Lacrosse Magazine Names Lyle Thompson its Person of the Year

BALTIMORE, Nov. 17, 2014 — Lacrosse Magazine, the flagship publication of US Lacrosse, has named the University at Albany senior attackman and Iroquois Nationals All-World Team member Lyle Thompson its 2014 Person of the Year.

Already one of college lacrosse’s most talented players, Thompson bolstered that status this year while leading the Great Danes to the NCAA quarterfinals and the Iroquois Nationals to their first bronze medal in six appearances in the quadrennial Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship. Perhaps more importantly, he embodied the spirit of the game while representing the Haudenosaunee — natives of North America and originators of the sport now commonly called lacrosse.