TOWSON, Md. - Catholic University senior Bennett Bradley and seniors Conor Carey, Adam Drury, and Adam Maiale from the University of Scranton, have been named Scholar All-Americans by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association, according to an announcement by the USILA on Monday.
After garnering the academic All-USA honor as a junior, Bradley doubles down while also garnering USILA / Nike All-America honors in his final year on campus.
Additionally, he played in the USILA / Nike Senior All-Star Game, was the Landmark Conference Senior Scholar Athlete and was College Sports Information Director's of America (CoSIDA) / Google Cloud Academic All-District Team member.
A finance major with a 3.55 GPA, Bradley was an All-Landmark Conference First Team for the second-consecutive season as selected by the league's coaches. Bradley capped off his impressive career with a league-leading 53 goals and added 15 assists to also pace the Landmark with 68 points, 17 more than any other player in the league. The Towson, Md., native also added 30 groundballs, and 13 caused turnovers this season.
In his final game as a Cardinal, Bradley broke his own single-game goals record by one as he scored eight times, including the game-winner against Elizabethtown to help the Cardinals to a win on senior day. He finished the season with three Landmark Offensive Athlete of the Week awards to finish with five in his career.
Carey was an All-Landmark Conference First Team selection this spring after he posted career highs in goals (18), assists (19) and points (37). He led the team in ground balls with 68, which ranked sixth in the Landmark Conference, and also had 15 caused turnovers. His 19 assists were tied for third in the conference while his 37 points were tied for 10th.
Carey graduated this spring after completing his bachelor's degree in finance with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.69.
Drury was again the top faceoff man in the Landmark Conference and one of the best in the region. He posted a conference-best .678 (137-for-202) faceoff percentage despite missing four games with an injury. He won at least 10 faceoffs eight times and had a season-best 18-for-20 performance in a 13-7 win over DeSales on Feb. 21. He also finished the season with 28 ground balls, including a season-high seven in a 16-5 win over Marywood on Feb. 17.
Drury completed his bachelor's degree in strategic communication with a minor in business this spring. He graduated with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.45 while already pursuing his master's in business administration
Maiale had a standout year as a long-stick midfielder, earning All-Landmark Conference First Team honors. He led the Landmark Conference in caused turnovers with 42 and finished second on the team and sixth in the conference with 62 ground balls. He also had three goals and an assist for four points, and his defensive work helped Scranton hold opponents to eight or fewer goals on nine occasions.
Maiale graduated this spring with a bachelor's degree in history with a minor in economics and a cumulative grade-point average of 3.07.
Carey and Maiale become the sixth and seventh players in Scranton men's lacrosse history to earn Scholar All-American honors. The others are: Tim Cleary (2013), John Gregitis (2014), Ryan Millard (2015), Brad Elkin (2016) and Adam Drury (2018).
The USILA Scholar All-America Program was established in 1989 to recognize student-athletes from USILA member institutions who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically and as citizens of their communities. The criteria are:
- A Scholar All-American must be nominated by his coach and hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
- He will have behaved in a manner that has brought credit to himself, his institution, and to college lacrosse both on and off the field.
- He must also be an All-American, a member of a North/South team, or an outstanding league or conference player.