BOSTON, Mass. – After a standout playing career, Kroy Arnold and Clay Arnold earned their first All-Region Academic Team honors as the brothers were honored by the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) for their performances in the classroom.
The All-Region Academic Team honors is the first for the lacrosse program during the Tyler Low era. Kroy, who is a history major, was one of the Beacons top midfielders during his two seasons on the harbor campus. His brother Clay, an exercise health science major, was an All-Conference honoree in 2017 and led the Beacons to their first Little East title game in over a decade.
A total of 92 senior men's lacrosse student-athletes earned the selection to the 2018 New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Academic All-New England teams.
Members of the team are nominated by head coaches in Divisions 1, 2 and 3, and are comprised of student-athletes who have excelled both in the classroom and on the field over the course of their men's lacrosse career.
Forty-six student-athletes from 20 different Division 3 institutions met the criteria, which required that nominees must have senior standing, a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, and be a significant enough player that he was nominated for at least All-Conference selection.
Bowdoin College led all institutions with eight candidates this year, followed by Harvard University, who had seven All-Academic selections. Fellow Division 1 member Yale University had six nominees as Division 1 was represented by 31 student-athletes from nine NEILA member schools.
Fifteen student-athletes from seven Division 2 schools were honored, led by five selections from Saint Michael's (VT), a number matched by Springfield College in Division 3.