By Brian Holtzapple
For The Daily Item
DANVILLE -- At just 5-foot-10 and a slim 130 pounds, Danville junior lacrosse player Nick Treon doesn't look very intimidating -- even wearing a helmet and full array of pads.
Once you get Treon on the playing field, however, the attackman has the tendency to strike fear in the hearts of the fiercest defenders.
Treon's competitive nature and his nose for the goal helped land the Ironmen captain on the USLacrosse All-American Team. He was honored at the Central PA USLacrosse banquet held May 20 at Eden Resort in Lancaster.
"I was pretty excited, but I also kind of figured Nick was a shoo-in. He has some of the best stats in the state, so it was almost a no-brainer," said Danville coach Matt Gerdy. "It's obviously a big deal for our program. Nick is our first All-American.
"Lewisburg and Selinsgrove have both had All-Americans in years past, so it's definitely a good barometer for (lacrosse) in our area," Gerdy added.
"Obviously, I take great honor on being named All-American," said Treon, 17, the son of Ken and Karen Treon. "I always had it in the back of my mind, but I never had it as a goal (to be named All-American). Getting the team a win is always my first priority."
This past season Treon helped Danville to a 9-8 record and a runner-up finish to District 4 champ Selinsgrove in the Central Susquehanna-Nittany Lacrosse League.
Individually, Treon scored 72 goals and had 40 assists for a total of 112 points for the Ironmen
The goal total was second-best in the state this year and it was good for 12th place nationally, while his point total was also good for third in the state and 11th-best in the country.