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Grant Ament Highlights Five Penn State Men’s Lacrosse Stars Named All-Americans By Inside Lacrosse

Inside Lacrosse released its end-of-season All-American honors on Sunday, and No. 1 Penn State men’s lacrosse is unsurprisingly all over the list.

Star attackman Grant Ament was named a first team All-American by Inside Lacrosse after running the Nittany Lions’ potent offense throughout the 2019 season. Ament broke the NCAA’s record for assists in a single season with 83, including five in his team’s dominating victory over UMBC in the first round of the NCAA tournament. He’s one of five finalists for the Tewaaraton Award, which is college lacrosse’s equivalent of the Heisman trophy.

In addition to Ament, two Penn Staters earned second team All-American honors. Mac O’Keefe, the nation’s top sniper with 66 goals, and Big Ten defensive player of the year Chris Sabia both found themselves on the second team after their stellar 2019 seasons.

O’Keefe is perhaps college lacrosse’s deadliest sharpshooter, and his shooting stroke secured the Nittany Lions’ first-ever Big Ten title in overtime against Johns Hopkins. The junior has still managed to stand out on a Penn State team with seemingly endless depth on offense by crossing the 60-goal milestone for the first time in his career.

Meanwhile, Sabia has anchored Penn State’s defense as the team’s captain this season. The Big Ten defensive player of the year has chipped in two goals, but he hangs his hat on shutting down opposing attacks. He’s second on the team with 37 ground ball pick-ups, and he’s also forced 17 turnovers this year.

Senior midfielder Nick Spillane earned third team All-American honors after doing a little bit of everything for Penn State this year. He’s found the back of the net 25 times while also claiming 19 ground balls this year. Gerard Arceri was named an honorable mention after winning 63.4 percent of his faceoffs and claiming a team-leading 165 ground balls this season.

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