NEWTON, Mass. – Recent graduate Louis Alhage will represent Castleton University one more time on the lacrosse field, as he is one of 52 student-athletes selected by the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) to compete in the 2017 East-West Senior All-Star Game on Friday, June 2.
The game will take place at Stagg Field on the campus of Springfield College next Friday starting at 6:30 p.m. It will feature the top graduating students from Divisions 1, 2, and 3 who played their college career in New England as selected by a committee after nominations by the head coaches within the NEILA.
Alhage will wear #19 and compete on the East team alongside players from Division I schools Boston University and UMass-Lowell as well as several Division II schools from the Northeast-10 Conference and Division III institutions representing the NEWMAC, CCC, GNAC, and NECC.
"The NEILA recognizes these terrific student-athletes for their accomplishments over their entire playing careers. To be selected for the East-West All-Star Game means that you have been a star not just this year, but throughout your four years in New England collegiate lacrosse," said Tim Murphy, head coach of Curry College and coordinator of the East-West All-Star teams' selection.
Alhage has earned First Team All-NAC and All-ECAC North honors as well as NEILA Academic All-New England recognition and the Castleton Coaches Award, one of the highest honors a Spartan student-athlete can receive. He 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.
Alhage is one of just two players from the North Atlantic Conference to be chosen for the game, as Sean Largay of conference champion New England College was selected to play on the West team.
The Castleton University men's lacrosse team advanced to the NAC Tournament title game for the 14th consecutive year and finished with a 10-9 overall record, the Spartans' 13th straight winning season.