MEDFORD – Senior tri-captains Frank Hattler and Connor Lansdale of the Tufts University men's lacrosse team were recognized as Scholar All-Americans today by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA).
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 are recognized at the annual Lacrosse All-America Banquet.
Scholar All-Americans are nominated by their coach and must be seniors with cumulative grade point averages of 3.0 or better. (4.0 scale). Athletically, each Individual is evaluated on a case by case basis by the USLIA Scholar All-America committee.
A third team USILA All-American for his play on the field, Lansdale was the leader of a Jumbo defense that ranked third in NESCAC this spring allowing 10.56 goals per game. A first team All-New England and second team All-Conference pick, Lansdale's 23 caused turnovers were tops on the team and sixth in the conference. The San Diego native graduated from Tufts with a degree in electrical engineering.
Hattler was a member of the Google Cloud Academic All-District® Men's At-Large team released recently, and is up for Google Cloud Academic All-America® honors which will be announced tomorrow. From Palo Alto, California, Hattler played in all 20 games for head coach Casey D'Annolfo's team which won the NESCAC championship. He was the fifth leading scorer on the team with 31 goals and 14 assists for 50 points. The recent graduate was a Computer Science and Economics major.