For Smith, Macchi, and Schwarzkopf, this marks the first time in their careers that they have earned ECAC honors. Delia was selected as the ECAC Rookie of the Year last season.
All four were major reasons why the the Pride went 13-6, the third-highest win total in program history. For the third-straight season, Springfield won the Pilgrim Lacrosse League Championship and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
In his sophomore season for the Pride, Delia continued to produce on Springfield's first midfield line. After taking home ECAC and Pilgrim League Rookie of the Year honors a year ago, Delia was once again named a Pilgrim League All-Conference First Team honoree this season. Hailing from Wading River, N.Y., Delia was a spark for the Pride's midfield as he totaled 13 goals and a team-high 16 assists for 29 points. Much in part to his solid wing play on face-offs, he added 67 ground balls, the second-highest total on the team.
A native of South Hadley, Mass., Smith had a standout collegiate career on defense for the Pride. A relentless defender, Smith was named to the Pilgrim League All-Conference team all four years at Springfield, and was recently selected to play in the 2010 Lax World/USILA North/South Game. This season, Smith battled through a leg injury and led the team with 27 caused turnovers to go along with 29 ground balls. For his career, he scooped up 148 ground balls and caused 58 caused turnovers, 27 of which came in his final season in Maroon and White.
The postseason awards have poured in for Macchi after a great year on the Pride's first midfield line. The Mahopac, N.Y. product scored a team-best 31 goals this season and finished the season with 40 points, which ranked second on the team. A USILA Honorable Mention All-American, NEILA Division III All-New England Second Team honoree and Pilgrim League All-Conference First Team selection, Macchi had a knack for the clutch as he scored five game-winning goals for SC this season. For his career, he Macchi finished with 68 goals and 87 total points.
Schwarzkopf had a stellar final season in Maroon and White as he earned ECAC and Pilgrim League All-Conference First Team honors for the first time. A big and physical defender from Mamaroneck, N.Y., he ranked second on the team with 25 caused turnovers and added 25 ground balls. For his career, Schwarzkopf posted 69 ground balls and 37 caused turnovers, 25 of which came this season. A member of the Springfield defensive unit, he was a key factor in Springfield allowing just 6.79 goals per game, the 14th-lowest average in the country.