JOSH KLEPFER NAMED CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN
Towson, Md. – Rising senior Josh Klepfer (Binghamton, N.Y./Chenango Valley) of the Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America At-Large Second Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and announced by the organization on Wednesday afternoon.
The Capital One Academic All-America Division II Men's At-Large program includes student-athletes competing in the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo and wrestling.
Klepfer, one of only three lacrosse student-athletes honored (two second team, one third team), earns his first career Capital One All-America honors after picking up his first All-District accolades three weeks ago. An accounting major with a 3.94 grade point average, Klepfer started all 18 games on defense for the national semifinalist Dolphins. In his first year in a starting role for the nation's best defense, Klepfer earned USILA Honorable Mention All-America accolades after causing 14 turnovers on the year, the second-best total on the team. He also picked up 27 ground balls, the fifth-most on the team and second among defenders. Klepfer, a Northeast-10 Conference Second Team selection, caused a turnover in 11 contests, including a career-high three in a win at Colorado Mesa on March 6. He picked up multiple ground balls in eight games, including a career-best four ground balls at Colorado Mesa.
Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports. To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.