STEUBENVILLE – Following the most successful season in program history, a pair of Franciscan men's lacrosse standouts were named to the inaugural Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference all-conference team as Jonas McCaig and Joe Lomady were named to the first team, Wednesday morning.
McCaig, a junior from Painted Post, NY, led the team and was third in the AMCC with 69 points this season, setting a Franciscan record for points in a season and for goals in a season with 50. McCaig was second on the team with 19 assists and scored in 12 of the Barons' 13 games this season, including two 10+ point efforts and opened the season with a nine-game point scoring streak. Against La Roche on 4/19, McCaig had a career-best eight goal, four assist game and against Mt. St. Joseph on 4/22, the junior scored six goals and had four assists. McCaig has the second most points in a career ever at Franciscan (133) and trails the current leader by two points and is the first Baron to score 100 goals in his career. McCaig scored his 100th career goal with his third goal against Muskingum. During the season, McCaig scored eight man-up goals and had a 69.5 shot on goal percentage. McCaig is currently ranked 15th in the country in goals per game (3.27) and 34th in points per game (4.53) and helped the Barons to the 40th-best scoring offense in the country (13.27 goals/game).
Lomady broke on the scene for Franciscan and had a fantastic first season in a Baron uniform. Lomady led the Barons with 104 ground balls, setting the program's single-season ground ball record and posted a 72.9 face-off percentage (70-96). The Philadelphia, PA native scored 49 goals and posted 54 points in 11 games, averaging 4.45 goals per game. Lomady finished fourth in the league in goals, and seventh in points while scoring in 10 of his 11 games this season, including an 11 goal, three assist effort against Medaille to set the Barons' single-game point and goal record. In his 10 scoring games, Lomady had nine multi-goal games and finished his season with six-straight double-digit ground ball games. Lomady picked up a career-best 19 ground balls against Hiram (3/29). The sophomore was fifth in the conference in face-offs and fourth in faceoff percentage.
The Barons posted a program-best 199 goals and 84 assists for 283 points this season while scoring 13.27 goals per game. Franciscan finished the year with a 7-8 overall record while earning the No. 3 seed in the AMCC showcase tournament.