Springfield, Mass. - June 8, 2017 - Springfield College's Jake Reynolds (Scituate, Mass.) became just the third student-athlete in the history of the men's lacrosse program to earn United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Scholar All-America recognition after an incredible 2017 season.
Reynolds is working towards his degree in Health Care Management and currently owns a 3.315 grade point average.
Malcolm Lester '89 was the first USILA Scholar All-America in program before Dylan Sheehan '15 earned the accolade last season. A USILA Scholar All-American must be nominated by his coach and be a student with a senior year academic standing and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale), and must also be an All-American, a member of a North/South team, or an outstanding league or conference player.
Reynolds had a remarkable campaign between the pipes which also led him to being named the inaugural New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men's Lacrosse Defensive Athlete of the Year. An anchor of the Pride's defense, he registered a .591 save percentage, making 214 saves, to go along with a 9.32 goals against average. Reynolds had 13 games with double-digit saves, highlighted by three games with at least 20 stops, including a pair of 21-save performances in wins over Stevens and Endicott. In addition being chosen as a USILA Honorable Mention All-American, Reynolds was previously tabbed a NEWMAC All-Conference First Team and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III North Second-Team selection.