honor Roll recipient currently leads the Mavericks with 59 points and 29 assists, while also adding 30 goals for the season. His point total ranks second in the conference. The sophomore finished with five games this season where he recorded a hat-trick, and had three games where he dished out three assists.

Chillianis receives Second Team honors for the first time after leading the Mavericks with five man-up goals on the season. The sophomore holds the second spot on the team with 31 goals and has earned 33 points for the season. The one-time ECC and ECAC Offensive Player of the Week earned the recognition after scoring twice against Molloy, including the game-winning goal in overtime, while recording two ground balls in the regular season.

McNally takes home Second-Team honors for the first time as a Maverick after tying for the number three spot on the team with 38 points. This graduate student recorded 21 goals and is tied for the number two spot with 17 assists. This Maverick recorded hat-tricks in back-to-back contests during the regular season and dished out a game-high five assists against Chestnut Hill.

Gebhardt receives first time Second-Team honors in his career after leading the Mavericks with 18 caused turnovers for the season. This junior is also ranked among the top ten in the conference for caused turnovers. Gebhardt recorded five games this season where he caused multiple turnovers.

Baron earns Second-Team honors for the first time as he helped to lead a strong Mavericks defense. Baron is currently tied for first on the team and thirteenth in the conference with 45 ground balls. Baron recorded five ground balls in four games this season.

McCorvey earns Third-Team honors for the first time as a Maverick. The freshman grabbed 31 ground balls this season and has caused eleven turnovers. This Maverick grabbed five ground balls on two separate occasions this season.

Sehring takes home Third-Team honors after grabbing 45 ground balls for the Mavericks. The sophomore has been strong in the faceoff circle for the Mavericks going 121-of-208 on faceoffs this season. He is currently tied for first on the squad with ground balls and is tied eleventh in the conference. Sehring recorded a season high nine groundballs when the Mavericks faced NYIT in the regular season.

Gibbons takes home Third-Team recognition after starting all sixteen games for the Mavericks and sporting a .750 win percentage. This Maverick has recorded 12 wins and 156 saves for an 8.02 goals against average and a .580 save percentage. The four-time ECC Weekly Honoree and three-time ECAC Weekly Honoree holds the number two spot in the conference in saves, save percentage, wins, and win percentage. This sophomore had a season high sixteen saves in the 11-10 victory over Saint Anselm College in the regular season.  

2017 ECC Men's Lacrosse All-Conference
First Team
A - Matthew Chanenchuk, NYIT
A - Alec Dambach, Chestnut Hill
A - George Schultz, NYIT
M - Dylan Harned, LIU Post
M - Will Kistinger, NYIT
M - Ryan MacSpadyen, Mercy
D - Daniel DePasquale, Chestnut Hill
D - Max Littleton, Mercy
D - Joe Morhardt, NYIT
LSM - Ian Prate, NYIT
SSDM - Kris Alvarado, LIU Post
FO - Connor Farrell, LIU Post
FO - Anthony Galeotafiore, LIU Post
GK - Thomas McDermott, Chestnut Hill

Second Team
A - Briele Caples, St. Thomas Aquinas
A - Bobby Chillianis, Mercy
A - LeRoy Halftown, NYIT
M - Laron Hinton, Dist. Columbia
M - Tom Hughes, NYIT
M - Kevin McNally, Mercy
D - Nick DeLuca, NYIT
D - Christian Gebhardt, Mercy
D - Jack Matthews, Molloy
LSM - Ryan Stern, LIU Post
SSDM - Luke Baron, Mercy
FO - Frank Sciulla, Molloy
GK - Keith Keehn, Roberts Wesleyan

Third Team
A - Tanner Fisher, Chestnut Hill
A - Tommy McPartland, Mercy
A - Chris Trasacco, LIU Post
M - Jon Camposa, Molloy
M - Andrew Dooley, Chestnut Hill
M - Austin Guerrina, LIU Post
D - Ryan Baker, LIU Post
D - Jaron Greenidge, Molloy
D - Shane Sweeney, LIU Post
LSM - James McCorvey, Mercy
SSDM - Austin Fitzpatrick, NYIT
FO - Shlomo Amar, NYIT
FO - Teilen Celentano, Dist. Columbia
FO - Nick Sehring, Mercy
GK - Ryan Gibbons, Mercy
GK - Alex Seltzer, NYIT

Offensive Player of the Year: Will Kistinger, Sr., M, NYIT
Co-Defensive Player of the Year: Ian Prate, Jr., LSM, NYIT
Co-Defensive Player of the Year: Max Littleton, So., D, Mercy
Goalkeeper of the Year: Thomas McDermott, Sr., Chestnut Hill
Rookie of the Year: Tommy McPartland, Fr., A, Mercy
Coach of the Year: Jordan Levine, Mercy