PHILADELPHIA – The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) has announced its 2014 Scholar All-America recipients in men’s lacrosse, and the University of Pennsylvania is represented by seniors Brian Feeney and Maxx Meyer. They are among 105 student-athletes chosen across all three NCAA divisions.
Feeney and Meyer are the ninth and 10th Penn players to be recognized as USILA Scholar All-Americans. This also marks the second straight year that the Quakers had two players receive the honor; prior to 2013, they had never had more than one in a season.
Nominated by his coach, a Scholar All-America candidate must be a senior in academic standing who holds a cumulative grade-point average of at least a 3.0. He must also be an All-America player, a member of the North/South All-Star Games teams, or an outstanding player in his league. The candidate also will have behaved in a manner that has brought credit to himself, his institution, and to college lacrosse both on and off the field.
Feeney enjoyed another stellar campaign between the pipes for the Quakers, earning first-team All-Ivy for the second straight year. He ended the regular season leading the Ivy League and 14th nationally in save percentage (.552); was 11th nationally in saves per game (11.08); and ranked 17th nationally in goals-against average (9.00).
Meyer was named second-team All-Ivy on defense this season, the third team he received All-Ivy recognition in his career. He finished as the team leader in caused turnovers per game, with 28, and also came up with 41 ground balls and three shots.
Penn finished the season with an 11-4 record, its best mark since 1988, and also hosted an NCAA Championship game for the first time since 1988. After posting a 4-2 Ivy League mark during the regular season, the Quakers won the Ivy League Tournament in early May, defeating Cornell and Harvard. Prior to its NCAA first-round loss to Drexel, Penn won eight games in a row which is tied for the second-longest win streak in program history.