University of Delaware Attackman Dan Keane Selected to Play in USILA North-South All-Star Game May 26
The all-star game will match the top seniors in the country and is played the morning before the NCAA Division I national championship game.
Keane, a food and agribusiness marketing management major from Elora, Ontario, Canada (Centre Wellington HS), will play for the South team, which will take on the North Division I/II all-stars at 10 a.m. The South team will be coached by St. Leo’s Brad Jorgensen while the North team will be guided by Brown’s Lars Tiffany.
The USILA Division III North-South All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, May 25, at 10 a.m. Tickets for the NCAA Lacrosse Championships include admission to the North-South All-Star Games and can be purchased by going to NCAA.com/Lacrosse or by calling 410-261-7283 for more information.
“Our staff is excited for Danny to be able to play in the North – South Game,” said Delaware head coach Bob Shillinglaw. “Dan has had an excellent season and career at Delaware and this is a great opportunity for him to showcase his skills in M&T Bank before the national championship game. We couldn’t be happier for him to receive this honor and for him to have the opportunity to play with other outstanding seniors. This is an excellent way to end his career.”
A four-year letterwinner and regular on the Blue Hens attack unit, Keane led the Blue Hens in scoring in 2014 when he scored 33 points on 27 goals and six assists while also contributing 20 groundballs. He scored six man-up goals and had two or more goals in each of the last six games of the season, including a career-high five vs. Ohio State.
For his career, Keane played in 50 games with 29 starts and scored 64 goals and dished out 12 assists. He recorded eight career hat tricks, picked up 42 groundballs, and his 17 career extra-man goals was one shy of the UD record. He played a key backup role for the team in 2011 when the Blue Hens won the Colonial Athletic Association title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
Keane becomes the 71st Delaware player to be selected to compete in the game. Last season, Eric Smith and Nick Diachenko competed in the game.
He is one of nine CAA players set to compete in the game. His teammates on the South team will include Matt Dusek of Drexel, Shane Sturgis and Tom LaCrosse of Penn State, and John Fennessy of Towson. Playing for the North team will be Connor Mooney and James Fahey of Massachusetts and Drew Coholan and Torin Varn of Hofstra.