PHILADELPHIA – The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) has announced its 2015 NCAA Division I All-America recipients in men’s lacrosse, and the University of Pennsylvania is represented by senior defenseman Matt McMahon who received honorable mention recognition. In addition, he recently was named a second-team ECAC All-Star.
With McMahon’s USILA recognition, Penn has now had at least one player earn All-America honors three straight seasons and four of the last five years under head coach Mike Murphy.
The announcements capped a decorated season for McMahon. He also was named a USILA Scholar All-America, and he was announced (along with fellow co-captain Joe McCallion) as a member of the South squad for Friday’s USILA Division I/II North-South Game at Cabrini College.
A starter on defense for the last three seasons, McMahon was a first-team All-Ivy selection this year after receiving second-team recognition as a junior in 2014. He finished this season leading the Ivy League and third nationally in caused turnovers per game (2.15). One of this year’s co-captains, McMahon also had 22 ground balls, and picked up an assist against Villanova.
McMahon also is one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award, which will be presented over Championship Weekend at Lincoln Financial Field here in Philadelphia.
Penn finished the season with a 6-7 overall record, and tied for fourth in the Ivy League standings with a 3-3 conference mark -- the first time the program has had three straight seasons with at least three Ivy wins since 2006-08. The Quakers missed out on an Ivy League Tournament spot due to a tiebreaker.