BALTIMORE (July 13)–Over 70 of the nation's finest scholar-athletes for the sport of lacrosse have been named as US Lacrosse Men's Division High School Academic All-Americans.  The players were selected by the High School Committee of the US Lacrosse Men's Division Coaches Council.  The country is divided into 74 areas based on geography and league affiliations, and each area is awarded just one Academic All-America selection (a few select areas are awarded two spots based on the large number of teams in the area).  An area chairman coordinates the voting process within each area.  Requirements for the award vary by region and are determined by the areas themselves.

We have supplemented the USL list — where this information is available to us — with players' hometowns and colleges they will be attending for 2004-2005.  Updates of this latter information can be sent to dan@laxpower.com.  Questions concerning who is or is not included on the list should be addressed to US LacrossePlease send any updates/corrections to the list (e.g., the proper spelling of a name or the correction of other information) to both addresses.  You can read more about the selection process at the USL web site.

AreaPlayer, Position (Hometown/HS) — College or Class
ArizonaEvan McAbee, Attack (Scottsdale, AZ/Chaparral) — Loyola
CA–LA CountyRyan Botwinick, Attack (Los Angeles, CA/Loyola)
CA–San FranciscoDerek Yecies, Defense (Atherton, CA/Menlo) — Princeton
CA–Santa Barbara/MontereyChris Cummings, Attack (Carmel, CA/Carmel) — Cal Poly SLO
ColoradoLogan Bobzien, Attack (Littleton, CO/Arapahoe) — Ithaca
ConnecticutEric Formeister, Attack (Somers, CT/Somers)
ConnecticutThomas Figgatt Jr., Midfield (Ridgefield, CT/Ridgefield) — Duke
Connecticut–FairchesterAlex Schrobenhauser, Midfield (Westport, CT/Greens Farms Academy)
DelawareMike Yowell, Defense (St. Mark's)
District of ColumbiaAndrew Moss, Goalie (Gonzaga) — North Carolina
Florida–CentralJustin Domeck, Defense (Timber Creek)
Florida–SouthJeff Goldstein, Goalie (Nova Southeastern)
GeorgiaMatt Smentek, Goalie (North Springs)
IllinoisJustin Tresnowski, Midfield/Attack (St. Viator) — Notre Dame
IndianaPatrick Sullivan, Attack (Indianapolis/Brebeuf Jesuit) — Georgetown
KentuckyAndrew Solomon, Attack (Louisville, KY/Trinity)
MaineScott Caras, Midfield (Cape Elizabeth, ME/Cape Elizabeth)
Maryland–Anne ArundelSam White, Defense (Annapolis, MD/Annapolis)
Maryland–Baltimore Co.Eric Fishel, Attack (Owings Mills, MD/Owings Mills)
Maryland–Carroll Co.Mike Melillo, Midfield (North Carroll)
Maryland–Eastern ShoreKevin Gregory, Midfield (Worcester Prep)
Maryland–Harford Co.David Brooks, Defense (Edgewood)
Maryland–Howard Co.Justin Griffith, Midfield (Hammond)
Maryland–MIAAPat Grimm, Defense (Annapolis, MD/Severn School) — Yale
Maryland–Montgomery Co.Colin Fechter, Goalie (Wootton)
Maryland–Southern Md.Ryan Mills, Midfield (Patuxent)
Massachusetts–CentralE.J. Atamian, Mid. (Worcester, MA/St. John's Shrewsbury) — Colgate
Massachusetts–EasternThomas Huff (Wayland, MA/Wayland)
Massachusetts–EasternMark Spadafora, Defense (Saugus, MA/Saugus) — MIT
Massachusetts–WesternMatt Gaylord (Westfield, MA/Westfield)
