Pope to Play in 2012 Division III North/South Game
May 24: Matt Pope '12 has been selected to represent St. Lawrence University in the 2012 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association/LaxWorld Division III North/South game. The Newfields, NH native will play in the 71st annual game, which is slated for Friday, May 25 at 3:00pm at Harvard Stadium in Boston, MA.
Pope was selected by North coach Dave Campbell of Middlebury College after a solid campaign in the midfield for the Saints. He finished his senior season with 19 goals and six assists for 25 points. He played his biggest game of the year against archrival Clarkson University, where he scored a season-high four goals, including the game-winner, and added two assists for six points. Pope finished his career on an 8-game goal scoring streak, and helped St. Lawrence to No. 19 in the final national rankings of the 2012 season.
"This is a great opportunity for Matt and I'm excited that he'll have the chance to showcase his skills against some outstanding talent," said St. Lawrence head coach Mike Mahoney. "He'll certainly represent our program very well at the North/South game."
Other players from the Liberty League selected to play in the Division III North/South game include Union's Sean Aaron, Bob Sullivan and Ethan Meyer, Rensselaer's Tyler Hutchinson and Andrew Liptak, Skidmore's Ryan Paradis, RIT's Jordan Collins-Hartwig and Tyler Russell and Clarkson's Eric Gollands.