MEDFORD - Senior tri-captain Frank Hattler of the Tufts University men's lacrosse team was announced as a member of the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Men's At-Large team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizing the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.
To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve on his team with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at their current institution. Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot, with first- and second-team Academic All-America® honorees to be announced in June.
The At-Large teams include athletes from the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling. Hattler is one of 10 named to the team for Division III District 1, which includes Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. He is the only NESCAC student-athlete on the District 1 Men's At-Large team.
From Palo Alto, California, Hattler played in all 20 games for head coach Casey D'Annolfo's team which won the NESCAC championship and played into the NCAA Elite Eight. He was the fifth leading scorer on the team with 31 goals and 14 assists for 50 points. In a key 16-15 early-season win over Cortland, he tallied seven goals with one assist including the game-winning goal in the second overtime period.
A Computer Science and Economics major, Hattler was the recipient of Tufts' Lewis F. Manly Memorial Prize for academic and athletic excellence this year. He achieved Dean's List in all eight semesters and is an Academic All-NESCAC honoree three straight years from 2016-18.
Hattler was a member of the 2015 NCAA Championship team at Tufts as well as three conference championship winning teams (2015-2016, 2018). His former teammate Tyler Olney was an Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® pick for 2017. Cole Bailey, a senior on the 2015 NCAA champion Jumbos, was also on the selective Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® teams.