(portions of this release courtesy of NEILA)
BEVERLY, Mass. – Four Endicott men's lacrosse senior student-athletes have earned New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Academic All-New England honors, as announced by the organization earlier today.
Meanwhile, in total, 128 senior men's lacrosse student-athletes were named to the NEILA Academic All-New England list. Members of the team are nominated by head coaches in NCAA Divisions I, II and III, and are comprised of student-athletes who have excelled both in the classroom and on the field over the course of their men's lacrosse career.
This year saw an increase of 36 student-athletes who met the criteria, which requires that nominees must have senior standing, a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, and be a significant enough student-athlete that he was nominated for at least All-Conference selection.
Brown University led all institutions with nine candidates this year, followed by Wesleyan University, who led Division III with seven All-Academic selections. Overall, 51 different colleges and universities were represented across all three divisions.
Seven different schools from Division I made up the 26 All-Academic award winners, while 12 honorees represented six schools in Division 2, where Assumption, Bentley, and Southern New Hampshire paced the field with three student-athletes apiece.
Joining Wesleyan at the top of Division III were Clark and Rivier, who had six All-Academic selections each. In total, 90 Division III student-athletes represented 38 institutions made an appearance on this year's squads.
(Photo Credit - David Le '10)