Courtesy of Catholic and Elizabethtown Athletic Communications
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Catholic University's Luke Scaduto and Elizabethtown College's Jeremy Klipple were named to the 2019 USILA Division III Scholar All-America Team on Thursday
Scaduto is the fourth different Cardinal to earn the honor over the last three years, joining Bennett Bradley, Tim Keith and Victor Licata.
The 2019 Landmark Conference Men's Lacrosse Senior Scholar Athlete, Scaduto graduated last month with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a 3.89 grade-point average. He was a two-time All-Landmark Conference selection, earning second team honors this year after helping lead the Cardinals to an appearance in the Landmark Conference semifinals. He was also named to the Landmark Conference All-Sportsmanship Team.
Scaduto finished third on the team with 35 ground balls and had at least one in 15 of the team's 16 games. He also totaled three goals, two assists and six caused turnovers. For his career, he played in 63 of the team's 67 games, including all 49 over the last three seasons, while totaling six goals, five assists, 143 ground balls and 32 caused turnovers.
Off the field, Scaduto participated in Catholic's annual MLK Day of Service, Brookland Field Day and Mother Theresa Day of Service. He was named to the Dean's List every semester and was a three-time Landmark Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll selection.
One of the top defensive players to come through E-town, Klipple made his mark at the institution and conference level on the field. The all-time leader in caused turnovers now adds to his list of accolades, this time on the academic side.
Nominees for the honor must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) with senior academic standing. 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 Senior All-Star Game Selection, or an outstanding league or conference player. While being an all-star game selection and/or all-conference doesn't necessarily make the player a lock, Klipple checked off all three boxes for the Blue Jays in 2019.
He becomes the first to earn the honor since Joe Clark in 2016. Klipple is the first scholar all-american under head coach Chris Perzinski.
To earn USILA Scholar All-America honors, a nominee must be a student with senior year academic standing and a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Begun in 1989, the program was established to recognize student-athletes from USILA member institutions who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically and as citizens of their communities.