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4 Lyle Thompson

2015:
• First-ever back-to-back male recipient of the Tewaaraton Trophy for men's lacrosse player of the year
• Set new NCAA Division I record for career points (400) and assists (225)
• Earned USILA Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award for DI Outstanding Player of the Year for second-straight season, earning First Team All-America Honors
• America East Player of the Year, All-Conference First Team, Fans' Choice Player of the Year and Championship Most Outstanding Player
• Drafted first overall in the Major League Lacrosse First Year Player Draft by the Florida Launch

• Finished with 121 points, the second-highest single season total in DI history only to his own mark of 128 in 2014
• Led all of Division I in points per game (6.37) for third-straight season and assists per game (3.63)

• Started all 19 games at attack, tallying 52 goals, 69 assists and 44 ground balls
• Two-time America East Player of the Week

• Named a midseason and preseason All-American by Inside Lacrosse and Lacrosse Magazine
• Earned multiple points in all 19 UAlbany games, finishing career with a 45-game point scoring streak
• Assisted six of UAlbany's 10 goals in 10-9 victory vs. UMass (3/7)
• UAlbany record 10 assists at Stony Brook (3/14), adding two goals for 12 points, ranking second in UAlbany single game history
• Followed with 10 points off three goals and seven assists in road win at Canisius (3/17)
• Career-high and UAlbany single game record nine goals, adding three points to match career-high 12 points in 21-18 victory at Harvard (3/25)
• Tallied seven points off four goals and three assists at Syracuse (4/2)
• Pair of six-assist games in a row in road victories at Vermont (4/4) and Binghamton (4/11)
• Tied NCAA career points record with goal at Binghamton (4/11)
• Set new record with assist to Connor Fields in road win at Bryant (4/14)
• Three goals and four assists for seven points in UAlbany's victory over #7 Yale (4/18)
• Couple of five goal performances in the AE Tournament, including four assists for nine points vs. Hartford (4/30)
• Three goals and six assists in NCAA Tournament victory at Cornell (5/9)
• Ended career with a goal and four assists in NCAA Tournament game vs. Notre Dame (5/16)

2014:
• 
Co-Tewaraaton Trophy recipient with brother Miles Thompson
• USILA Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award (DI Outstanding Player of the Year) and Lt. Col. J.L. (Jack) Turnbull Award (DI Most Outstanding Attackman)
• Set new NCAA single season points record at 128, matched NCAA single season assists record with 77, adding 51 goals
• USILA First Team All-American
• America East Player of the Year, All-America East First Team, America East All-Tournament Team

• Became UAlbany all-time assists leader, totaling 156 through the 2013-14 season
• Led all of Division I in points per game at 7.11 and assists per game at 4.28 (1.16 more than second-place person), 11th in DI and third in America East in goals per game at 2.83 and 15th in DI in shot percentage at .440
• Finished with 51 goals, 77 assists, 48 ground balls and 15 caused turnovers
• Scored at least four points in all 18 UAlbany games, at least six points in 16 of 18 UAlbany games
• 5+ assists in 10 games, 4+ goals in six games
• Two-time America East Player of the Week
• Brine DI Player of the Week after netting four goals and seven assists for career-high 11 points at UMass (3/8)
• Three goals and five assists in road win at Penn State (3/22)
• Career-best eight assists in home win over Stony Brook (4/12)
• At least eight points in five-straight games from 4/22-5/10, starting with six goals and two assists vs. Siena (4/22), six goals and four assists for 10 points vs. Binghamton (4/26)
• Scored game-tying goal with five seconds left in regulation and game-winning assist in America East Semifinal overtime victory over Stony Brook (5/1)
• Three goals, five assists and five ground balls facing Tewaaraton finalist defender Joe Fletcher in NCAA Tournament win over Loyola (5/10)
• Six points off three goals and three assists in NCAA Tournament game vs. Notre Dame (5/17)

Selected as Inside Lacrosse and Lacrosse Magazine Preseason Division I Player of the Year

2013:
• Selected as one of five finalists for the 2013 Tewaaraton Award
• First Team All-American

• America East Player of the Year

• Broke the school record for points in a season with 113 (two points shy of the NCAA record set by Steve Marahol)

• Broke the school record for assists in a season with 63

• Led the nation in points per game with 6.65, second in assists per game with 3.71

• Tallied eight points or more in eight different games 
• Recorded a career-best 11 points on four goals and seven assists vs. UMBC (4/19)
• Named America East Player of the Week three times (2/11-2/17) (3/04-3/10) (3/26-31)
• Tallied eight points on two goals and six assists in season opener at #13 Syracuse (2/17)

2012:
• America East Conference All-Rookie Team
• Played in all 16 games with six starts

• Recorded 22 goals and 16 assists
• Took 32 faceoffs, winning 13
• Picked up 39 ground balls
• Had a career high of five goals in the game against UMBC (5/2)
• Scored at least once in 14 out of the 16 matches for the Great Danes
• S
cored one goal to lead the Iroquois U19 National Team to a 15-13 win over USA at the Federation of International Lacrosse U19 World Championships

High School:
Comes to UAlbany as the top recruit in the nation... 2011 Under Armour All-American... Four-year letterwinner at LaFayette... Scored 66 goals and added 54 assists as a senior... Finished career with 511 total points... Three-time First All-Time All-Central New York... League MVP and First-Team All-Northern honoree.

Personal: Major is sociology... Born Sept. 9, 1992... Son of Jerome and Deloris Thompson... Has a sister, Crystal, and three brothers, Jeremy, Jerome Jr. and Miles... Brother, Jeremy, played lacrosse at Syracuse... Brother, Miles, and cousin, Ty, are also members of the UAlbany Squad.

CAREER HIGHS
Points: 12 (2x, last: @ Harvard, Mar. 25, 2015)
Goals: 9 (@ Harvard, Mar. 25, 2015)
Assists: 10 (@ Stony Brook, Mar. 14, 2015)
Ground Balls: 7 (@ Syracuse, Feb. 19, 2012)
Caused Turnovers: 2 (2x, last: vs. UMass Lowell, Mar. 28, 2015)

CAREER STATISTICS 

Year

GP/GS

G

A

PTS

GB

CT

FO

2012

16/6

22

16

38

39

4

13-32

2013

17/17

50

63

113

35

8

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2014

18/18

51

77

128

48

15

0-3

2015

19/19

52

69

121

44

8

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Total

70/60

175

225

400

166

35

13-35

Position: Attack
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 180
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Onondaga Nation, N.Y.
High School: LaFayette
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