Louisville, Ky. (June 11) – MIT seniors Graham Davis (Crofton, Md.) and David Klee (East Greenbush, N.Y.) were named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA)/Nike Scholar All-America Team on Monday. The duo became the third and fourth players in program history to receive this award. In addition, this was the first time the Engineers' had multiple players on the list.
A Scholar All-American must be nominated by his coach and be a student with a senior year academic standing and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale). He will have behaved in a manner that has brought credit to himself, his institution, and to college lacrosse both on and off the field. He must also be an All-American, a member of a North/South team, or an outstanding league or conference player.
Davis, the 2018 NEWMAC Athlete of the Year and a four-time NEWMAC All-Conference selection, graduated as MIT's all-time leader in career goals (187), ranked second in career points (250), and tied for ninth in career assists (63). He is the only player to record at least 40 goals every season, including a record-breaking 51-goal performance this season. Davis earned a spot on the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Academic All-New England Team last month, following his third NEWMAC Academic All-Conference accolade. While majoring in computer science with a minor in economics, he was an intern at WMATA, JP Morgan Chase & Co., RxNT Inc., Ford Motor Company, G&G Outfitters, and Networking Technologies Inc. and also conducted data collection for MIT ICAT.
A three-time NEWMAC All-Conference selection, Klee set the MIT record for career caused turnovers with 90. He joined Davis on the NEILA Academic All-New England Team and received a trio of NEWMAC Academic All-Conference honors. The recipient of a degree in chemical engineering, Klee has researched heavy metal biosorption in the SUNY Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering internship program, worked at Momentive Performance Materials as an utilities engineer intern, and conducted UROPs in the Hatton Lab, the Gleason Lab, and the Myerson Lab.