Six Named to ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-America Team

Six men's lacrosse players have been honored by being named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men's At-Large Teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

In the University Division, the first-team selections were Andrew Maisano of Army and Max Quinzani of Duke. Named to the second and third teams, respectively, were John Galloway of Syracuse and Joe Lennon of Navy.

In the College Division, Timothy Kurpis of Gettsyburg and Ryan Story were both first-team honorees.

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DURHAM, N.C.-Duke University senior Max Quinzani has been selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men's At-Large first team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Quinzani is the first Blue Devil lacrosse player in program history to earn first team Academic All-America recognition.

This is Quinzani's third time on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America squad as he earned second team honors in 2009 and third team recognition in 2008. He is one of two lacrosse players to be represented on the first team and one of four to be named to any of the three squads. In Duke history, only four other athletes have earned Academic All-America honors three times in his or her careers.

A history major with a 3.61 G.P.A., Quinzani led Duke to its first NCAA championship in men's lacrosse with a 6-5 win over Notre Dame. In 2010, he led the Blue Devils with a school record 68 goals, which also rank as the eighth most in NCAA lacrosse history. A three-time USILA All-America pick, he was a second team All-American in 2010 and earned a spot on the NCAA all-tournament team.

The Duxbury, Mass., native finished his career as the second-leading scorer in NCAA history with 199 career goals. Quinzani, who scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left in Duke's semifinal win over Virginia, also set a NCAA record by registering a point in 66 consecutive games. In 78 career games, he scored 199 goals with 37 assists and was a three-time selection as first team All-Atlantic Coast Conference. Quinzani recently was selected as the No. 3 pick by the Boston Cannons in the annual Major League Lacrosse Draft.

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TOWSON, Md. Syracuse junior goalie John Galloway (Syracuse, N.Y.) became the third Orange men's lacrosse student-athlete to earn national academic All-America honors on Tuesday, June 8 when he was named to the 2010 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men's At-Large Second Team.

Galloway joins 2007 honoree Greg Rommel (third team) and 2008 honoree Mike Leveille (first team) as the only men's lacrosse players in school history to earn national academic All-America recognition.

On the field, Galloway turned in a stellar 2010 campaign. He led the nation and set an Orange season record with a 7.16 goals-against average, while ranking third nationally in save percentage (.595). He started all 15 games for Syracuse and posted a 13-2 record with 144 saves.

Last month, Galloway became the first SU goaltender to receive the Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. Award from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) as the nation's most outstanding Division I goalie. He was also voted the 2010 BIG EAST Conference Goalkeeper of the Year by the league's head coaches.

For his career, Galloway has 454 saves, which ranks 10th on the school's all-time list. He owns an overall record of 44-6 and holds an 8-1 record in NCAA playoff games. Galloway's 44 career victories are tied with UMBC's Jeremy Blevins for the fifth-most all-time by a Division I netminder.

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