York College men's lacrosse player Ordakowski named Scholar All-American

  • York College's Conrad Ordakowski has been named a Scholar All-American.
  • The honor came from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association and Nike.
  • Ordakowski graduated with a degree in criminal justice. He had a 3.06 grade-point average.

York College senior Conrad Ordakowski has been a 2017 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association/Nike NCAA Division III Scholar All-American.

York College's Conrad Ordakowski (40) looks upfield for a teammate during the first quarter of a game against Gettysburg on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Gettysburg College. York College won 16-8. Ordakowski has been named a Scholar All-American.

The honor caps a busy awards season for the senior Spartan. He was a first-team All-Capital Athletic Conference selection in early May, a USILA first-team All-American later in the month and then earned the USILA Short Stick Defender of the Year on May 25.

Ordakowski graduated in May with a degree in criminal justice. He finished his career with a 3.06 grade-point average.

Ordakowski played a key part in a Spartan season that produced a 17-4 record. York advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament third round. Ordakowski played in 18 of the Spartans' 21 games. He collected 31 ground balls, forced six turnovers, scored a goal and handed out an assist for two points.

Ordakowski made a significant impact for the Spartans at the X. He played on the wing and he helped the York face-off group win 59.3 percent of its face offs this spring.

The criteria for selection includes the following: A Scholar All-American must be nominated by his coach and be a student with a senior year academic standing and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. He will have behaved in a manner that has brought credit to himself, his institution, and to college lacrosse both on and off the field. He must also be an All-American, a member of a North/South team, or an outstanding league or conference player.

Ordakowski finished his Spartan career having played 58 games. He tallied six points on four goals and two assists. He collected 126 ground balls and caused 25 opponent turnovers.