Cottrell, Federici Earn ECAC Academic Honors

July 8, 2010

CENTERVILLE, Mass. - Loyola men's lacrosse seniors Kyle Cottrell and Nick Federici were named to the 2010 All-ECAC Academic Team, the conference announced on Thursday.

Federici and Cottrell both completed their Loyola careers in May and graduated with bachelor of arts degrees in finance. Federici had a 3.74 grade point average, while Cottrell finished with a 3.73.

Loyola was the only school in the conference to have two players with GPAs higher than a 3.70. Federici and Cottrell's marks were the third and fourth highest, respectively, in the league.

Cottrell started every game for the Greyhounds on close defense, helping the Greyhounds form one of the top defenses in the nation. He had 23 ground balls and finished tied for second on the team with 12 caused turnovers. As a unit, the Loyola defense finished third in the nation by allowing just 7.93 goals per game.

Federici was an attacker for the Greyhounds, seeing action in eight games. A member of Loyola's Army ROTC program and the University's Green & Grey Society, a group of student leaders, Federici finished the season with two assists.

Loyola completed the year ranked 11th in both the USILA Coaches Poll and the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Poll. The Greyhounds were 9-5 overall and advanced to the NCAA Championships for the third time in four years.