BUENA VISTA, Va. – Southern Virginia University sophomore attack Shawn Lamb was named to the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association's All-Region team as an honorable mention in the Mid-Atlantic region.
The honor comes days after being named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors All-State Second Team.
"For me, this award is both super humbling and a tremendous honor," Shawn Lamb said. "I could not have done it without the other attackman and the rest of the team that worked so hard to achieve what we did this year."
The Mid-Atlantic region includes Franklin & Marshall, Cabrini, Dickinson, York (Pa.), Gettysburg, Christopher Newport, and Salisbury – seven teams in the top 16 of Division III, and two of the top three.
"To this program, having a player earn this honor is just a preview of what is to come," Lamb continued. "What's next for our program gets me so excited that I can't sleep at night. This year's young team has a lot of potential and people will remember our team next year."
Lamb, who was named Capital Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year last season, led the conference in points scored with 46 goals and 41 assists. He became the first player to earn All-State honors and now All-Region honors for the men's lacrosse program.
The IMLCA was formed in 2004 to serve the intercollegiate men's lacrosse coaches community. To develop among intercollegiate coaches a deep sense of responsibility in teaching, promotion, and maintaining the growth of lacrosse in accordance with the highest ideals of fair play. To stimulate the development of quality leadership for lacrosse programs by recognizing professional contributions to the sport and keeping members informed of current coaching techniques and trends. To identify and pursue issues relevant to lacrosse coaches and to the sport of lacrosse, and to provide a forum for the discussion of matters of interest to members of the Association. To promote cooperative efforts with other professional organizations interested in the development of lacrosse and athletics in general.