Derek Cherney '07
Photo by Charlie Quigg '09
Cherney has earned ECAC New England All Star honors in each of his first three seasons.

Wilcox, Cherney Nab ECAC Division III New England Men's Lacrosse All-Star Plaudits, Briody Grabs Women's Honors

June 16 , 2006

AMHERST, MA – Amherst College senior Andrew Wilcox (Brooklyn, NY) and junior Derek Cherney (Chappaqua, NY) were named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III New England Men's Lacrosse All-Star team on Friday, while junior Alyssa Briody (Hopewell, NJ) bolstered her postseason resume as well, adding women's lacrosse all-star honors.

Wilcox continued an impressive list of postseason awards with First-Team All-New England recognition, already having been named STX/USILA Second-Team All-America, First-Team NEILA Division III All-New England and First-Team All-NESCAC this spring. He completed an outstanding collegiate career this spring, in which he was widely accepted as one of the top long-stick midfielders in the country. A three-time All-America honoree, and four-time All-New England recipient, Wilcox led the Jeffs in ground balls and takeaways in each of his four seasons at Amherst.

Cherney brought home Second-Team ECAC plaudits after grabbing First-Team All-NESCAC honors earlier this season, marking his third straight year with recognition from both organizations. A preseason All-America pick, he led Amherst and finished 11th in the conference in points (2.62/gm) and assists (1.08/gm).

Briody heaped Second-Team honors on to her pile of postseason awards and was the lone Lord Jeff on the women’s team. She received All-America credit from Inside Lacrosse, Womenslacrosse.com and the IWLCA/U.S. Lacrosse, as well as First-Team IWLCA All-Region acclaim and First-Team All-NESCAC praise after leading the Jeffs in each offensive category with 76 points on 49 goals and 27 assists.