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Cannon Honored as a USILA Scholar All-American

June 8, 2017

WEST LAKE ROAD PERRY, N.Y. – Erik Cannon, a 2017 graduate and former member of the Lafayette men’s lacrosse team was honored on Thursday by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) as a Scholar All-American.

Cannon was one of five Patriot League selections to the team, and earns this honor for the first time in his career. Cannon joins Christian Carson-Banister from Boston U., Cody Triolo from Lehigh, Jack Carrigan and Brian Sherlock from Loyola, and Daniel Grabher from Army on the Scholar All-American list.

“I’m extremely proud of Erik for working hard both on and off the field to earn this recognition,” head coach Jim Rogalski said. “His effort did not go unnoticed throughout his career on College Hill and it’s great for our program that he is listed among the best student-athletes in our sport.”

Cannon was a stalwart defensively during his final season with the Maroon and White, finishing second in the Patriot League rankings in caused turnovers with 2.14 per contest. A two-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selection, Cannon also scored just his third career goal this season against Bucknell and was second on the team in ground balls with 48.

His best season came in 2015 when he was selected to the All-Patriot League Second Team, finishing first in the conference and second in the nation in caused turnovers with 2.21 per game.