April 26, 2011

Conor McKenna Earns Patriot League All-Academic Honors

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross senior men's lacrosse player Conor McKenna (Summit, N.J.) has been named to the inaugural Patriot League men's lacrosse All-Academic team. He is one of 12 players named to the first-ever team.

McKenna has a 3.88 total grade point average and is an Economics and Math major. He is a senior captain and has played in all 58 games during his career. For his career he has tallied 10 goals, 14 assists, 24 points and 110 ground balls. This season he has played all 14 games with 11 starts, as he is third on the team with 26 ground balls, while he also has four caused turnovers. As a junior he ranked third on the team with a career-best 34 ground balls, while as a sophomore his 11 assists led the team. He received the team's Joseph M. Murphy III Rookie of the Year award. He has made the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in all three seasons, while as a junior he was just one of only eight student-athletes on the men's lacrosse Patriot League Academic Honor Roll to have a 4.0 average or better. He is a Big Brother for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program in Worcester.

The All-Academic team has been added for all sports beginning in the 2010-2011 season to honor additional student-athletes who excel both on and off the field. The team equals the size of the sport's All-Patriot League first team. To be eligible the athlete has to have at least a 3.20 total grade point average. The athlete also is a starter or a key player in his/her sport. Freshmen or students in their first academic year at their school are not eligible for the honor. The team is voted on by men's lacrosse sports information directors around the conference who could not vote for their own student-athletes.

The Crusaders will conclude the season on Tuesday, April 26, versus Marist on Holy Cross Field at 7:00 p.m.

2011 Men's Lacrosse Academic All-Patriot League Team

Andrew Boyd, Army, So.
Brendan Buckley, Army, So.
Jay Laing, Army, Sr.
John Collett, Bucknell, Sr.
Jason Foreit, Bucknell, Sr.
Alex Lyons, Bucknell, Sr.
Peter Baum, Colgate, So.
James Queeney, Colgate, So.
Conor McKenna, Holy Cross, Sr.
Stefan Bauer, Lafayette, Sr.
Roman Lao-Gosney, Lehigh, Jr.
Jonathan Stumpf, Lehigh, Sr.

Scholar Athlete: Jonathan Stumpf, Lehigh, Sr.