Newton, Mass. – Clark University lacrosse captain Zach Duffy (Wakefield, Mass.) has been named to the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Academic All-Region Team is was announced this afternoon.
A business management major, Duffy will graduate this weekend after leading the Cougars to their winningest four-year stretch in program history. He was named all-conference in 2013 and is a former Pilgrim League Academic All-Conference selection (2011).
"This is a great way for Zach's collegiate career to come to a close," said head coach Jeff Cohen. "He typified what the student-athlete experience at Clark should be – someone who excels in the classroom and had a major impact on their teams and that's exactly what he did."
In order to be selected for this team, student-athletes must be in their final year of eligibility, have posted a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and be a significant enough contributor on the field that they were nominated for conference or regional recognition.
A total of 76 student-athletes from all three divisions of New England were selected.
With Duffy anchoring the backline, Clark won a school-record eight games this season and advanced to play in their first-ever postseason game.
Individually, he finished his senior campaign ranked third in the New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) in caused turnovers (27) and seventh in groundballs (51). Meanwhile, his 147 career groundball pickups are tied for eighth on the school's all-time list.