April 22, 2024

USA Lacrosse Awards

USA LACROSSE ALL-AMERICAN & ALL-ACADEMIC AWARDS

*The Eastern Massachusetts region for USA Lacrosse All American selection process has been renamed: EMASS – Public and Catholic School.  All Central Mass and independent high schools are separate from our region.  With more than 150 member schools, the EMASS – Public and Catholic School region has the ability to award up to 25 USA Lacrosse All Americans and 25 All Academics.

According to USA Lacrosse, “[We] annually coordinate All-America and Academic All-America awards for boys’ and girls’ high school players.  USA Lacrosse All-Americans are the best players from their area. They exhibit superior skills and techniques, possess exceptional game sense and knowledge, and embody good sportsmanship.  A USA Lacrosse All-Academic Player is one who exhibits exemplary lacrosse skills, good sportsmanship on the field, and represents high standards of academic achievement in the classroom.”  In order for a player to be considered for USA Lacrosse All-American and All-Academic (Eastern Massachusetts – Public/Catholic School), she must be nominated by her high school coach at USALacrosse.com.  Please review the All-American and All-Academic nomination criteria and selection procedure for more information.

USA LACROSSE ALL-AMERICAN AND ALL-ACADEMIC NOMINATION PROCESS

If you have a player who you believe is an All American or All Academic, they must be nominated using the link below.   *The head coach must fully complete and submit the USA Lacrosse All-American and All-Academic application/nomination form through the online system.*

USA Lacrosse Girls All-American and All-Academic Nomination Form

USA Lacrosse All-American and All-Academic nominations are due by Friday, May 24, 2024.  Late nominations will not be accepted. 

* There are 25 All American spots, however, all of those spots do NOT need to be filled. This award is only given to the top 1% of our players.

* In order to be an All-Academic player, players should be starters who are significant contributors to their high school team.

DEFINITION OF A USA LACROSSE ALL-AMERICAN

USA Lacrosse All-Americans are the best players from their area. They exhibit superior skills and techniques, possess exceptional game sense and knowledge, and embody good sportsmanship.

Eligibility for Final Nomination for All-American

  1. Players must be members of their varsity lacrosse team or approved scholastic club program.
  2. Players must have played in majority of their teams’ games for the current season.
  3. Players must be significant contributors to their team.
  4. Players must be of outstanding character and be in good academic standing in their school
  5. Any player that has received a diploma from a secondary school will not be eligible for All -American status during post-graduate study.
  6. Sportsmanship and safe play are attributes that must be considered. In this regard, an account of the number of cards (Women’s Game) or unsportsmanlike fouls (Men’s Game) attained by a player in the current season should be considered during nomination and voting. If a player has a substantial number of cards or unsportsmanlike fouls, it is recommended that the Chair request testimony from the nominating coach as to how the player’s fouls are not lessening of their sportsmanship.

DEFINITION OF A USA LACROSSE ALL-ACADEMIC

A USA Lacrosse All-Academic Player is one who exhibits exemplary lacrosse skills, good sportsmanship on the field, and represents high standards of academic achievement in the classroom.

Criteria for Final Nomination for All-Academic: (Must meet ALL of the following)

  1. Players must be a junior or senior.
  2. Players must have played in majority of their teams’ games for the current season
  3. Player must be a starter or significant contributor to their team
  4. Players should have left their mark beyond the lacrosse field and classroom by making significant contributions of service to the school and/or community.
  5. Player has minimum cumulative (freshman year through application deadline) grade point average 3.7GPA out of a 4.0 academic scale. If in doubt, please ask the school guidance counselor for assistance determining acceptable GPAs for a 5.0 scale or weighted GPA
  6. Applications must include a signature from their schools Guidance Counselor and include information on any significant community service that was completed
  7. A player who violates their school or program’s written contract or code of conduct may be excluded from consideration. Any and all violations must be noted on the player’s final nomination form.
  8. Any player that has received a diploma from a secondary school will not be eligible for All -Academic status during post-graduate study.

ALL-AMERICAN AND ALL-ACADEMIC SELECTION PROCESS

All member coaches have the opportunity to apply to serve on the USA Lacrosse All-American and All-Academic selection committees.  If you are interested in participating on the USA Lacrosse All-Academic or All-American selection committees, please complete the form below.  Any questions about these committees can be directed to Annie Madden at madden.annie@marbleheadschools.org.  If the number of applicants is unmanageable for the purposes of discussion and voting, all applicants can vote to elect a subcommittee with the simple majority voting in favor of using a committee for selections.

USL All American Committee 2024 (google.com)

Member coaches who have applied must then commit to participate in one meeting, conducted in-person or virtually, for the purposes of committee orientation, discussion and voting.  The meeting will serve as the final discussion and vote for USA Lacrosse All-American and All-Academic awards. 

For the 2024 season, the USA Lacrosse All-American and All-Academic Committees will meet on Sunday, June 2, 2024 at 7:00pm. 

The USA Lacrosse All-American voting procedure for the Eastern Massachusetts – Public/Catholic School chapter is as follows:

  1. The Chair will send a list of awards to be voted upon, as well as a list of individuals who have been nominated and deemed eligible for those awards prior to the selection meeting.
  2. The All-American selection committee will have the opportunity to discuss all nominated players who have been deem eligible for All-American honors. If the quantity of submissions for All-American is substantial, the committee may elect to vote or narrow the pool of applicants to facilitate the voting process.
  3. After discussion, committee members will rank the players on the final ballot from 1 (highest) to X (lowest) based on the number of players on the ballot.
  4. The Chair will tally the points per nominee and the award slots will be filled based on the points received.
  5. TIE votes will be resolved as follows: a re-vote by the committee including ONLY the tied candidates.

The USA Lacrosse All-Academic voting procedure for the Eastern Massachusetts chapter is as follows:

  1. The Chair will send a list of awards to be voted upon, as well as a list of individuals who have been nominated and deemed eligible for those awards prior to the selection meeting.
  2. The All-Academic selection committee will review all applications. If the quantity of submissions for All-American is substantial, the committee may elect to vote or narrow the pool of applicants to facilitate the voting process. 
  3. The top 25 nominees will be awarded USA Lacrosse All-Academic. The list will be submitted to USA Lacrosse for final approval.