The Aquinas men's lacrosse team had two Saints, Clayton Boerigter and Jon Jardis, named to the College Sports Communicators (CSC) Academic All-America Men's At-Large Teams, as announced by the organization on Wednesday (June 21).
Boerigter made the First Team for a second straight season and Jardis was selected for the first time to feature on the Second Team.
To be eligible for the national award, a student-athlete must first be chosen as an all-district selection while meeting the following requirements: a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.00, and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at their respected institution. CSC members then vote to determine the CSC All-America teams.
The CSC had 34 NAIA student-athlete receive this recognition with 15 being named to the All-America First Team and 19 more on the All-America Second Team. The At-Large teams featured male student-athletes from the following sports: bowling, cheer, golf, lacrosse, wrestling and volleyball.
Boerigter and Jardis were two out of the five lacrosse players selected.
Boerigter, a fifth-year senior goalkeeper, played all 16 games for the Saints last year with a 9.28 goals against average and a.614 save percentage. In his AQ career, Boerigter has played in 57 games and holds both school records with a 9.37 goals against average and a .573 save percentage on 1,994 shots faced. He has been named to the All-WHAC team four times. First Team in 2022 and Second Team in 2019, 2021 and 2023.
Jardis, a graduate student attacker, had the fifth-most assists in the NAIA last season (41) to go with 28 goals for a total of 69 points. His career statistics bolster 52 games played, 67 goals scored, a school record 118 assists and 185 points. Jardis was named to the 2023 All-WHAC First Team and been named an WHAC Offensive Player of the Week twice.
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