PHILADELPHIA – The Ivy League has announced its 2015 All-Ivy teams in men’s lacrosse, and the University of Pennsylvania was represented by a trio of players as senior defenseman Matt McMahon was a first-team All-Ivy selection; junior Nick Doktor received second-team All-Ivy; and senior Joe McCallion got honorable mention recognition.
Matt McMahon earned his second All-Ivy honor this season, as he was a second-team pick a year ago. Also a Senior CLASS Award finalist, he finished the regular season second among Ivy League players and fourth nationally in caused turnovers per game (2.15). One of this year’s captains along with McCallion, he also had 22 ground balls, and picked up an assist against Villanova.
Nick Doktor enjoyed one of the finest seasons by a Penn player in many years on attack. He led the Ivies and finished the regular season third nationally in assists per game (2.77), and was third among Ivy players and 13th nationally in points per game (4.38). Doktor’s 36 assists were the most by a Penn player since Chris Conforti had 36 in 1991, and his 57 points were the most by a Quakers player since Jon Cusson had 57 in 1995. A junior, Doktor will enter his senior season with a 27-game point-scoring streak.
Joe McCallion finished the 2015 season with a team-high 22 goals and 12 assists for 34 points; his goal and point totals were better this season than in his first three seasons combined. He made the conversion from midfield to attack midseason, and finished with a pair of four-goal games -- against Top 10 teams in Maryland and Cornell -- and at least three points in seven different contests.
Penn’s 2015 season came to a close on Saturday with a 12-6 loss to No. 8 Virginia. The Quakers finished the season 6-7 overall, and went 3-3 in Ivy League play to tie Yale for fourth place -- however, because the Bulldogs beat Penn during the regular season, they will be in this week’s Ivy League Tournament in Providence, R.I.