Redwood, Mann Take Home USILA Honors
Contact: Ben Badua
Evan Redwood '12 (above) earned USILA Honorable Mention All-America honors, while Gabe Mann '11 (below) received an invitation to the USILA North-South All-Star Game
PERRY, NY – After a record-breaking 2011 season, co-captains Evan Redwood ’12 (Lutherville, MD) and Gabe Mann ‘11 (Denver, CO) recently added to the growing list of postseason accolades for the men’s lacrosse program, picking up a pair of USILA Honors.
A second-team All-NESCAC selection, Redwood was named a USILA Honorable Mention All-American for the second consecutive season, while Mann, a senior defenseman, received an invitation to the prestigious USILA/Lax World 2011 North-South College All-Star Game.
Redwood enjoyed a breakout year in his third season in Purple and White, setting career marks for points, goals and assists. His 52 points ranked seventh in the NESCAC in 2011, while his team high 25 helpers sat tied for fourth on the league charts. With 27 scores on the season, he ranked third on the team and tied for 13th in the conference in goals. Appearing in 18 games as a junior, while making 17 starts, Redwood averaged 2.89 points on 1.50 goals and 1.39 assists per game.
The Lutherville, MD native helped shoulder much of the Lord Jeffs offensive burden this season, recording a point in all but three contests, with seven multi-goal games. He registered a season-high six points on three occasions, most recently against arch-rival Williams College on Apr. 9 with three goals and three assists.
Especially tough this postseason, Redwood matched a season-high with four goals in Amherst’s first-ever NCAA Tournament game, a 12-8 win over Keene State College. The third-year attack then had a goal and two assists in a second round victory over Middlebury College, before closing out the season with a two-goal, two-assist effort in the quarterfinals against Rochester Institute of Technology, raising his three-game NCAA Championship point total to 11.
A staple in the Amherst defense since arriving in the Pioneer Valley four years ago, Mann has appeared in 48 games, making 41 starts. The senior defenseman has been a rock in front of the Lord Jeff net over the past two seasons, starting all 32 of the squad’s contests during that span.
Helping Amherst lower its 2010 goals-against average (10.31) by nearly two scores this year (8.41), Mann has played an integral role in the Jeffs’ success, as the team posted a program record 15 wins en route to its first NCAA Tournament berth. With 19 ground balls on the year, Mann raised his career total to 49, while also finishing his tenure with a goal and two assists to his credit.
The first North-South College all-star game was played in 1940 at Municipal Stadium in Baltimore, MD. Sixty-six total games have been played and with the exception of 1944 and 1945 the North/South games have been played each year without interruption.
In 1991, the USILA split the event and created two games, the Division I-II game and the Division III game. This two game format was halted in 2006 when a special committee of the USILA recommended returning to one game, combining all divisions. The following year, 2007, saw the return to two separate contests.
The 2011 Lax World/USILA North-South games will be held on Friday, May 27 at Goucher College in Towson, MD. The Division III game will start at 3 p.m. at Beldon Field, while the Division I/II contest begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available on site for $5.