June 28, 2005
Baltimore, Md. - Incoming freshman Tyler Gale was recently named the Syracuse Post-Standard Lacrosse Player of the Year, becoming Loyola's third Post-Standard player of the year in the last three years. Gale, a native of Lafayette, N.Y., will join the Greyhound midfield this fall.
A high school All-America at Lafayette, Gale follows former high school teammate and future college teammate Andrew Spack (2003) and Baldwinsville star Paul Richards (2004) as Syracuse Area players of the year at Loyola College.
Both Spack and Richards started for the Greyhounds last season. Spack finished with 10 goals and six assists while Richards contributed five points in his freshman campaign. The two former players of the year also combined for 51 groundballs and should be a fixture in Head Coach Bill Dirrigl's lineup in 2006.
Gale, who also brings impressive credentials, finished his high school career with 184 points and two state championships.