Hade Named 2005 USILA Scholar All-American
Adding to his already impressive list of accolades, Air Force lacrosse player Tim Hade (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) was recently named a 2005 Scholar All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA). The newly commissioned second lieutenant becomes the first Falcon to ever earn the honor.
Established in 1989, the USILA Scholar All-America Program recognizes student-athletes from USILA member institutions who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically and as citizens of their communities. In order to be considered for the award, the player must be a Division I, II or III All-America or a member of a North-South All-Star team. The nominee must also be a student with senior year academic standing and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale). Finally, the player must have behaved both on and off the field in a manner that has brought credit to himself, his institution, and to collegiate lacrosse.
This year, 37 student-athletes, representing all divisions, were named USILA Scholar All-Americas and were recognized at the annual Lacrosse All-America Banquet on June 10 in Cortland, N.Y., held in conjunction with the USILA North-South All-Star Game on June 11.
An honorable mention preseason All-America selection by Inside Lacrosse magazine, Hade, a team co-captain, was the heart and soul of this year's Air Force squad. A second-team All-GWLL selection in 2004, the long-stick midfielder/defender finished the season ranked second on the team in ground balls, picking up 50 on the year, and scored the first three goals of his career, including the Falcons' only man-down goal of the season. For his efforts this season, Hade was named Air Force's defensive and overall team MVP. Additionally, he was chosen to compete for the North squad at this year's STX-GEICO North/South Classic, becoming just the 13th Falcon to take part in the prestigious game and the first since 1998.