Inside Lacrosse recently announced its media All-Americans. To nobody’s surprise, Leading Edge is well-represented on the list.
McElroy Tabbed as First-Teamer
Leading Edge 2017 goalie Owen McElroy headlines a list of four LE alums who earned All-American honors from IL. The Avon Old Farms product repeated as first-team All-America goalie after leading Georgetown to both a Big East regulat-season and tournament title and a spot in the NCAA tournament. A four-year starter for the Hoyas, McElroy stopped 61.8 percent of shots sent his way, had 11 games of double-digit saves and only allowed double-digit goals five times. He made a ridiculous 24 saves in a February win over Notre Dame. He was recently drafted by the PLL’s Chrome, too.
Kirst x 2, Tevlin Earn Honorable Mention
LE ’20 CJ Kirst (Delbarton), ’17 Brian Tevlin (Seton Hall Prep) and ’16 Colin Kirst (Seton Hall Prep) all secured honorable mentions. The younger Kirst has helped Cornell reach the Final Four. He did so thanks to his 50-goal, 22-assist, 72-point rookie campaign for the Big Red. Kirst earned Ivy League Freshman of the Year honors after recording at least one point in every game. He buried a whopping seven goals – his 10th hat trick this season – in Cornell’s NCAA tournament opening-round win against Ohio State. The Big Red take on Rutgers in Saturday’s semifinals, and the Scarlet Knights are led by…
Kirst’s older brother Colin. The elder statesman of the group stoned 54.8 percent of shots sent his way in leading Rutgers to its first Final Four in program history. He’s been incredible in the early going of the NCAA tournament. Kirst has stopped 35 of 53 shots (66 percent) against from Ivy League teams Harvard and Penn. Kirst has made double-digit saves 15 times, including a 19-save day against Marist, an 18-stop effort against Penn in the semifinals and a 17-denial effort against Harvard. He has made 10 or more saves in seven straight games.
Tevlin helped the Bulldogs earn a share of the Ivy League’s regular-season title. Additionally, he helped them reach the tournament’s quarterfinals. A veritable do-it-all force, the senior captain scored 13 times. He also dished out 13 assists, collected 39 ground balls and collected a dozen ground balls.
Congratulations to Owen, CJ, Brian and Colin on their accomplishments!