Peccie and Kriss Earn Google Cloud Academic All-District Laurels

Brian Peccie and Stevan Kriss

LEXINGTON, Va. – The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced its 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America All-District At-Large men's teams on Thursday, and Washington and Lee had two athletes honored.

Junior golfer Brian Peccie (Norfolk, Va. / Norfolk Academy) and junior men's lacrosse player Stevan Kriss (Versailles, Ky. / Lexington Catholic) were among the 10 men recognized on the District 5 squad.

Peccie was also recently named to the 2019 Srixon/Cleveland Golf Division III Scholar All-America team, and he was a First Team All-ODAC and PING First Team All-South Region selection this spring.  A finalist for the 2019 Division III Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award, Peccie was the 2018 NCAA Division III National Champion.

A three-time first team all-conference honoree and 2018 ODAC Player of the Year, Peccie is currently ranked fourth in Division III and he is currently competing in this season's NCAA Championship event.  He entered the NCAA Championship with a 71.95 scoring average across 21 rounds.  He has six Top 10 finishes on the season, including finishing first in three events.  He tied for the 2019 ODAC Championship, before surrendering the title in a playoff.

Peccie is an economics and mathematics double-major.  He has played 58 career rounds and has posted a 73.29 career scoring average.

An integrated engineering major, Kriss is a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter as a defenseman.  This season, he helped W&L lead Division III in man-down defense (.869) and helped the Generals to a fourth-place ranking in scoring defense, allowing just 6.48 goals per game.

Kriss returned from injury to play in 18 games this spring, starting 16 contests.  He tallied 28 ground balls and nine caused turnovers, helping lead W&L to a pair of shutouts and a 16-5 overall record.  The Generals tied the program-record for wins, claiming the ODAC title and advancing to the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

With their First Team All-District selections, both athletes will now go on the national ballot to be considered for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.

The criteria for the CoSIDA Google Cloud All-District program states that a player must be of sophomore academic standing, be a starter or important reserve and claim a GPA of at least 3.30 on a 4.0 scale. Washington and Lee is a member of District 5, which includes players from small colleges in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. 

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