Lacrosse Player Named Capital One All American

 Lacrosse Player Named Capital One All American


SUNY Cortland junior men’s lacrosse attackman Mike Tota, of Webster, N.Y., has been selected to the 2011 Capital One College Division Academic All-America Men’s At-Large Second Team.
Tota is also one of four Cortland student-athletes in four different sports who earned Capital One academic all-district honors. Tota was named to the District I All-Academic Men’s At-Large first team. Junior softball shortstop Jessica Harman, of Penfield, N.Y., was chosen to the District I All-Academic Softball second team, while senior women’s golfer Meghan Brunswick, of Oneonta, N.Y., and junior women’s tennis player Alyssa Tretter, of Batavia, N.Y., were each named to the District I All-Academic Women’s At-Large second team.
The teams are chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The at-large teams cover 13 women’s and 12 men’s sports. CoSIDA’s District I includes Division II and III schools from New York and New England.
Tota began the 2011 spring semester with a 4.08 cumulative grade point average. A business economics major, he earned second-team All-SUNYAC honors and was an honorable mention All-American. Tota led Cortland with 40 goals scored and was third on the team with 51 total points in 19 games.
Harman entered the 2011 spring semester with a 3.90 grade point average. The kinesiology major started all 48 games for the Red Dragons this spring. A second-team all-region shortstop, she batted .362 with two homers, 12 doubles, 27 RBI, nine steals and a team-high 22 walks.
Brunswick, a biomedical sciences major, brought a 3.94 grade point average into the 2011 spring semester. She was the second-best finisher in all five of Cortland’s tournaments last fall, including an 11th place showing at the ECAC Div. II/III Championships. Brunswick also placed in the top 10 in three tournaments this spring.
Tretter is a childhood and early childhood education major. She started the 2011 spring semester with a 4.0 grade point average. Last fall she posted a 9-3 singles record and advanced to the SUNYAC tournament semifinals in both singles and doubles play. She captured the SUNYAC fourth singles crown as a sophomore in 2009.