The York College men's lacrosse program collected some more postseason honors this week when a pair of Spartans earned United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association NCAA Division III Scholar All-America honors.
Seniors Caleb Abney and Josh Kluver each earned the honors. They were two of five players honored from the Capital Athletic Conference. The duo helped lead the Spartans to 18 wins, including the program's first CAC title.
A USILA Scholar All-American must be nominated by his coach and must be a student-athlete with a senior academic standing and a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). He must also be a USILA All-American, a member of a North/South Senior All-Star Team or an outstanding conference player. He must also have behaved in a manner that brought credit to himself, his institution and to college lacrosse, both on and off the field.
Abney graduated on May 14 with a degree in marketing and a minor in marketing communications. He concluded his collegiate career with a 3.18 GPA. Abney finished his Spartan career with just about every goalkeeping record in the 17-year history of Spartan men's lacrosse. He went 53-20 in his 74 career games. Abney registered a 7.18 goals-against average and a .604 save percentage. He made 702 saves in addition to picking up 121 ground balls and forcing 14 turnovers.
Abney owns the top spot in saves, wins, goals-against average and save percentage in the Spartans' all-time record book. He owns three of the top five single-season save percentage numbers, the top four goals-against average seasons and four of the top five single-season win totals.
Abney earned third-team USILA All-America honors and concluded his career as a two-time All-American and a three-time All-CAC selection, including first-team honors in 2014 and 2016.
Kluver is pursing a degree in supply chain operations management. He has accumulated an overall GPA of 3.16. He is on track to graduate in December.
Kluver finished his career as the most decorated defenseman in school history. He earned second-team All-America honors earlier this spring and completed his career as a three-time All-CAC selection.
He finished his career playing in a school-record 79 games with seven points on five goals and two assists. He forced a school-record 141 caused turnovers, scooped up 190 ground balls and had one game-winning goal. He finishes his career with 81 more caused turnovers than any other Spartan in school history, while he is also ranked seventh in ground balls. He led this year's team with 70 ground balls and a school-record 45 caused turnovers.
"We emphasize to our guys the importance of academic achievement," York coach Brandon Childs said. "We finished the year with a team GPA of over 3.20, so the guys are receiving the message. I am happy to see Caleb and Josh recognized for their outstanding balance of academics and athletics."
Abney and Kluver join previous Spartan honorees Tyler Hutson (2015) and Seth Krolus (2014) to have earned the national accolades.