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Sabarese and Wright earn All-MAC Commonwealth Honors

Reading, Pennsylvania (May 9, 2024) – Alvernia Lacrosse junior men’s goalie Dane Sabarese and second defender Christian Wright earned All-MAC Commonwealth honors for their performance during the 2024 season, as announced Thursday by the Middle Atlantic Conference.

Sabarese was named the 2024 MAC Commonwealth Goalie of the Year and also earned First Team honors. Wright earned Second Team All-MAC Commonwealth as a defenseman. Sabarese is not only the first player in program history to earn First Team honors, he is also the first player to earn Of the Year honors. It is also only the second time in program history that two Alvernia Men’s Lacrosse players earned All MAC Commonwealth honors in the same year. The first time this happened was in 2017, when Jarret Abernethly earned second team honors and Colin Wall earned honorable mention honors.

Sabarese finished the season with a MAC Commonwealth with 254 saves in goal for Alvernia. His 254 saves also ranked him fourth in NCAA Division III. Sabarese also finished with a MAC Commonwealth leading 15.88 saves per game, and a conference leading .632 save percentage. His save percentage of .632 also ranked him fourth among NCAA Division III goaltenders, and was just .007 shy of the national leader. Sabarese finished the 2024 season with a 10.34 goals against average. He started in all 16 of Alvernia’s games and played almost 859 minutes. This is Sabarese’s second All-MAC Commonwealth award. Last season he earned an honorable mention. He joins Abernethy as the only men’s lacrosse player to earn All-MAC Commonwealth honors more than once.

Wright finished the season with a team-high 35 turnovers. Wright also finished the year with 69 ground balls. He scored three goals on seven shots this year, including a goal on a near full-field shot against York. Wright’s 69 ground balls ranked him seventh in the conference, and he led the conference with 2.19 turnovers caused per game and 35 turnovers caused. This is Wright’s first All-MAC Commonwealth honor.

Messiah’s Chad Teresky was named Attacker of the Year, and Stevenson’s Grant Zick was named Midfielder of the Year. York’s Brent Blackmon was named Defender of the Year and York’s Vinny Facciponti was named Specialist of the Year. Stevenson’s Gavin Gossen was named Rookie of the Year and York’s Brandon Childs was named Coach of the Year.

Alvernia finished the season with an overall record of 4-12.