Seniors Michael Sagl and Carmen French Earn NEILA All-Academic Honors

Seniors Michael Sagl and Carmen French Earn NEILA All-Academic Honors

HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac men's lacrosse seniors Michael Sagl (West Islip, N.Y.) and Carmen French (Lutherville, Md.) were named to the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) All-Academic Team, announced by the front office on Thursday, May 7, 2015.

The All-Academic Teams feature a total of 75 student-athletes across the three divisions, representing 41 different academic institutions.

Members of this team are all graduating seniors who have excelled both in the classroom and on the playing field. In order to be selected for this team, student-athletes must be in their final year of eligibility, have posted a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and be a significant enough contributor on the field that they were nominated for conference or regional recognition. Sagl and French were two of 17 Division I student-athletes eligible for the accolade.

Along with one of the best Grade Point Averages on the team, Sagl was the offensive catalyst again for the Bobcats in 2015. Earning his fourth straight conference accolade with a Second Team selection, he ranked second in the MAAC in assists (31) and third in points (56) – sitting among the national leaders in assists per game. In the MAAC Championship game against Marist College, Sagl dished out an assist to break the program record for assists in a single season, surpassing Joe Baglio on the list. Sagl ranks first all-time in career assists (99), third in points (183) and fifth in goals scored (76) at Quinnipiac. He also sported the nation's third longest point streak at 47 straight games.

In addition to his academic prowess, French registered a career season athletically for the Bobcats in 2015. He posted career highs in ground balls (32), caused turnovers (21), and starts in a season (15). French finished second in the MAAC in caused turnovers per game (1.47) while ranking 24th nationally among NCAA Division I players. As a team, Quinnipiac finished second in the MAAC in caused turnovers and third in ground balls per game.

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