Rickels earns All-American nod

DJ Rickels © 2011 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
DJ Rickels © 2011 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Junior repeats as honorable mention by USILA

BALTIMORE, Md. – DJ Rickels (Forest Hill, Md./Boys Latin School of Maryland), a junior on the McDaniel men's lacrosse team, has been named an honorable mention All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) on Tuesday.

Rickels earns back-to-back accolades, becoming the sixth Green Terror men's lacrosse player to be named a two-time All-American and the first since Josh Hanlon earned the honor in 2003 and 2004.

An attacker, Rickels – a second-team All-Centennial Conference (CC) selection) led McDaniel (6-8, 3-5 CC) in scoring with 31 goals and 40 points. His nine assists were also tops on the squad. His 2.21 goals per game is fourth in the conference while his 2.86 points per contest ranks tied for fifth.