Four Crusaders Receive All-America Honors

Four Crusaders Receive All-America Honors

BELMONT, N.C. - Four Belmont men's lacrosse players earned 2018 All-America honors, the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association has announced.  Defenseman Anthony Cesario was named to the second team, while attacker Adam Wiedemann was a third-team selection.  Attacker Liam Osborne and midfielder Kyle McGinley each received Honorable Mention.

Cesario has now been recognized as an All-American two years in a row.  He caused 28 turnovers on the season, a Conference Carolinas best.  He also scooped up 34 ground balls.

Wiedemann became the first Belmont Abbey player to ever receive All-American recognition three years in a row.  His 38 goals place him fifth in Conference Carolinas, while his 29 assists put him in a tie for the league's lead.  He finished the 2018 season with a total of 67 points, good enough for third in the conference.  Wiedemann had a five-goal game against Limestone in the Conference Carolinas championship game, which The Abbey won 15-11.

Osborne was another outstanding offensive presence, finishing the season with 41 goals, placing him third in the conference.  He finished fourth in the league in assists with 23.  He also finished fourth with 64 points.  He received an Honorable Mention.

McGinley, also awarded an Honorable mention, received his second All-American recognition in two years.  He scored 19 goals on the season.

Belmont Abbey finished the 2018 season with a 14-4 record, including 5-1 in conference play, and won the Conference Carolinas championship.