USILA/Nike Division II Scholar All-Americans

Adler Selected As USILA/Nike Division II Scholar All-American

WALTHAM, Mass. – Former Bentley University men’s lacrosse standout Max Adler (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./Northfield Mount Hermon) was selected as a USILA/Nike Division II Scholar All-American. It’s the eighth postseason honor for Adler, who was also recently drafted by the Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse.

Per a statement by the USILA, “Scholar All-Americans are exemplary on the field, in the classroom, and in the community. They have been and will continue to be tremendous representatives of our sport.”

Adler was one of the best face-off men in the nation during his four seasons at Bentley. He capped his career in the 2017 season by ranking fourth in Division II in face-off winning percentage (67.9%), while also ranking third in ground balls per game (9.54). As a junior, he ranked third in face-off winning percentage (.728) and fourth in ground balls per game (9.15).

In the classroom this year, Adler earned a 3.44 GPA while majoring in corporate finance and accounting.

“Max capped off an outstanding career with being honored as a Scholar All-American,” said Bentley head coach Jim Murphy. “His leadership and accomplishments on the field have been well deserved, but his hard work and dedication in the classroom is why he came to Bentley and was successful. Max truly embodies what our program is about, on and off the field.”

This postseason alone, Adler has previously been named a second team USILA/Nike All-American, first team All-Conference by the Northeast-10, first team All-New England, NEILA All-Academic, CoSIDA Academic All-District 1, and chosen to play in the USILA/Nike Division I-II North-South Senior All-Star. He was named MVP of that game after he won 23-34 face-offs and collected 11 ground balls.


Pacitti and Vitello honored as USILA/Nike Scholar All-Americans

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Seniors Alex Pacitti and Mark Vitello of the Saint Anselm College men’s lacrosse team were both named 2017 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA)/Nike Division II Scholar All-Americans, as announced on Thursday.

Pacitti and Vitello join Kevin DeBenedetto (2010) as the lone student-athletes to earn the accolade in program history. The pair were among 17 Division II student-athletes to receive the honor and Saint Anselm was one of just four Division II programs with multiple honorees.

The Scholar All-American awards added to a long list of accolades for both Pacitti and Vitello this season. Both were named to the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Academic All-New England Teams, the NEILA All-New England Teams and the All-Northeast-10 Conference Teams, while also being picked to play in the NEILA All-Star Game.

Pacitti, who was an NEILA All-New England Second Team and All-NE10 First Team selection, registered 18 goals and seven assists for 25 points in 14 games this season for the Hawks. In his senior campaign, Pacitti recorded a point in 12-of-14 games with five multi-point performances.

An NEILA All-New England First Team and All-NE10 Second Team pick, Vitello recorded 30 points on 23 goals and seven assists in 2017. He also recorded a point in 12-of-14 games and notched eight multi-point outings, while ranking in the league’s top 25 in goals.

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 (4.0 scale). 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. Please note that simply being a member of the North/South team and/or being all-league/conference does not make the student-athlete a lock for the award. Each individual will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the Scholar AA committee.