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Patterson named AE Offensive Player of the Year

UAlbany Sports Information   05-01-2019

STONY BROOK, N.Y. — University at Albany junior attacker Jakob Patterson has been named America East Offensive Player of the Year, the league announced Wednesday, May 1, at the annual awards banquet.

In addition, four Great Danes earned spots on the All-Conference First Team, two were placed on the Second Team and three were named to the All-Academic Team.

Patterson led the America East during the regular season with an average of 4.15 points per game. He is UAlbany’s leader in points (54) and assists (30) heading into Thursday’s America East semifinal against Vermont. Patterson also is tied with Tehoka Nanticoke for the team lead in goals with 24.

“Very proud of Jakob for taking on the responsibility of leading our offense,” said Scott Marr, UAlbany’s head coach. “He is certainly executing his role, and I feel his best is yet to come.”

Patterson, Nanticoke, Matt Perla and Jack Burgmaster all were named to the First Team. For Burgmaster and Nanticoke, this marks their second consecutive appearance on the First Team. Patterson had been named to the Second Team last season.

Burgmaster, a senior, has been a solid two-way player for the Great Danes all season, having scored nine goals and ranking second on the team with 32 ground balls. Perla has 13 caused turnovers and 24 ground balls. Both are team captains.

Midfielder Sean Eccles and Defenseman Erik Dluhy, both seniors, each were named to the All-Conference Second Team. Eccles, who also was a member of the Second Team last season, is third on the team with 23 points (18 goals). Dluhy has compiled 22 ground balls and six caused turnovers.

Dluhy, Patterson and Perla also were named to the All-Academic Team. Dluhy and Perla both are business administration majors, carrying grade-point averages of 3.94 and 3.93, respectively. Patterson, a sociology major, has a 3.77 GPA.

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