College lacrosse: Kyle Souza earns All-American status

Kyle Souza, a Dominican College men's lacrosse player, has been named to the Google Cloud Academic Division II At Large All-America® team it was announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

To be eligible for the All-American ballot, Souza was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District® Men's At-Large first team.

"Playing lacrosse for Dominican College is one of the best decisions I've made so far,” said Souza, a junior defender from Stratford and a St. Joseph of Trumbull graduate.

“Being able to balance sports and school has allowed me to make lasting friendships and is helping me achieve scholastic achievements that will help me in the coming months as I apply for law school.

“Looking back, no school could have helped me accomplish what I have already better than Dominican College.

Souza was named to the All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) first team and the All-Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) first team.

A three-year starter, Souza ranked 18th in the CACC in caused turnovers and was one of this year's captains. Off the field, he sports a 3.97 grade-point-average and is majoring in criminal justice. He was a first team Class S All-State selection and team captain as a senior at St. Joseph.

Souza has been named the Dominican College (N.Y.) top freshman, sophomore and junior male scholar-athlete and was inducted into the Dominican College New York Sigma Chapter of Chi Alpha Sigma.

Souza, who started playing lacrosse with Sterling House, is also a two-time selection to the ECC Commissioner's Honor Roll.

The 2017-18 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Men's At-Large Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the playing field and in the classroom.