Louisville, Ky – Senior Josh Yelvington (Carthage, N.Y.) became the first SUNY Canton student athlete to earn All-American honors when he was named to the Division III USILA/Warrior and New Balance All-American Team as announced by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) on Friday. The midfielder earned Honorable Mention accolades, and is the only player on the team to represent the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) in 2019.
Previously, Yelvington was selected as the 2019 NAC Men's Lacrosse Player of the Year. Yelvington scored 48 goals and is credited with 22 assists and 70 points in 15 games during the regular season. He tallied a league-leading 25 goals and 33 points, with eight assists, in only five conference games. Aggressive on the attack, Yelvington also led the league with 40 shots on goal in conference games, and 104 overall. He found the back of the cage 59.7% of the time when shooting on goal, and scored at least four goals in each of the five league games. Yelvington scored the game-winning goal that propelled Canton past SUNY Delhi and into the first-seed in the NAC Championship tournament. SUNY Canton advanced to the NAC championship game and fell just short of the program's first NCAA Tournament berth.
In total, Yelvington led the Roos with 73 points on 50 goals and 23 assists pacing the team to a 10-7 mark. He set single-season and career records for the Roos in both goals and points despite just three years in a SUNY Canton uniform. Yelvington was a three-time NAC Player of the Week, and was named to the NAC All-Tournament Team and First-Team All-Conference. He also earned SUNY Canton's Athletic Department Co-Senior Athlete of the Year.