WASHINGTON - Georgetown University’s Ryan Hursey (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) capped off his collegiate career with United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Scholar All-America honors, as announced on Monday. He becomes the 14th Hoya to garner the accolade and the first since 2014.
Hursey was also previously recognized as one of the top short stick defensive midfielders in the nation with a USILA Third Team All-America selection. Often drawing the responsibility of defending the opposition’s top offensive threat. Hursey anchored Georgetown’s defense that held opponents to a paltry 8.12 goals per game and held foes to six goals or fewer in eight different games this season. He collected 13 ground balls to go with six caused turnovers, both career bests, while adding a goal and an assist on the offensive end. Hursey was named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team after holding No. 3/3 Denver to just three goals and holding the Pioneers’ top offensive threat, BIG EAST Attack Player of the Year Ethan Walker, scoreless in the championship game.
Along with his USILA All-America honors, Hursey was also tabbed an Inside Lacrosse Honorable Mention Media All-American and was an All-BIG EAST Second Team selection. He was selected by the Chesapeake Bayhawks in the Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft in the fifth round, 42nd overall.
A Scholar All-American must be nominated by his coach and be a student with a senior year academic standing and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale). He will have behaved in a manner that has brought credit to himself, his institution, and to college lacrosse both on and off the field. He must also be an All-American, a member of a North/South team, or an outstanding league or conference player. Simply being a member of the North/South team and/or being all-league/conference does not make the student-athlete a lock for the award. Each individual will be evaluated on a case by case basis by the Scholar AA committee.
Georgetown went 12-5 overall in 2018, tying for the second most wins in program history. The Hoyas won their first BIG EAST Championship in program history and advanced to their 12th NCAA Tournament all-time and for the first time since 2007.