First team All-Virginia honors for Pappas, Currier
Both Marlin attackmen have received first team All-Virginia status from the Virginia Sports Information Directors. Pappas and Currier were part of an 11-man first team group that included just three honorees at the attack position. The All-Virginia honor is the second in the row for both VWC players and the second first-team award for Pappas.
Pappas (Edgewater, Md./South River), who earlier this year was selected to play for the South team in the prestigious North-South All-Star Game sponsored by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) and Laxworld, finished the 2014 season as VWC's leading goal producer with 55, the fourth highest single-season total in program history.
A May graduate, Pappas also recorded 30 assists en route to 85 total points, both the second highest totals on the team in 2014. He scored a season-high six goals twice during the season and recorded at least one goal and one assist in 13 games during the season. A two-time All-American, Pappas closed his career ranked No. 4 in points at VWC and No. 6 in assists.
Currier (Peterborough, Ontario/Holy Cross-Hill Academy), also a two-time All-American, ranked first for the Marlins in points with a program record 100. His scoring total marked him not only as the first VWC player to hit the 100-point plateau, but also the first in the long history of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). He scored 54 goals, the fifth highest single-season total in Marlin history, and set a VWC record with 46 assists, four shy of tying the ODAC single-season record.
Currier will enter his junior season at VWC with 89 goals, 85 assists, and 174 points ... the latter ranking him third among the College's all-time leading scorers in men's lacrosse.
The 2014 All-Virginia College Division men's lacrosse team is as follows:
Major Award Winners:
Player of the Year: Jon Gill, Lynchburg College
Coach of the Year: Kurt Glaeser, University of Mary Washington
Rookie of the Year: Kevin Jackson, Roanoke College
All-State First Team
A: Josh Currier, Virginia Wesleyan College
A: Luke Dick, University of Mary Washington
A: Nick Pappas, Virginia Wesleyan College
M: Thomas Armstrong, Hampden-Sydney College
M: Campbell Armstrong, Lynchburg College
M: Joe Wood, Washington & Lee University
LSM: New Bowden, Hampden-Sydney College
D: Jon Gill, Lynchburg College
D: Colin Fraser, Washington & Lee University
D: Thomas Passenant, Hampden-Sydney College
GK: Charles Pease, Roanoke College
All-State Second Team
A: Aaron Murphy, Lynchburg College
A: Cam Lewis, Washington & Lee University
A: Jason Andrews, Randolph-Macon College
A: Austin Stewart, Lynchburg College
M: Jared Mitchell, Washington & Lee University
M: Daniel Batong, Ferrum College
M: Joey Marson, University of Mary Washington
LSM: Teddy Pekalski, Christopher Newport University
D: Michael Packo, Roanoke College
D: Brenden Dwyer, Christopher Newport University
D: Tyler Muckle, Ferrum College
GK: Zack Del Grosso, University of Mary Washington