For Immediate Release: June 30, 2011
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BU men's lacrosse records top GPA in America East for seventh straight year
Bearcats post 3.08 overall GPA, land 25 players on America East Honor Roll

VESTAL, N.Y. -- For the seventh consecutive year, Binghamton has attained the highest GPA of any men's lacrosse team in the America East Conference. In addition to earning a 3.08 overall GPA, the Bearcats had 25 of their 35 student-athletes named to the America East 2011 Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll.

To be named to the America East Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must have attained a 3.0 GPA or better during the semester of competition. Binghamton's 25 selections were the most of any men's lacrosse team in the conference.

"I am ecstatic with the accomplishments of our men's lacrosse team," head coach Scott Nelson said. "They exemplify what being a student-athlete is all about. On the field and in the classroom, they represent Binghamton University very well."

Of the 25 BU men's lacrosse players named to the America East Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll, 14 of them earned a GPA of at least a 3.5. Included among those selections were senior defender Derrick Danieu and junior defender Ben Waldron, both of whom were named first-team all-conference.

Binghamton had two other all-conference selections who also appeared on the America East Honor Roll. Sophomore attack Matt Springer was named second-team all conference while freshman attack Michael Antinozzi was part of the America East All-Rookie Team.

Last month, Danieu ended his career by being chosen to the America East Spring Academic Team. He was later named a USILA Scholar All-American.

On the field in 2011, Binghamton (7-8, 3-2 AE) advanced to the America East Tournament for the seventh time in eight seasons.

NOTE: Nelson has announced that Kevin McKeown, who served as Binghamton's interim head coach the final eight games in 2011, and Rob Williams, will remain with the Bearcat staff as assistant coaches in 2012.

"Kevin and Rob are role models in every way," he said. "I am very happy that they will remain with the Binghamton program."

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