Brous Garners Lacrosse’s First-Ever All-America Award

Brous Garners Lacrosse’s First-Ever All-America Award

Perry, N.Y. – Faceoff specialist Dryden Brous took his game to a new level in 2018 during his sophomore campaign and was rewarded with the ultimate honor on Friday as he was named a Third Team All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA). Brous' accolade marks the first All-America honor in the Lynn University men's lacrosse program's five-year history.

A record nine players from the Sunshine State Conference were tabbed to the 2018 USILA/Nike All-America teams, besting the previous high mark of seven in 2017.

Brous, a two-time All-SSC First Team selection and the 2017 SSC Freshman of the Year, is the first player in the history of Fighting Knights' lacrosse to claim All-America plaudits.

The Ocean City, Md., product made major strides in his sophomore season, breaking the program's single-season records for ground balls and faceoff winning percentage. Brous' 11.15 ground balls per game was the highest mark in the country while his 76.1 percent winning clip at the faceoff X ranked second in all of Division II.

His dominant efforts throughout the season led to four SSC Specialist of the Week awards, bringing his total to eight career SSC weekly honors. His eight career selections trail only Tampa's Connor Whipple (10) for second-most in SSC men's lacrosse history. He also became just the third-ever Fighting Knight to win at least eight career weekly awards, joining softball's Aimee Murch (9; 2004-05) and men's soccer's Chris Hellmann (8; 2013-15). Furthermore, he was named to the USILA Division II Team of the Week after winning 86.0% of his faceoffs over two league contests.

In addition to his season-long records, Brous set two single-game school records after a massive outing against Florida Southern where he won 23 faceoffs and 17 ground balls.

View the full list of USILA All-Americans HERE.