MANCHESTER, N.H. – Senior Drew Bourdeau of the nationally-ranked Saint Anselm College men's lacrosse team was honored on Monday as a United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Academic All-America selection. He is one of only three student-athletes from the Northeast-10 Conference to earn a spot on the list.
Bourdeau, a Third Team All-America pick by the USILA for his on-field efforts, was a mainstay for the Hawks across the previous four seasons. A key cog in the nation's 15th-best scoring defense (8.38), Bourdeau has caused 16 turnovers on the season and picked up 37 ground balls while potting his first goal since the 2016 season.
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, 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. He has also earned Academic All-New England honors and was the Saint Anselm nominee for the Northeast-10 Conference's Man of the Year award.
Bourdeau was also picked for the annual New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's (NEILA) East-West Senior All-Star Game on June 1.