NEWTON, Mass. – Louis Alhage and Isaac Devoid, two recent graduates of Castleton University who just completed their collegiate careers with the Spartan men's lacrosse team, have earned selection to the 2017 New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Division III Academic All-New England Team.
Alhage and Devoid are two of the 42 student-athletes from 22 different Division III institutions who met the criteria of being a senior, carrying a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0, and having been a significant enough player to be nominated for All-Conference honors.
Alhage, earning his bachelor's degree in exercise science, received First Team All-North Atlantic Conference honors as a midfielder after leading the Spartans with 31 assists, plus he scored 18 goals to finish with 49 total points, second on the squad. He also finished second on the team with 51 ground balls and 20 caused turnovers during the 2017 season.
Alhage leaves Castleton second all-time in career assists with 88, fourth in career caused turnovers with 67, and tied for 12th in career points with 137, the only Spartan to rank in the top 15 in career points and in the top five in career caused turnovers. Earlier this month, Alhage received the Male Coaches Award from the Castleton athletics department, one of the highest honors a Spartan student-athlete can receive.
Devoid enjoyed the best offensive season of his career, scoring 21 goals on 68 total shots, including 43 shots on goal. He enjoyed six multiple-goal games, including hat tricks at Johnson State on April 20 and against Lyndon State in the NAC Tournament semifinal on May 3.
Devoid scored two goals each in key non-conference victories over Curry and Mount Ida, plus he earned two goals and two assists in the regular season finale at Lyndon State April 25. Devoid received his bachelor's degree in business management and marketing this past Saturday and led Castleton's participation in the Climb for Connor, an annual fundraising event in honor of Devoid's childhood friend Connor Roberts.
For the complete NEILA Academic All-New England Teams at all three divisions, click here.