December 7, 2012

SEVEN DOLPHINS EARN INSIDE LACROSSE/FACE-OFF YEARBOOK PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA HONORS

Baltimore, Md. – Seven members of the Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team have been selected to the Inside Lacrosse/Face-Off Yearbook Division II preseason All-America team, as announced by the magazine.

Senior goalkeeper Jeff White (Buffalo, N.Y./Canisius HS) and senior defenseman Alex Cameron-Carter (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) led the Le Moyne selections, earning first team accolades. Senior attackman Tyler Prevost (Watertown, N.Y./Immaculate Heart/Onondaga C.C.) and senior defenseman Josh Klepfer (Binghamton, N.Y./Chenango Valley) were selected to the second team, while redshirt senior long-stick midfielder Brian Craig (Brewerton, N.Y./Paul V. Moore), junior face-off specialist Kam Bumpus (Marshfield, Mass./Needham/Bridgton Academy) and junior midfielder Andrew Chadderdon (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn) were honorable mention selections.

White, the 2012 Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award recipient as the most outstanding goalkeeper in Division II, earned Northeast-10 Conference and USILA All-America First Team honors last year, while becoming the fourth Dolphin to be named the Northeast-10 Conference Goalkeeper of the Year. White led the nation in goals against average (4.46) and fewest goals allowed (65), while ranking second in the conference and eighth nationally in save percentage (61.1%). The starter in all 18 games, White played 874:43 between the pipes and made at least five saves in 12 contests. White, a Northeast-10 All-Rookie Team selection in 2010, allowed two goals or less in 10 of the 18 games, including three starts where he did not allow a goal. White, named the NE-10 goalkeeper of the week five times last season, registered 17 wins in net, the second-most in the program's history.

Cameron-Carter, who was the ninth Dolphin in the last 11 years to be picked as the Northeast-10 Conference Defenseman of the Year, received Northeast-10 Conference and USILA All-America First Team accolades last year. The anchor of a defense that allowed just 4.39 goals per game, the best in the country by almost one goal a game, Cameron-Carter caused a team-leading 22 turnovers on the season, the second-most on the program's single-season chart. A starter in all 32 games played over two years as a Dolphin, Cameron-Carter picked up 37 ground balls (most among Le Moyne defenders), including 23 in conference action.

Prevost, a starter in all 18 games in his first year with the program, earned USILA All-America Second Team and Northeast-10 Conference First Team honors after leading the team and ranking fifth in the conference in points with 54, the most by a Dolphin since 2008. Prevost ranked second in the league in assists with 32, tied for the seventh-most in the program's history and the highest total by a Dolphin since 2003, while ranking third on the team in goals with 22. Prevost, who registered at least one point in 17 of 18 games, tallied multiple goals in seven games, while dishing out multiple assists in nine games.

Klepfer, a Northeast-10 Conference Second Team and USILA All-America Honorable Mention selection last year, started all 18 games for the nation's best defense. Klepfer caused 14 turnovers on the year, the second-best total on the team, while picking up 27 ground balls, the fifth-most on the team and second among defenders. Klepfer, a Capital One Academic All-America honoree, caused a turnover in 11 contests, while picking up multiple ground balls in eight games.

Craig, who missed last year due to injury, was selected to the Northeast-10 Conference First Team in 2011 after causing a team-best 19 turnovers while marking the opposing team's top midfielder. Additionally, Craig picked up 39 ground balls, second on the team behind face-off specialist Corey Bulken '11, and was not whistled for a penalty, while scoring a pair of goals in transition.

Bumpus, a Northeast-10 Conference Second Team selection, led the country in face-off percentage with a 75.0-percent success rate, the highest percentage in the program's history. Bumpus, who won 30 consecutive face-offs over a stretch of four games from April 14 to April 28 (Bentley, Pace, Assumption and Saint Anselm), finished the season second in the conference in ground balls with 85, while leading the conference in the category in conference play. Bumpus, who missed seven of the team's first nine games, averaged 7.73 ground balls per game, the best in the program's history by 1.2 per game.

Chadderdon, a Northeast-10 Conference Second Team honoree, tallied 24 goals, the second-most on the team, while ranking fourth in points with 30 as a starter in all 18 games. Chadderdon, who tied for second on the team in man-up goals, found the back of the net multiple times in seven games, while registering multiple points eight times.

Le Moyne, which finished the 2012 season with a 17-1 record and advanced to the NCAA Semifinals for the 10th time in 11 years after posting an undefeated conference record (10-0) for the 12th time in 13 years, returns 32 letterwinners and seven starters for 2013. The Dolphins open the season against Chestnut Hill, which received votes in the final USILA poll last year, on February 23 at 2:00 p.m.