Mormile, Gessner and Levin Named USILA All-Americans
June 3, 2002
Brown University senior midfielder Jimmy Mormile (Oceanside, NY), junior midfielder Chas Gessner (Hyattsville, MD), and sophomore goalie Mike Levin (Pittsford, NY) were named to the 2002 STX/USILA All-American Lacrosse Team. Mormile and Gessner were Third Team All-American selections, while Levin was an honorable mention All-American selection.
Mormile, the New England Player of the Year, helped lead the Bears to a 7-7 record, 4-2 in the Ivy League, and a 14th place final national ranking. He is a two-time All-New England selection and a two-time first team All-Ivy selection (1999, 2001). Mormile was the Ivy League's second leading goal scorer with 31, and finished the season with 37 points. He scored a career-high 6 goals against Providence College, and netted four goals against both Syracuse and Dartmouth. He also scored three each against Harvard and Penn. Mormile also led the Bears with 47 ground balls. He completed his Brown career with 93 career points, registering 71 goals and 22 assists.
A first team All-Ivy and All-New England selection, Gessner ranked second on Brown's team in scoring with 37 points (23 goals, 14 assists). He was named the Warrior/Inside Lacrosse National Player of the Week and the Ivy League Player of the Week after scoring four goals against NCAA-bound Cornell, including the game-tying goal in regulation and the game-winning goal in overtime. Gessner, a two-time first team All-Ivy selection in football, is also a first team football All-American, leading the nation in receiving last season.
Levin posted a .602 save percentage and allowed 9.38 goals a game in being named the first team All-Ivy goalie this season. A first team All-New England selection, Levin made a season high 20 saves against Cornell, and registered double figure saves in 13 of Brown's 14 games. His 18 save performance against then number-one Syracuse is recognized as one of the top performances in the country this season.