FAIRFIELD, Conn.- Senior Sacred Heart University men's lacrosse midfielder Max Tuttle was selected to the Preseason All-American Second team by Inside Lacrosse this afternoon.
Tuttle, the Northeast Conference Player of the Year, set a Pioneer single-season record with 64 points, in leading SHU to its second consecutive NEC Tournament berth. He led the team in goals as well on the season, netting 46 tallies in his 15 games, with 10 hat tricks. Tuttle also handed out 18 assists on the year and picked up 34 ground balls, while causing eight turnovers. He also added a 5-7 effort at the face-off X during the season.
An alumnus of Castle View High School, Tuttle was tabbed the NEC's Offensive Player of the Year and was named First-Team All-NEC. During the regular season, he was placed on the Tewaaraton Award Watch List and the USILA Player of the Year Watch List.
Tuttle, in his final year as a Pioneer, is on the cusp of becoming the career leader in several offensive categories. He has accumulated 141 points, one of seven players over the century mark in program history, and 20 shy of the school mark. His 96 goals have him about to become the third 100 goal scorer in program history as well, and 33 shy of the program mark. Tuttle also ranks among the top-five in program history in assists, with an opportunity to surpass that mark as well in 2019.
Tuttle and the Pioneers went 7-8 last season and qualified for the NEC Tournament in consecutive seasons for the first time in program history.