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Five Great Danes Named Inside Lacrosse MLAX Media All-Americans

UAlbany Sports Information   05-14-2017

BALTIMORE – Inside Lacrosse has announced its 2017 men's lacrosse All-Americans on Sunday night, including five UAlbany players.

Connor Fields is honored as a First Team All-American while TD Ierlan is placed on the Second Team.  Kyle McClancy, Troy Reh and Stone Sims were chosen as honorable mention.

Fields, a Tewaaraton finalist as a junior, joins the first team as the top-scorer in NCAA men's lacrosse, averaging 6.65 points per game.  His 113 points, off 52 goals and 61 assists, is tied for the sixth highest single season point total in NCAA history.  The America East Offensive Player of the Year has scored at least three points every game this year.

Ierlan, one of the top freshmen in the country, lands on the second team with a 72.5% faceoff rate, second in all of Division I, and first with 11.41 ground balls per game.  Winning at least 70% in 13 games this year, the America East Rookie of the Year has tallied 309 faceoff wins, 194 ground balls and 10 points.

McClancy, an America East All-Conference First Team player, serves as one of UAlbany's primary two-way midfielders.  On offense, the junior stands with 29 goals and 12 assists, netting goals in 15 games this year, and on defense he has 27 ground balls and nine caused turnovers.

Reh earned America East All-Conference First Team honors as the team's primary LSM.  The junior has the team lead in caused turnovers with 19 and has 33 ground balls to lead all long stick players, plus has four goals and 10 assists in the transition game.

Sims, a starter on close defense, notched America East All-Conference First Team honors.  Routinely drawing one of the opponent's toughest attacks, the junior has 15 ground balls and nine caused turnovers.

The IL All-Americans were announced during the Yale-Syracuse NCAA Tournament game.

UAlbany will play in the NCAA Quarterfinal round on Sunday, May 21st, taking on Maryland in Newark, Delaware.

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