Finnerty Earns USILA Scholar All-America Honors

May 26, 2010

BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland attacker Collin Finnerty was named a Scholar All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association on Wednesday, one day after he was named to play in the North-South All-Star Game.

FInnerty, who graduated this month with his bachelor of arts degree in communications, led the Greyhounds in scoring this season and helped them advance to the NCAA Championships.

"Collin was a tremendous leader for us, on and off the field," Loyola Head Coach Charley Toomey said. "He was an outstanding player who also was a dedicated student, and it's a great honor to earn Scholar All-America recognition."

A team co-captain as a senior, the Garden City, N.Y., native scored 24 goals and assisted on 12 others for a team-high 36 points.

He earned All-ECAC First Team honors this year and wrapped up his Greyhounds career with 64 goals and 26 assists for 90 points over the course of the last three seasons.

Finnerty, along with fellow Loyola attacker Cooper MacDonnell will play for the South team on Friday, May 28, at the Lax World/USILA North-South All-Star Game at Goucher College in Towson, Md.

To be nominated for the USILA Scholar All-America honors, student-athletes must be of senior standing and have a grade-point average of at least 3.0.