Thompson Breaks NCAA Scoring Record
UAlbany senior standout Lyle Thompson, co-winner of the 2014 Tewaaraton Award for the nation's best lacrosse player, is now the NCAA all-time leading scorer.
Thompson scored three points (2 goals, 1 assist) in the Danes' 10-8 win over Bryant on Tuesday night. His 357 career points moved him past former Cornell star Rob Pannell (354).
The record-breaker came in the second quarter on an assist when Thompson found freshman Connor Fields for a goal.
Thompson spoke after the game about the record: “Honestly, it is not the most important thing in the world to me. We battled, and it was a good W for us,” he said. “I care so much about my heritage, about this game, playing for the Creator, playing with the right mind and playing with the right attitude. When it comes down to that, that is all I really care about.”
“He earned it tonight, Bryant did a wonderful job playing defense on him and our whole team,” added UAlbany coach Scott Marr. “We couldn’t be anymore proud of Lyle for the accomplishment that he has made and what it has done for our school and our program.”
The Danes are now 10-2 on the season and will play Yale on Saturday night at Bob Ford Field (7 p.m.).