Five Land on All-America Squad

Five Land on All-America Squad

LANCASTER, Pa. – Five members of Franklin & Marshall's men's lacrosse team earned a spot on the 2019 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III All-America Team, announced on Friday. Luke Keating and Tommy O'Connor were named to the Third Team. Kevin Mollihan, George Briggs, and Jarrett Donaghy all received Honorable Mention. 

Keating (Garden City, N.Y. / Garden City) was named to the All-America squad for the second consecutive season after earning Honorable Mention last year. The sophomore attacker was named the Centennial Conference (CC) Offensive Player of the Year after leading the league in points (100) and assists (42) while placing fifth in goals (58). Keating's 100 points set a Centennial record that had stood since 1996.

He became only the 14th member throughout program history to reach the 100-goal plateau for his career. 

O'Connor (Rye, N.Y. / Iona Prep.) earned his second All-America honor. The senior defender started all 18 of F&M's games, leading the team and placing second in the CC with 32 caused turnovers. His 60 groundballs ranked second on the Diplomats as he recorded a season-high of nine against Gettysburg on March 27th. 

Mollihan (Ridgewood, N.J. / Ridgewood) ended the year second in the CC in goals (66) as he earned a spot on the All-America squad the third consecutive year, earning Second Team honors last season. The junior attacker finished third among Conference players in points (83) and he scored four or more goals in 11 contests this year.

Briggs (Hummelstown, Pa. / Hershey) landed on the All-America Honorable Mention team for the third time in his career. His 38 assists on the season placed second among both F&M and Centennial players. The senior midfielder registered a season-high five helpers against Washington & Lee on March 2nd and ended his career with 101 total assists.

Donaghy (West Chester, Pa. / Malvern Prep) landed on the list for the first time in his career after also garnering All-CC First Team honors earlier in the month. The junior midfielder placed fourth on the team in groundballs with 37, while also causing 12 turnovers on the year. Donaghy contributed on the offensive end as well with five goals and seven assists in the 17 games he appeared in.

F&M advanced to its sixth NCAA Tournament and first since 2017 after receiving a pool-c at-large bid. The Diplomats finished 2019 with a 12-6 overall record and a 7-1 mark in the CC.