June 22, 2012
CENTERVILLE, Mass. - Four members of the Loyola University Maryland NCAA Champion men's lacrosse team earned Academic All-ECAC Lacrosse League honors on Friday, the conference office announced.
Graduate Student Eric Lusby (3.278, Masters of Computer Science, senior Dylan Grimm (3.281, Business Administration and International Business) and sophomores Kyle Duffy (3.538, Business Administration and Finance) and Joe Fletcher (3.777, Accounting) were honored by the league.
Lusby was named the NCAA Championships Most Outstanding Player after setting a tournament record with 17 goals in four games. He tallied four in the title game against Maryland, five each in the semifinal versus Notre Dame and quarterfinal against Denver and three versus Canisius in the first round. He finished the year with a school single-season record 54 goals and earned USILA All-America Honorable Mention and All-ECAC Second Team honors. He has joined the Major League Lacrosse Charlotte Hounds to start his professional career.
Grimm anchored the Loyola defense that set a pair of NCAA Championship Weekend records, allowing just three goals in the Championship Game to Maryland and a combined eight after yielding just five versus Notre Dame in the Semifinal. A starter in every game over the last two seasons, Grimm was a co-captain this season along with Lusby and two others. He finished his senior campaign with 42 ground balls and 21 caused turnovers, a total good for third on the team. During the Greyhounds' run to the ECAC Championship, Grimm was named to the All-Tournament team after the team's wins over Denver and Fairfield.
Duffy was a member of the Greyhounds' rope unit that was a critical part of the defensive success throughout the year. A short-stick midfielder, Duffy played in all 19 games and finished the year with seven ground balls and four caused turnovers. He also scored his first collegiate points, tallying a goal and three assists during the season.
Fletcher was another key member of the Loyola defense, earning All-ECAC Second Team and USILA All-America Honorable Mention. In his first year as a starter, Fletcher emerged as one of the nation's top shut-down defenders. He compiled 41 ground balls and was second on the Greyhounds with 26 caused turnovers. On NCAA Championship Weekend, Fletcher had nine ground balls and four caused turnovers and was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team. Additionally, he earned ECAC All-Tournament honors earlier in May.