Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/28/20
From Press Release
Duke senior transfer Michael Sowers (Upper Dublin) highlights the list of the US Lacrosse Magazine Preseason All-Americans as the pick for Attackman of the Year.
Sowers, considered the favorite to win the 2020 Tewaaraton Award before the season was canceled due to COVID-19, joined the Blue Devils this fall after transferring from Princeton after all spring athletes were granted an extra year of eligibility due to the 2020 season being cut short.
Graduating from Princeton as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 302 points (121 goals, 181 assists), Sowers led the nation in points (9.4/gm) and assists (6.2/gm) last year, both of which would have been Division I records. He broke the Ivy League single-game record for points in a game with 14 against Colgate. He had 11 assists versus the Raiders to set a Princeton single-game record. Against reigning NCAA Champion, Sowers notched four goals and four assists.
With 302 points to his name, the Dresher, Pa., native has the potential to become just the second person in NCAA history to reach the 400-point plateau. Lyle Thompson currently holds the career scoring record with 400 points. Sowers’ 181 assists currently rank ninth in NCAA history and are 51 shy of breaking Pat Spencer’s record of 231. For his career, Sowers is averaging 6.4 points per game and 3.9 assists per game. He scored 80-plus points in each of his three full seasons with the Tigers and had 47 through five games in 2020.
Division I US Lacrosse Magazine Men’s All-Americans
A – Chris Gray, North Carolina
A – Jeff Teat, Cornell
A – Michael Sowers (Upper Dublin), Duke
M – Brendan Curry, Syracuse
M – Sam Handley, Penn
M – Connor Kirst, Rutgers
FO – TD Ierlan, Yale
SSDM – Ryan Terefenko (Wilson), Ohio State
LSM – Jared Conners, Virginia
D – Arden Cohen, Notre Dame
D – Chris Fake (Hun School), Yale
D – JT Giles-Harris, Duke
G – Drake Porter, Syracuse