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Antinozzi and Bechle headline all-star selections for Men’s Lacrosse

Four Bearcats honored by the America East on Wednesday

May 1, 2013

Antinozzi and Bechle headline all-star selections for Men’s Lacrosse

America East Release

Cambridge, Mass.—Junior midfielder Michael Antinozzi and freshman defender Chris Bechle were picked as second-team All-Conference selections as announced by the America East conference on Wednesday evening. In addition, BU had a pair of All-Academic honorees in senior Shane Warner and junior Garrett Augustyn.

“We’re all just really proud of all four of these guys,” second-year head coach Scott Nelson said. “They have put in a ton of time and hard work on the field and all are good guys and student-athletes. It’s nice they get to be recognized for their strong contributions to our team this past season.”

For the third straight season, Michael Antinozzi has been honored by the conference with his second-team selection in 2013. The junior midfielder made the All-Rookie team in 2011 and was one of two BU players to make the first-team a season ago. Antinozzi finished second on the team with 20 goals this spring, and also added five assists for the Bearcats who wrapped up the season at 5-9 and 1-4 in conference games. The Fallston, Maryland native had a pair of hat tricks this season out of the midfield and recorded a point in each and every game. At season’s end, he also finds himself near the top of nearly all offensive program records. He ranks first in shots (299), tied for second in goals (66), is second in hat tricks (9) and lastly fourth in points (90).

Freshman Chris Bechle becomes the first BU freshman to make an all-conference first or second-team since 2007 (Steve Carlson). Bechle, who also makes the All-Rookie squad as well, started all 14 games for head coach Scott Nelson. The newcomer from Fairport, NY finished second on the team in caused turnovers (13) and picked up 14 ground balls on the backline. He helped guide Binghamton to the lowest Goals Against Average (10.18) in the conference—a full goal lower than Stony Brook.

Senior midfielder Shane Warner headlines the All-Academic team for the Bearcats. The four-year letterwinner played in all 14 games, making 10 starts as a key component on both offense and defense for BU. He scored a pair of goals and added two assists in 2013, and finished fourth on the team in ground balls with 26. Shane has the second highest GPA on the all-academic squad with a 3.79 GPA double majoring in History and Comparative Literature.

Defender Garrett Augustyn joins Warner on the All-Academic squad in 2013. Augustyn made 11 starts, appearing in all 14 games as a long stick midfielder for the Bearcats. He led the team in caused turnovers with 18 and was third on Binghamton with 29 ground balls. With a cumulative GPA of 3.39 in Geography/Urban Planning, the three-year starter becomes the 14th BU player to receive such an honor.

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