Amherst, MA - Northern Vermont University-Lyndon men's lacrosse player Brandon Hunter (Glastonbury, CT) has been selected as one of 54 student-athletes to compete in the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association East-West Senior All Star Game. The game will take place on Friday, May 31st, at 6:00 pm at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI.
Hunter, a senior defender, is believed to be the first Hornet to be selected to play in the game. He was a four-year starter for the Hornets and a two-time North Atlantic Conference All-Conference selection. This past season he recorded 56 ground balls and a team best 30 caused turnovers.
All players and coaches participating in the All Star Game were nominated by the head coaches within the NEILA. Players were then ranked and selected by a committee, awarding seniors from all three NCAA Divisions who played their college career in the New England region. This all-star game is the only one of its kind, being a regional all-star game which includes players from Divisions 1, 2, and 3.
"This is a great opportunity to highlight the college careers of these young men. For many, it is one last time for them to play an organized game against such high competition. It is also a chance to compete with players you may have battled against throughout your college career," said Tim Murphy, head coach of Curry College and coordinator of the East-West All-Star team selection.
The NEILA East-West game also gives assistant coaches from some of the top programs each year the opportunity to take the reins as the coaching staffs of each team. The coaches are also nominated by the head coaches who are members of the NEILA.
Complete rosters for the East-West Game can be found HERE.
The Hornets finished 4-8 in 2019. Lyndon posted a 3-3 mark in NAC play, finishing in a third place tie in the conference standings.