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Lyle Thompson Nominated for Best Male College Athlete ESPY

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BRISTOL, Conn. – UAlbany men’s lacrosse player Lyle Thompson has been nominated for the Best Male College Athlete ESPY, ESPN has announced.

Thompson had one of the top seasons in the history of lacrosse in 2014, earning an NCAA single season record 128 points off an NCAA record 77 assists and 51 goals, adding 48 goals and 15 caused turnovers.  His performance earned him a share of the Tewaaraton Trophy, splitting the honor with brother Miles Thompson.

The junior attack amassed a large trophy case during the season, earning the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Outstanding Player of the Year, Outstanding Attackman, First Team All-America and America East Player of the Year.

Thompson is one of five nominees for the award.  The other four include Boston College hockey player Johnny Gaudreau, Creighton basketball player Doug McDermott, Penn State wrestler David Taylor and Florida State football player Jameis Winston.

The ESPYs, run by ESPN, is an annual event honoring the achievements across the world of sports.  

Fans may vote for the ESPYs until July 16th on the event’s website (http://espn.go.com/espys/2014/). The ESPY awards show will be on ESPN on Wednesday, July 16th at 9 p.m., being held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.


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