Based on a vote by the coaches across the state, Holy Innocents’ junior Darius Bowling has been named High School All-American for his outstanding season in boys lacrosse this spring.
“He received the third highest number of votes and secured the most votes of any defenseman,” Coach Mike Thornton said.
Bowling led the team in ground balls (134) and takeaways (34). He was voted Most Valuable Defenseman at the annual awards banquet following the season in which his team advanced to the state quarterfinals.
He was one of only two underclassmen to be selected All-American and received the highest number of votes for underclassmen. He was also named First-Team All-State as a defenseman.
Bowling was a major reason for the lacrosse team achieving a school first – securing a postseason win. This happened last week in a 10-9 overtime win over Wesleyan at Wesleyan.
“He’s a one-of-a-kind athlete and a one-of-a-kind kid,” Thornton added. “It’s always an honor to coach somebody like him.”