BEVERLY, Mass. – Endicott men's lacrosse senior defender Grant Garrity (Duxbury, Mass.) has been chosen to play in the 2019 New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) East-West Senior All-Star Game on Friday, May 31. The game will take place at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island at 6 PM.
All student-athletes and coaches were nominated by the head coaches within the NEILA. Student-athletes were then ranked and selected by a committee, awarding seniors from all three NCAA Divisions who played their college careers in the New England region. This all-star game is the only one of its kind, being a regional all-star game which includes student-athletes from NCAA Divisions 1, 2, and 3.
"This is a great opportunity to highlight the college careers of these young men. For many, it is one last time for them to play an organized game against such high competition. It is also a chance to compete with student-athletes you may have battled against throughout your college career," said Tim Murphy, head coach of Curry College and coordinator of the East-West All-Star team selection.
Meanwhile, for Garrity, this is another honor to add to his highly decorated resume. So far this season, Garrity has earned United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-America Honorable Mention accolades, the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Scholar-Athlete award, a NEILA Academic All-New England honor, a selection to the All-CCC First Team, and a NEILA All-Region Third Team honor.
Garrity played in all 19 games on the schedule for the Gulls this season. He amassed 32 ground balls and 19 caused turnovers, which ranks him 12th and 47th overall, respectively, in those categories among the rest of his Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) peers.
Garrity also was a major factor in helping the Gulls rank first overall in the CCC in goals against average (8.37), total goals against (161) and caused turnovers (164), tied for first in most clears (343), second in clear percentage (.815), and third in ground balls (639). In conference-only games, the Gulls ranked first in goals against average (6.88) and total goals against (55), second in caused turnovers (68) and ground balls (306), third in clear percentage (.811), and sixth in most clears (137).
For his career, Garrity played in 68 games and recorded 70 caused turnovers and 110 ground balls. He ranks fourth all-time in caused turnovers and seventh all-time in caused turnovers per game (1.03). Garrity also ranks tied for eighth all-time in games started with 62.
YEAR IN REVIEW
Endicott posted an 11-8 record and 7-1 mark in conference play. The Gulls earned the No. 2 seed in the CCC Tournament and defeated Wentworth (20-4) and Roger Williams (12-11, 3OT) to advance to the CCC Championship, but, ultimately, fell to top-ranked Western New England, 9-8.
(Photo Credit - David Le '10)
(Portions of this release courtesy of NEILA)