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NEW HAVEN — The men’s lacrosse season may have canceled just a third of the way into the season, but it didn’t stop Inside Lacrosse from naming an All-American team.

T.D. Ierlan, Yale’s senior faceoff specialist, was named first-team All-American.

Chris Fake, a junior defenseman at Yale, was named to the second team. Matt Gaudet, a senior attacker and Aiden Hynes, a senior defenseman, were honorably mentioned.

Fairfield’s Dylan Beckwith, a senior attack, also made honorable mention.

It the fourth time Ierlan has earned All-America status. He established himself as the most prolific faceoff specialist in NCAA history, setting several career, single-season and single-game records. He transferred to Yale in 2019 after spending two seasons at Albany, and was a finalist for the Tewaaraton Award as the nation’s top player last spring.

Fake, a three-time All-American, also made the Tewaaraton Award watch list along with Ierlan. Gaudet, most valuable player of the 2018 NCAA Final Four, was among the national leaders with 18 goals this season. Hynes, a preseason All-American, has also twice been named to the All-Ivy League team.

Beckwith had 25 goals and 17 assists in just seven games for the Stags this spring, which included four games with at least seven points.

Ridgefield’s Peter Dearth, a 6-foot-3 senior short-stick defensive midfielder at Syracuse, was a second-team selection. He is one of nine Syracuse players to be honored. Dearth played in four games for Syracuse, notching two goals, causing a turnover and collecting 11 ground balls. A two-time team captain, he headlined a defensive unit that helped the Orange rank No. 6 nationally in scoring margin. He was an Honorable Mention All-American last season. He is a two-time captain for Syracuse and tied a career high with five ground balls against Army this season.

Greenwich’s Bailey Savio, a junior at Loyola was a third-team selection. Savio was excellent at the faceoff ‘X’, helping Loyola rank third nationally in face-off winning percentage. He was fifth nationally and tops in the Patriot League. Savio won 90 of 131 faceoff attempts, a 68.7 percent success rate, and he had 62 ground balls in only six games. Savio won at least 58 percent of his faceoffs in all six games this season. After combining to go 26 of 44 (.591) in the first two games against Virginia and Johns Hopkins, Savio put together a game in which he went 23 of 24 versus Rutgers, picking up a school and Patriot League 18 ground balls in the process.

His 68.7 faceoff winning percentage is a Loyola record for a player who attempted more than 100 draws in a season. During the season, he moved into fourth place in career ground balls with 247. He will enter 2021 chasing the school record of 340 set from 2014-2017 by his older brother, Graham.

New Canaan’s Brandon Salvatore, a Taft alum playing at Cornell, was s third-team pick at long stick midfielder. The senior earned his second-consecutive All-America honor from Inside Lacrosse after receiving an honorable mention selection in 2019. Salvatore led Cornell in caused turnovers (7) this season for the second-straight year, while also ranking fifth in ground balls (16). He was named a candidate for the Senior CLASS award in collegiate men’s lacrosse earlier this spring.

Darien’s Mark Evanchick, a senior at Penn was a third-team selection. Evanchick started all five games on defense for the Quakers. The 2019 third-team USILA All-America selection finished with four ground balls and three caused turnovers in the truncated season. This is his first selection to the Inside Lacrosse All-American team.

Wilton’s Michael Brown, a senior short stick defensive midfielder at Brown, was an honorable mention selection. Brown earned All-American honors for the first time after making the transition from close defense to the defensive midfield. He picked up nine ground balls, scored a goal and had two assists for the Bears. Brown played in 48 career games and his four caused turnovers this season were second on the team.

Darien’s Arden Cohen, a junior defenseman for Notre Dame was an honorable mention selection. Cohen was an integral part of the Notre Dame defense, racking up 13 ground balls and causing six turnovers over five games. Cohen has been a starting defenseman in each of his three seasons at Notre Dame.

cmalafronte@nhregister.com