April 29, 2014
WASHINGTON - Graduate student face-off specialist Tyler Knarr (Eagleville, Pa./LaSalle College) and freshman midfielder Peter Conley(Larchmont, N.Y./Mamaroneck) were selected to the All-BIG EAST First Team when post-season conference honors were announced on Tuesday afternoon.
Knarr is the first Hoya to earn consecutive All-BIG EAST honors, while Conley is the first Georgetown freshman to be named All-BIG EAST. Knarr and Conley are the first two Hoyas to be named to the first team since Barney Ehrmannin 2011. GU has had 19 All-BIG EAST selections since the beginning of the conference in 2010.
"I'm very proud of both Tyler and Pete," Head Coach Kevin Warnesaid. "Tyler's meticulous approach to the face-off game has allowed him to be our most consistent player over the past two seasons. Pete has only begun to scratch the surface of his potential. Coming in and leading our team in points is especially impressive since we've asked him to play multiple positions."
Knarr posted a record-setting season, setting Georgetown's single-season face-off wins mark with 207. He finished as the BIG EAST leader in face-off win percentage at .659, the third best mark in the nation. Knarr also shattered his own single-season ground ball mark by 41, picking up 153 ground balls in 2014. He led the BIG EAST and the nation with 10.93 ground balls per game.
Conley, who split time between attack and midfield, led the Hoyas with 24 goals and 37 points on the season. He finished with nine multi-goal games, including a career-high four goals and one assist in the Hoyas loss at St. John's. Conley was most effective in conference play, scoring three or more goals in three of GU's six conference games. His 24 goals were the most by a GU freshman since Travis Comeau scored 25 in 2010.
All-BIG EAST Team and Major Awards in Men’s Lacrosse
Attack Player of the Year – Kieran McArdle, St. John’s, Sr.
Midfielder of the Year – Jeremy Noble, Denver, Sr. (&)
Defensive Player of the Year – John LoCascio, Villanova, Sr., LSM
Goalkeeper of the Year – Ryan LaPlante, Denver, Jr.
Coach of the Year – Joe Amplo, Marquette
First Team All-BIG EAST
Wes Berg, Denver, Jr., A ^
Tyler Melnyk, Marquette, R-Sr., A
Kieran McArdle, St. John’s, Sr., A ^
Erik Adamson, Denver, Jr., M
Jeremy Noble, Denver, Sr., M ^
Peter Conley, Georgetown, Fr., M
Christian Burgdorf, Denver, Fr., D
B.J. Grill, Marquette, R-So., D ^
Chris Conroy, Villanova, Sr., D
John LoCascio, Villanova, Sr., LSM ^
Tyler Knarr, Georgetown, Gr., FOS ^
Jamie Faus, Denver, Sr., GK (at-large selection)
Ryan LaPlante, Denver, Jr., GK
Second Team All-BIG EAST %
Jack Bobzien, Denver, So., A
Scott Bieda, Rutgers, So., A
Kevin Cernuto, St. John’s, Sr., A
Kyle Whitlow, Marquette, R-So., M
Anthony Terranova, Rutgers, R-Sr., M
Ryan Fitzgerald, St. John’s, Sr., M
Jack Curran, Villanova, So., M
Nick Contino, Rutgers, Sr., D
Mark DiFrangia, St. John’s, Jr., D
Chris Piccirilli, Villanova, Sr., D
Liam Byrnes, Marquette, R-So., LSM
Joe Nardella, Rutgers, Jr., FOS
Dan Willis, Villanova, Fr., GK
& - unanimous selection for Midfielder of the Year
^ - unanimous first-team selection
% - second team included four midfielders because of a tie in the voting