June 25, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A league-high eight University of Michigan men's lacrosse players have been honored as 2012 Academic All-ECAC selections, the conference announced Friday (June 22).
To be eligible for selection, each student-athlete must be in at least their second season at U-M, have a minimum grade-point average of 3.2, participate in 50 percent of all contests, and be a significant contributor to the team.
Junior Thomas Paras (Lakewood, Ohio/St. Ignatius), who was second on the squad in points with 24, earned a spot on the squad and is a sport management major. Additionally, senior team captain Alex Vasileff (Birmingham, Mich./Seaholm) earned the accolade, along with fellow team captains in junior business major J.D. Johnson (Malibu, Calif./Loyola) and junior neuroscience major Sean Sutton (Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich).
In addition, sophomore cellular and molecular biology major Doug Bryant (Princeton, N.J./Princeton), sophomore mechanical engineering major Jeff Chu (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga), sophomore business major Jeff Janer (Novi, Mich./Detroit Catholic Central) and junior economics major Willie Steenland (Minneapolis, Minn./The Blake School).
In total, 43 ECAC student-athletes were named to the squad, as Michigan and Ohio State each earned a league-high eight selections. With 14 Wolverines earning All-Big Ten Academic honors, U-M has collected 22 academic awards as a team in its first season of varsity status.