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