Four Vikings Named to Men's Lacrosse All-America Team

Posted May 9, 2017

All-Americans-Click Here

 

Marshall, Mo. (May 9, 2017)- The Missouri Valley College men’s lacrosse team has put four of its student-athletes onto the 2017 NAIA Men’s Lacrosse All-America Team.  Leading the selectees is Sophomore Midfielder Ryan Barnes (Farmington, Minn.) who was chosen as the 2017 NAIA Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Year.

 

In addition to his Player of the Year award, Barnes was selected as a first team All-American for the second-straight year.  He finished the season as the team-leader in goals (57), points (85), total shots (155), shots on goal (99), man-up goals (9) and man-down goals (4).  He also finished second on the team in assists (28).  Barnes ranked in the top 10 in the NAIA in nine statistical categories, including second in man-up goals, fourth in total goals, fourth in shots on goal, fifth in total points and fifth in total shots.  He was also a first team all-conference selection and the KCAC Offensive Player of the Year.

 

Joining Barnes as a first team selection were Senior Defender Andrew Legg (Vancouver, Wash.) and Junior Long Stick Midfielder Dan Block (Farmington, Minn.).  Legg was chosen to as an NAIA first team All-American for the second-straight year.  He finished the season with 25 turnovers caused and 29 groundballs.  He also led a Viking defense that finished fourth in caused turnovers (136), fourth in clearing percentage (.896).  The team also allowed just 5.9 goals per game, including a 3.6 goals per game average in conference play.  Legg also earned first team all-conference honors and was the KCAC Defensive Player of the Year.

 

Block earned his second first team All-American selection after leading the team in groundballs (99) and caused turnovers (28).  Block ranked fourth in the NAIA in caused turnovers and sixth in groundballs.  He was also chosen to the all-conference first team following the regular season.

 

Senior Defender Alex Aubrecht (Farmington, Minn.) was named to the All-America second team.  Aubrecht, repeating as a second team selection, finished the season with 38 groundballs and 24 caused turnovers.  He was a first team all-conference selection.

 

The Viking men’s lacrosse team finished the 2017 with a 14-2 overall record, which included a second-straight KCAC regular season and KCAC Postseason Tournament championships.  Missouri Valley also advanced to the semifinal round of the 2017 NAIA Men’s Lacrosse National Invitational, the second-straight year the team advanced to at least the semifinals.

 

 

 

About Missouri Valley College

Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. MVC offers over 30 academic programs, study abroad program, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. The most popular majors include education and business, criminal justice and exercise science. Above all, Valley is committed to student success. For more information, call (660) 831-4000 or visit www.moval.edu.

 



facebook   facebook   facebook