Lacrosse defender Shane Weber, a graduate of Hull High School, became the 27th All-American in the history of Alfred University when he was named to the 2021 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-America team.
Like Weber, teammate Garrette Briggs of New York also earned the honorable mention selection for the first time, representing the Louisville, Kentucky college.
Weber, a four-time All-Empire 8 selection, finished second in the Empire 8 with 2.88 caused turnovers per game, a figure which ranks 17th in all of Division III. Starting in eight contests, the four-year team captain finished with four goals and one assist for five points offensively, adding 40 ground balls and 23 caused turnovers on the defensive end.
Weber finishes a stellar AU career as the program’s all-time leader in caused turnovers (154), setting the mark against Nazareth on April 20. Playing in 59 career games, the graduate student also tallied 244 ground balls, which ranks third all-time in AU program history. On the offensive end, Weber added 13 goals and 14 assists for 27 points.
“Shane Weber was our best lacrosse player and absolutely deserving of being an All-American,” Head Coach Jason Lockner said. “His love for the game and work on and off the field combined with his athleticism helped bring him this honor.
“It should also be noted that both Shane and Garrette are both great leaders and big reason for our success,” the coach continued. “They are some of the hardest working most dedicated individuals I’ve had the honor of coaching.”
The Saxons (6-3, 3-2 Empire 8) finished the season with a winning record for the third consecutive year, excluding the shortened 2020 campaign.