PHILADELPHIA – Duke Lacroix spent most of his career at the University of Pennsylvania doing things that few have done previously, and he added another accolade to his list on Wednesday by becoming just the third player in program history to earn a fourth career All-Ivy honor.
Lacroix was named first-team All-Ivy for the second season in a row, headlining four All-Ivy selections for the Quakers. Alec Neumann earned his second consecutive second-team All-Ivy nod, joined by first-time honoree Forrest Clancy. Goalkeeper Max Polkinhorne was named honorable mention All-Ivy to round out the contingent.
For Duke Lacroix, the four All-Ivy selections during his career join Stephen Kroculik (2001-04) and Jake Levin (2008-11) as the only Quakers to be honored by the League’s coaches all four seasons. Lacroix finished the 2014 campaign with 20 points, good for fourth in the Ancient Eight, scoring seven goals and adding six assists. He had a pair of game-winning goals for the Red and Blue while starting all 17 matches and playing 1,362 minutes. Lacroix will graduate as the fifth-leading scorer all-time at Penn with 25 goals and 15 assists for 65 points. In addition to his All-ivy selections, Lacroix has also garnered 2013 Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year and 2011 Ivy League Rookie of the Year awards.
Alec Neumann picked up his second straight second-team All-Ivy selection on the strength of an eight-goal, five-assist season which slotted him third in the Ivy League with 21 points. Through two seasons at forward for the Red and Blue, Neumann has netted 13 goals and nine assists for 35 points.
Junior midfielder Forrest Clancy showed some offensive flair during the season, scoring the first three goals of his career and adding six assists for a career-high 12 points to rank seventh in the Ivy League. His six helpers were tied for the League lead. He had one game-winning goal, a free kick beauty from 30 yards out at Cornell to open the Ivy schedule.
Goalkeeper Max Polkinhorne racked up his first All-Ivy award after leading the Ivy League in saves with 82. Polkinhorne registered six wins in his first full season as starter, including three shutouts. He allowed nine goas in Ivy play, and posted the fourth-best save percentage among Ivy goalkeepers during League games.