The New Jersey native is the third player in program history to be honored by College Crosse, as Pat Smyth and Matt Duncan were selected in 2017 and 2019, respectively.
For the fourth season in a row, College Crosse listed three teams and honorable mentions. The teams include three attackmen, three offensive midfielders, three defensemen, one faceoff specialist, one long-stick defensive midfielder, one short-stick defensive midfielder, and one goalkeeper.
"Jon was off to a great start,” said coach Jason Miller. “We were just scratching the surface with the different options his ability afforded us. It’s great to see him recognized so early in his career."
Dugenio verified himself as one of the best faceoff specialists in the country in 2020, winning 113 faceoffs through seven games. His 113 wins led all freshmen and ranked second overall in the nation.
He secured 25 of his 31 attempts from the X and scored his only goal of the year in his collegiate debut at Rutgers on February 9. The 25 faceoff wins were the most recorded by a Johnnie since the 2016 season.
After his first four games with the Red Storm, Dugenio led the nation with 76 faceoff victories. The freshman faceoff specialist successfully registered 10 or more faceoff wins in each of his first six games and led all St. John’s freshman with five points.