May 30, 2014
WASHINGTON - Graduate student face-off specialist Tyler Knarr (Eagleville, Pa./LaSalle College) received one final opportunity to represent the Georgetown University men's lacrosse team when he suited up for the South Team in the annual USILA/Laxworld North-South All-Star Game at M&T Bank Stadium on Memorial Day. In playing, he became the 38th Hoya to participate in the prestigious event.
Knarr, who was named a USILA Third Team All-American and USILA Scholar All-American last week, did not disappoint, showing the crowd gathered for the Division I National Championship his ability at the face-off `X' that helped him finish third in the nation in face-off win percentage (.659) and lead the nation in ground balls per game (10.93).
In the game, Knarr won 13-of-19 face-offs and picked up 13 ground balls to help lead the South to a 17-16 victory.
Following the game, Knarr spoke to GUHoyas.com about the honor of playing in the game and representing the Hoyas one final time:
On being selected to play in the North-South All-Star Game... "It was an honor to be selected to play in an event that has such a long tradition. To be included with some of the best senior players and to have had the opportunity to carry on that tradition was a lot of fun."
On having a chance to be a part of Championship Weekend... "Championship weekend is probably the biggest event in the lacrosse world, so being able to play in M&T on championship weekend with all the other events going on was a great experience."
On playing with the Division I and II's top seniors... "There were many talented DI and DII players there and it was great to be able to play alongside these guys that I've competed with my whole career."
On a final opportunity to represent Georgetown University on the lacrosse field... "It was great to have one more opportunity to step on the field in Georgetown gear and represent our program in a game with such a long tradition like the North-South game."
On having a strong performance in his final game...
"We all went out there with the intention of having fun and that made it a really easy game to play. And even though we were all playing to win everyone was playing really loose and without stress which it made for a good, fun game to watch. I thought I did well doing my job taking face-offs and getting ground balls and I had a great time!"