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Andrew Wilcox '06
Junior Andrew Wilcox helped anchor an Amherst defense that surrendered just 7.80 goals per game.

Wilcox, Donohue, Cherney Earn USILA All-America, ECAC New England All-Star Honors

June 2, 2005

AMHERST, MA - Amherst College junior long-stick midfielder Andrew Wilcox (Ancramdale, NY), sophomore attacker Derek Cherney (Chappaqua, NY) and senior defender Greg Donohue (Bow, NH) were each named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) 2005 STX-Geico All-America Team, as well as the ECAC Division III New England All-Star Team. Wilcox was a second-team All-America selection, while Cherney and Donahue were honorable mention picks. The ECAC tabbed Cherney and Wilcox First-Team All-New England and Donohue second-team.

Wilcox and Donohue - both First-Team All-NESCAC honorees - anchored an Amherst defense that surrendered just 7.80 goals per game. Wilcox earned his third straight First-Team All-NESCAC award, piling up a team-best 77 ground balls and adding a trio of goals and an assist. He grabbed Honorable Mention STX/USILA All-America and First-Team All-New England honors as a sophomore as well, and was tabbed a Second-Team ECAC New England All-Star for the second consecutive season, racking up a team-best 75 ground balls.

Donohue is also a three-time All-NESCAC selection, collecting first-team honors for the second straight year after nabbing second-team plaudits as a sophomore. Standing among the team leaders in all defensive categories over the last three seasons, he was named Honorable Mention STX/USILA All-America, First-Team All-New England and a Second-Team ECAC New England All-Star as a junior and a Second-Team New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) All-Star as a sophomore.

Cherney was named the NESCAC Co-Player of the Year this season after topping the conference with 68 points on 39 goals and 29 assists. As a first year in 2004, Cherney was an Honorable Mention STX/USILA All-America, Second-Team All-New England and New England and NESCAC Rookie of the Year selection after tallying 43 points on 28 goals and 15 assists.

Amherst finished the 2005 season at 11-4 overall and 6-3 in NESCAC play, climbing as high as 10th in the national rankings. The Jeffs earned the No. 3 seed in the NESCAC Postseason Tournament and advanced to the semifinals for the fourth straight year, where they fell to fourth-seeded Wesleyan University, 13-9.