MichiganScott Wagoner, Defense (Birmingham, MI/Detroit CDS) — Duke
MinnesotaJim Gunther, Attack (Eden Prairie, MN/Eden Prairie) — Pennsylvania
MissouriMichael Wilcox, Defense (St. Louis, MO/Desmet Jesuit) — Manhattan
New England–EasternThomas Barron, Midfield (New York, NY/Phillips Andover)
New England–ISLSamuel Burke, Defense (Needham, MA/St. Sebastian) — Harvard
New England–NorthernSean Purio, Def. (Kingwood, TX/Kimball Union) — Choate Rosemary Hall
New England–WesternBrian Orr, Defense (Simsbury, CT/Avon Old Farms) — Bowdoin
New HampshireFelipe Heiderich, Defense (Amherst, NH/Souhegan) — Harvard
New JerseyDevin Dersh (Bridgewater, NJ/Bridgewater-Raritan)
New JerseyBrian Mahoney (Westfield, NJ/Westfield)
New Jersey–SouthJulian Fox, Midfield/Defense (Voorhees, NJ/Eastern) — Columbia
New York–AlbanyEvan O'Donnel, Goalie (Guilderland, NY/Guilderland)
New York–BuffaloKevin Choo, Attack (Williamsville, NY/Williamsville East)
New York–CentralJeff Izant, Midfield (Fayetteville-Manlius) — Princeton
New York–Finger LakesLuke Bonney, Attack (Geneva, NY/Geneva)
New York–Hudson ValleyEric McFeeley, Midfield (Mt. Kisco, NY/Horace Greeley)
New York–MetroKristian Herrmann, Goalie (Hackley School) — Pennsylvania
New York–Mid-HudsonJohn Stark, Defense (Montgomery, NY/Valley Central) — RPI
New York–Monroe Co.Joe Malach, Midfield (West Henrietta, NY/Rush Henrietta) — UMBC
New York–Nassau Co.Kevin Riley, Midfield (Rockville Centre, NY/South Side) — Harvard
NY–Nassau/Suffolk CatholicJohn Espey, Attack (Commack, NY/St. Anthony's) — Cornell
New York–St. LawrenceNate Pierce, Midfield (Heuvelton, NY/Heuvelton Central)
New York–Southern TierNicholas Flanders, Midfield (Ithaca, NY/Ithaca)
New York–Suffolk Co.Troy Turri, Midfield (West Islip, NY/West Islip) — Cornell
North Carolina–PrivateKris Udekwu, Defense (Raleigh, NC/Cardinal Gibbons) — Brown
North Carolina–PublicBen Tucker, Defense (Durham, NC/Durham Jordan)
Ohio–NorthMatt Adams, Attack (Dublin, OH/Scioto)
Ohio–SouthBrett Banks, Defense (Cincinnati, OH/Sycamore)
Pennsylvania–CentralMatt Daniels, Midfield (Carlisle, PA/Carlisle)
Pennsylvania–CentralChris Pletcher, Midfield (Lancaster, PA/Lancaster Country Day)
Pennsylvania–EasternDixon Hargrove, Attack (Wallingford, PA/Strath Haven) — Williams
Pennsylvania–EasternKevin Murphy, Defense (Berwyn, PA/Conestoga) — Swarthmore
Pennsylvania–WesternEric Phillips, Attack/Midfield (Baldwin, PA/Baldwin) — Pittsburgh
Rhode IslandChristopher Quinn, Defense (LaSalle Academy)
South CarolinaDavid Jacobs, Attack (Mauldin)
TennesseeEdward Taylor, Defense (Memphis, TN/Memphis University) — Virginia
TexasMichael Wilson, Defense (Austin TX/Austin)
UtahJarom Gunderson, Attack (Jordan, UT/Jordan) — Navy
VermontDan Auston, Midfield (Champlain Valley Union)
Virginia–Loudon Co.Nathan Hayba, Defense (Loudon Valley)
Virginia–NorthernJohn Bernhardt, Attack (Annandale, VA/Annandale)
Virginia–NorthwestWalter Williams, Midfield (Manassas, VA/Stonewall Jackson) — Purdue
Virginia–PiedmontNed Rider, Attack (Manakin-Sabot, VA/Collegiate) — Washington & Lee
WashingtonWing Wong, Midfield (Franklin)
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