May 1, 2009
Fairfield, CT - Senior Shawn McDonough (Carmel, NY) was named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association second team and freshman Dennis Gannon (Huntington, NY) was selected to the All-Rookie team in the postseason awards announced by the CAA league office Friday afternoon on the eve of the league championship game.
McDonough was the Pioneers top defender throughout his career and helped anchor the unit this year. He finished the regular season with 28 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers. Gannon had an impressive year in his rookie campaign with the Pioneers, netting 10 goals in 14 games. He also had 10 groundballs and 7 caused turnovers. Gannon was a consistent player, spreading his 10 goals out over nine different games.
This is the eighth straight year the Pioneers have had players make the all-conference team.