Date: Friday, June 6, 2003


MEDFORD Men's Lacrosse sophomore Bryan Griffin (West Islip, NY/West Islip), the NESCAC and New England Division III Player of the Year this spring, capped his outstanding season by earning STX/United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-America Honorable Mention recognition recently.

Griffin led a much-improved Tufts team in scoring with 41 goals and 64 points this season. He tied the team's 26-year old record for points in a season originally set by Dan German in 1977. Griffin scored 17 goals with 13 assists for 30 points in nine NESCAC regular season games. He scored the game-winning goal in the final minute of play when Tufts beat Bowdoin, 14-13, in the first round of the NESCAC tournament in Medford on April 27.

In 31 career games at Tufts, Griffin has 71 goals and 37 assists for 108 points. The leader of a group of young players who are helping to turn the Tufts program around, he has led the team in scoring each year. Tufts set a school record for wins with its 12-5 record this season and played in the NESCAC Championship game against three-time defending national champion Middlebury College. Tufts, which was ranked 20th in the nation and third in the New England and the end of the 2003 season, has 20-11 record over the last two seasons.

"It's a great honor for both Bryan and our program," Head Coach Mike Daly said. "I'm proud to be his coach."