Orange County alums Brandon Suchand (St. Margaret’s ’13) and Weston Gotuzzo (Great Oak ’14) were among the five Grand Canyon University Antelopes named to the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) Division 1 All-Tournament Team. GCU defeated Chapman 12-8 on Saturday to claim the National Championship.
Suchand makes his second appearance on the All-Tournament Team in three years. He was the All-Tournament goalie for the Lopes when they won the National Championship in 2015. Just as he did in high school, Suchand transitioned from goalie to defense for his senior season.
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Gotuzzo, a short stick defensive midfielder, transferred to GCU this season after playing at Portland State the previous two seasons. He recovered 19 groundballs this season and scored two points (1g, 1a).
Attackman Cam Wengreniuk, attackman Joe Balestrieri, long-stick midfielder Jack Lamey are the other Lopes to make the All-Tournament team.
Runner-up Chapman placed three players on the All-Tournament team while Georgia Tech added a pair. California, Colorado and Virginia Tech were also represented. Chapman was represented by Dylan Garner, Nevin Masri, and Nicky Mullen.