May 3, 2012
WASHINGTON - Three student-athletes on the Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (7-6, 3-3 BIG EAST) were named to the BIG EAST Second Team, when conference award winners were announced at the BIG EAST Championship banquet on Wednesday night in Villanova, Pa. Senior midfielder Zack Angel (Park Hall, Md./St. Mary's Ryken), junior attackman Brian Casey (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Prep) and senior midfielder Gerry Reilly(Cincinnati, Ohio/Saint Xavier) were all honored with second team selections.
Casey broke out during his junior season, after moving from midfield to attack during the Hoyas game at Loyola (Md.). He finished with a team-leading 35 points on 20 goals and 15 assists), among the top ten in the league in goals per game (8th, 1.54), assists (9th, 1.15) and points (4th, 2.69). Casey, who earned four selections to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll throughout the 2012 season, was also second in the BIG EAST with three game-winning goals.
"It's an honor to be recognized on the second team All-BIG EAST," Casey said. "The Big East is one of the top conferences in lacrosse every year, and it means a lot to be selected as one of only a hand full of guys. It's also great that two seniors were chosen, as Gerry and Angel are two of the hardest workers on the team and each had a great year and deserve the honors."
Angel posted his best season on the Hilltop, scoring 20 goals with three assists for 23 points. He finished fourth in the conference in goals per game (1.82) and fourth in man-up goals per game (0.55). Angel earned a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on March 12 after consecutive three-goal games against Detroit Mercy and Harvard.
Reilly, who was selected in the eighth round of the Major League Lacrosse Draft by the Hamilton Nationals prior to the season, starred as a defensive midfielder for the Hoyas during the season, picking up 36 ground balls and causing six turnovers, while providing a strong presence on the wing for the Hoyas face-off specialists. Reilly showed his versatility, scoring two goals and dishing out three assists during his senior season.
"It's an honor to be named 2nd team All BIG EAST," Reilly, one of the team's tri-captains, said. "Individual awards aren't possible without great teammates and coaches and I can thank them enough for their hard work and commitment over the last four years.