McShea Rookie of the Year, Four Cards Named All-Landmark

McShea Rookie of the Year, Four Cards Named All-Landmark

TOWSON, Md. - Catholic University men's lacrosse freshman Mike McShea was named the Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year on Tuesday while four Cardinals received All-Landmark Conference honors, including junior Vince Catenacci who was named to the first team.

Catholic (8-7, 4-2 LC) had three players named to the second team. Freshman Joey Rockovich and senior Luke Scaduto were selected to the second team along with McShea.

McShea is the second Cardinal to earn Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year honors joining Brendan Englert who earned the accolade in 2011. Englert is the only men's lacrosse player in conference history to be named both rookie and player of the year.

In his first season at Catholic after transferring from Division II Tampa, Catenacci leads the team with 28 goals, a mark that is the 10th-most in the league. He is second in the conference in man-up goals with six while totaling a team-best five game-winning goals. He was named Landmark Conference Offensive Player of the Week on April 1 after his goal with 1:53 remaining in overtime gave the Cardinals a 14-13 win over Moravian. The Cards trailed 7-1 in the second quarter before outscoring the Greyhounds 13-6 the rest of the way.

Rockovich joins McShea as the first freshmen to earn all-conference honors for Catholic since Englert in 2011. Rockovich has started all 15 games on attack this season and leads the team with 40 points and 19 assists. He is sixth in the league in assists, but totaled a league-high 13 in six conference games. He has scored at least one point in 14 consecutive games and an assist in nine-straight.

McShea leads the Landmark Conference with a .644 faceoff percentage and ranks second in faceoff wins (212) and faceoffs taken (329). He leads the Landmark Conference with 134 ground balls, setting a new school record for a single season. He is ranked 19th in the nation in ground balls per game and fourth among freshmen while coming in 32nd in faceoff percentage, 10th among freshmen.

Scaduto receives his second all-conference selection after earning All-Landmark Conference First Team honors as a sophomore in 2017. He ranks third on the team with 35 ground balls and has had at least one in 14 of the team's 15 games. He also has three goals and two assists. He totaled two goals and 10 ground balls in the team's 14-13 win over Moravian.

After being picked to finish sixth in the conference in the preseason poll, Catholic finished in a tie for third and will is the fourth-seed in the 2019 Landmark Conference Men's Lacrosse Championship. The Cardinals head to top-seeded Elizabethtown in the semifinals on Wednesday beginning at 4 p.m.