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Brendan

McNicholas

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#56

Defense
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: West Grove, Pa.
High School: Avon Grove

Bio

2018: One of five total Hawks and two SJU defensemen to make all 15 starts... Led all close defensemen with 23 ground balls and added seven caused turnovers... Starting member of defensive unit that held its non-conference opposition to 8.14 goals per game and NEC opposition to 7.88 goals per game... Went for six ground balls and five caused turnovers through six regular-season NEC games... Had two ground balls and a single-game, career-high two caused turnovers vs. Bryant... Followed up with two ground balls and a single-game, career-high two caused turnovers, plus first collegiate goal, vs. Mount St. Mary's... Had two ground balls and one caused turnover in win at then-#18/20 Robert Morris... Scooped up one ground ball in NEC semifinals vs. Sacred Heart... Went for three ground balls in final collegiate game, vs. Robert Morris in NEC finals... Scrapped for a single-game, career-high five ground balls in season opener vs. Fairfield and added two ground balls apiece vs. Providence, Drexel, and then-#20/20 Penn in non-conference action.

2017: Made 13 appearances with 12 starts... Ranked fifth on the squad with nine caused turnovers... Totaled 16 ground balls... Earned a season-high four ground balls to go with a caused turnover at Drexel... Caused a single-game, career-high two turnovers against then-#2 Maryland... Scooped up two ground balls and added a caused turnover at Bryant... Recorded two ground balls apiece vs. then-#16 Duke, Manhattan, and Wagner... Made first collegiate start against then-#19 Penn... Named to Northeast Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll and SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2016: Made six appearances vs. VMI, Manhattan, Monmouth, Hobart, Wagner, and Sacred Heart... Recorded ground ball vs. Manhattan... Posted one caused turnover vs. Sacred Heart... Named to Northeast Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll and SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2015: Saw action vs. Wagner and Mount St. Mary's... Recorded ground ball and caused turnover vs. Mount St. Mary's... Made collegiate debut vs. Wagner... Named to Northeast Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll.

High School/Personal: 2014 All-Chester County First Team and All-Eastern Pennsylvania Lacrosse Coaches Association Team selection... Two-time All-ChesMont honoree... Led Avon Grove to a 20-5 record as a senior... 2014 Outstanding Senior Athlete Lacrosse Award and School Spirit Athlete Award recipient... 2013 Most Improved Player... 2013 Philadelphia Under Armour Team... Led the Red Devils to the 2014 PIAA State Finals and 2013 PIAA State Semifinals, a pair of District One titles, and the 2013 ChesMont League co-title... Earned distinguished academic honors at Avon Grove... Is an Eagle Scout... Majoring in food marketing.


Single-Game Career Highs:
Goals: 1 vs. Mount St. Mary's (4/21/18)

Assists: ---
Points: 1 vs. Mount St. Mary's (4/21/18)
Shots: 2 vs. Mount St. Mary's (4/21/18)
SOG: 1 (2x) last vs. Mount St. Mary's (4/21/18)
Up Goals: ---
Down Goals: ---
Ground Balls: 5 vs. Fairfield (2/17/18)
Caused Turnovers: 2 (3x) last vs. Mount St. Mary's (4/21/18)


Career Statistics:

YEAR GP-GS G A PTS SHOTS SOG GWG GB CT
2015 2-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2016 6-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2017 13-12 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 8
2018 15-15 1 0 1 4 2 0 23 7
TOTAL 36-27 1 0 1 4 2 0 41 17

 

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Postgame Report: Seniors Lead Men's Lacrosse to 14-7 Win over MSM
Interviews: 2018 Opening Week of Practice