YORK, Pa. – The Capital Athletic Conference is announcing its end of year awards this week and on Thursday the league named Salisbury University senior Nathan Blondino as the conference's Male Athlete of the Year.
Blondino closed out his career with the men's lacrosse program in ideal fashion, being named the National Player of the Year by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association and earning a national championship as the Sea Gulls topped Rochester Institute of Technology, 15-7, on May 28 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
Blondino collected a number of awards, including first-team All-American from the USILA and being named the CAC Player of the Year.
An attackman, Blondino scored 61 goals and tallied 73 assists for 134 points this season, as he ranked fourth in the nation in points per game and fifth in assists per game during the 2017 campaign. The 134 points this season matches Jason Coffman's mark from the 1995 season as the highest single-season mark in program history and the fifth-most in NCAA history.
This is just the second year that the CAC has awarded the Male Athlete of the Year accolade, but Salisbury has earned both, as track & field standout Luke Campbell earned the honor in 2016.
To see the CAC release in its entirety, click here.