May 24, 2012
The pair became only the third and fourth players to be named to the USILA North-South Game since program reinstatement in 2005. Current assistant coach Dom DeNapoli was selected in 2009 and Tom Michaelsen participated in 2008.
After playing four years of club lacrosse at the University of Michigan, Freid joined the Red Storm for the 2012 season and started every game. The Needham, Mass. native will be able to showcase his skills close to home after totaling 28 groundballs and 12 caused turnovers in his 15 career games at St. John's. Freid was at his best in big games this season, as he picked up four groundballs in the BIG EAST semifinals against then-No. 2 Notre Dame, in the overtime upset of then-No. 20 Georgetown and during the near upset of then-No. 6 Syracuse.
Kutner bounced back from a 2011 season cut short due to injury with 20 goals and nine assists in 2012. The 2010 second-team All-BIG EAST selection was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll on April 29th after a four-goal game at Drexel. The Garden City, N.Y. native amassed 57 goals and 27 assists in his St. John's career and the 84 points ranks him 14th all-time in program history.
The two Red Storm players will be members of the South team coached by Lehigh's Kevin Cassese.
The North-South Game is a long standing lacrosse tradition that originated in 1940 and celebrates the top senior lacrosse players of the past season.