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Pace University Men's Lacrosse Head Coach Announces Team Awards

Pace University men's lacrosse players were honored with team awards.
Pace University men's lacrosse players were honored with team awards. Photo Credit: Pace athletics website

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pace University Men's Lacrosse Head Coach Tom Mariano has announced team awards for the 2013-14 academic year.

Senior Marty Schnellenbach picked up three awards, including the Ground Ball Award. Seniors Matt Gebhardt and William Scioscia were named Co-Offensive MVP's and Timothy Izzo was named Defensive MVP.

"Our coaching staff was impressed with the effort and progress our team made throughout the season," said Mariano. "These awards were selected by our team and our coaches and are a reflection of their hard-work on and off the lacrosse field."

In addition to the Ground Ball Award, which is given to the player who accumulates the most ground balls during the season, Schnellenbach, along with classmate Ryan Valdez, was named winner of the Dedication and Commitment Award, which is awarded to a player who displays the most outstanding dedication and overall team effort.

Valdez was also named the SAAC Golden Megaphone Award winner at the Pace athletics senior banquet.

The Rookie of the Year Award was given to freshman Brandon Donnellan for his key role on defense.

The Unsung Player Award is given to a player who doesn't always get the recognitions but has a great influence on the program. The winner of this award was senior Andrew Fritsch. The Coaches Award, which is awarded for team spirit and personal sacrifice, was awarded to senior Thomas Galvin.

For more information on upcoming awards in the men's lacrosse program, click here.

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