Newton, Mass. – Albertus Magnus senior defenseman Adam Earl (Hamden, Conn.) has been selected as one of 52 student-athletes who will compete in this year's New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) East-West Senior All Star Game on Friday, June 3.
The game will take place at Golden Bear Stadium on the campus of Western New England University at 7:00 pm and will feature the top graduating students from Divisions 1, 2, and 3. The annual contest gives the seniors one last opportunity to represent their school as well as be honored for their successful careers.
Earl is the lone player from the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) player on the West roster and one of six to appear in the game. He anchored the Falcon backline this spring and ended his stellar career on a high note with a new single-season program record 40 caused turnovers. The three-year standout leaves Albertus Magnus as the school's all-time leader in caused turnovers with 78 and he's second all-time with 150 ground balls. At the end of the year athletics department banquet, he was also named the team's MVP.
All players and coaches were nominated by the head coaches within the NEILA. Players were then ranked and selected by a committee awarding seniors from all three NCAA Divisions who played their college career in the New England region.
Players from 31 different schools across nine conferences have been selected for this year's NEILA East-West game.
The NEILA East-West game also gives assistant coaches from some of the top programs each year the opportunity to take the reins as the coaching staffs of each team. This year the West will be coached by Mike Murray and Connor Mooney of Western New England and Scott Singer of Roger Williams University, while the East will be head manned by Merrimack's Bryan Brazill and Kyle Smith and Matt Colombini of Colby College.