NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College senior midfielder Alex Calabro of Newton, Mass. has been selected to play in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NIKE) North vs. South All-Star Game. The game will be played at Providence College on Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 p.m.
Calabro capped off his career as a USILA Third Team All-American selection this week. His hard work and determination paid major dividends for the Camels this spring. Facing a major physical and mental challenge of overcoming a serious injury to his knee, Calabro recovered from his torn ACL in just eight months.
"As with everything he's done, this is earned and well deserved," Connecticut College Head Men's Lacrosse Coach Dave Cornell said. "I had the honor of playing in this game myself many years ago and it was such a thrill. Not many young men get to experience it. I'm really excited for Alex."
On the field, the senior tri-captain was a disruptive force in the midfield. Calabro finished 12th in the conference with his 62 ground balls to go with 11 caused turnovers, adding three goals and five assists for the Camels. He joined Parens on the All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) First Team, wrapping up his career with 109 ground balls and 24 caused turnovers for Connecticut College.
USILA North-South Game History
The first North-South College all-star game was played in 1940 at Municipal Stadium in Baltimore, Md. The North squad coached by Princeton's Bill Logan won that inaugural event with a 6-5 victory over the South team coached by Maryland's Jack Faber.
Sixty-six total games have been played with interruptions occurring only in with the exception of 1944 and 1945 the North/South games have been played each year without interruption.
In 1991, the USILA split the event and created two games. The Division I-II game and the Division III game. This two game format was interrupted in 2006 when a special committee of the USILA recommended returning to one game but combining all divisions. The following year, 2007, saw the return to two separate games.