Perry, N.Y. – (5/24/2017) – A few weeks removed from earning the 2017 East Coast Conference (ECC) Goalkeeper of the Year award and All-ECC First Team honors, Chestnut Hill College senior Thomas McDermott (Ridley, Pa.) has been named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA)/Nike Division II All-American Team.
McDermott was one of five All-ECC honorees from Chestnut Hill College as the Scarlet and Gold net minder finished the regular season with an 8-4 overall record and ranked third in the nation for saves (138), eighth for save percentage (.603), and 24th in saves-per-game (11.5). He was a four-time ECC Defensive Player of the Week (5/10, 3/27, 3/14, 2/28) and recorded nine games of 10 saves or more, including a career-high 19 saves in the Griffins' 7-6 overtime triumph at #16 LIU Post on March 11. There, McDermott also recorded the Griffins' first keeper goal in program history with a long distance missile at 11:01 (5-3 LIU) of the third quarter.
McDermott ranks among Chestnut Hill College's top-10 all-time for wins (2nd, 16), goals-against-average (GAA) (5th, 9.92), save percentage (6th, .537), and saves (2nd, 380). Exceptional in the classroom as well, McDermott is a six-time member of the Chestnut Hill College Athletics Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016), a six-time member of the Chestnut Hill College Dean's List (Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017), and a two-time member of the ECC Commissioner Honor Roll (2014-2015, 2015-2016)
McDermott is a proud HEADstrong Lacrosse Alumni.