Six Diplomats Named All-American

Six Diplomats Named All-American

Complete USILA/Nike Division III All-America Team

LANCASTER, Pa. – Six members of Franklin & Marshall's men's lacrosse team earned a spot on the 2018 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III All-America Team, announced on Friday. Kevin Mollihan made the second team while Sean Rogers, George Briggs, Harry Rice, Tommy O'Connor and Luke Keating received honorable mention.

The honors give F&M a total of 55 All-Americans and mark the sixth consecutive year a member of the Diplomats made the list. The six All-America selections are the most in a season in program history.

Kevin Mollihan (Ridgewood, N.J. / Ridgewood) earns the honor for the second time in his career after receiving honorable mention last season. He was named the Centennial Conference (CC) Offensive Player of the Year this year. The sophomore attacker was second in the CC in goals (62) and points (76). He finished with four or more goals in nine games this season, including a career-high nine goals against Susquehanna on Feb. 28.

Sean Rogers (Leesburg, Va. / Loudoun County) becomes just the second player in program history to earn All-America honors three times, joining Jon Dale '90. He landed on the All-CC First Team for the third consecutive season, becoming just the 28th player in the history of the league to accomplish that feat. He finished with 33 assists, 69 points, and 36 goals. The senior attacker became just the second player in program history to tally 250 or more points. He leaves Lancaster ranked second in school history in both points (262) and assists (117) and third with 145 goals.

George Briggs (Hummelstown, Pa. / Hershey) picks up his second straight honorable mention recognition. A junior midfielder, Briggs saw action in 15 games and tallied eight goals with 27 assists. He had multiple points in 13 games, with a season-high five points against Swarthmore on March 24.

Harry Rice (River Edge, N.J. / Bergen Catholic) earned All-America honors for the first time in his career. Rice, a senior midfielder, scored 30 points this season and tallied multiple points in nine contests.

Tommy O'Connor (Rye, N.Y. / Iona Prep.) picked up his first All-America award. He was second in the Conference with 37 caused turnovers after the playoffs, while picking up 51 ground balls. The junior defender played in 15 games this season and recorded multiple caused turnovers in 12 contests.

Luke Keating (Garden City, N.Y. / Garden City) followed in the footsteps of Mollihan and became the second consecutive Diplomat to earn CC Rookie of the Year earlier this month. Starting all 16 games at attack, the freshman was third in the CC in both points (72) and goals (55). He recorded multiple points in 14 games this season, including nine with five or more points.

F&M finished the season with a 12-4 record and advanced to their ninth CC Tournament.