HADLEY, Mass. – Five members of the seventh-ranked Wesleyan men's lacrosse team have been named to the 2019 NESCAC Men's Lacrosse All-Conference Teams, as voted on by the league's coaches. Headlining the group is junior goalie Otto Bohan, who was named to the First Team, while Christian Barker, Ronan Jacoby, Colin Malarchuk, and Sean Penney all received Second Team praise.
Bohan, who has served as the starting goaltender the past two seasons, has earned First Team accolades for the second year. With another dominating spring performance, the Westlake, Ohio native currently ranks first in the NESCAC in both goals-against average (8.52) and save percentage (60.1). He has 181 total saves this season and owns a 12-3 overall record.
Barker earns his second consecutive Second Team selection. The senior from Highlands Rancho, Colo. has 28 points this season on 13 goals and 15 assists, while also recording a career-high nine caused turnovers. He currently ranks eighth in Wesleyan program history with 179 career points (82 G, 97 A), and has been a significant contributor to the program's success throughout his tenure.
Jacoby, the 2018 NESCAC Rookie of the Year, earns his first All-Conference selection. One of the league's most potent scorers, he currently ranks fifth in goals with 46 and sits 13th in points (54). He has scored multiple goals in 13 of the team's 15 games, including a six-goal performance at No. 5 Amherst, and on April 13th he notched his 100th career marker. Through 37 games, Jacoby is tied for 16th all-time in program history with 134 points on 112 goals and 22 assists.
Malarchuk and Penney both received their first All-Conference praise. Malarchuk is having a breakout junior campaign and currently leads the NESCAC in caused turnovers with 37. He also has a career-high 50 ground balls, which ranks 17th in the league. Penney, a midfielder from Simsbury, Conn., is enjoying an excellent sophomore season in which he has 13 caused turnovers and 32 ground balls. He has also tallied four goals and three assists this year. On April 6th, with the time winding down, Penney made an excellent defensive play to cause a Tufts' turnover and help seal the 10-9 victory for the Cardinals.
Wesleyan awaits its NCAA Tournament fate when the selection show airs Sunday, May 5 at 9 p.m.