|Adam Drury||Conor Carey||Adam Maiale|
The trio of seniors Adam Drury (Chatham, N.J./Chatham), Conor Carey (Long Beach, N.Y./Chaminade) and Adam Maiale (Blue Bell, Pa./La Salle College H.S.) of The University of Scranton men's lacrosse team has earned All-South Region honors from the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association.
Drury earned second-team honors as a faceoff specialist, Carey was an honorable mention choice at midfield and Maiale earned honorable mention honors as a long-stick midfielder. For Drury, it was the second all-region honor of his career after earning honorable mention last season. Carey and Maiale were named all-region for the first time in their careers.
Drury was the top faceoff man in the Landmark Conference, earning first-team all-conference honors. He posted a conference-best faceoff percentage of .678 (137-for-202) despite missing four games with an injury. He won at least 10 faceoffs in eight of the 13 games he played in, and he had a season-best 18-for-20 performance in a 13-7 win over DeSales on Feb. 21.
In his four-year career, Drury established himself as the best faceoff man in Scranton history, finishing his career with a .688 faceoff percentage (530-for-770), the best in program history. He also ranks seventh in Royals history with 171 career ground balls.
Carey, a first-team all-conference choice, had a tremendous season in the midfield, setting career highs in goals (18), assists (19) and points (37) while starting all 17 games. He led the Royals in assists and ground balls (68) and also had 15 caused turnovers. In the conference, he finished tied for third in assists, sixth in ground balls and tied for 10th in points.
Carey made an impact right from the start this past season, posting career highs with four goals and seven points in a 16-5 win over Marywood on Feb. 17. He had three goals on two other occasions and scored at least one goal in eight games and had at least one point in 12 different contests.
Maiale was a defensive force for the Royals, also earning first-team All-Landmark Conference honors. He led the Landmark Conference in caused turnovers with 42 and finished second on the team and sixth in the conference with 62 ground balls. He also had three goals and an assist for four points, and his defensive work helped Scranton hold opponents to eight or fewer goals on nine occasions.
In one of the best defensive performances in Scranton men's lacrosse history, Maiale had nine caused turnovers and seven ground balls in a 14-7 victory at King's on March 6. It was one of 11 games in which he caused at least two turnovers and one of nine games in which he had at least four ground balls.
The Royals finished the 2018 season with a 10-7 overall record and qualified for the Landmark Conference playoffs for the eighth straight season.