Four players earn All-Conference; Blake Thompson earns Elite 23 honor

Four players earn All-Conference; Blake Thompson earns Elite 23 honor
Friday, April 26, 2019
Four players earn All-Conference; Blake Thompson earns Elite 23 honor

High Point, N.C. – North Greenville Men’s Lacrosse capped a solid season on Friday with four players earning All-Conference nods while Blake Thompson was named the league’s first Elite 23 winner for men’s lacrosse.

The Elite 23 award is an academic honor handed out to the student-athlete from each sport with the highest GPA across the entire league. Thompson is the first men’s lacrosse player to be honored and the second NGU athlete to earn the honor.

Alex Proly was the lone First Team nod for North Greenville after his final season in red and black. Proly was third on the team this season with 26-goal but dished out a team-high 24-assists in the process. He was also solid on the defensive end of the field. Causing 11-turnovers and scooping up 42-grounders in the process, ranking him third on the team in that category. Proly led the Crusaders with 50-points.

Austin Dixon led North Greenville in goals this season with 32 on the season. He also added 13-assists and had 45 total points. Additionally, the junior picked up 27-grounders and caused five turnovers across 15-games. His efforts earned him a second-team nod.

Also earning a second-team All-Conference bid is Sky Dupree and Chris Wieckhorst. Dupree was NGU’s defensive leader and captain this season and played in all 16 games for the Crusaders. Dupree led North Greenville with 36 caused turnovers and scooped up 38-groundballs. HE also dished out a pair of assist on offense.

Wieckhorst wrapped up his career in Tigerville with a second-team nod after putting together one of his best seasons as a Crusader. He finished 2019 with seen goals offensively and also had five assists. His real damage came on the defensive end of the field where he forced 19 opponent turnovers and picked up 38-groundballs.