Rewriting the Record Books

From left: Senior men's lacrosse captains Greg Hanley, Matt Cherry, Brandon Palladino and Christian Beitel

From left: Senior men's lacrosse captains Greg Hanley, Matt Cherry, Brandon Palladino and Christian Beitel

The success of the 2013 men’s lacrosse season was a culmination of years of hard work, commitment and dedication by a number of remarkable individuals. Head Coach Dave Webster ’88 built a program focused not just on winning games but also on community outreach and service trips aiding disaster victims and underprivileged communities across the country.  

Leading the way have been (from left) senior captains Greg Hanley, Matt Cherry, Brandon Palladino and Christian Beitel, who played an integral role in all aspects of the program. All four earned All-American honors during their careers and graduated as the winningest class in the program’s history, with 65 wins and just 10 losses.  

The Red Devils rewrote the record books, improving each year and building the foundation for a dominant lacrosse program. This year, the team rose to a No. 2 national ranking and held the spot for virtually the entire season.

They captured a third-straight CC championship to earn a fourth-straight bid to the NCAA Tournament. Dickinson became the first team in conference history to finish the regular season undefeated overall, going unbeaten in CC play for the second time in four years.

Palladino was named the Division III Player of the Year, earning first-team All-American honors for the second-straight season. He was the CC Player of the Year as well, becoming the first player in conference history to be named first-team All-CC all four years. Cherry joined Palladino as a first-team All-American, while Hanley received honorable mention. Dickinson had seven All-Americans in 2013, while eight players were named All-CC. 

Published Jul. 24, 2013