Five Penn State Men’s Lacrosse Players Selected To All-Big Ten Teams

Penn State men’s lacrosse had five players named to All-Big Ten teams, the conference announced Wednesday afternoon.

Fifth-year attackman TJ Malone was named to the first team and Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year just hours after being named to the USILA National Team of the Week. Malone, last season’s Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, has now been named to the first team two years in a row. This season, he has 32 goals and 29 assists in 11 games, leading the Big Ten in points.

Goalkeeper Jack Fraycon joined Malone on the first team posting a 9-3 regular-season record in which he stopped 162 shots on his way to a conference-high .589 save percentage, a career high through three seasons. Fraycon, who also led the conference with 13.88 saves per game, was also named the Big Ten Specialist of the Year.

Matt Traynor was named to the conference’s second team after scoring a career-high 36 goals, the most on the team. In 12 appearances, Traynor scored multiple goals 10 times this season on his way to his first All-Big Ten nomination.

Defenseman Alex Ross, who forced 10 turnovers and scooped up 18 ground balls, joined Traynor on the second team and was also selected to the All-Big Ten first team. Rounding out the teams was Grant Haus, who was also an All-Big Ten nominee last season and had three points, four ground balls, and one caused turnover this year.

Jake Morin received Penn State’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award after appearing in all of the team’s 12 games. Morin netted nine goals and 16 assists to go along with eight ground balls.

The All-Big Ten selections and the rest of the Nittany Lions will be back in action at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at Panzer Stadium against Rutgers in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.

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