Schultz achieves scholar All-American honors

By Frank Shala Army Athletic Communications

 Senior defender Griffin Schultz achieved Scholar All-American honors from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA). Schultz is the eighth cadet in Army West Point Men’s Lacrosse history to achieve this high academic distinction.   Photo by Army Athletic Communications

Senior defender Griffin Schultz achieved Scholar All-American honors from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA).
Schultz is the eighth cadet in Army West Point Men’s Lacrosse history to achieve this high academic distinction.
“This is an absolutely amazing honor for a tremendous cadet-athlete,” Army West Point Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Joe Alberici said. “Griffin represented the very best of us on the field and off the field. His efforts made his teammates and the coaching staff better.”
The defender joins James Yastrzemsky (1997), Craig Massie (2008), Brendan Buckley (2013), Sam Somers (2015), Jimbo Moore (2016), Austin Schultz (2016) and Daniel Grabher (2017) who were also named Scholar All-Americans while on the Black Knights’ roster.
Of Army’s eight Scholar All-Americans, seven have been during Alberici’s tenure.
Schultz boasted a 3.774 grade-point average with an Economics Major and Systems Engineering Track.
The senior has made the Dean’s List all seven eligible semesters and has achieved a 3.5 GPA and above each semester. In his limited spare time, Schultz tutors his teammates in economics and physics.
He donned the Golden Wreath and Golden Star on his uniform to signify the Superintendent’s Award for Achievement and as a Distinguished Cadet. Schultz ranked 214 among his classmates.
The Lancaster, Pennsylvania, native helped anchor Army’s defense which allowed just 8.61 goals per game ranking second in the country.
He started in all 18 contests and contributed 18 ground balls, 10 caused turnovers and one assist.