FINNEY NAMED LACROSSE ALL-AMERICAN, FIVE OTHERS EARN HONORS
Sunday, May, 20, 2012
Jesuit senior Sam Finney earned All-American honors from the Texas High School Lacrosse League (THSLL) and five other Crusaders received post-season honors. In addition to the All-American honors, Finney was named All-State, All-District and District MVP. Other Jesuit players receiving honors were senior John Cashin who was named All-State and All-District, senior Clark Bullington who was named All-State, senior Jordon Underwood, who was named All-District, and juniors Erik Rowley and Elijah Cherry, who were each named All-District Honorable Mention.
The THSLL includes over 77 member school programs and is home to 143 Varsity and JV teams and over 3,700 high school student athletes across the state of Texas.
Finney, who led the team's defense while also serving as a captain, finished the season with team-leading totals in assists with 14, ground balls with 148, and take-aways with 59. "As a captain, Sam has been an incredible person, player, and inspiration for the Crusader lacrosse program," noted head coach Mike Block. Finney will continue his career at West Point.
Bullington, the team's goalie and also a team captain, registered a 70% save percentage on the season and will continue his career at Denison University in Ohio. Cashin led the team in minutes played and was third in take-aways with 32. He will continue his career at Gordon College in Massachusetts. Underwood was second on the team in clears with 85 and tied for second on the team with 66 ground balls. Cherry will return as a three-year letterman next year as a senior and is expected to lead the team's defense. Rowley led the team in goals with 125, more than double any other player, and will also return next year as a three-year letterman.