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York College’s Cook (Avon Grove) named USILA Scholar All-American after winning school’s academic award

Wednesday, 13th June 2018

Categories Boy's/Men's, College  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/13/18
From Press Release

Five seniors from the York College men’s lacrosse team have been named to the 2018 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Scholar All-American list, the USILA announced on Monday.

Ryan Cook

The group is headed by Ryan Cook (Avon Grove), Joey Fiorino, Dillon Hannah, Landry Marshall and Matt Whitcher, filling out the largest group of Scholar All-Americans from any school in 2018.

In 1989, the USILA Scholar All-America Program was established to recognize student-athletes from USILA member institutions who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically and as citizens of their communities. The criteria for selection include the following: 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.

Cook, recently named the 2018 Dr. William DeMeester Academic Award recipient, recognizing the four-year York student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA, graduated with a 3.88 GPA as a sport management major with minors in marketing and business administration. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and was an eight-time Dean’s List student. He finished his senior season with 41 points on 14 goals and 27 assists.

The five seniors helped York to a 19-3 record, a perfect 8-0 slate in the CAC and berths in the CAC championship and national quarterfinal after a pair of NCAA Tournament wins.

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