MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Senior captains Quentin DellaFera and Niall Devaney of the Wesleyan University men's lacrosse team have been selected to play in the prestigious 75th annual USILA/Nike North South All-Star Game at the Edith Robb Dixon Field on the campus of Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa. The duo will play for the North Team Friday, May 27 at 3 p.m., and tickets can be purchased at the game.
DellaFera and Devaney will be joined by five others from the NESCAC; Quinn Moroney, Dylan Park and Ryan Cassidy of Amherst, Jack Allard of Bates, and Joseph Ricciuti of Hamilton. Peter Lasagna of Bates will serve as the head coach.
DellaFera capped off an impressive career at Wesleyan with a strong senior season, in which he scored 18 goals and dished out 27 assists for a total of 45 points, while surpassing the 100-point mark for his career. His 27 assists in 2016 ranked seventh in the NESCAC, and his 108 (68 G, 40 A) career points ranks 24th in program history. He was also named a Second Team All-Conference selection as a junior.
In addition to playing in the North South All-Star Game, DellaFera has also been selected to play in the 2016 New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) East West All-Star Game, and will be a member of the West Team. He will join four others from the NESCAC; Ryan Desimone of Trinity, and Kyle Soroka, Sean Carroll and Tim Giarrusso of Middlebury.
Devaney excelled in his final year with the program as well, and ranked fourth on the team in points with 41, while his 28 goals and 13 assists both ranked third. During the course of the 2016 season, he scored at least three goals in a game on four different occasions, and totaled five points in a game twice. For his career, Devaney finished with 78 career points on 53 goals and 25 assists.
Together, DellaFera and Devaney helped guide the Cardinals to a 10-5 overall record and 6-4 mark in the NESCAC. Wesleyan ranked as high as No. 19 in the country, and finished with a winning record for the sixth consecutive campaign and a winning percentage of at least .500 for the 19th straight year.