After a standout season on the field, junior midfielder Adam Drury (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) of The University of Scranton men's lacrosse team has been named Scholar All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.
Drury becomes the fifth player in Scranton history to earn USILA/Nike Scholar All-American honors, all under current head coach Doug Sage. The others are: Tim Cleary (2013), John Gregitis (2014), Ryan Millard (2015) and Brad Elkin (2016).
This spring, Drury was one of the most dominant faceoff men in NCAA Division III, finishing second in the country with a faceoff win percentage of .733, which is a school record. Drury led the Landmark Conference in faceoffs won (181) and faceoff percentage, and finished second in ground balls with 68.
In 14 games, Drury won at least 10 faceoffs 12 times and at least 15 on five occasions, including an impressive 20 of 23 in a Landmark Conference semifinal against Elizabethtown on May 3. In two games against the Blue Jays, who went on to win the conference title, Drury won 37 of 41 faceoffs (.902).
Earlier this spring, Drury was named USILA honorable mention All-American, joining Cleary (2012, 2013) and Millard (2015) as the only All-Americans in Scranton men's lacrosse history.
Drury is a strategic communication major with a minor in business, and holds a 3.44 cumulative grade-point average.
The USILA Scholar All-America Program was established in 1989 to recognize student-athletes from USILA member institutions who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically and as citizens of their communities. The criteria are:
A Scholar All-American must be nominated by his coach and hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale). He will have behaved in a manner that has brought credit to himself, his institution, and to college lacrosse both on and off the field. He must also be an All-American, a member of a North/South team, or an outstanding league or conference player.
To see the complete list of USILA/Nike Scholar All-Americans, visit http://www.usila.org/news/2017/6/7/MLAX_0607171915.aspx.