Hobart trio headed to USILA All-Star Game
5/23/2019 1:26 PM
Three members of the Hobart College lacrosse team were selected to play in the 2019 USILA Senior All-Star Game at US Lacrosse Headquarters in Spark, Md., Friday, May 24. Attackman Chris Aslanian, defensive midfielder Stanny Gilbertson and faceoff specialist Matthew Pedicine will represent the Statesmen in the annual contest.
The Division I/II game is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. The Division III game will open the lacrosse double header at 5 p.m. Admission to both games is free.
Including this year's selections, Hobart has sent 124 players to the North-South Game. This is the first time three Statesmen have been selected to play in the game since 2013 (Sean Regan, Reid Rosello, Jake Silberlicht). Hobart's three selections are the most in the Northeast Conference. Mount St. Mary's and Robert Morris each had two and Bryant had one.
Aslanian capped his Hobart career as the assists and points leader in the program's Division I era. In 63 games, he recorded 98 goals and 94 assists for 192 points. Only two Division I Statesmen have scored more career goals. In the full 117 season history of Hobart lacrosse, Aslanian is one of only six players to accumulate 90 goals and 90 assists. On the program's all-time lists, he ranks seventh in assists, 10th in points, and 18th in goals.
The 2019 Francis L. "Babe" Kraus '24 Memorial Award winner as Hobart's most outstanding senior athlete, Aslanian led the team in assists (34) and shared the team lead in extra-man goals (6) and finished second in points (59). He logged a season-high seven points on five goals and two assists in the season-opening win over Canisius. Aslanian scored a game-high five goals and added an assist to help Hobart beat NEC regular season champion Mount St. Mary's and earn the NEC Player of the Week award.
The second round draft pick of the Denver Outlaws, Aslanian signed with the defending MLL champions on May 16.
A 2019 All-NEC first team selection, Gilbertson appeared in 59 career games, registering 18 goals, nine assists, 27 points, 62 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers. Exceptionally fast and elusive, he was a central figure in Hobart's ability to clear the ball over the past four years.
In 16 games this season, Gilbertson produced career-highs for goals (10), assists (4), points (14) and ground balls (23). He had three two-point games as a senior, including a two-goal effort against Canisius. Gilbertson notched a goal, an assist and a season-high four ground balls at Saint Joseph's.
An exemplary student, Gilbertson was named to the NEC Academic Honor Roll in each of his first three seasons, was the 2018 Arthur Ashe Jr. Men's Lacrosse Scholar Athlete of the Year and was a 2019 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar.
Pedicine is the Hobart career record holder for faceoffs won (618), faceoffs taken (1,039) and ground balls (324). He played in 59 career games, contributing two goals and five assists to the offense, while winning 59.5% of his faceoffs.
An All-NEC second team selection following both his junior and senior years, Pedicine dominated his opponents in 2019. Only two players in Division I have more faceoff wins than his 269 or more ground balls than his 173, both Hobart season records. Pedicine started the year by winning 22 of 32 faceoffs with 15 ground balls against Canisius. The following week, he broke the NCAA Division I single game record for faceoffs wins, taking 32 of 37 from Siena while collecting a Hobart Division I era game record 20 ground balls. For his play against the Saints, Pedicine was named the Warrior/US Lacrosse National Player of the Week. He won at least 10 faceoffs in all but one game this season and scooped up 10 or more ground balls nine times. At the NEC Tournament, Pedicine won 61.8% of his faceoffs, grabbed 23 ground balls and handed out a pair of assists, helping the Statesmen return to the NEC Championship game and earning a spot on the All-Tournament Team.
Hobart was 11-5 overall this year, the most wins in a season in the program's Division I era. The Statesmen were second in the Northeast Conference regular season standings and the runners-up in the NEC Tournament. Hobart used an explosive offense to break the program's Division I season records for goals (223), assists (148) and points (371).

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