LIlacrossenews.com, Posted 6/19/12
From Press Release
Hofstra senior goalie Andrew Gvozden has been named the 2012 Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the CAA announced Monday. Gvozden is the second consecutive Pride student-athlete to be named the CAA Men’s Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year following Michael Skudin in 2011.
The CAA honors one Scholar-Athlete in each of its 22 championship sports. Nominees for the award must be a starter or important reserve on their team and must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25. The winners were selected by a vote of the sports information directors at each CAA institution.
Gvozden, who graduated from Hofstra with a degree in entrepreneurship last month, is a six-time Dean’s List student and was named to both the Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner’s Academic Award and the Hofstra Athletics Academic Honor Roll in all four years.
Recently, Gvozden was one of 74 men’s lacrosse student-athletes, across all three NCAA divisions, named to the 2012 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Scholar All-America Team.
Gvozden, a native of Millersville, Maryland, started all 14 games playing in 861:18, just 3:33 short of the entire season in 2012. He recorded an 8.50 goals against average, which ranked third in the Colonial Athletic Association and 12th in Division I. Gvozden also posted a .551 save percentage which ranked third in the CAA and 17th in the country.
A 2011 USILA All-America honorable mention and All-CAA second team selection, Gvozden set a career-high with 150 saves in 2012. He tallied double-digit saves in nine of the 14 games including 17 stops against Fairfield and 14 against NCAA Championship Tournament teams North Carolina and Massachusetts. In 2011, Gvozden led the nation in goals against average with a 6.00 mark and ranked third in Division I in save percentage with a .602.
During his Hofstra career, Gvozden played in 53 games, posting a 32-17 won-loss record with a 7.82 goals against average and a .562 save percentage.