AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Athletic Conference announced on Wednesday its complete list of postseason accolades, which include a host of Capital University men's lacrosse players. The group of Cole Palmby, Brennan O'Callaghan, Danny Davide, and Tate Stover was spotlighted as first team selections, while a total of seven student-athletes earned all-conference honors.
Senior defensemen Tate Stover (Delaware, Ohio/Olentangy) was named First Team All-OAC for the fourth straight year. He has successfully become the program's first and only four-time first team all-conference selection. His senior campaign featured 28 ground balls and 30 caused turnovers on an individual level, while also feeding into a stout defense that surrendered an average of 7.63 goals per game this season. He concluded his career at Capital with 138 ground balls, 144 caused turnovers, three goals, and two assists. Three of his five points came this season.
Attackman Brennan O'Callaghan (West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West) earned First Team All-OAC behind the second 60-plus goal season of his career. The junior posted a league-leading 61 goals and 15 assists to guide a Capital offense that averaged 14.25 goals per game. O'Callaghan finished out the year with seven consecutive games having scored four or more goals and five or more points. He scored five or more goals in a game six times this season. O'Callaghan has now earned first team laurels in each of his three years with the team. Per the most recent NCAA statistic rankings, O'Callaghan is currently sixth in the country in goals per game (3.82) and in the top-25 in points per game (4.76).
Goalkeeper Cole Palmby (Delaware, Ohio/Olentangy) also earned his third all-conference award and his second First Team All-OAC selection. The junior has a career year by setting a new career high in total saves (151) and nearly matching his career best in save percentage. He saved 59 percent of shots against him, a mark that led the conference. He was also third in the OAC in goals-against average, allowing just 7.88 goals per game.
Danny Davide (Massillon, Ohio/Canton Catholic) earned First Team All-OAC honors for the second time in his career, now in back-to-back seasons. Davide was the first team selection for short stick midfielders. As a junior, Davide scooped up 35 ground balls and caused 12 turnovers, while also adding one goal and one assist on the offensive end.
Capital's four first team selections matches the most in a single season, set after their first run to the OAC Tournament championship match in 2015.
Brent Walton (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington Central) was named Second Team All-OAC in the midfield for the second time and completes his career as a four-time all-conference selection. The senior added to an already potent Capital attack by scoring 19 goals and 15 assists, all coming off the sideline this year.
Two Capital players earned honorable mention honors after excellent years at their respective positions. Sophomore long stick midfielder Christopher Yeager (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Darby) picked up 24 ground balls and caused 17 turnovers in the middle of the Capital defense in 16 games and 15 starts.
Freshman attacker C.J. Hughes (Cincinnati, Ohio/Walnut Hills) had a stellar freshman campaign behind 47 goals, 14 assists and a total of 61 points. He also picked up 23 ground balls and caused a trio of turnovers.
Capital finished its first season under new head coach Dom Marzano as the OAC Tournament Runner-Up behind an overall record of 10-6 and 6-2 conference ledger. It marked the team's third straight season with or 10 more wins, third straight postseason berth and second OAC Tournament championship match in three years.