Maryland Lacrosse: Maryland is an All-American factory

Maryland lacrosse has been one of the most storied programs in the college lacrosse world in recent years.

On Wednesday, that tradition continued as nine different Terrapins were named USILA All-Americans. That was more than any team in the country in 2017.

Short-stick midfielder Isaiah Davis-Allen, midfielder Connor Kelly, defenseman Tim Muller, and attackman Matt Rambo were named to the First Team. It was only the third time in program history that four Terps were named as First Team All-Americans (1973 & 2014).

Davis-Allen is the first two-time Maryland All-American since Bill McGlone earned honors in the 2005 and 2006 seasons.

The Terps also saw attackman Colin Heacock and midfielder Tim Rotanz named to the Third Team. In addition, midfielder Jared Bernhardt, long-stick midfielder Matt Neufeldt, and defenseman Bryce Young earned nods on the Honorable Mention team.

Bernhardt is the first Maryland freshman to receive such a distinction since Goran Murray back in 2012.

Coach John Tillman has been no slouch in terms of producing high-caliber players in College Park. Since taking over the program in 2011, the Terps have had 47 All-Americans, which leads the nation.

In those seven seasons, Maryland has had no fewer than five players that earned All-American honors. In 2016, midfielder Bryan Cole (First Team), Davis-Allen (First), goalie Kyle Bernlohr (Second), defenseman Matt Dunn (Second), Rambo (Second), defenseman Greg Danseglio (Third), Muller (Third), and Heacock (Honorable Mention) were all named as All-Americans for their performances.

Goalie Niko Amato (three times), long-stick midfielder Jesse Bernhardt, goalie Kyle Bernlohr, attackman Mike Chanenchuk, attackman Joe Cummings, Dunn, defenseman Michael Ehrhardt, midfielder John Haus (three times), Murray, and face-off specialist Charlie Raffa all were named All-Americans multiple times.

After being the head coach at Harvard from 2008 to 2010, Tillman had just a 20-19 overall record during those three seasons. His best finish was an 8-5 (3-3 Ivy) campaign in 2009.

Tillman has been a beaming light of success since the moment he arrived in College Park.

In his first season at Maryland, he led the Terps to a 13-5 season, which ended in an ACC Tournament title and a national championship game appearance (a 9-7 loss to Virginia). Tillman led his team past the First Round of the NCAA Tournament in all but one season since he came to College Park.

Tillman has produced so many talented players that now suit up professionally. The only thing that has alluded him is a national championship.