Acton Named First Team All-NESCAC
Contact: Ben Badua
AMHERST, Mass. - Ranking among the league’s leaders in several offensive categories, Devin Acton ’14 has been named to the men’s lacrosse All-NESCAC first team.
Picking up his second all-conference honor, Acton garnered second team recognition in 2011 while also earning Rookie of the Year accolades.
Finding the back of the net in each of the team’s 15 games, Acton finished the season ranked fifth in the NESCAC in goals (35) and tied for ninth in points (44). Scoring a season-high four goals on four occasions, he started the season out strong, tallying five points in consecutive outings against Bates and regional power ECSU. Tallying a goal and two assists against Bowdoin, he capped off an impressive 10-day stretch with another five-point showing against Endicott.
Netting his 100th career goal against Wesleyan on Mar. 27, Acton put the wraps on his third full season with 155 points on 118 goals and 37 assists. No stranger to postseason accolades, he was the NEILA Rookie of the Year in 2011 after recording 57 points (39G, 18A), before taking home NEILA All-Region praise after posting 54 points (44G, 10A) as a sophomore.