May 1, 2013
PHILADELPHIA - Redshirt junior face-off specialist Tyler Knarr (Eagleville, Pa./LaSalle College), sophomore midfielder Charles McCormick (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) and sophomore attack Reilly O'Connor (Brooklin, Ontario/The Hill Academy) have been selected to the All-BIG EAST Men's Lacrosse Second Team, when awards were announced at the conference's pre-tournament banquet on Wednesday evening.
O'Connor, broke out during his second season on the Hilltop, earning four-time BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll selections. He finished third in the conference in points with 50 (23 goals, 27 assists), points per game (3.57) and assists per game (1.93), while quarterbacking the Hoyas man-up offense that scored in nine of 14 attempts during six conference games. O'Connor's 50 points is the most by a Georgetown player since 2002.
Knarr has been among the nation's leaders in face-off percentage and ground balls throughout the season, placing sixth in NCAA Division I and second in the BIG EAST, winning .620 percent (165-of-266) of his face-off attempts. Knarr is also second in the BIG EAST in ground balls (7.35/game), picking up 103 this season, the third highest single-season mark in program history behind Brodie Merrill (104) and current record-holder Andy Corno (105). Knarr is a two-time BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll selection.
McCormick has established himself as the Hoyas top-scoring midfield threat, placing second on the team with 18 goals and 26 points. McCormick has at least one point in GU's last eight games and 13-of-14 this season after finishing with zero points during his freshman season.
ALL-BIG EAST NOTES: This is the second consecutive year that GU has had three players on the second team. Last season, Zack Angel, Brian Casey and Gerry Reilly made the second team. The last time GU had two sophomores named All-BIG EAST was 2011 when Travis Comeau and Davey Emala made the list. Barney Ehrmann was the Hoyas last first team selection in 2011.
Knarr, McCormick, O'Connor and the Georgetown University men's lacrosse team (6-8, 3-3 BIG EAST) will play Villanova University (6-7, 5-1 BIG EAST) for the second time this season on Thursday evening. The opening face-off scheduled for 7 p.m. at Villanova Stadium in the BIG EAST Tournament semifinals. The game will be shown in tape delay on ESPNU and on ESPN3.