May 24, 2017
PERRY, New York Â-- Former Marquette University attackman Ryan McNamara was recognized as a USILA/Nike Honorable Mention All-American for the second time in his career, the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association announced on Wednesday morning.
McNamara is a two-time All-BIG EAST First Team selection and Marquette's all-time leader in numerous statistical categories, including goals (102), points (152), games played (64) and started (63), game-winning goals (10) and shots. The Eagan, Minnesota native helped lead the Golden Eagles to back-to-back BIG EAST tournament championships as a junior and senior and the first two NCAA Championship appearances in program history.
Playing both in the midfield and on attack during his career, McNamara set single-season program records for goals (40) and points (57) as a junior and was an Inside Lacrosse Third Team Preseason All-American entering his senior campaign. He was also named as a candidate for the Tewaaraton Award earlier this year and is a 2017 MLL Collegiate Draft hopeful. The draft is slated for Sunday, May 28 at 10 a.m. Central time in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
The honor is the sixth for an MU player as McNamara, Liam Byrnes, B.J. Grill, Jacob Richard and Tyler Melnyk are the five players to have earned all-America recognition.
The No. 18/16 Golden Eagles ended their fifth season under head coach Joe Amplo in the NCAA First Round after capturing their second-straight BIG EAST crown.
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