Twelve Men's Lacrosse Players Make Academic Honor Roll

Sam Somers

Sam Somers

June 23, 2014

CENTER VALLEY, PA. - Twelve members of the men's lacrosse team were elected to the Patriot League 2014 Men's Lacrosse Academic Honor Roll on Monday.

A student-athlete must earn a 3.20 grade-point average in the spring semester and participate in one of the Patriot League's winter or spring championship sports to be eligible for the Academic Honor Roll. A total of 129 men's lacrosse student-athletes were selected and 11 were voted onto the Academic All-League Team.

Leading the way for the Black Knights was senior John Burk, who was a tri-captain for this year's squad and made his second-straight appearance on the honor roll. Burk, an Engineering Management major from Smithtown, N.Y., earned a 3.25 grade point average during the spring semester. On the field, he was one of seven players to start all 14 games and was sixth on the team in ground balls. He caused seven turnovers and helped Army finish the year first in the nation in scoring defense.

Andrew Michalowski jumped onto the honor roll after earning a 3.24 GPA in Engineering this spring. The Hockessin, Del., native appeared in two games for the Black Knights and registered a goal against Holy Cross on March 8.

Sam Somers joined Burk as a two-time member of the honor roll as he achieved a 3.22 GPA. The Art, Philosophy and Literature major from Wilton, Conn., was named an honorable mention All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. He is a two-time All-Patriot League Second Team performer and led the NCAA in goals against average at 5.43.

Sam Finney got his second consecutive selection to the honor roll after earning a 3.80 GPA as an Art, Philosophy and Literature major. The sophomore from Houston, Texas, appeared in three games for Army and forced a turnover and picked up a ground ball.

Chris Monteferante was named to the honor roll with a 3.35 GPA during the spring. Monteferante is an Environmental Geography major from Putnam Valley, N.Y., and played in four games in 2014.

Jimbo Moore collected his second-straight honor roll accolade with a spring GPA of 3.58. He appeared in all 14 games with six starts. The Systems Engineering major from Lynchburg, Va., recorded 11 points on seven goals and four assists, while collecting nine ground balls and causing three turnovers.

Luke Poulos made his first appearance on the Patriot League Honor Roll after posting a 3.28 GPA during the season. Poulos is a Systems Engineering major from Rockville, Md., and played in all 14 games for the Black Knights. He scored two goals on the year with tallies at Colgate and against Holy Cross in the season opener.

Austin Schultz was selected to the honor roll after achieving a 3.72 GPA in the spring semester. The Lancaster, Pa., native joined Burk as one of seven players to start all 14 games for the Black Knights. He is a two-time member of the honor roll and helped Army end the year as the top-ranked defense in the nation. Schultz is majoring in Economics and caused five turnovers and picked up six ground balls last season.

Kevin Schurr is another defender to make the honor and made it for the second-straight season with a 3.87 GPA. The Chemical Engineering major from Somers, N.Y., played in one game for the Black Knights.

Matt Bowman got on the honor roll for the first time after earning a 3.30 GPA in his first spring semester at West Point. The midfielder from Alexandria, Va., accumulated four points on three goals and an assist in 14 games played for the Black Knights. He also picked up four ground balls and caused a turnover.

Max Krieg joined the honor roll with a 3.46 GPA during the spring semester. Krieg, who hails from Woodside, Calif., appeared in three games for Army at the midfield position. Ryan Morgan made the honor roll with a 3.83 GPA and the Lancaster, Pa., native played three games for the Black Knights in the midfield.

Army finished the season ranked 20th in the USILA Coaches Poll with a 9-5 record overall and a 6-1 conference mark, which earned the Black Knights a bye into the semifinals of the Patriot League Tournament. Head Coach Joe Alberici earned his second Patriot League Coach of the Year award, guiding Army to its highest finish in the Patriot League since 2010.

2014 Patriot League Men's Lacrosse Honor Roll

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