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BALTIMORE, May 21, 2012 — BYU attackman Ted Ferrin and Grand Valley State attackman Jack Dumsa have been named inaugural recipients of the US Lacrosse Godekeraw MCLA Player of the Year Award in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA), as announced jointly by US Lacrosse and the MCLA.
Ferrin was a first-team MCLA Division I All-American in 2012 and led the 2011 champion Cougars to the semifinals of this year’s tournament with 132 points on 81 goals and 51 assists. He has a cumulative GPA of 3.58 and completed this third year as a BYU team captain. Ferrin helped coordinate several team service projects, including Habitat for Humanity, cancer awareness, Sub for Santa, rest home visits, youth lacrosse service projects, and Parents Night Out, where players take care of children with autism, giving the parents an evening to themselves.
Dumsa led Grand Valley State to the MCLA Division II national championship game in 2012 and was a first-team MCLA All-American. He is the school’s all-time leading scorer (391 points) after finishing this season with 105 points. A three-year captain, Dumsa has graduated with a cumulative GPA 3.28 and a degree in occupational therapy. He’ll continue his studies in that field at the University of Pittsburgh. He has worked for Holland Home Christian Living Services for the past two years, and additional community service endeavors include: assisting students with a mobility disability get to and from classes, helping disabled children at a local elementary school, and volunteering for the Senior Meals on Wheels Program in Grand Rapids, Mich.
The US Lacrosse Godekeraw MCLA Player of the Year Award is a joint recognition program of US Lacrosse and the MCLA. It honors two MCLA players (Division I and II) who best meet the combined criteria of: performance on the field, academic performance, character and sportsmanship. Nominees are evaluated regularly throughout the season by the MCLA Awards Committee before finalists are voted on by the US Lacrosse Godekeraw MCLA Player of the Year Award Committee, which consists of award founder Larry Feldman and representatives of both organizations.
The US Lacrosse Godekeraw MCLA Player of the Year Award is presented annually at the MCLA National Championships, won this year by Colorado State (Division I) and St. Thomas (Division II).
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