Six Cavaliers Earn Lacrosse All-American Honors

Virginia men's lacrosse was well-represented on the 2014 USILA All-American team announced Thursday morning.

Six Cavaliers earned All-America status, with Scott McWilliams' second-team honor leading the way.

Mark Cockerton, Rob Emery, Chris LaPierre, James Pannell and Tanner Scales also earned USILA All-America honors.

McWilliams is now a three-time All-American. It marks the second season in a row McWilliams was named a second-team All-American. The defenseman also earned honorable mention honors in 2012. McWilliams finished his senior season with three goals and one assist, while picking up 28 ground balls and causing 24 turnovers.

Cockerton was named to the third team. It is the second year in a row that the UVa attackman earned third-team All-America honors. Cockerton led UVa with 47 goals and 63 points in 2014.

Scales earned his first career All-America honor, landing on the third team. The sophomore defenseman caused 22 turnovers and picked up 49 ground balls in 2014.

Emery, senior midfielder Chris LaPierre and sophomore attackman James Pannell rounds out UVa’s All-America selections on the honorable mention squad. The honors for Emery and LaPierre are each player’s third career All-America nod. Emery was also an honorable mention recipient in 2012 and 2013. LaPierre earned third-team honors in 2011 and second-team recognition in 2012. This is Pannell’s first career All-America accolade.


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