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Penn State Lacrosse: Three Land All-American Honorable Mention Nods

by on May 15, 2017 12:55 PM

Penn State men's lacrosse saw its season come to a close this weekend, but a historic campaign isn't without a handful of postseason honors. To start off, three Nittany Lions were named to Inside Lacrosse's inaugural Media All-America honorable mention teams.

The trio of Nick Aponte, Gerard Arceri and Chris Sabia picked up the honors following a season that saw the Nittany Lions put up a record-tying 12 wins and the fourth ever appearance in the NCAA tournament.

Aponte is a two-time consensus First Team All-Big Ten performer and finished the season with a standout 24 goals and 33 assists for 57 points, tied for 10th most in a single season in program history. Aponte finished his Penn State tenure with 140 career points on 70 goals and 70 assists, ranking the 11th most by a Penn State player all-time. The team captain's 70 career assists rank eighth most in program history.

Arceri earned a nod following a strong year in the faceoff circle going 196-317 from dot. His overall .618 faceoff win percentage is good enough to be ranked sixth best in the country, while his 6.87 groundballs per game came in at 12th nationally. Arceri added five goals in his rookie campaign, each the result of the fast break following faceoff wins.

Finally, Sabia followed up his Second Team All-Big Ten selection, after leading Penn State with 20 caused turnovers and was second on the team with 36 forced ground balls. His 32 career caused turnovers lead all current Penn State players.

Penn State fell 12-8 on Saturday to Towson in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Nittany Lions are 0-4 all-time in the postseason. 


Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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