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Six Men's Lacrosse Players Named IMLCA All-Region

Photo by Steve McLaughlin
Photo by Steve McLaughlin

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Six members of the national champion Wesleyan men's lacrosse team were named to the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) Division III All-Northeast Region Teams. Highlighting the list were First Team selections Taylor Ghesquiere '18 (midfield) and Otto Bohan '20 (goalie), while Harry Stanton '18 (attack), Carter Hawthorne '19 (attack), Christian Barker '19 (midfield) and Andres Rodriguez '18 (defense) were all named to the Second Team.

The All-Region Teams consist of three First Team selections, three Second Team honorees and three Honorable Mention for attack, midfield and defense. It also consists of one First Team, one Second Team and one Honorable Mention for long-stick midfield, face-off, middle defense and goalie.

Ghesquiere finished the season ranked third on the team in goals with 42. He also had 15 assists for a total of 57 points—fifth-best on the team—and finishes his career at No. 10 on Wesleyan's all-time scoring list with 164 (135 goals, 29 assists). Bohan excelled in his first season starting between the posts as he recorded 191 saves (54.3-save percentage) with an 8.59 goals-against average. He concluded the year with a 17-2 record with 1124:08 minutes logged in net.

On the attack, Stanton and Hawthorne once again shined for the Cardinals. Stanton, the program's all-time leader in goals, tallied 60 in 2018 to bring his career total to 224. He also dished out 10 assists and ranks second in program history with 287 points. Hawthorne, the program's all-time leader in assists, led the team in points this season with 92 on a career-best and single-season Wesleyan record 66 assists. He will enter his senior campaign ranked fourth all-time in points with 220 (88 goals, 132 assists).

Barker had an excellent junior season for the Cardinals as he ranked fourth on the team in points with a career-best 60. He scored 28 goals and finished second on the team in assists with 32. Barker will begin his senior season ranked No. 12 on the program's all-time scoring list with 151 career points (69 goals, 82 assists).

Defensively, Rodriguez shut down opposing attacks all season. The senior was terrific for the Cardinals as he concluded the year with a team-best 45 caused turnovers in 21 games. He also ranked second on the team in ground balls with 72.

Wesleyan—the 2018 NCAA Champions—finished the season with a 19-3 overall record.