Jeffs Add to Postseason Accolades
Contact: Ben Badua
Devin Acton '14
Danny Gold '13
Evan Redwood '12
AMHERST, Mass. - Evan Redwood ’12, Devin Acton ’14 and Danny Gold ’13 each added to their growing list of postseason accolades, picking up USILA and NEILA honors after helping the Amherst men’s lacrosse team to a 9-7 record and a fifth-straight berth into the NESCAC Championship.
Last year’s NEILA Rookie of the Year, Acton secured his second-consecutive selection to the All-New England squad as a second team attackman. Leading the NESCAC in both points (3.38) and goals (2.75) per game, the sophomore recorded a point in every contest this season, registering 10 multi-goal outings.
Opening the year on a tear, he netted 22 goals and seven assists during the Jeffs’ 7-0 start. Tallying just eight scores over the team’s next six games, he again caught fire down the stretch, burying 14 goals in the Jeffs’ final three matchups. Beginning with a season-high seven goal effort against archrival Williams, he dished out his 10th assist of the season in the team’s regular season finale against Trinity before ending the year with another seven-goal output in Amherst’s league quarterfinal game against eventual conference champion Tufts.
Joining Acton on the NEILA second team, Gold played an integral role in the Jeffs’ defensive efforts, starting 14 of the team’s 16 games as a long-stick midfielder. Also garnering All-NESCAC praise, he finished the year ranked among the league leaders in caused turnovers (20), while sitting second on the team in ground balls (41).
Causing four turnovers and picking up four ground balls in a season-opening win over Colby, he helped force a season-high five turnovers against Marywood. Tracking down five ground balls against Little III rival Wesleyan, he helped cap off an impressive eight-game streak in which the Amherst defense allowed just 7.88 goals per game.
Also playing an instrumental role in one of the conference’s top-ranked penalty-killing units, Gold helped the Jeffs successfully navigate 19 of its final 22 man-down opportunities, while holding opponents scoreless in their last 10 man-up chances.
Earning his third-straight USILA honorable mention All-America selection, Redwood capped off a tremendous four-year career by also receiving an invitation to the prestigious USILA/LaxWorld North-South Senior Lacrosse Game.
Beginning in 1940, the game brings together 132 of the finest senior lacrosse players across Divisions I, II and III, with the 71st edition slated for Friday, May 25 at Harvard Stadium in Boston, Mass.
Enjoying another stellar statistical season, Redwood ranked second in the NESCAC in assists (23), while sitting among the league leaders in points per game (3.00). Netting 25 goals in 16 appearances, he amassed eight multi-goal games and six multi-assist outings in 2012.
Notching 16 goals and 12 assists during Amherst’s 7-0 start, he tallied 11 points in the squad’s final three games, including a four-goal, three-assist effort in a 15-11 victory over archrival Williams. Finishing with 157 career points on 82 goals and 75 helpers, he scored at least 20 goals for the third-consecutive year, while handing out at least 20 assists for the second-straight season.