Spartans Land Three on All-CAC Squad

Spartans Land Three on All-CAC Squad

YORK, PA - The York College men’s lacrosse team received exciting news Friday as a trio of Spartans were chosen as All-Capital Athletic Conference performers for the 2008 season. Steve Mersinger (Westminster, Md./Westminster) landed on the first-team, while Steve Roy (Feasterville, Pa./Archbishop Wood) and Rob Marine (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) garnered second-team selections. York’s three bids equates to the program’s largest number of players to receive all-league accolades since the inception of the program in 2000.

Mersinger, who was a second-team choice in 2007, posted a simply stellar campaign. The junior racked up team-highs in both ground balls and caused turnovers, notching 72 and 29 respectively. A hulking 6-foot, 5-inch defenseman, Mersinger started each of York’s 17 contests this season and was often charged with defending the opposition’s most dangerous attacker. He also chipped in on the offensive end, distributing a pair of assists.

“Steve is such a great player, easily one of the best in the CAC,” Spartan head coach Jim Griffin said. “It’s wonderful to see him get the recognition for his incredible season.”

Roy’s senior campaign proved to be his most successful, garnering his first bid on the All-CAC squad. The attackman registered a career-best 20 goals including seven in league play. Two of Roy’s tallies came against perennial lacrosse powerhouse Salisbury during the Spartans’ regular-season tilt against the Sea Gulls. 

“Steve added another dimension to our attack this year,” Griffin said. “He really stepped up his game and became one of the best offensive players in the conference.”

Marine also earned his first All-CAC selection for his outstanding work in the defensive midfield. The athletic senior picked up 33 ground balls and caused 21 turnovers as he helped the Spartans thwart countless attacks. Additionally, Marine pitched in on the offensive side of the field, notching five goals and four assists.   

“Rob’s play was a huge boost for us throughout the year,” Griffin said. “His athleticism on defense and ability to push our attack in transition was instrumental to our success all season.”

This trio helped the Spartans to the squad’s second best mark (10-7) in the history of the program. Roy and Marine graduate after being part of the best four seasons in York lacrosse. Over the past four years the Spartans have accumulated a mark of 31-27, the best four-year record in program history.