Bourdeau picks up NEILA Academic All-New England merits

AMHERST, Mass. – Senior Drew Bourdeau of the Saint Anselm College men's lacrosse team was named to the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's Academic All-New England team on Monday.

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Bourdeau was one of 92 total selections from New England's NCAA Division I, II and III men's lacrosse programs. Nominees included those in senior academic standing, a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better and those significant enough to be nominated for an All-Conference award in their respective conferences.

The Co-Chair of Saint Anselm's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Bourdeau is a two-time captain for the men's lacrosse team. With SAAC, he has helped lead a variety of initiatives, including opening the college's Hope Happens Here chapter.

As a mathematics and secondary education major, Bourdeau has been named to the Dean's List and Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll a combined 10 times at Saint Anselm. He has also served as a New Student Orientation leader for the past three years and has been part of numerous other community service activities.

A two-time All-NE10 choice and three-time NEILA All-Region selection, Bourdeau started 56 of his 57 games for the Hawks over his four-year career. He totaled 129 ground balls and 62 caused turnovers while also scoring a pair of goals. His play helped Saint Anselm improve from 2-11 in his freshman season of 2015 to 11-5 in 2018.

Most recently, Bourdeau was named as a finalist for the 2017-18 NE10 Man of the Year award. The winner will be announced at the NE10 year-end banquet in Garden City, N.Y. next month.