May 30, 2008
Washington, D.C. - Georgetown University senior men's lacrosse players Miles Kass (Rye, N.Y./Hotchkiss) and Matt McBride (Morristown, N.J./Delbarton) were named Scholar All-Americans by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) this week.
In 1989, the USILA Scholar All-America Program was established to recognize student-athletes from USILA member institutions who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically and as citizens of their communities. The USILA Selection Committee selects an overall team representing Division I, II and III. The Scholar All-Americas were recognized at the annual Lacrosse All-America Banquet.
Kass graduated from Georgetown with a 3.268 cumulative grade-point average, earning a degree in finance. He was a three-year starter for the Hoyas and carried an 8.70 goals-against average in 13 games. In 43 career games, he posted a career record of 29-7 and had an 8.67 goals-against average. He ranks seventh all-time at Georgetown with 379 saves.
McBride, a government major and theology minor with 3.346 grade-point average, was selected as a captain by his teammates on the No. 11-ranked men's lacrosse team prior to the start of the season. An attackman who scored 16 goals in his first two seasons on the Hilltop, McBride was sidelined after one game of the 2007 season due to a concussion and did not play at all during the 2008 campaign. Despite not being able to play for the team, McBride attended every practice and joined the team for every game, assisting in a variety of ways.
During graduation weekend on the Hilltop, McBride was the recipient of the Thomas Francis Graham Award, presented at the discretion of the Dean of the College and bestowed upon a senior from the College who has demonstrated throughout his/her college career concern for others, academic achievement, sportsmanship as a member of an intercollegiate team and dedication to the educational and spiritual goals of Georgetown University.
Kass and McBride were two of 61 seniors selected to the team and the Hoya duo were among 15 honorees from Division I institutions and among four honorees from the ECAC Lacrosse League. Georgetown has had nine players earn USILA Scholar All-American honors since 1997 and has had representatives on the team in each of the last three years.
The Hoyas finished the 2008 season with a 9-4 overall record and a 4-2 mark in the ECAC. Georgetown was ranked among the top-five teams in the country for eight weeks this season, finished the year ranked No. 16 in the country and was one of only two teams to beat national semifinalist Duke.