Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/26/16
From Press Release
York College senior defenseman Josh Kluver (Abington) earned second-team USILA All-American and Scholar All-American honors in recent weeks.
The Spartans had a record-setting 2016 season as they won a school-record 18 games, earned the program’s first-ever Capital Athletic Conference championship, and advanced to the NCAA Division III Quarterfinals first the first time in program history.
Kluver is just the second Spartan in school history to earn second-team AA honors, matching Tyler Hutson’s 2013 second team award. Kluver finishes his career as a two-time All-American as he earned honorable mention honors as a sophomore in 2014. Kluver will go down as one of the greatest defensemen in Spartan history. He finished his career-playing in a school-record 79 games with seven points on five goals and two assists. He forced a school-record 141 caused turnovers, scooped up 190 ground balls and had one game-winning goal. He finishes his career with 81 more caused turnovers than any other Spartan in school history while he is is also ranked seventh in ground balls. He led this year’s team with 70 ground balls and a school-record 45 caused turnovers.
Spartan head coach Brandon Childs knows Kluver had a fantastic senior year.
“Josh is one of the best defenders in the country,” says Childs. “He was incredible down the stretch and in the post season. Josh has the ability to take the ball away from just about anyone and that proved to be a huge part of our success this year.”
Kluver had an impressive end to the season as he had 18 caused turnovers and 17 ground balls in the Spartans’ five-game post season run.
Kluver also earned the academic honor.
A USILA Scholar All-American must be nominated by his coach and must be a student-athlete with a senior academic standing and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). He must also be a USILA All-American, a member of a North/South Senior All-Star team, or an outstanding conference player. 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.
Kluver is pursing a degree in supply chain operations management. He has accumulated an overall GPA of 3.16. He is on track to graduate in December.