Army's Brendan Buckley is one of six USILA Scholar All-America selections from the Patriot League this season.
May 21, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – A Patriot League-record six men's lacrosse student-athletes were honored as Scholar All-America selections by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA), it was announced this week.
Four schools are represented by the six selections, with Colgate and Lehigh collecting multiple honorees. Colgate was represented by Peter Baum and James Queeney, while Lehigh placed Ryan Snyder and Brian Hess. Army’s Brendan Buckley and Bucknell’s Mike Huffner rounded out the list of six.
Six is the highest tally of Scholar All-America selections from the League, surpassing the five chosen in 2011.
In 1989 the USILA Scholar All-America Program was established to recognize senior student-athletes from USILA member institutions who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically and as citizens of their communities. The USILA Selection Committee selects an overall team representing Division I, II and III.
It’s the start of what could be a busy awards season in men’s lacrosse. The USILA is set to host its annual Division I/II North-South All-Star game on Friday, the rosters for which were announced late Wednesday, along with its All-America team on Thursday. In addition, Buckley, Huffner and Baum are all finalists for the Senior CLASS Award, with that honor set to be announced by the end of the week.
Five were recognized last month with citations on the All-Patriot League squad, while five were named to the Academic All-League team. Buckley and Baum both earned first-team All-League accolades, with Buckley also being named the Defensive Player of the Year by the head coaches. Huffner, Hess and Snyder were placed on the second team.
On top of the accolades for his play on the field, Buckley was recognized for the second straight year as the League’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year in men’s lacrosse. Huffner, Baum, Queeney and Snyder joined him on the Academic All-League team as well.
The League has had 28 Scholar All-America selections since the USILA instituted the award in 1989.
2013 USILA Scholar All-Americans
Brendan Buckley, Army
Mike Huffner, Bucknell
Peter Baum, Colgate
James Queeney, Colgate
Brian Hess, Lehigh
Ryan Snyder, Lehigh