Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/5/16
From Press Release
Saint Joseph’s recent graduates and captains Pat Swanick (St. Joseph’s Prep) and John Winchell have been selected 2016 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Scholar All-Americans. This marks the first time in program history that two Hawks have been recognized for this prestigious honor.
A Scholar All-American “must be nominated by his coach and be a student with a senior year academic standing and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale). He will have behaved in a manner that has brought credit to himself, his institution, and to college lacrosse both on and off the field. He must also be an All-American, a member of a North/South team, or an outstanding league or conference player. Please note that simply being a member of the North/South team and/or being All League/Conference does not make the Student-Athlete a lock for the award. Each Individual will be evaluated on a case by case basis by the Scholar AA committee.”
Swanick, who graduated with a degree in accounting, was tabbed to the Senior CLASS Award All-American Second Team in May. Swanick was a four-year starting attackman for the Hawks and capped his career with 87 points on 72 goals and 15 assists in 60 career games, ranking 7th all-time in total appearances at SJU.
Winchell, who graduated with a degree in marketing, earned Senior CLASS Award recognition as a nominee. A three-time All-Northeast Conference First Team defenseman, Winchell capped his career on Hawk Hill as the program’s all-time leader in games played (63); he made every start throughout his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons and finished his career with 89 ground balls and 60 caused turnovers.