The Beloit College men’s lacrosse team is well represented on the 2018 All-Midwest Lacrosse Conference teams with seven selections including first-team pick Jake Wallace, second-team honorees Mark Gannon, Matt Lee, Michael Boyland, Chris Anderson and Luke Thomson and Ezra Rogers added All-Sportsmanship recognition.
Wallace, a senior from Bloomington, Minnesota, became the lone four-time all-conference honoree in program history with first-team recognition in 2018. The defender was selected to the second-team in 2017, honorable mention in 2016 and earned first-team honors in his freshman campaign. Over the course of his four years as a Buccaneer, Wallace has written his name into the program record book into the top spot in multiple categories including career ground balls (313) and caused turnovers (157). He also holds four of the top six records for ground balls in a season and broke the program record for turnovers caused in a season with 50 in 2018.
Gannon, a junior from Bellingham, Washington, earned his second, second-team all-conference honors after leading Beloit in goals, assists and points this season. The attacker tallied 33 goals, 17 assists and 50 points in 2018, all ranked in the top eleven in the MLC. Gannon has posted two consecutive 50-point seasons bringing his career total to 114, ranked fifth in the Beloit College career record book. His career totals in goals (65) and assists (49) rank fifth and third respectively in program history.
Fellow junior Boyland, a Madison, Wisconsin native, also earns his second, second-team honor. The midfielder was a 2016 pick to the all-conference squad. With 32 goals, 14 assists and 46 points this season, Boyland was second to Gannon in each category. His career totals in goals (81), assists (47) and points (128) all rank among the top four in program history.
Anderson, a senior from Amherst, Massachusetts, was a pivotal piece of the Buccaneer defense. He tallied 41 ground balls and 18 caused turnovers in 16 games played this season. In his four-year career as a Buc, Anderson played in 59 games, tied for the second-most in program history, and sits behind his teammate with 65 caused turnovers in his career. Anderson’s four-year total in ground balls (162) ranks third in program history. The 2018 honor is Anderson’s third selection to the All-MLC teams with first-team recognition in 2016 and 2017.
Thomson, a junior long-stick midfielder from Verona, Wisconsin, earned his second straight second-team All-MLC honors this season. Thomson played in 16 games accumulating 37 ground balls and causing 20 turnovers. His career totals in caused turnovers (44) and ground balls (100) ranked third and fifth respectively in the Beloit College career record book.
Lee, a senior from Oak Park, Illinois, earned second-team honors for the first time in his career after previous seasons were cut short due to injury. Lee was third on the team in goals (23), assists (12) and points (35) and fourth in ground balls (32) in 16 games this season.
Rogers, a junior from Brunswick, Maine, is Beloit’s representative on the All-Sportsmanship Team. The midfielder played in 15 games scoring one goal and adding an assist while tallying 17 ground balls.
The Buccaneers finished 2018 with an 8-8 record, 6-3 in league play, and made an appearance in the MLC Tournament for the fourth consecutive season.