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Six Penn State Lacrosse Players Earn All-American Honors From Inside Lacrosse

Penn State lacrosse’s Jack Fracyon, Matt Traynor, TJ Malone, Jack Posey, Grant Haus, and Kristin O’Neill were all named to All-American teams by Inside Lacrosse on Wednesday and Thursday. The nods come after all five men’s lacrosse players received equal honors from USA Lacrosse Magazine.

Fracyon earned a second-team All-American nod after his impressive season for the Nittany Lions, in which he was named All-American second team by USA Lacrosse Magazine, Big Ten Specialist of the Year, and to the All-Big Ten first-team. The goaltender recorded the best goals-against average in the Big Ten and the best save percentage, conceding 10.03 goals per game and stopping 57.3% of shots on goal.

Traynor saw a nod to the All-American third-team after finishing the regular season with 27 goals, placing him second on the team in goals. He also recorded two goals in the team’s Big Ten Tournament loss to Michigan and one goal in its NCAA Tournament win over Princeton.

TJ Malone, Jack Posey, and Grant Haus all earned All-American honorable mentions. Malone was a First-Team All-Big Ten honoree and the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year. He led the Big Ten in points with 26 goals and 28 assists. Posey and Haus had both previously earned an All-Big Ten second-team nod after recording nine turnovers during the regular season.

While three women’s lacrosse team players made the USA Lacrosse Magazine lists, only O’Neill made her way onto the Inside Lacrosse list with an All-American honorable mention. The midfielder had previously been named a third-team All-American by the magazine after a season that saw her record 59 points from 51 goals and eight assists, the best total on the Nittany Lions by 20 points.

While the women’s lacrosse team’s season concluded with an NCAA Tournament loss to Stony Brook, the men’s lacrosse team continues on and will face Army at noon on Sunday, May 21. The game will be hosted at the U.S. Naval Academy’s Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and will be broadcast on ESPNU.

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