Stockton University men’s lacrosse player Eric Ellis was named a United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division III Scholar All-American on Monday.
The Eastern Regional High School graduate and Voorhees resident was among 79 players selected for the honor. Ellis, a biology major, only played six games his senior season this spring, scoring 14 goals and recording four assists for 18 points, before the pandemic led to the cancellation of all intercollegiate sports.
All-American nominees must be seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Nominees also had to act in a manner that brought credit to themselves, their institutions and college lacrosse. Players also must be a member of a North/South team or an outstanding player in their league.
Ellis, along with 2019 honorees Chris Holleritter and Colin Wharton, are the only three USILA Scholar All-Americans in the history of the Stockton men’s lacrosse program
The Ospreys were 5-1 this spring before the season was halted. The NCAA has restored another year of eligibility for this year’s spring athletes, which means Ellis is eligible to play for Stockton again in 2021.
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Ellis ranked second on the team in shots on goal (29) and third in both goals and shots (43) before the season was canceled. Ellis was also selected as a Maverik DIII Media All-American by Inside Lacrosse and was named to the Colonial States Athletic Conference All-Sportsmanship Team.
Ellis transferred to Stockton after his freshman year at Salisbury, where he was a member of the 2016 national championship team. At Stockton, he has 67 goals and 38 assists for 105 points in 43 games. Ellis was a CSAC second-team selection in 2019.