March 11, 2013
QUEENS, N.Y. -
Another big day for Kieran McArdle at the first-ever Whitman's® Sampler® Independence Classic in the Red Storm's 13-11 loss to then-No. 12/10 Syracuse earned the junior his second BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll appearance of the season.
McArdle put together another big-time performance on one of lacrosse's biggest stages, as the junior finished with four goals and two assists. In a matchup of the BIG EAST's Preseason Offensive Player of the Year and Co-Defensive Player of the Year, McArdle went toe-to-toe with Brian Megill and recorded his fourth game of five points or more this season. The junior attackman did his best to try to pull out the upset for St. John's as five of his six points either tied the game or brought the Johnnies within one.
McArdle now has 28 points in his first five games of the season and is tied for fourth on St. John's all-time points list with Andrew Bolger. The junior also moved into the top-ten on the St. John's all-time goal scorers list against Syracuse with a total of 61.
In the NCAA Division I individual rankings, McArdle slots third in both points per game (5.6) and assists per game (3.2). The Ronkonkoma, N.Y. native trails only Lyle Thompson of Albany and Rob Pannell of Cornell in each category, as Thompson and Pannell are both considered in serious contention for Tewaaraton Player of the Year honors.
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