The National College Lacrosse League has announced its National Players Of The Year for both Division I and Division II for the 2019 seaon.
Division II Player Of The Year: Jack Cahill, Providence Friars
The sophomore from Medfield, MA lead Providence to a 10-1 record this season, that culminated in a New England Conference Title and the first ever National Championship for the Friars.
Cahill, a Management Major, finished the regular season with 27 goals and 12 assist in just 7 regular season games. He added 12 more goals during the NCLL DII National Tournament, including 4 goals in the National Championship game. Cahill managed to accomplished all of this while missing the entire semi-final game vs Kutztown, after pulling a hamstring in the first few minutes of play.
Cahill switched from midfield to attack for the National Championship game, where he totaled 5 points (4 goals, 1 assist) to help the top ranked Friars defeat West Chester 12-9.
During the off season, Cahill runs youth lacrosse clinics in the Medfield, MA area.
Division I Player Of The Year: Connor Young, Navy
Connor Young was the offensive force that drove the United States Naval Academy to a perfect 12-0 record this season and the Midshipmen’s 5th National Championship since 2011.
The Junior attackman lead Navy with 40 goals and 9 assist, while drawing most of their opponents top defensemen. Young was equally impressive in the post season, netting 11 more goals during the National Tournament, including 2 goals against Maryland in their thrilling 7-6 win in the National Championship game.
Young, who graduated form the McDonogh School in 2015, is majoring in Mathematics with Economics at the Naval Academy.
Congratulations to this years winners!!