Official Rutgers Athletics Press Release:
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers men’s lacrosse had seven All-Americans as the USILA unveiled the listing of All-American players from the national coaches association on the Thursday ahead of the Final Four.
Rutgers had three student-athletes named Second Team All-American: Ethan Rall, Colin Kirst and Brennan Kamish. Ross Scott was named a Third Team All-American. Jaryd Jean-Felix, Ronan Jacoby and Shane Knobloch were named Honorable Mention All-American.
All seven student-athletes were also named All-Americans this season by USA Lacrosse Magazine as well, and six were recognized by Inside Lacrosse. This marked the highest recognition for Kirst, Kamish and Scott.
Six of those student athletes were previously named All-Big Ten. Rall, Kirst and Knobloch were on the First Team and Jean-Felix, Jacoby and Scott were on the Second Team. Kirst, Rall, Kamish, Knobloch and Jean-Felix had all been recognized on Preseason All-American teams, and validated that selection.
Rall was a tremendous presence at long-stick midfield, and was named either First or Second Team All-America in all three listings. The Islip, N.Y. native set career-bests with a Rutgers’ record 31 caused turnovers and also scooped 48 ground balls, while adding a personal best four assists with two goals. He helped RU to a nation’s best clearing percentage of 91.2%.
Kamish proved himself as one of the top short-stick defensive midfielders in the nation. The Wixom, Mich. native had career-bests with 21 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers, also adding three goals and three assists.
Scott had a breakout season in transitioning to a new role as a starting attackman. The West Linn, Ore. native led the Scarlet Knights in scoring, as he posted 49 goals and 23 assists along with 30 ground balls. He stands in second place in RU single-season history for goalscoring entering the Final Four.
Kirst stamped himself as one of the nation’s top goalkeepers as a two-time All-American. The Bernardsville, N.J. native had a 10.73 goals-against-average, .548 save percentage and scooped 45 ground balls while leading RU to a 15-4 record.
Knobloch excelled as a sophomore, following up his Big Ten Freshman of the Year campaign with new career-best outputs. The Moorestown, N.J. native posted 32 goals and 15 assists for 47 points, including a team-best three goals in the NCAA Quarterfinal win. He also collected 19 ground balls and six caused turnovers.
Jean-Felix has made an impact as the Scarlet Knights’ top defenseman. The Cumming, Ga. native was a three-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, with career-bests in caused turnovers (16) and ground balls (21).
Jacoby made an instant impact after transferring to Rutgers from Wesleyan, where he was also an All-American on the Division III level. The Glastonbury, Ct. native produced 36 goals and 11 assists to lead the RU midfield.