May 24, 2012
Queens, N.Y. -
Following a breakout sophomore season, the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) has named Kieran McArdle an Honorable Mention All-American at the attack position.
“I couldn’t be any prouder of Kieran,” said head coach Jason Miller. “He performed at a very high level all year and proved to be one of the best attackers in the BIG EAST. He is certainly deserving of the recognition and I’m very happy for him.”
The Ronkonkoma, N.Y. native finished the season with 28 goals, 32 assists and 60 points in 15 games. McArdle’s totals were the most goals, assists and points in a season since program reinstatement in 2005. He led the BIG EAST in points (3.77) and assists (2.00) per game during the regular season. Heading into championship weekend, McArdle currently ranks 10th nationally in points (4.00) and sixth in assists (2.13) per game. Earlier this month, McArdle joined Dillon Ayers as the first Red Storm players to be named first-team All-BIG EAST.
McArdle is the first St. John’s player to earn USILA All-American accolades since goalie Joe Weingart was an honorable mention selection in 1986.
The attackman etched his name in the St. John’s record books during the 2012 season as he moved up the program’s all-time lists. Having amassed 49 goals, 50 assists and 99 points in just two seasons, McArdle became just the sixth player in St. John’s history to join the 40 goal-40 assist club. The 99 points ties him for sixth and his 50 assists places him fourth on the St. John’s all-time lists.
The sophomore burst onto the national scene as he led the Red Storm to an 8-7 victory over then-No. 2 Notre Dame in the BIG EAST semifinals on ESPNU. McArdle recorded seven points, three goals and four assists, on St. John’s eight total goals. McArdle would go on to earn All-Tournament team recognition for his 11 points on the team’s 12 goals in the tournament.