Five W&L Men's Lacrosse Players Named to the USILA All-America Teams

A.J. Witherell

LEXINGTON, Va. – The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) has announced that five members of the Washington and Lee men's lacrosse team have been named to its Division III All-America teams, which were released on Thursday morning.

Senior attackman A.J. Witherell (Wilmington, Del. / Salesianum) earned his third All-America citation, being named to the first team for the second year in a row.  He is the first W&L player to earn multiple first team selections since Matt Dugan '01 and Pope Hackney '01 did so in 2000 and 2001.

Additionally, junior midfielder Hudson Hamill (Darien, Conn. / Darien) was named to the third team, while senior defensemen John Broderick (Manhasset, N.Y. / Chaminade) and Paul Callahan (San Rafael, Calif. / Marin Catholic), and junior midfielder Jack Hodgson (Richmond, Va. / St. Christopher's) were all named to the honorable mention squad.

The five total All-America selections are the most for W&L in a single season since claiming six honorees during the 2001 campaign.

Witherell garnered his second straight First Team All-America citation after posting third team laurels as a sophomore.  A four-time All-ODAC honoree and the first-ever three-time winner of the ODAC Player of the Year Award, Witherell played in 19 games this spring.  He totaled 83 points on 46 goals and 37 assists, to go along with 49 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers. 

Witherell finished his career as the program's all-time leading scorer with 317 points.  He also finished first in W&L history in goals scored (191) and second in assists (126).  He added 185 ground balls and 47 caused turnovers.

Hamill was tabbed to the third team, marking his first career All-America honor.  He started all 21 games during the 2019 season and finished as the team's second-leading scorer with 51 points on 12 goals and a team-high 39 assists.  His assist total is also tied for the third-best in a season in program history.

Through his first three seasons, Hamill claims 127 points on 38 goals and 89 assists.  His assist total already ranks ninth in the program annals.

Broderick also claimed his first career All-America honor, capping a career that included three selections to the All-ODAC teams.   As a senior, he played in 18 games, starting 16 of them.  He totaled two goals, including the game-winner in the 2019 ODAC Championship game.  Additionally, he posted 30 ground balls and 15 caused turnovers. 

Over his four seasons, Broderick amassed two goals and two assists.  He also registered 107 ground balls and 63 caused turnovers.

A First Team All-ODAC honoree this spring, Callahan also received his first All-America nod in 2019.  He started all 21 games this spring, tallying 43 ground balls, a team-best 21 caused turnovers and one assist. 

Over his career, Callahan notched 95 ground balls, 56 caused turnovers and one assist.

Broderick and Callahan helped W&L rank first in Division III in man-down defense (.869) and third in scoring defense (6.48 gpg).

Hodgson repeated on the All-America Honorable Mention team, having earned the same honors a year ago.  A three-time First Team All-ODAC selection, he posted career-highs in both faceoff wins and faceoff winning percentage this year.  He finished the season 285-for-399 (.714), setting a new program record for wins in a season and ranking third in season winning percentage.  He added 112 ground balls, three goals and two assists as well.

Through three seasons, Hodgson also holds the W&L career record for faceoff wins, having won 771 of his 1,144 draws to date.  His 67.4 career winning percentage also tops that category as well.  Hodgson also boasts 351 career ground balls, along with 11 goals and six assists.

Washington and Lee completed the 2019 season with a program-record tying 16 wins (16-5).  The Generals won the ODAC title and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Championship, before falling to fourth-ranked York, 14-12.

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