May 22, 2014
BALTIMORE, Md. - Junior classmates John Glesener and Sam Somers both garnered All-America status Thursday morning, as the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association revealed its All-America teams prior to NCAA Championship weekend. Glesener was named a third team attackman, while Somers grabbed honorable mention honors as a goalie.
This marks Glesener's second-straight All-America citation, coming off honorable mention laurels in 2013. For Somers, this is the Wilton, Conn., native's first All-America certificate. The pair represented two of 13 Patriot League players to earn All-America status.
"I could not be happier for John (Glesener) and Sam (Somers) for attaining this level of success," said Army head coach Joe Alberici. "Both men are not only superb athletes and deserve to be recognized among the top players in the nation, but they are also the consummate teammates and outstanding representatives of our program and West Point as a whole."
Glesener, a first team All-Patriot League pick for the second-straight year, led the Patriot League and currently ranks fourth in the NCAA averaging 3.07 goals per game. He finished the season with 57 points on 43 goals and 14 assists. The Camillus, N.Y., native's 43 goals are tied for fourth on Army's single-season goals ledger. Glesener, who carries a 28-game point scoring streak into the 2015 season, was one of 25 nominees for the Tewaaraton Award, presented annually to the top player in the country. He started all 14 games in 2014 and recorded a hat trick in each of the Black Knights' final four contests.
Somers earned All-Patriot League second team honors for the second year in a row and remains the NCAA leader in goals-against average (5.43). His .622 save percentage stands second in the nation. Somers, who missed the final four games due to injury, held every opponent he faced to single-digit goals. Somers went 7-3 on the year and collected 27 ground balls in his 10 games played.
For a full list of the 2014 USILA All-America Teams, please click here.