SAINT LEO, Fla. – As another first for Saint Leo Lacrosse, senior midfielder Kyle Marceau took his All-America honor from Monday and added a classroom aspect to it as he was named to the 2010 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Scholar All-America as it was announced on Wednesday evening. This award marks the programs second-ever award in this area. Marceau also learned this week that he will be playing in the 2010 USILA North/South Game as Saint Leo University's first representative.
Named to the All-America second team earlier this week, Marceau posted a team-best 35 goals in 15 games. Totaling 55 points, he also racked up 20 assists in helping Saint Leo to a 12-3 overall record. Of those 12 wins, the Concord, N.H. native blasted the game-winner in six of those contests, none bigger than the off-balance ripper he scored with six seconds left to send the Lions to a stunning 12-11 upset of Merrimack in March.
An Accounting major, Marceau concluded a season where he finished as the top-scorer on the team as he finished his career with a 3.63 grade point average. Earning All-Conference First Team honors for two years straight and an honorable mention nod his first season with the Lions, the 6-1 midfielder will finish his SLU career as the all-time leader in assists, second all-time in points, goals and shots. This season he set the all-time mark for points, goals, and game-winners in a single year, meaning his name is all over the SLU record books as the program moves out of its infancy.
He has also earned a coveted spot in the 2010 USILA North/South Game in Baltimore, Md. as a Division II representative is was announced by the USILA earlier in the week.
Billed as lacrosse’s official ‘All-Star Game’ the North/South game began in 1940, when Baltimore hosted the inaugural game at Municipal Stadium. The city has been the site for 22 North/South contests, including the first seven games. The last time the North/South game was held in Baltimore was 2007 at Calvert Hall.
The North squad coached by Princeton's Bill Logan won the inaugural event with a 6-5 victory over the South team coached by Maryland's Jack Faber.
Sixty-six total games have been played with interruptions occurring only in two seasons. With the exception of 1944 and 1945, the North/South games have been played each year without interruption.
In 1991, the USILA split the event and created two games - the Division I-II game and the Division III game. This two game format was interrupted in 2006 when a special committee of the USILA recommended returning to one game but combining all divisions. The following year, 2007, saw the return to two separate games.
In 1989 the USILA Scholar All-America Program was established to recognize student-athletes from USILA member institutions who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically and as citizens of their communities. The USILA Selection Committee selects an overall team representing Division I, II and III. The Scholar All-Americas, including Marceau, are recognized at the annual Lacrosse All-America Banquet during the National Championship Weekend.
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