Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/18/17
From Press Release
Cabrini men’s lacrosse student-athletes Evan Downey and Steve Halko (Springfield-Delco) added another honor to their resumes last week, as the pair was named to the Unites States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III Scholar All-America Team.
The Cavaliers’ senior captains were also named to the USILA All-America Team and competed in the USILA/Nike North/South Senior All-Star Game.
Downey, the two-time CSAC Player of the Year, finished third on the team with 41 goals, while his 58 points ranked fourth. Among the best two-way players in the conference, the 2017 CSAC championship game MVP also paired 63 ground balls and 16 caused turnovers, both second on the team.
A Management Information Systems major, Downey closed his career with 165 points on 108 goals and 57 assists, each ranking among the top 15 in program history.
One of the Cavaliers’ defensive anchors, Halko paired 33 ground balls and 16 caused turnovers, with 11 ground balls and four caused turnovers coming in five postseason games. The senior also five goals, including two each against Lynchburg and Colorado.
Despite missing a good portion of his junior campaign with a knee injury, the Communications major ranks 16th in program history with 34 caused turnovers to go with 92 career ground balls.
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. 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.
In 1989, the USILA Scholar All-America Program was established to recognize student-athletes from USILA member institutions who have distinguished themselves in the classroom as well as on the field. The USILA Selection Committee selects an overall team representing Division I, II and III.
The Blue and White finished the 2017 season with a 17-4 overall record and advanced to the national quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament. The No. 9 Cavaliers also set an NCAA record, as they extended their CSAC win streak to 108 games before claiming a 17th consecutive conference championship.