By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations
Simon Fraser University Men’s Lacrosse
BURNABY, BC (July 12, 2011) – The Simon Fraser University men’s lacrosse team placed two players – freshman standout Calvin Craig (Coquitlam, BC / Gleneagle Secondary) and senior captain Luke Genereux (Port Coquitlam, BC / Terry Fox Secondary) - on the 2011 list of MCLA Scholar Athletes. Craig and Genereux are two of 45 players from MCLA Division I to receive this prestigious award given to players who were selected to their conference's First or Second All-Conference team, while maintaining a minimum overall cumulative GPA for the last completed semester/quarter of 3.20 or better. Twenty-seven institutions from the ninety-seven teams that compete in the MCLA Division I boasted Scholar Athletes in 2011, while Simon Fraser was one of only 10 schools with multiple recipients.
Craig, an attackman, recently concluded one of the greatest seasons in school history, leading the way for the Clan amassing 100 goals and 32 assists for 132 points in 17 games, topping the MCLA in goals-per-game (5.882) and finishing second in points-per-game (7.765). In only his freshman season, Craig became the first SFU player to score 100 goals in a season, also setting the single game records for both goals (15) and points (19). Craig was the only freshman on the MCLA All-America first or second team, in addition to being named PNCLL Freshman of the Year, PNCLL Offensive Player of the Year and to the PNCLL All-Conference First Team.
Genereux, a defenseman, was named an MCLA All-American for the second straight year after receiving honorable mention status last season. Genereux was also named a PNCLL First Team All-Conference selection for the third and final time in his collegiate career, after earning the same honor in both his freshman and junior year. In addition to his first MCLA Scholar Athlete Award, Genereux was also recently awarded standing on the Simon Fraser University President's Honour Roll. This award is for students who have completed at least 30 units at SFU, and have achieved a term GPA of 4.0 or above while taking at least 12 units of classes.
In seven seasons under current SFU Co-Head Coaches Jeff Cathrea and Brent Hoskins, their teams have now produced eleven (11) MCLA Scholar Athletes, with 2011 marking the seventh straight season that a lacrosse student-athlete from Simon Fraser has received an MCLA Scholar Athlete Award.
ABOUT SIMON FRASER MEN’S LACROSSE
Simon Fraser University men's lacrosse will compete in its seventeenth season in 2012 and competes in the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA). The Clan have captured a record eight PNCLL Conference Titles (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2008 and 2009) and rank sixth all-time with ten MCLA National Championship tournament appearances, placing 2nd in 1999 and playing in the 2010 MCLA Semi-Finals after reaching the Quarterfinals in 2008 and 2009. The Clan proudly wear equipment and apparel by Harrow Sports and Cascade helmets.
CONTACT: Co-Head Coach, Brent Hoskins +1 (604) 836-7748, email@example.com