PERRY, N.Y. -- Adam Nycz has garnered two major post-season honors to cap his standout lacrosse career at Virginia Wesleyan College.
The May VWC graduate from East Aurora, N.Y. (Iroquois) received NCAA Division III All-America honorable mention honors on Tuesday from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA). That honor came on the heels of Nycz' selection to compete for the South team in the annual Division III Senior North-South game.
"I'm so excited about all of this for Adam," said VWC head lacrosse coach J.P. Stewart. "He's absolutely deserving of each honor, which are also great honors for our lacrosse program overall."
While Nycz is the ninth VWC player since 1992 selected to compete in the North-South game, he is the fifth Marlin to receive All-America status and the first since Jordan Kenney was named to the honorable mention group in 2008. Tom McGurty was the first VWC player to receive All-America honors, in 1995, followed by Tom Lewis in 1998 and Art Hamilton in 2000.
Nycz was one of 64 seniors selected nationwide to compete in the North-South game, which will take place at Harvard Stadium in Cambridge, Massachusetts this Friday at 3 p.m. Tickets for the game can be purchased at the stadium.
Earlier this season Nycz was named a first-team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference honoree. That marked him as one of only six VWC men's lacrosse standouts to receive the All-ODAC honor three times. Nyczwas a secondteam honoree in 2011 and 2010. Hisfirst team honor is thefirst for VWC since 2008, but no surprise since Nycz wasone of the top scorers in the league.
He finished the season ranked No. 5 in the ODAC in goals per game (2.47), No. 6 in assists per game (1.24), No. 3 in points per game (3.71), and No. 1 in shots per game (9.53).
This season Nycz scored ateam-leading 63 points, the sixth best single-season total program history. He exits the program ranked among the best Marlins ever, including No. 1 in shots (478), No. 3 in goals (129) and No. 6 in assists (61), and No. 3 in points (190).
Virginia Wesleyan produced a 10-7 record in 2012, one win shy of tying the program record for victories.