McLaughlin Award

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The Lt. Donald MacLaughlin Jr. Award — also known as the "Don MacLaughlin Award" — has been given annually since 1973 by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) to the NCAA's most outstanding college lacrosse midfielder. The award is presented to the best midfielder in Division I, Division II, and — until recently — Division III.[1] The outstanding midfielder in Division III now receives the new "Fran McCall Award".[2] Also, the new "Long Pole Midfielder of the Year" award is given in Divisions II and III.[2]

The award is named after LTJG Donald Clay MacLaughlin, Jr, USN, United States Naval Academy (USNA), Class of 1963, an All-American midfielder for Navy, who died on a combat mission in South Vietnam in 1966.[3] MacLaughlin was a leading midfielder and scorer on three consecutive Division 1 National Championship Navy Lacrosse Teams ('61, '62, '63), and First Team All-American. He was also an All-American and Captain of the 1963 Navy Soccer team, leading Navy to its first appearance in the final NCAA Division-1 championship game. As USNA's best athlete, "Mac" was awarded the U.S. Naval Academy's most prestigious, athletic award, "The Sword", presented by the Naval Academy Athletic Association (NAAA).[4]

Award winners by year (Division I)[edit]

Year Player School
1973 Douglas M. Schreiber[5] Maryland
1974 Frank Urso[6] Maryland
1975 Douglas Radebaugh[7] Maryland
1976 Frank Urso Maryland
1977 Mike Page[8] Penn
1978 Bob Hendrickson[8] Cornell
1979 Dave Huntley[9] Johns Hopkins
1980 John Driscoll[8] Virginia
1981 Brendan M. Schneck[10] Johns Hopkins
1982 Rick Giusto[8] Virginia
1983 Peter Voelkel[11] North Carolina
1984 Delverne Dressel[12] Johns Hopkins
1985 Delverne Dressel[12] Johns Hopkins
1986 Glen Miles[8] Navy
1987 Todd Curry[8] Syracuse
1988 Gary Gait[8] Syracuse
1989 Gary Gait[13] Syracuse
1990 John Reese[8] Yale
1991 Rob Shek[8] Towson State
1992 Jim Buczek [11] North Carolina
1993 Ryan Wade[8] North Carolina
1994 Dom Fin[8] Syracuse
1995 Roy Colsey[14] Syracuse
1996 Casey Powell[15]
Jason Wade[16]
Syracuse
North Carolina
1997 Jim Gonnella[11] Duke
1998 Josh Sims[17] Princeton
1999 Jay Jalbert[11] Virginia
2000 Josh Sims Princeton
2001 Doug Shanahan[18] Hofstra
2002 Kevin Cassese[19] Duke
2003 Chris Rotelli[8] Virginia
2004 Kyle Harrison[20] Johns Hopkins
2005 Kyle Harrison Johns Hopkins
2006 Joe Boulukos
Kyle Dixon [21]
Cornell
Virginia
2007 Paul Rabil Johns Hopkins
2008 Steven Brooks[22] Syracuse
2009 Max Seibald[23] Cornell
2010 Joel White Syracuse
2011 Kevin Crowley[24] Stony Brook
2012 C.J. Costabile[25] Duke
2013 Tom Schreiber Princeton University
2014 Tom Schreiber Princeton University
2015 Myles Jones Duke
2016 Myles Jones Duke

Number of awards by school (Division I)[edit]

Rank School Awards
1 Syracuse University 8
2 Johns Hopkins University 7
3 University of Virginia 5
3 Duke University 5
5 University of Maryland 4
5 University of North Carolina 4
7 Cornell University 3
8 Princeton University 2
9 University of Pennsylvania 1
9 U.S. Naval Academy 1
9 Yale University 1
9 Towson State University 1
9 Hofstra University 1
9 Stony Brook University 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ USILA Announces Player of the Year Awards for 2007. Lacrosse News webpage. LaxPower. Retrieved 2010-02-14.
  2. ^ a b 2009 USILA Awards (box title is "2009 USILA Coaches of the Year Announced") and then scroll down to the lower box, entitled "2009 USILA Special Awards". The first regular award listed is: "Lt. j.g. Donald MacLaughlin Jr. Award - Outstanding Midfielder". USILA official website. Retrieved 2010-02-19.
  3. ^ Navy Lacrosse news article
  4. ^ http://insidelacrosse.com/blog/2009/03/17/lacrosse-positional-awards-who-theyre-named InsideLacrossse.com: Lacrosse Positional Awards: Who they're named for
  5. ^ http://www.uslacrosse.org/museum/hofbios/schreiber.phtml
  6. ^ National Lacrosse Hall of Fame
  7. ^ http://www.lacrosse.org/museum/hofbios/radebaugh.phtml
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Men's Division 1 - USILA Midfielder of the Year
  9. ^ Harrison Earns USILA's Enners and McLaughlin Awards :: Midfielder is JHU's First National Player of the Year Since 1995
  10. ^ National Lacrosse Hall of Fame
  11. ^ a b c d Lacrosse
  12. ^ a b National Lacrosse Hall of Fame
  13. ^ Player Bio: Gary Gait :: Women's Lacrosse
  14. ^ 2006 U.S. Men's Team Bio: Roy Colsey
  15. ^ 2006 U.S. Men's Team Bio: Casey Powell
  16. ^ Carolina Places 15 On ACC's Top 50 Men's Lacrosse List :: National Player of the Years Tom Sears, Tom Haus, Dennis Goldstein highlight UNC choices
  17. ^ Josh Sims '00 first Princetonian ever to win NCAA Top VIII award - The Daily Princetonian
  18. ^ 2006 U.S. Men's Team Bio: Doug Shanahan
  19. ^ Duke University | Biography of Kevin Cassese
  20. ^ 2006 U.S. Men's Team Bio: Kyle Harrison
  21. ^ United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association / News Reports
  22. ^ Burns, Sean (May 28, 2008). "USILA announces major award winners". InsideLacrosse.com. Archived from the original on 2008-05-29. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
  23. ^ "USILA Announces Division I Lacrosse Special Award Winners". Inside Lacrosse. May 22, 2009. Archived from the original on May 31, 2010. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  24. ^ "USILA Announces Division I Lacrosse Special Award Winners 2011". Inside Lacrosse. May 27, 2011. Retrieved 2012-09-27. 
  25. ^ "USILA Announces Division I Lacrosse Special Award Winners 2012". Lax Power. May 25, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-27.