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May 29, 2012

Three Ivy League Men's Lacrosse Players Named To USILA Scholar All-America Team

Complete 2012 Scholar All-America Team (PDF)

Portions Courtesy of Harvard and Princeton Athletic Communications

PRINCETON
, N.J. -- Harvard's Kevin Vaughan as well as Princeton's John Cunningham and Tyler Fiorito were named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's (USILA) 2012 Scholar All-America Team it was announced on Tuesday.

Vaughan, a Harvard captain and midfielder, who also earned unanimous All-Ivy first team honors in 2012, led Harvard with 19 assists, while ranking third with 17 goals and 36 points. Vaughan, who served as one of the Harvard captains for the second consecutive year, was tabbed to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List, as well as the Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-America third team. Vaughan also tied for second on the Crimson with 33 ground balls during his senior campaign.

Cunningham was named to an All-Ivy team for the third time in 2012 as he earned second team honors while playing longstick midfield. A sixth round pick by Denver in the 2012 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft, he finished the year with a goal and two assists for three pooints, giving him 11 career points - the most by a Princeton longstick midfielder in at least 30 years. He also led the Tigers in ground balls with 53 on the season.

The 2012 Ivy League Player of the Year, Fiorito finished the regular season with a 6.65 goals against average and a .615 save percentage in all games played. In Ivy League play, his goals against average dropped to 5.53 and his save percentage moved up to .680. All told, he made 126 saves throughout the regular season including 16 saves at Brown on March 31 and 16 saves at Syracuse on April 7. He clsoed his career with a huge game against Virginia with 12 saves, many of them spectacular. A three-time first-team All-Ivy pick, Fiorito finished his career second all-time at Princeton with 624 saves.

The USILA Scholar All-America Program was established in 1989 to recognize student-athletes from USILA member institutions who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically and as citizens of their communities. The USILA Selection Committee selects an overall team representing Division I, II and III and this year 74 players across the three divisions were honored.