We all know that Marquette men's lacrosse had a stellar 2014 sophomore campaign on the heels of a crazy great 2013 start up. Today, we found out that the second season resulted in national honors for one of Marquette's seniors.
The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association announced their 2014 All-American teams today, and attacker Tyler Melnyk was included in the Honorable Mention group. Melnyk becomes the first All-American player in Marquette lacrosse history.
Melnyk is one of 22 attackers named to the Honorable Mention category. The senior from Calgary, Alberta, Canada broke MU's single season points and goals records this season, both of which he set one year ago. Melnyk finished with 51 points on 36 goals and 15 assists. As you can guess, he's also Marquette's career leader in points and goals, and he also finishes his career second all time in assists with 30, trailing only Conor Gately's active total of 34.