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May 31, 2013

Nagelberg & Burgdorff pull in top men's lacrosse awards

Sophomore Cody Burgdorff was honored as the Most Valuable Defensive Player for Augustana in men's lacrosse in 2013. Fellow sophomore Jesse Nagelberg was the team's Most Valuable Offensive Player as the Vikings went 11-6 overall and 8-2 in the Midwest Lacrosse Conference for third place.

Sophomores Jesse Nagelberg (St. Charles East HS, St. Charles, Ill.) and Cody Burgdorff (Peak to Peak HS, Lafayette, Colo.) have been selected as Offensive and Defensive Most Valuable Players, respectively, for this year's Augustana men's lacrosse team. The pair helped lead the Vikings to an 11-6 record and an 8-2 mark and third place finish in the program's first season in the Midwest Lacrosse Conference.

Nagelberg is a repeat winner of the team's Offensive MVP award. He was third on the team with 38 goals and his 48 points were tied for second on the squad. He also had 10 assists, 20 ground balls and five caused turnovers. He was a first team All-MLC selection this year and was tenth in the conference with an average of 2.50 goals per game, including a pair of game-winners, which tied for third in the league. 

Having found the net 77 times in two seasons, Nagelberg is Augustana's all-time leading goal scorer.  

Burgdorff was named MVP of a defense that ranked 10th in the nation, allowing an average of just 6.29 goals per game. He played 670 minutes in goal this year and finished with a 9-6 record. His 6.81 goals against average ranked 16th in the nation, while his save percentage of .612 was 21st nationally. He also tied for third on the team with 43 ground balls. Among the MLC's regular goalkeepers, he ranked third in goals against average (5.71) and second in save percentage (.631).  

Sophomore goalkeeper Jon Pape (Hoffman Estates HS, Hoffman Estates, Ill.) won the team's Leadership Award. One of four co-captains for the 2013 Vikings, Pape saw action in three games this year and was unscored upon while making seven saves in 53 minutes of playing time. In two seasons, Pape owns a 0.54 GAA and .900 save percentage in 221 minutes in goal.  

Freshman defender Cody Speroff (Lincoln Park HS, Chicago, Ill.) was chosen as Augustana's Most Improved Player. He saw action in eight games, recording 10 ground balls and seven caused turnovers.                    

2013 AUGUSTANA MEN'S LACROSSE LETTERWINNERS

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (High School)
Brad Anderson** M 6-0 185 So. Hartland, Wis. (Arrowhead)
Doug Barrie** M 5-10 165 So. Lake Forest, Ill. (HS)
Ty Benson** D 6-2 170 So. Libertyville, Ill. (HS)
Cody Burgdorff** G 5-11 160 So. Lafayette, Colo. (Peak to Peak)
Evan Chikeles* M 6-0 190 So. Hoffman Estates, Ill. (HS)
Scott Davis* M 5-11 163 Fr. Overland Park, Kan. (St. Thomas Aquinas)
Tim Fennelly** M 5-9 150 So. Centennial, Colo. (Littleton)
Daniel Fulton* D 6-2 165 Fr. Denver, Colo. (East)
Vincent Giglierano** M 5-10 150 So. San Jose, Calif. (Archbishop Mitty)
Kevin Gleason* A 5-11 225 Fr. Chicago, Ill. (Loyola Academy)
Jeremy Gottardo** (C) D 5-9 180 So. Algonquin, Ill. (Jacobs)
Chris Hager* M 5-6 145 So. Newfields, N.H. (Exeter)
Colin Haley** A 5-4 130 So. St. Charles, Ill. (East)
Andrew Jurewicz** D 5-11 155 So. St. Charles, Ill. (East)
Austin Marrison* M 6-1 180 Fr. Palatine, Ill. (HS)
Zach McGinnis** (C) D 5-10 195 Jr. Kenilworth, Ill. (New Trier)
Jesse Nagelberg** A 6-3 215 So. St. Charles, Ill. (East)
Ryan Nakamoto** M 5-11 170 So. Naperville, Ill. (Central)
Jake Self** D 6-5 230 So. Huntington Beach, Calif. (Marina)