Men's Lacrosse News & Highlights
May 21, 2013
Benz Selected for Friday's North South Game
Benz is the first Eastern player to participate in the prestigious event. A four-year starter, he is Eastern's career leader in wins and goals against average. His 44 career victories represent over half of the wins in program history.
He served as the anchor for an Eastern defense that finished second in the nation in goals allowed per game. He was third nationally in goals allowed with a career-low 5.94 goals against average. He finished second in the nation with a .664 save percentage.
"Aaron had a great year," head coach Kevin Wallace said. "He is important to our team as a shot stopper and organizer on the field. He had an even larger impact as a leader. Aaron's commitment to excellence in all aspects of his life had an impact on our program that will extend far beyond this year. It is great to see Aaron be recognized in this way."
Benz was recognized as Eastern's Award of Excellence winner and earned recognition as the Middle Atlantic Conferences Scholar-Athlete Award.
Eastern Men's Lacrosse finished the year on a 10-game winning streak. Gettysburg was the only team to score more than nine goals on the Eagles. The Bullets, who were ranked No. 10 at the time, beat the Eagles 12-11 in overtime in the middle of March. Benz had 16 saves in that game. Including a career best 20-save effort in the Freedom Semifinals, he recorded double-figure saves seven times.
Benz was also selected as the student speaker for Commencement earlier this month.
John Casey from Widener is the only other representative from the Middle Atlantic Conference in the game.
Updated: Tuesday, 21 May 2013