May 23, 2013
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Seniors Jesse Bernhardt and John Haus were named to the USILA All-America first team for the first time in their careers to lead a group of seven Maryland student-athletes on the 2013 USILA Men's Lacrosse All-America teams, which were announced Thursday.
Junior goalie Niko Amato, junior midfielder Mike Chananehcuk and junior defender Michael Ehrhardt were second team selections, while sophomore defender Goran Murray earned third team honors. Senior midfielder Landon Carr rounded out the Maryland honorees with an honorable mention nod.
Bernhardt, a native of Longwood, Fla., earns his second All-America selection to add to a lengthy list of honors he accumulated during his career. He led the team with 25 caused turnovers and was second on the squad with 59 groundballs. Bernhardt, who was also a Tewaaraton Trophy nominee this season, also added four goals and three assists for seven points. Bernhardt is the first Terrapin to be named a first team All-American and a Scholar All-American by the USILA in the same season.
Haus, a native of Lutherville, Md., earns his third All-America honor after proving once again to be one of the top all-around midfielders in the nation. He finished the season fourth on the team with 28 points on 18 goals and 10 assists.
Amato, a native of Conshohocken, Pa., earns his second All-America award after ranking seventh in the nation with a .594 save percentage and ninth in the country with a 7.98 goals-against average. Amato finished fourth on the team with 30 groundballs and even added two assists.
Chanenchuk, a native of Poquot, N.Y., earns his second overall All-America award and first as a Terp after becoming the first Maryland midfielder to lead the team in goals scored since Chris Malone in 2000. Chanenchuk finished the season with a team-best 23 goals and was second in points with 37. The junior shot .315 percent for the season and had a .616 shots-on-goal percentage.
Ehrhardt, a native of Westbury, N.Y., earns his first All-America honor after leading the Maryland defense to a No. 9 national ranking in scoring defense, allowing just 8.21 goals per game. Ehrhardt finished the season third on the team with 53 groundballs and second on the squad with 15 caused turnovers.
Murray, a native of Merion Station, Pa., earns his second All-America honor after finishing third on the team with 13 caused turnovers and seventh on the squad with 19 groundballs.
Carr, a native of University Place, Wash., earns his first All-America award as one of the top short-stick defensive midfielders in the nation. Carr finished the season with 17 groundballs and also contributed two goals and three assists, helping trigger Maryland's transition offense.
The seven All-America selections are the most since Maryland had eight honorees in 2011. The six first, second and third team honorees is the most since 2003 when the Terps picked up one first and one second team selection and four third team nods.