ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – St. Bonaventure men's lacrosse rising senior Sean Westley has earned a spot on the 2020-21 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District At-Large Team for his work in the classroom and on the field over the past year.
The 2020-21 Academic All-District® Men's and Women's At-Large Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletic competition and in the classroom. The CoSIDA Academic All-America® program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA. Honorees are nominated and voted on by sports information directors from each district.
First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in early August. At-Large sports include M/W fencing, M/W golf, M/W ice hockey, M/W gymnastics, M/W lacrosse, M/W rifle, M/W skiing, M/W swimming, M/W tennis, M/W water polo, women's beach volleyball, women's bowling, women's rowing, women's field hockey, men's volleyball and men's wrestling.
A finance major from Whitby, Ontario, Westley was one of the top student-athletes in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference this year. He earned MAAC All-Academic Team honors for the second consecutive year with a cumulative 3.97 GPA in the classroom, also producing a perfect 4.0 semester GPA this spring.
In competition, Westley led the MAAC in goals during the regular season, finishing the year with 23 goals while adding eight assists for 31 total points. He scored at least two goals in eight of 10 games during the shortened season, including a single-game program record of six goals during a victory over Siena in April which earned him MAAC Offensive Player of the Week accolades.
Westley also helped the Bonnies to their first-ever postseason victory, scoring twice in a win over Detroit Mercy in the MAAC quarterfinals.
Through three seasons since the rebirth of the program at the Division I level, Westley leads the Bonnies with 38 goals and 25 assists for 63 career points.
He is one of 13 student-athletes named to the District 1 At-Large Team including two other MAAC men's lacrosse players. Also on the team is St. Bonaventure swimmer Maciej Danilewski. The entire District 1 team includes: Danilewski, Westley, Michael Altmann (lacrosse, Hofstra), Chris Conlin (lacrosse, Holy Cross), Murray Coueslant (swimming, Marist), Phil Goss (lacrosse, Brown), Luke Hanson (lacrosse, Manhattan), Josh Kosack (hockey, Union College), Logan Liljeberg (lacrosse, Sacred Heart), John Oxner (tennis, Manhattan), Luke Pacher (lacrosse, Manhattan), Trey Rogers (wrestling, Hofstra) and Keegan Santos (lacrosse, Hofstra). District 1 is comprised of colleges and universities in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.
With the honor, Westley makes a bit of St. Bonaventure history as the first men's lacrosse player named to a CoSIDA Academic All-District team.
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