Seven Spartans Earn 2018 All-SSC Honors

Seven Spartans Earn 2018 All-SSC Honors

MELBOURNE, Fla. - Forty-six student-athletes have been recognized as All-Conference in the fifth year of Sunshine State Conference men's lacrosse. Saint Leo University, regular season champions, boast 11 All-SSC awards including Player of the Year and Coach of the Year.
 
Voting for the All-SSC Men's Lacrosse Team was conducted among the league's head coaches.
 
All-SSC History: SSC Players and Coaches of the Year | All-SSC Teams
 
Saint Leo's Jake Gilmour has been voted SSC Player of the Year for 2018. In 14 games for the Lions, Gilmour tallied 63 points from 29 goals and 34 assists with a .468 shooting percentage. The senior from Pickering, Ontario is the SSC leader in points per game (4.50) and assists per game (2.43). Gilmour becomes the first Saint Leo athlete to earn an individual award in men's lacrosse.
 
B.J. Borowski from the University of Tampa is awarded Freshman of the Year honors after starting in 16 games for the Spartans. The Frederick County, Maryland native, recorded 135 saves and allowed 110 goals for .551 save percentage in 2018. His 8.12 goals against average helped the Spartans secure a 13-4 record, and stands as one of the lowest goals against average in program history. Among conference goalkeepers that made over 30 saves in 2018, he ranks second in goals against average and second in save percentage. Borowski is the second Spartan to be named Freshman of the Year1.
 
SSC coaches selected Brad Jorgensen as the 2018 SSC Coach of the Year. The 14-year head coach of Saint Leo earns the honor after going undefeated (7-0) in SSC play and posting a.929 winning percentage in the regular season (13-1). Under Jorgensen's leadership, the Lions have risen to the fifth-ranked team in the USILA poll, won their first SSC regular-season title, and will host the conference postseason tournament. The honor is the first of his Jorgensen's career.
 
Gilmour earns All-SSC recognition for the third consecutive year, he moves back up to the First Team after receiving Second Team accolades in 2017. Along with Gilmour, Tampa's Andrew Kew also boasts three straight years of All-SSC honors. Joining Kew as a repeat First Team selection from 2017 are: Logan Sweeney (Florida Tech), Addison Abramson (Florida Tech), Dryden Brous (Lynn University), and Jake Bye (Saint Leo). In total, 14 of this year's 21 upperclassmen award winners repeat as an All-SSC selection.
 
Player of the Year: Jake Gilmour, Saint Leo
Freshman of the Year: B.J. Borowski, Tampa
Coach of the Year: Brad Jorgensen, Saint Leo
 

2018 All-SSC Men's Lacrosse First Team

Attack

Jake Gilmour^~

Saint Leo

Sr.

Pickering, Ontario

Attack

Andrew Kew*+&

Tampa

Jr.

Oakville, Ontario

Attack

Bryan Wright

Tampa

So.

Moorestown, New Jersey

Midfield

Logan Sweeney*

Florida Tech

Jr.

Sykesville, Maryland

Midfield

Jake Mosher McGraw^

Tampa

So.

Saint John, New Brunswick

Midfield

Anthony Visintin^

Saint Leo

Sr.

Wading River, New York

LSM

Addison Abramson*

Florida Tech

Jr.

Reisterstown, Maryland

SSDM

Lucas Brush^+

Rollins

Sr.

Dublin, Ohio

FOS

Dryden Brous*@

Lynn

So.

Ocean City, Maryland

FOS

Ross Dickerson

Tampa

So.

Berlin, Maryland

Defense

Luke Posner

Tampa

Sr.

Madisonville, Louisiana

Defense

Jake Bye*

Saint Leo

Sr.

Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

Defense

Austin Jackson^

Rollins

Sr.

Dublin, Ohio

Goal

Tom Tatarian^

Saint Leo

Jr.

Shoreham, New York

-

       

2018 All-SSC Men's Lacrosse Second Team 

Attack

Lucas Claude~

Florida Southern

Sr.

Calgary, Alberta

Attack

Kyle Pauwels^

Saint Leo

Sr.

Kamloops, British Columbia

Attack

Charlie Kurtenbach

Saint Leo

Jr.

Issaquah, Washington

Midfield

Dalton Simpson

Florida Southern

Jr.

Henderson, Nevada

Midfield

Michael Urso*

Lynn

Jr.

Boynton Beach, Florida

Midfield

Kevin Dyer

Florida Southern

So.

Slingerlands, New York

Midfield

Carson Clough

Florida Tech

Sr.

Charlotte, North Carolina

Midfield

Reid Chaconas

Florida Tech

So.

Westminster, Maryland

LSM

Ethan Ticehurst

Saint Leo

So.

Coquitlam, British Columbia

SSDM

Julian Taylor

Saint Leo

Jr.

Tampa, Florida

FOS

Lance Pavlina^

Florida Tech

Sr.

Desert Vista, Arizona

FOS

Kevin Horwitz

Florida Southern

Fr.

Parkland, Florida

Defense

Evan Schimek

Rollins

Jr.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Defense

Colin Hayek

Palm Beach Atlantic

So.

Jupiter, Florida

Defense

Tucker Langmead

Saint Leo

Sr.

Leesburg, Virginia

Goal

Dan Flock*

Florida Tech

Jr.

Ellicott City, Maryland

-

       

2018 All-SSC Men's Lacrosse Honorable Mention

Attack

Greg Taicher^

Rollins

Jr.

Berwyn, Pennsylvania

Midfield

Connor Ashton

Rollins

Sr.

Berwyn, Pennsylvania

LSM

Austen Lison^

Florida Southern

Jr.

Leesburg, Virginia

Defense

Alex Dagen

Florida Southern

Sr.

Columbia, Maryland

-

       

2018 All-SSC Men's Lacrosse Freshman Team

Goal

B.J. Borowski

Tampa

Fr.

Frederick County, Maryland

Midfield

Xander Cosenza

Lynn

Fr.

Bay Shore, New York

Attack

Jackson Miller

Palm Beach Atlantic

Fr.

Annandale, Virginia

Midfield

Joey Cinque

Rollins

Fr.

West Palm Beach, Florida

Attack

Mason Ostrowski

Florida Tech

Fr.

Annapolis, Maryland

Midfield

Justin Williams

Florida Tech

Fr.

Forest Hill, Maryland

Attack

Keegan Maxwell

Lynn

Fr.

Center Moriches, New York

FOS

Kevin Horwitz

Florida Southern

Fr.

Parkland, Florida

LSM

Alex Aken

Palm Beach Atlantic

Fr.

Orlando, Florida

Midfield

Luke Curran

Tampa

Fr.

Naples Florida

FOS

Kyle Sudol

Rollins

Fr.

Boulder, Colorado

Goal

Ben Savick

Palm Beach Atlantic

Fr.

Port Deposit, Maryland

Defense

Max Burgio

Florida Southern

Fr.

Niskayuna, New York

 
* = 2017 First Team
^ = 2017 Second Team
@ = 2017 Freshman of the Year
~ = 2016 First Team
+ = 2016 Second Team
& = 2016 Freshman of the Year
 
Andrew Kew (Tampa) was named Freshman of the Year in 2016