Lacrosse Season Recap

Kyle Walsh Lacrosse

Kyle Walsh ’19 was named a First Team All-Southern Conference defender for a second straight year. The honor came in the wake of leading the league in caused turnovers per game at 3.23, the second most in the NCAA.

The VMI lacrosse team enjoyed its best season in seven years by claiming four victories on the season. The hot start to the season was marked with several accomplishments, including the program’s best start to a season since the 2000 season when VMI opened the year 2-0 with wins over Manhattan College and New Jersey Institute of Technology. After a setback to Mount St. Mary’s in Week 3, the Keydets rebounded with a solid 15-10 win over Wagner College on the road to improve to 3-1, the best since the 1995 season when VMI started 4-0. The four wins was also a personal best for Jon Birsner, head coach, who had previously won two games per season in his first three years at the helm.

Kyle Walsh ’19, defender, was named a First Team All-Southern Conference honoree for the second straight year after leading the league and finishing second in the NCAA in caused turnovers per game (3.23). He was named a U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Senior All-Star following the season and played in the North-South All-Star Game May 24.

Cadet John Daniel ’20 led the Keydets with 25 goals for the season while Cadet Ryan Perouty ’21 finished close behind with 24.