By Paul Ohanian
US Lacrosse has announced the first of two groups of high school boys’ lacrosse players to be named as US Lacrosse High School All-Americans and All-Academic Team members, as well as winners of the Coach of the Year, Assistant Coach of the Year, Man of the Year and the Bob Scott Award. Over 200 players and 30 coaches in this group were recognized for their efforts on and off the field.
A total of 117 players were named as All-Americans, with an additional 52 players selected as All-Academic honorees and 10 players selected as winners of the Bob Scott Award. That award recognizes a player from each area who goes ‘above and beyond’ in service to his team, school, and community.
The players and coaches comprising Group 1 represent the states of Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, South Carolina and Texas.
US Lacrosse uses a calendar-based recognition process to accommodate for the different timeframes of high school lacrosse seasons across the country. The second boys’ group winners will be announced in July.
The US Lacrosse Men’s Game All-American Awards and Recognition process is maintained by the Men’s Game Coaches Subcommittee and administered locally by the High School Area Chairmen. The subcommittee, through these area chairmen, oversees the selection of the awards.
A US Lacrosse All-American is a player who exhibits superior skills and techniques and possesses exceptional game sense and knowledge. A US Lacrosse All-American is one of the best players in the United States, while also embodying excellent sportsmanship.
A US Lacrosse All-Academic honoree is a player who exhibits exemplary lacrosse skills, good sportsmanship on the field, and represents high standards of academic achievement in the classroom.
A full listing of US Lacrosse Group 1 boys’ high school honorees can be accessed here.