GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo junior Michael Yehl and sophomore defenseman Jack Crowley were named State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Men's Lacrosse All-Stars, as announced Wednesday. Yehl was named a first-team honoree while Crowledy was tabbed a second-team selection for the second-straight season.
Earning the first all-conference nod of his Geneseo career, Yehl entered the postseason leading the SUNYAC with a .585 save percentage while his 8.06 goals against average was the second-best mark in the league. Stopping a season high 17 shots twice, including the Knights' 11-8 victory at Potsdam (Apr. 15), he finished the season with eight-straight games with double-digit save totals, including 14 in the SUNYAC Tournament Semifinals at Cortland, while compiling an 8-6 record in 15 appearances.
Crowley anchored a Knights' defensive unit that entered the postseason ranked first in the SUNYAC, only allowing 7.90 goals per game. He finished third in the SUNYAC with 26 caused turnovers while finishing second for Geneseo with 46 ground balls. He was credited with a career-high seven ground balls in the teams' regular-season setback to visiting Cortland, 12-8, while picking up six ground balls and causing four turnovers in the Knights' 22-2 victory over visiting Elmira (Apr. 1).
First-year head coach Nick Fiorentino led Geneseo to its highest win toal (9-6) in seven seasons, including the first postseason appearance in five years. Clinching the fourth seed for the SUNYAC Tournament, the Knights fell at top-seeded Cortland, 16-4, in the semifinals (May 3).