St. Anne’s-Belfield boys lacrosse’s prolific, dynamic offense has been praised a lot since the start of spring. U.S. Lacrosse joined the chorus earlier this week when the Saints’ Joe Robertson and Connor Shellenberger were named U.S. Lacrosse All-Americans.
It was Robertson’s second honor, and a fitting tribute to the Duke commit who STAB coach Bo Perriello unequivocally calls the best player he’s ever coached, which is high praise from the veteran coach. Robertson scored 100 goals, had 32 assists and also picked up 105 ground balls. Both his goals (100) and points (132) are school records. He’s the only player in STAB history to finish with 100 goals and 100 groundballs in a single season. Robertson also won the Bob Scott Award for Virginia players, given to the player in each U.S. Lacrosse region that “above and beyond in service to his team, school, and community.”
Shellenberger earns the honor as just a sophomore, with the UVa pledge scoring 118 points (74 goals, 44 assists) and 65 ground balls. He’s one of just six players to notch more than 100 points in a season in school history.
Woodberry Forest’s Lee Cozart’s was named an Academic All-American by U.S. Lacrosse.
Four other Virginians were named All-Americans, with Norfolk Academy’s Taylor Acra, Virginia Episcopal’s Clayton Jones, North Cross’ Gray Pollock and Collegiate’s Joseph White picking up the honors.
Collegiate’s Excellence Perry and Bishop Sullivan’s Matthew Culkin earned Academic All-American nods.