PERRY, N.Y.- The 2013 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III All-America selections were announced today and three Washington College student-athletes made the list. Senior attackman Bennett Cord(Gaithersburg, MD/Gaithersburg) was named to the second team, while sophomore midfielder and face-off specialist Michael Trapp (White Plains, NY/White Plains) was chosen for the third team and junior midfielder Hunter Nowicki (Baltimore, MD/Franklin) was tabbed as an honorable mention. Cord was also chosen to play on the South Team in the USILA/LAXWORLD Division III North-South Senior All-Star Game, which will be played this Friday on the campus of Cabrini College.
Cord, who was also an All-America second-team selection a year ago, is a two-time All-Centennial Conference first-team pick and was named the 2012 Centennial Conference Player of the Year. This spring, he led the Shoremen in goals (33), assists (31), and total points (64). He ranked second in the Centennial Conference in points per game (3.56) and second in assists per game (1.72). He also scooped up 28 ground balls. Cord is the first Shoreman chosen to play in the North-South Senior All-Star Game since Gordon Cohen in 2009.
Trapp is a first-time All-American who was named to the All-Centennial Conference first team earlier this month. He scooped up a team-high 132 ground balls and went 228-for-352 on face-offs this season. He also scored nine goals and assisted on another. He finished second in the Centennial Conference and 20th in all of Division III in face-off percentage and third in the conference and 34th in Division III in ground balls per game (7.33).
Nowicki is also a first-time All-American. He was named to the All-Centennial Conference second team earlier this month. He finished second on the team in both goals (20) and total points (33). He also finished third on the team in assists (13) and scooped up 28 ground balls.
Firday's North-South Senior All-Star Game is set for a 3:00 p.m. face-off on Cabrini's Edith Robb Dixon Field.