May 24, 2012
WEST POINT, N.Y. -
Junior Garrett Thul and senior Tim Henderson each garnered USILA All-America honors for the second year in a row on Thursday afternoon. Thul, a third team honoree as an attackman, joins Henderson, an honorable mention long stick midfielder, among the nation's top players on the coveted list.
Thul and Henderson were both preseason United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-America selections and continued to build their respective resumes throughout the 2012 campaign.
"This is a well-deserved honor for both Garrett (Thul) and Tim (Henderson)," said seventh-year head coach Joe Alberici. "They both played huge roles in our team success and their inclusion on this list was truly earned. To be recognized alongside the best players in our sport this season is a tremendous honor. I'm very proud of both of them."
One of the most prolific goal-scorers in Army's 95-year history, Thul continued to put up gaudy numbers for the third year in a row. He paced the Black Knights with 39 goals, just one tally shy of becoming the first player in Army history to record three 40-goal seasons. Thul's 122 career goals rank fifth on Army's all-time ledger and are just 18 goals behind record-holder Scott Finlay (West Point '78). The Flemington, N.J., native started all 15 games, totaled seven hat tricks and garnered first team All-Patriot League honors for the second-straight season.
An imposing long stick midfielder and anchor of Army's transition game, Henderson was a four time All-Patriot League selection and made the first team in each of his final three seasons. The 2012 Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year finished his career ranked eighth on the program's all-time ground balls list and tallied a career-best 57 in 2012. A team tri-captain this spring, Henderson was a member of the Tewaaraton Award Watch List to begin the season and will represent Army in Friday's prestigious USILA/LaxWorld North-South Senior All-Star game in Boston, Mass.
While Henderson joins 11 other Army lacrosse players set to be commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army upon graduation on Saturday, May 26, Thul headlines a group of six starters returning for the 2013 season.