LANCASTER, Pa. – Four members of Franklin & Marshall's men's lacrosse team earned a spot on the 2017 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III All-America Team, announced on Wednesday. Sean Rogers was a repeat selection to the Third Team, while Kevin Mollihan, George Briggs, and Nick Zenobio all received Honorable Mention recognition.
The honors give F&M a total of 49 All-Americans and marks the sixth consecutive year a member of the Diplomats made the list. The four All-America selections are the most in a season since 1995, with the only other occurrence happening in 1988.
Rogers (Leesburg, Va. / Loudoun County) becomes one of only seven F&M players to garner multiple All-America distinctions after also landing on the Third Team a year ago. He joins his father, John Rogers '89, on the exclusive list, who was an All-American in 1988 and 1989. The junior attacker accompanied Steve Walsh (2005) as just the second in program history to be named Centennial Conference (CC) Player of the Year after leading the CC in points (84) and assists (33), while placing second in goals (51). He started all 19 of the team's games while also contributing 33 ground balls and seven caused turnovers.
Mollihan (Ridgewood, N.J. / Ridgewood) continues to be awarded for his stellar first year of collegiate competition, also being named both the CC and ECAC Rookie of the Year, to go along with a spot on the All-CC First Team. The freshman attacker started all 19 games, leading the CC in goals (63) while placing second in points (81) and 10th in assists (18). He scored five or more goals on seven occasions, including a career-high seven against Muhlenberg on April 29.
Briggs (Hummelstown, Pa. / Hershey) was named an All-American for the first time in his career after also earning a spot on the All-CC First Team for the first time. The sophomore attacker placed third in the Conference with 26 assists and was fourth on the Diplomats with 43 points. He produced 13 multi-point games on the year, including a season-high five against Elizabethtown on March 18.
Zenobio (Manhasset, N.Y. / Manhasset) also received the distinction for the first time in his career and was also named to All-CC First Team earlier this month. The senior defender started all 17 games, placing second on the team with 28 caused turnovers and fifth with 45 ground balls. Zenobio put together a career game in a 14-8 victory against Susquehanna on March 1, collecting season-highs in both ground balls (4) and caused turnovers (4).
F&M captured its first-ever CC Championship in 2017 and earned the program's first NCAA appearance since 2003. The Diplomats downed Elizabethtown by an 11-8 score in the Tournament's Second Round, setting a program-record for wins in a season with 16.