CORTLAND — Seven members of the Plattsburgh State men’s lacrosse team were honored Tuesday as the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) announced the 2013 SUNYAC Men’s Lacrosse All-Conference Team.
Joey Kramer, Tim Lawrence, Nick Travers and Ryan Phillips each received All-SUNYAC First Team nods. Charlie Dullea and Brett McClelland garnered second team honors while Mike Lind was one of four honorable mention selections.
The seven all-conference honorees mark a program-high for the Cardinals, who previously set the record with five last season. Kramer, Lawrence, Travers and Phillips join Kyle Norchi (2011) and Chris Hopps (2008) as the only Plattsburgh State players to receive first-team accolades.
As the Cardinals’ leading scorer, Kramer becomes a two-time All-SUNYAC player with 39 goals and 50 points. The Lindenhurst, N.Y. native is the league’s leading goal scorer and is tied for third with 3.33 points per game. Kramer is fourth all-time with 111 career goals and 146 points. He has also scored more man-up goals than any other Cardinal lacrosse player with 23 goals in 64 games. In addition to two man-up goals this season, Kramer has also netted four game-winning goals.
Lawrence receives the second straight all-conference award of his career as a member of the first team. A junior attackman out of Kings Park, N.Y., Lawrence is third on the team with 26 goals and 15 assists. He is the Cardinals’ leading scorer in conference play, tallying 19 of his 41 points against SUNYAC opponents. In addition to his offensive numbers, Lawrence has picked up 32 ground balls and caused 12 turnovers.
Travers, a Smithtown, N.Y. product, is a three-time All-SUNYAC selection. After representing the Cardinals on the second team in his first two seasons, Travers jumps up to the first team in his senior season as a fixture in Plattsburgh State’s midfield. He appeared in all 16 games and enters the postseason fifth in team scoring with 19 goals and 26 points. Travers has won 117 of 216 face-offs and leads the squad with 101 ground balls.