B.J. Grill Named USILA Scholar All-American
May 18, 2015
MILWAUKEE -- Marquette University defenseman B.J. Grill was honored as a United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Scholar All-American, the organization announced on Monday.
"I am extremely proud of what B.J. has been able to accomplish during his four years at Marquette, both academically and on the field," Marquette head coach Joe Amplo said. "He has been with us since day one and consistently challenges himself and his teammates to be at their best. His work ethic and desire to succeed have pushed our entire program forward and we look forward to another great year from him in 2015-16."
Grill graduated on Sunday with a bachelor's degree in political science and a 3.4 grade-point average. The Bridgewater, New Jersey native is a two-time All-BIG EAST Conference First Team selection and will play his final season of eligibility in 2016 while pursuing a master's degree from Marquette's Graduate School of Management.
Grill posted 21 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers in 2015 as the squad's primary shutdown option on defense. He notched his only career assist in the BIG EAST tournament semifinals on April 30 against Georgetown and has started 44 of the 45 games in which he has seen action.
Including Grill, the Golden Eagles are expected to return eight of 10 starters from a squad that recorded a program-record 10 victories in 2015.
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