Aug. 10, 2007
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LEWISBURG, Pa. - Bucknell's Nick Sciubba (Sea Cliff, N.Y./Salisbury School), who led the nation in both goals-against average and save percentage in 2007, has been named a top-10 goalie for 2008 by Inside Lacrosse magazine. Sciubba, who will be a junior next season, was ranked No. 9 at the position.
A transfer from Massachusetts prior to last season, Sciubba proved to be one of the Patriot League's most significant newcomers in 2007. He opened the year as Bucknell's No. 2 goalie, but he came off the bench to help save the day against Hobart in the second game of the season and never relinquished the starting role. He allowed six goals or less in all but three of his appearances and had more saves than goals allowed in every outing but one.
An All-Patriot League Second Team selection, Sciubba's .641 save percentage was the ninth-best in school history, and his 6.24 goals-against average was the second-best mark since that statistic began to be recorded in 1992. Both figures were tops among all Division I goalies.
As a team, Bucknell ranked second nationally in scoring defense, allowing a mere 6.33 goals per game. The Bison trailed only Princeton, which surrendered 6.21 goals per game.
Alex Hewit of Princeton was Inside Lacrosse's pick as the nation's top returning goalie. Joey Kemp of Notre Dame was second followed by Duke's Dan Loftus, Maryland's Brian Phipps, Army's Adam Fullerton, Penn State's Drew Adams, Massachusetts' Doc Adams, Georgetown's Miles Kass, Sciubba, and Hofstra's Danny Orlando.
The Bison finished the 2007 campaign with an 11-4 record, falling one victory shy of the school single-season record, and they were ranked No. 18 in the final Inside Lacrosse poll of the season.