Thursday, May 26, 2011

Crowley named first team All-American; McBride, Rand also honored

Baltimore, Md. - The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) announced its 2011 All-Americans, and for the second time in as many years, Kevin Crowley has been named to the first team. Jordan McBride and Adam Rand also were honored by the organization on Thursday.
Crowley, who concluded his illustrious career with 131 goals and 101 assists in 60 career games, tallied 30 goals and 26 assists in 2011. The 6-4 midfielder earned 2010 America East Player of the Year honors, concluding his career as the active leading scorer in Division I. The first overall pick of the Major League Lacrosse draft by the Hamilton Nationals, Crowley is just one of a handful of players to total 100 or more goals and assists.
McBride, a four time All-American, earned third team honors in 2011. One of the best scorers in the history of college lacrosse with 175 goals, McBride was named America East Player of the Year after scoring 31 goals in the regular season, adding 10 more in the America East Championship. His 175 goals are tied for 10th in Division I history and the most in school history.
Statistically, Rand finished his career among the greatest face-off specialists in recent history. He totaled 796 face-offs wins, good for the third most in Division I history, and is second all-time in face-offs attempted. He's in the top five in school history with 288 ground balls, tallying a career-high 96 in 2011.
Crowley, McBride and Tom Compitello each were named as Scholar All-Americans. These three student-athletes distinguished themselves academically, athletically and as citizens of their communities.