Bunker named to third straight All-American team

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: May 24, 2011
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Craig Bunker

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Craig Bunker (Topsfield, Mass.) became the first Colby College men's lacrosse player in program history to earn three All-American honors and also is the only Mule to ever be named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association First Team after the team was announced Tuesday.

Bunker earned second team honors as a junior and was named an honorable mention All-American after his sophomore season. Bunker was selected to the first team as a short-stick specialist for his face-off and groundball abilities.

"The whole team is extremely proud of Craig being selected as a first team All-American," Colby head coach Justin Domingos said. "He accomplished this through a ton of hard work, face-off repetitions, and from being selfless. Craig Bunker is one of the best young men I have ever had the opportunity to coach and I am really happy for both him and his family."  

 

Bunker, a two-year captain, has already been named to the first team by the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) and the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESAC).

Bunker finished the year ranked fourth nationally in face-off percentage (.714, 205-for-287) and 17th in groundballs per game (7.69). Bunker finished first in the NESCAC in face-off percentage, first in groundballs (123 total), and first in groundballs per game.

Bunker, who won more than 70 percent of his face-offs over his final two years, finished his career with 412 groundballs and won nearly 66 percent of his face-offs (689-1,045). He also had seven goals and eight assists.

Bunker helped the Mules earn a NESCAC playoff spot for a third straight year and go 9-7 overall. He was Colby's Co-Millett Award winner for contributing the most to Colby athletics in their four years.

United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-American Teams

First Team

Attack

Matt Cannone, Salisbury University
Jimmy Dailey, Stevenson University
DJ Hessler, Tufts University

Defense

Evan Douglas, Stevenson University
Justin Schneidman, SUNY Cortland
Collin Tokosch, Salisbury University

Goalie

Johnny Rodriguez, Salisbury University

LSM

MJ Kiekebelt, Rochester Institute of Technology

Midfield

Sam Bradman, Salisbury University
Chris DeLuca, SUNY Cortland
Matt Witko, Tufts University

Short-Stick Specialist

Craig Bunker, Colby College

Second Team

Attack

Neal Barthelme, Stevenson University
Jason Distefano, SUNY Cortland
David Hild, Middlebury College

Defense

Alex Burkhead, Roanoke College
Shane Crossett, SUNY Cortland
Matt Rayner, Middlebury College

Goalie

Sean Aaron, Union College

LSM

Alec Bialosky, Tufts University

Midfield

Jordan Macintosh, Rochester Institute of Technology
Kyle Moffitt, Stevenson University
Justin Tuma, Roanoke College

Short-Stick Specialist

Eric Parah, SUNY Cortland

Third Team

Attack

Kelso Davis, Rochester Institute of Technology
Jeff Keating, Roanoke College
Sean Kirwan, Tufts University

Defense

Theodore Bascom, Trinity College
Joe Lisicky, Lynchburg College
Zach McHugh, Stevens Institute of Technology

Goalie

Joe Banno, Haverford College

LSM

Brandon Palladino, Dickinson College

Midfield

Nick Billy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Brandon Faubert, Stevens Institute of Technology
Kevin McCormick, Tufts University

Short-Stick Specialist

Ray Witte, Stevenson University

Honorable Mention

Attack

Christian Beitel, Dickinson College
Conor Chocoles, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Richie Ford, Stevenson University
John Gabriel, New England College
Zach Gray, United States Merchant Marine Academy
Max Hjelm, Haverford College
Dylan Hoff, Lynchburg College
Mike Holden, Skidmore College
Joe Jacobs-Ferderbar, Nazareth College
Micah Keller, Hampden-Sydney College
Erik Krum, Salisbury University
Craig Lange, SUNY Geneseo
Matt Lord, Wittenberg University
Griffin Meehan, Keene State College
Tony Mendes, Salisbury University
Ryan Molloy, Tufts University
Kyle Norchi, SUNY Plattsburgh
Jeff Ocampo, Ursinus College
Evan Redwood, Amherst College
DJ Rickels, McDaniel College
Dennis Rosson, St. Mary's College
Tyler Russell, Rochester Institute of Technology
Robert Sinicola, Montclair State University
Mike Tota, SUNY Cortland

Defense

Tony D'Abarno, Ohio Wesleyan University
Justin Dunn, Goucher College
Rashaun Durden, SUNY Potsdam
Matthew Egan, Bowdoin College
Nick Farrell, Denison University
Mitchel Frey, Nazareth College
John Haire, Dickinson College
Steve Heaps, Cabrini College
Clayton Hillyer, Connecticut College
Zach Hoisington, Colorado College
Tyler Hutchinson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Joe LaSala, Washington and Lee University
John McSorley, Cabrini College
Kyle Menendez, Stevenson University
Nick Mooney, Salisbury University
John Odierna, Gettysburg College
Brian Orr, Nazareth College
Andrew Pochebit, Endicott College
Derek Witheford, Union College

Goalie

Robert BazLen, Whittier College
Franc Cook, Lynchburg College
Ryan Deane, Middlebury College
Mark DeOliveira, Wittenberg University
Greg Hanley, Dickinson College
Peter Johnson, Trinity College
Brewster Knowlton, Western New England College
James Manchester, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Bob Tonnessen, Rochester Institute of Technology

Midfield

Sean Calabrese, Stevenson University
Scott Castle, Nazareth College
Andrew Conner, Middlebury College
Chris Cotter, Endicott College
Tyler Granelli, Salisbury University
Travis Gregory, Haverford College
Dillon Hamill, Haverford College
Cole Hawthorne, Hampden-Sydney College
Trey Keeley, Roanoke College
Chris Laurita, Stevens Institute of Technology
Matt Lynch, Goucher College
Mark Mangano, Connecticut College
Carter Mavromatis, Hampden-Sydney College
Mike Perlow, Skidmore College
Egon Rassow, St. John Fisher College
Tony Rossi, Stevenson University
Shawn Runyon, Springfield College
Andrew Sellers, Salisbury University
Paul Skulski, Cabrini College
Tanner Smith, Denison University
Owen Smith, Bowdoin College
Daniel Utz, Gordon College
Eric Vasil, Eastern Connecticut State University
Max Voumard, Lynchburg College
Jacques Ward, Skidmore College
J. C. Ward, Gettysburg College
Shawn Zordani, Salisbury University


 
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