Winning Season Translates to Numerous Awards for Men’s Lacrosse

Winning Season Translates to Numerous Awards for Men’s Lacrosse

MADISON, N.J. – Following the winningest season in program history, four Susquehanna men's lacrosse players earned All-Landmark Conference honors on Monday while head coach Stewart Moan and his staff were named the conference's Coaching Staff of the Year.

Senior defender Jimmy Warburton (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) and junior midfielder Tim Pastore (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood) picked up First Team honors while junior goalie Jordan Daney (Wynnewood, Pa./Lower Merion) and sophomore specialist Marcus Cheatham (Reisterstown, Md./Loyola) were named to the Second Team.

The Crusaders not only made their first-ever Landmark Conference Tournament appearance this spring, they also finished the season with a program-record 11 victories.

For Warburton, it was his second All-League award as he was named to the second-team as a junior. The two-year captain started 16 of the 17 games in which he played and was second on the team with 20 caused turnovers and third in ground balls with 49. Warburton also chipped in one goal.

Thanks to its defense, SU out-scored its opponents 171-128 and gave up just 14 man-down goals while its offense scored 28 man-up goals of its own. Susquehanna was also the top-ranked team in the league in penalty-killing percentage (.816).

Pastore, meanwhile, had a career year. He set a personal-high in goals (17) while also adding 14 assists for 34 points. Two of his goals were game-winning scores and his 14 assists were second-best on the squad. Pastore also scooped-up 18 ground balls and caused five turnovers.

Daney also put together a career year in the net for Susquehanna despite splitting time in goal for most of the season. He set personal-bests in nearly every category, including starts (10), goals-against average (7.99) and saves (113) and also boasted a .621 save percentage, good for second in the conference.

Cheatham, a midfielder, followed up his 2010 Rookie of the Year campaign with another solid year. Cheatham appeared in 16 games with 15 starts and like many of his fellow All-League teammates, set career-highs in several categories. He chipped in six goals, a career-best, to go along with a career-tying three assists for a nine-point season. Cheatham was second on the team with 83 ground balls, another career-high, and also accounted for 14 caused turnovers.

Finally, Moan and his staff – Dan Torie '08 and Mike Burns – were named the Coaching Staff of the Year following their team's 11-6 overall record and No. 4 seed in the tournament after the preseason poll had picked the Crusaders to finish last in the league standings.