University of Delaware Attackman Dan Keane Leads South Team to 17-16 Win at USILA Senior All-Star Game
BALTIMORE, Md. -- University of Delaware senior attackman Dan Keane was one of the heroes for the South team as he led his squad to a thrilling 17-16 victory over the North at the 73rd annual United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA)/LaxWorld North-South Senior All-Star Game Monday morning at M&T Bank Stadium.
The game preceeded the NCAA Division I national championship game in which Duke defeated Notre Dame 11-9 for its second consecutive national title.
Keane, a food and agribusiness marketing management major from Elora, Ontario, Canada (Centre Wellington HS), scored a goal, dished out two assists, scooped up on groundball, and one his only faceoff attempt to lead the South squad to the victory.
Keane led a South comeback in the fourth quarter as the team won after trailing by two goals with just under 10 minutes remaining. Keane scored a goal with 5:58 left to narrow the North lead to 15-14 and then fed North Carolina’s Patrick Foster for the game-tying goal with 5:40 left. The South then scored two more goals to finish off the comeback.
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.