DANBURY, CT - Western Connecticut State University senior men's lacrosse defender Cullen Roberts (Somers, CT) has been named to the 2017 New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Academic All-New England Team.
Roberts registered nine goals and six assists for the 7-9 Colonials this past spring. He also tallied 55 ground balls in his final season.
official release from Craig Kaufman - Media Coordinator of the NEILA
NEWTON, Mass. – Seventy-five senior men's lacrosse players have earned selection to the 2017 New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Academic All-New England teams.
Members of the team are nominated by head coaches in Divisions 1, 2 and 3, and are comprised of student-athletes who have excelled both in the classroom and on the field over the course of their men's lacrosse career.
Forty-two student-athletes from 22 different Division 3 institutions met the criteria, which required that nominees must have senior standing, a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, and be a significant enough player that he was nominated for at least All-Conference selection.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology led all institutions with six candidates this year, while fellow Division 3 member Amherst College had five selections, a number matched by Division 1 Ivy League member Brown University.
Southern New Hampshire University led five Division 2 schools with four of the nine honorees hailing from their institution.
Division 1 was represented by 24 student-athletes from 10 different NEILA member schools.
The complete 2017 NEILA Academic All-New England teams can be found in the attached document and may be released immediately.