WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. – Five members of head coach George McCormack's 2020 Williams College men's lacrosse team (4-0) have been accorded All-America honors by Maverik the DIII Media.
McCormack's Ephs opened the 2020 season with four consecutive wins that included two NESCAC wins, before the national coronavirus pandemic ended the spring seasons of all NESCAC and NCAA sports.
"We are all very proud of Rock Stewart, Jake Haase, Johnny Hincks, Cory Lund, and Chris Burdick being named Maverik Media All-Americans," McCormack stated. "Their recognition is very well deserved and it's really nice to have some positive news during these challenging times."
"I also want to recognize the outstanding contributions of attackman Kevin Stump, midfielder Noah McCoy, Faceoff Man Alex Kitt, and Goalie Harry Gahagan," continued McCormack. "The 2020 Men's Lacrosse Team picked up right where they left off in 2019 and so much of the credit goes to the seniors and their great leadership."
The 4-0 2020 Ephs averaged 14.0 goals a game, while allowing but eight goals a game.
Senior defender and captain Rock Stewart was named to the Maverik First Team. This spring Stewart started all four games scoring one goal and assisting on another. He caused six turnovers and collected 22 ground balls. In his career in the Purple Valley Stewart in 59 games Stewart has scored 14 goals and assisted on five for 19 career points. In addition, Stewart has picked up 223 ground balls and caused 75 turnovers. Stewart's 223 ground balls moved him into third place all-time in the Eph record book.
Sophomore attack Jake Haase was named to the Third Team. Starting all four games this spring Haase netted four goals and assisted on 13 for 17 points. A year ago Haase set Eph single season records with 67 assists and 99 points. He now has started all 26 games in his career recording 80 assists and 36 goals for 116 career points. With 80 career assists Haase is ninth all-time in assists at Williams.
Hincks started all four games this spring and he scored 11 goals and assisted on three for 14 points . I his career at Williams, Hincks has played in 53 games for the purple and gold, scoring 65 goals and assisting on 57 for 122 points. He has also collected 51 ground balls.
Lund tallied 14 goals and dished out four assists this spring to give him a career totals of 105 goals, 43 assists, and 148 points. Last spring Lund set the Eph single season goals scored record tallying 67. He has started 40 of the 42 games he has played for the Ephs.
Sophomore Chris Burdick who has evolved into a lockdown defender has started all 26 games in his Eph career. Burdick has caused 22 turnovers and scooped up 58 ground balls, while adding one goal and three assists.