Stags' Ajemian, Petre Named To North Team For USILA North-South All-Star Game
Fairfield Sports Information
For the first time in five years the Fairfield University men's lacrosse team has had two players selected to play in the prestigious USILA North/South All-Star Game. Defender Matt Petre and midfielder Chris Ajemian will play on the North Team at the May 22 triple-header at Harvard Stadium
"I'm very happy for Matt and Chris, both who had tremendous careers and senior seasons as captains of our program, and richly deserve this recognition," said Fairfield head coach Andy Copelan. "Having two of our eight graduating seniors selected to participate in this prestigious event is great for the visibility of Fairfield lacrosse."
Petre started all 13 games for the Stags this season and led the team with his 24 caused turnovers. He was also second on the team with 37 ground balls and tallied his first collegiate goal, to tie the game, at Hobart. In his four year career, Petre played in 47 games, with 39 starts.
Ajemian had his best season this year, touching net a team and career-best 18 times, and finishing the year second on the team with 25 points. He also scooped up a team-best 41 ground balls and was second on the team with 17 caused turnovers. Ajemian finished his career with 37 career goals and 14 assists, for 55 points, in his 50 career games played.
The Stags went 7-6 on the year, the first winning season since 2005. Fairfield had its best-ever finish in ECAC Lacrosse League play, in third place, posting a 4-3 record.
The two selections in one season marks the fifth time in program history that the Stags have had a pair of players on the North-South All-Star game rosters. Chris Atwell is the last Fairfield player to be selected, earning the honor following the 2008 season.