BALITMORE - David Manning, a recent Loyola University Maryland graduate, was named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Scholar All-America team that was announced late Friday evening by the national organization.
Manning was a team co-captain and All-Patriot League Second Team honoree for the Greyhounds in 2016, leading Loyola to the NCAA Semifinals as a member of the close defense. He graduated from Loyola with a Bachelor of Science in biology with a minor in chemistry.
He posted 14 caused turnovers and 21 ground balls while starting all 18 games as a fifth-year senior while helping the Greyhounds hold opponents to 8.61 goals per game during the season.
Manning was a two-year starter on defense for Loyola, entering the opening lineup as a junior in 2014. He suffered a season-ending injury prior to the 2015 season and received a medical redshirt to come back in 2016. Rather than graduating after his fourth year, Manning remained as an undergraduate to add the chemistry minor while studying for medical school.
During his five years with the program, Loyola has posted a .765 winning percentage, second-best in the nation. He was also a member of the 2012 National Championship team and a part of 65 victories since that season.