Harry Stanton ’18 Named Second Team All-New England

Photo by Matt Montanez '17
Photo by Matt Montanez '17

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MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Sophomore attack Harry Stanton of the Wesleyan University men's lacrosse team added to his postseason laurels Tuesday and was named a 2016 Second Team All-New England selection, as announced by the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA). In addtion, seniors Niall Devaney, Lyle Mitchell and Greg Pietroforte were named to the Division III NEILA Academic All-New England Team Thursday.

Stanton was one of three attack to be named to the second team, joining Jack Allard of Bates College and Colin Bannon of Endicott College. Last week, the 2015 NESCAC Rookie of the Year was named a First Team All-Conference selection.

In just his second season with the Cardinals, Stanton surpassed the 100-point milestone to become the 30th player in program history to accomplish the feat. He finished the 2016 season with 49 goals and seven assists to total 56 points, and now has 102 (78 G, 24 A) for his career. He led the Cardinals in both goals and points, and ranked third and seventh in the conference, respectively. 

Stanton was instrumental in Wesleyan's success this season, as the squad finished 10-5 overall and 6-4 in the exceptionally difficult NESCAC. The Cardinals ranked as high as 19th in the country, and finished with a winning record for the sixth-consecutive season and a winning percentage of at least .500 for the 19th straight campaign.

Devaney, Mitchell and Pietroforte were three of sixty-five student athletes from 29 different Division III institutions to be named to the all-academic team. In order to make the all-academic team, a nominee must be a senior with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, and be a significant player that was nominated for an All-Conference selection.