SUNY Canton Laxman Named USILA/Warrior All-American Scholar/Athlete
Canton, NY – Recent graduate Josh Yelvington has been recognized as a USILA/Wwarrior Division III Scholar All-American for his work on the field and in the classroom, the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) announced.
Only 75 student-athletes throughout the country were selected to earn the prestigious national honor. To be eligible for the award, a senior must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; be named an All-American, a member of a North-South team, or an All-Conference selection; and have behaved in a manner that has brought credit to himself, his institution and college lacrosse both on and off the field.
Yelvington became the first SUNY Canton student-athlete to earn All-America honors as he was named to the Division III USILA/Warrior All-America Team as announced by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA). The Carthage native earned Honorable Mention accolades. Yelvington led the Roos with 73 points on 50 goals and 23 assists pacing the team to a 10-7 mark including a perfect 6-0 mark in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) games. SUNY Canton advanced to the NAC championship game falling just short of the program's first NCAA Tournament berth. The senior was named the NAC Player of the Year and First Team All-Conference. He set single-season and career records for the Roos in both goals and points despite just three years in a SUNY Canton uniform. Yelvington was a three-time NAC Player of the Week and named to the NAC All-Tournament Team.