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Norchi Garners First All-American Honors, Slated to Play in North-South Game

Kyle Norchi of the Plattsburgh State men’s lacrosse team was named to the 2011 United State Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division III All-American Team announced Monday, marking the first time in the program’s history a player has received such an honor.

The senior attackman out of Hauppauge, N.Y., received honorable mention recognition following a season that earned him first team all-conference honors.  Norchi tallied a team-leading 69 points on 51 goals and 18 assists this season. He is the only four-time All-SUNYAC player in school history and the first Cardinal to receive first team honors since 2000.

All-American accolades are the culmination of an outstanding four-year career for Norchi. He leaves Plattsburgh as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 282 points and his 198 career goals in tops in school history and 13th all-time in the history of NCAA Division III men’s lacrosse.

Norchi also received an invitation to play in the USILA/Laxworld 2011 Division III North-South Game. He will be joined by the most elite players in Division III lacrosse as a member of the 32-man North team.  Norchi is one of seven SUNYAC players to receive the opportunity to take part in the annual event.  While Frank Sangiovanni was selected as an alternate for the 2008 North-South Game, Norchi will be the first Cardinal to participate in the contest. The game is set for 3 p.m. on Friday, May 27 on the campus of Goucher College in Baltimore, Md.

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