By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/22/08
Penn State senior midfielder Andrew Mackrides (Malvern Prep) enjoyed his best season this year for the Nittany Lions, earning Academic All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) and second-team ECAC honors.
Mackrides was a senior captain and collected career-highs of 12 goals and four assists.
The Newtown Square native had 29 points over his four years with Penn State, scoring 22 goals and dishing off seven assists.
Mackrides had a GPA of over 3.0 in Labor and Employment Relations and was an Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2007 and 2008. Penn State, featuring a host of Philadelphia graduates went 7-7 in 2008.
Here is a rundown on the Philly products and how they did in 2008:
- Junior goalkeeper Drew Adams (Springfield-Delco) had a 7.67 goals against average and a .611 save percentage and was named Honorable Mention All-American and ECAC Lacrosse League Goalie of the Year for the third straight season.
- Junior attacker Rob Forster (La Salle) led the Lions in scoring with 17 goals and 12 assists, and scooped 20 groundballs.
- Freshman defender Matt Bernier (Malvern Prep) started 10 of 14 games and scooped 31 groundballs.
- Sophomore midfielder/attacker Chris Mulqueen (Downingtown East) had four goals and two assists in 12 games.
- Freshman midfielder Alex Garrity (Strath Haven) played in 10 games and had five groundballs.
- Freshman attacker Billy Lloyd (Unionville) had three goals and an assist in seven games.
- Freshman midfielder Greg Brown (Central Bucks West) played in nine games.
- Freshman midfielder Colton Vosburgh (Unionville) played in six games and scored once while scooping three groundballs.
- Sophomore midfielder J.J. Elmer (Henderson) had an assist in four games.
- Freshman midfielder Joey Long (Conestoga) appeared in three games.
- Junior defender Dave Erwin (Upper Dublin) played in three games.
- Freshman midfielder Greg Sampson (West Chester East) appeared in one game.
- Sophomore midfielder John Andress (Central Bucks East) appeared in one game.
- Freshman attacker Jack Forster (La Salle) missed the season with a knee injury, but should be fully recovered for the 2009 campaign.