Three Colonials Receive ASUN Postseason Honors


Taggart Clark (pictured) was named ASUN All-Conference Second Team along with Owen Down Photo credit: Ethan Morrison

Nathan Breisinger

After concluding its second season in the ASUN Conference, the Robert Morris men’s lacrosse team received three postseason honors.

Graduate seniors Owen Down and Taggart Clark were named to the 2023 ASUN All-Conference Second Team, while James Christoforatos received a nod to the 2023 ASUN All-Academic Team.

Prior to the season, Down was named to the Preseason All-Conference Team. He followed up his final year for the Colonials by being recognized on the All-Conference Second Team for the second consecutive season.

The Scarborough, Ontario native played 11 games this season while starting in 10. The 6-foot-4 defender was a key piece on the backend for the Colonials, as he caused 11 turnovers and forced 24 ground balls. He also scored a goal against Bellarmine in a 21-13 victory.

Throughout his time at Robert Morris, Down has accumulated 97 career ground balls, along with 54 caused turnovers.

Clark joins Down on the All-Conference Second Team in back-to-back seasons. The attacker played in all 14 games this year as he led the Colonials in all major offensive categories with 29 goals, 18 assists and 47 points.

The Stouffville, Ontario native has been crucial to the Colonials’ offensive production as he had four game-winning goals and three separate performances over six points.

Clark has carried an impressive 30-game point streak throughout the past two seasons and scored a goal in 16 consecutive games. During his time at Robert Morris, Clark has netted 85 goals, 37 assists and 122 points.

Christoforatos was one of 10 players to receive ASUN All-Academic honors. Christoforatos finished his career at Robert Morris with a 4.00 GPA, which was tied for the highest amongst ASUN honorees. He will graduate this spring with a Business Administration degree focused on Marketing and Finance. He also earned a Master’s in Data Analytics.

On the field, the long-stick midfielder appeared in 12 games this season, starting in three. He scored four goals and recorded four assists while picking up 25 ground balls and causing seven turnovers.