May 24, 2012
Siena men's lacrosse senior Bryan Neufeld corralled two final major honors to cap his brilliant career. The Saints' attackman was named a USILA All-American Honorable Mention and was selected to participate in the prestigious USILA/Lax World North-South Senior All-Star Game.
Neufeld is the only MAAC player participating in the North-South All-Star Game and one of only two players from the conference joining VMI faceoff specialist Stephen Robarge (Third Team) to earn All-American status.
This marks the fourth straight season in which the Saints have boasted at least one All-American. Neufeld, who also earned All-American Honorable Mention status at the end of last season, joins Brent Herbst (2009, 10) as the only players in program history to twice achieve All-American status. Other Saints to earn USILA All-American recognition include Tony Asterino (1981) and Duncan Seale (2011).
This also marks the third straight season in which the Saints have had at least one player participate in the North-South Game. Neufeld joins Asterino (1981), Herbst (2010), Seale (2011) and John Rogener (2011).
The North-South All-Star Game, which features the top Division I and II seniors in the country, will take place Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Harvard Stadium in Boston, Mass.
Neufeld recently capped a brilliant career in which he scored 156 career goals - the most of any Division I player from the Class of 2012. A two-time MAAC Offensive Player of the Year and the conference's all-time leading scorer, Neufeld finished his career with 240 points.
This season, Neufeld was an Inside Lacrosse Consensus Midseason All-American and was named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List. He accumulated 76 points on 37 goals and 39 assists and enters the Final Four weekend ranking second nationally in assists per game (2.44) and fourth in points per game (4.75).