Bunker, McCarthy named All-Americans

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: May 27, 2010
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Craig Bunker

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Colby College's Craig Bunker (Topsfield, Mass.) earned his second straight All-American honor and teammate Whit McCarthy (Darien, Conn.) was selected for the first time by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association on Thursday.

Bunker, who was an honorable mention All-American last year, was on the third team this season as a short-stick specialist. He is the first Colby men's lacrosse player to earn two All-American honors and will have a chance for a third next year as a senior. McCarthy, a senior, was one of 21 players to earn honorable mention honors. Bunker and McCarthy were just two of seven players from the New England Small College Athletic Conference to earn the honors.

Bunker and McCarthy also earned Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England Division III honors Thursday. The two were both named to the first team, while teammate Ian Deveau (Portsmouth, R.I.) earned his third Rookie of the Year honor.

Bunker and McCarthy are two of five players to receive All-American honors in program history. Matt Williams '99, John Shea '02, and Gabe Duncan-Roitman '02 are the other honorees. Bunker is the first Mule to earn a spot on one of the first three teams.

Bunker led the NESCAC in face-offs won (212), face-off percentage (212-for-293, .724), ground balls per game (7.56), and is second in total groundballs (121). Bunker ranks third nationally in face-off percentage after leading the country for most of the year and is 16th in groundballs per game. The Colby team leads NCAA Division III in face-off percentage (.713).

McCarthy was first on the Mules in scoring with 33 goals, including a team-high seven man-up goals, and 11 assists for 44 points. He ranks tied for second in the NESCAC in total man-up goals (7), tied for third in man-up goals per game (0.44), fifth in goals per game (2.06), sixth in points per game (2.75), and seventh in goals scored. McCarthy ranks second all-time at Colby in career goals (118) and has 34 assists for 152 points.

Deveau had a memorable first season at Colby with 14 goals and a team-best 21 assists for 35 points. He ranks fifth in the NESCAC in total assists (21), sixth in assists per game (1.31), and is 16th in scoring (2.19). Deveau, who was tied for second on Colby in man-up goals with three, is the only first-year player in the NESCAC in the top 20 in scoring.

Bunker and McCarthy were both named to the NESCAC All-Conference First Team and Bunker was on the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) First Team while McCarthy was named to the second team. Deveau had been named the top rookie for the NESCAC and the NEILA.

USILA Men's Lacrosse All-American Teams

First Team


Jimmy Dailey, Stevenson University

Casey Grugan, Cabrini College

Steve Kazimer, Stevenson University


Sam Bradman, Salisbury University

Chris Deluca, SUNY Cortland

Kyle McGrath, Gettysburg College

Long Pole Midfield

Steve Simmons, Roanoke College

Short Stick Specialist

Tom Burke, SUNY Cortland


Timothy Kurpis, Gettysburg College

Sam Love, Roanoke College

Justin Schneidman, SUNY Cortland


Dennis Costanza, SUNY Geneseo

Second Team


Joseph Brody, Gettysburg College

Richie Ford, Stevenson University

David Hessler, Tufts University


Kyle Jett, Hampden-Sydney College

Justin Tuma, Roanoke College

Mike Von Kamecke, Salisbury University

Long Pole Midfield

Connor Burgasser, Salisbury University

Short Stick Specialist

Ray Witte, Stevenson University


Evan Douglass, Stevenson University

Scott Grillo, Skidmore College

Collin Tokosch, Salisbury University


Johnny Rodriguez, Salisbury University

Third Team


Mark DeCirce, Nazareth College

Max Hjelm, Haverford College

Brian Krol, SUNY Cortland


Ethan Farrell, Lynchburg College

Brandon Misiaszek, SUNY Cortland

Kyle Moffitt, Stevenson University

Long Pole Midfield

MJ Kiekebelt, Rochester Institute of Technology

Short Stick Specialist

Craig Bunker, Colby College


Pete Crisafulli, Connecticut College

Dan Macrae, Rochester Institute of Technology

Eytan Saperstein, Tufts University


Sean Aaron, Union College

Honorable Mention

Brady Burton, Denison University

Matt Cannone, Salisbury University

Steve Dachille, Connecticut College

Jake Delillo, Salisbury University

Jason Distefano, SUNY Cortland

Chris Dodson, Dickinson College

Sean Gillies, Rochester Institute of Technology

Joe Jacobs-Federbar, Nazareth College

Will Keigler, Washington and Lee University

Craig Lange, SUNY Geneseo

Matt Levesque, Skidmore College

Patrick March, Roanoke College

Whit McCarthy, Colby College

Griffin Meehan, Keene State College

Chaz Narwicz, Ohio Wesleyan University

Matt Quinton Roanoke College

D.J. Rickels, McDaniel College

Robert Sinicola, Montclair State University

Peter Smith, Middlebury College

Mike Tota, SUNY Cortland

Aaron Weber, Elizabethtown College

ECAC 2010 Division III New England Men's Lacrosse All-Stars

Offensive Player of the Year: D.J. Hessler, Junior, Attack, Tufts; Defensive Player of the Year: Eric Hagarty, Senior, Goalkeeper, Endicott; Rookie of the Year
Ian Deveau, first year, Midfielder, Colby

First Team: Whit McCarthy, Senior, Attack, Colby; Griffin Meehan, Sophomore, Attack, Keene St.; D.J. Hessler, Junior, Attack, Tufts; Owen Smith, Junior, Midfielder, Bowdoin; Eric Vasil, Junior, Midfielder, Eastern Connecticut State; Stuart Knechtle, Junior, Defender, Gordon; Eytan Saperstein, Senior, Defender, Tufts; Andrew D'Ambrosio, Senior, Defender, Williams; Craig Bunker, Junior, Specialist, Colby; Eric Hagarty, Senior, Goalkeeper, Endicott

Second Team: Steve Dachillie, Senior, Attack, Connecticut College; Chris Walker, Sophomore, Attack, Salve Regina; Tim Santye, Senior, Attack, Western New England; Evan Redwood, Sophomore, Midfielder, Amherst; Mike Delia, Sophomore, Midfielder, Springfield; Matt Witko, Junior, Midfielder, Tufts; Matt Rayner, Sophomore, Defender, Middlebury; Nick Clark, Senior, Defender, Salve Regina; Mark Smith, Graduate Student, Defender, Springfield; Nick Zaleski, Senior, Specialist, Western New England; Stephen Vria, Senior, Goalkeeper, Williams

Third Team: Taylor Jette, Freshman, Attack, Keene State; Drew Smith, Junior, Attack, Roger Williams; Billy McNamara, Sophomore, Attack, Wheaton; Dan Utz, Junior, Midfielder, Gordon; Matt Vozzolo, Senior, Midfielder, New England College; Joe Macchi, Senior, Midfielder, Springfield; Sean LeBlanc, Sophomore, Defender, Keene State; Nate Burns, Senior, Defender, Salve Regina; Cory Schwarzkopf, Senior, Defender, Springfield; Chris Cotter, Junior, Specialist, Endicott
Mike Saucier, Senior, Goalkeeper, Babson



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