Kieran McArdle Named BIG EAST Attack Player Of The Year As Red Storm Lands Four On All-Conference Teams
The junior attackman became the first member of the Red Storm lacrosse program to ever be tabbed a BIG EAST Player of the Year.
The selection is Keegan's second Honor Roll appearance of the season.
Colin Keegan finishes with a career-high six goals and seven points.
Red Storm matches highest since win total since reinstatement in 2005.
The junior scored three goals and recorded two assists against Villanova.
St. John's 15 Marquette 10 April 27, 2013
St. John's 16 Providence 13 Providence, R.I. April 20, 2013
St. John's 11 Villanova 13
St. John's 13 Georgetown 14 Saturday, April 6
St. John's 17 Robert Morris 11 March 23, 2013 at Malvern Prep H.S.
As A Junior (2013): Was a unanimous first team All-BIG EAST selection after helping solidifying one of the nation's top attack units in a record-breaking year for the Red Storm in 2013 ... with 3.69 points per game, trailed only teammate Kieran McArdle in the BIG EAST to give St. John's the conference's top two scorers ... tallied 32 goals and 16 assists for 48 points, adding 35 groundballs and seven forced turnovers ... scored seven hat tricks in an eight-game stretch between the beginning of March and the middle of April ... garnered a pair of BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week awards during the season, including one after a four goal-three assist performance in the Red Storm's historic upset victory at No.1 ranked Notre Dame (March 30) ... tallied five points on two goals and three assists in a home victory over No. 17/20 Yale (Feb. 23), the program's first-ever victory over the Bulldogs ... scored four goals in a road victory over Siena (March 2) ... tied a career-high with seven points on five goals and two assists in a 20-13 home victory over Rutgers (March 16) ... tallied three goals and two assists with 14 shots in a home defeat to Villanova (April 13).
As A Sophomore (2012): Finished second on the team with 24 goals and 11 assists ... led the team with 100 shots on the season ... opened the season with a career-high seven points, three goals and four assists, against Holy Cross (Feb. 18) ... recorded a hat trick against Syracuse (March 10) on four total shots ... collected a career-high four groundballs to go along with two goals and an assist in a win over Stony Brook (March 13) ... tied a season-high with three goals and added an assist against Sacred Heart (March 24) ... earned a BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll selection with three goals at Villanova (April 14).
As A Freshman (2011): Led the team with 24 goals and 41 points ... finished seventh in the BIG EAST with 1.71 goals per game ... placed fifth in the BIG EAST with 1.21 assists per contest ... led the BIG EAST with 7.29 shots per game ... registered seven points in his first collegiate game with four goals and three assists in a win over Holy Cross (Feb. 19) ... achieved his first career BIG EAST hat trick in a 9-13 loss to Georgetown (March 5) ... recorded four goals in a 9-14 loss to Vermont (March 19) ... totaled four goals, one assist and two groundballs in a 15-7 victory over Sacred Heart (March 26) ... dished out a season-high four assists against Notre Dame (April 16) ... scored two goals in the season finale against Syracuse (May 7).
At St. Joseph's Metuchen: Earned four letters in lacrosse ... also played ice hockey ... served as team captain in 2010 ... played club ball for Leading Edge Lacrosse ... named First Team All-State his senior year and Second Team All-State his junior year ... earned First Team All-Conference accolades in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... his team won the league championship three straight seasons and took the state championship in 2010.
Off The Field: Son of Ken and Lorraine Cernuto ... has one brother, Kenny (22), who attends the University of Wyoming, and one sister, Christina (13) ... majoring in Marketing ... listens to country music on game day ... enjoys long walks on the great lawn ... plays in a two man acoustic band with teammate Joe Addona... named to the 2012 BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
Cernuto Up Close
Favorite Book: "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton
Favorite Movie: "Step Brothers"
Favorite TV Show: "Fantasy Factory"
Favorite Food: Pasta