(Baltimore, Md.) – Dickinson senior Andy Grabis (Chestertown, Md./St. Andrew's) was named to the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Coaches Association (USILA)/Nike Scholar All-America Team, announced on Thursday.
Grabis was one of nine Red Devils named to the All-Centennial Conference team this season. He capped his career with another great season as a staple on the Red Devil defense. He started 30-of-31 games in the past two seasons, developing into an outstanding long pole defenseman.
Grabis caused 17 turnovers and picked up 25 grounds balls this spring, in addition to shutting down opposing attacks with exceptional close defense. Grabis' stick handling proved to be a valuable asset on clears and in tight games, while his senior leadership showed equally as valuable this season. His outstanding play also earned him a spot in the USILA/Nike North-South Senior All-Star Game.
The Devils were just under 84 percent on clear attempts this season, and ranked second in the conference in goals-against-average, allowing just 7.84 goals per game. They ranked in the top 20 in the USILA Coaches poll for almost the entire season. Dickinson jumped out to a 4-0 start and ran its record to 9-1 on the way to a 12-4 finish. They posted a 6-2 mark in conference play to advance to the conference semifinals for the seventh time in the past eight seasons.
Dickinson handed #2-ranked and national runner-up, RIT, its first of only three losses on the year. The Red Devils outlasted the Tigers, 10-9, in overtime at the Green Turtle Classic at Stevenson University.