General | 12/6/2022 8:18:03 AM
Former St. John Fisher men’s lacrosse standout Jack Mulvihill was selected as a 2023 NCAA Today’s Top 10 Award recipient, recognizing his outstanding achievements as athletes, students and contributors to their campuses and communities. He will be honored at the Honors Celebration on Jan. 11 during the NCAA Convention in San Antonio.
The awardees each have completed their undergraduate studies and their athletics eligibility and are pursuing successful futures. The NCAA Honors Committee is composed of nationally distinguished citizens and dedicated representatives from NCAA member schools and conferences, including past awardees.
The 2023 NCAA Today’s Top 10 awardees are Sylvie Binder, Columbia; Jaeda Daniel, NC State; Brooke Forde, Stanford; Naomi Girma, Stanford; Gianna Glatz, Rutgers; Blaine Hawkins, Central (Iowa); Jessica Meakim, West Chester; Jack Mulvihill, St. John Fisher; Juan Ortiz Couder, Embry-Riddle (Florida); and Abby Steiner, Kentucky.
“It is truly an unbelievable honor to receive this award,” said Mulvihill. “I am tremendously grateful and thankful to accept this and know it represents not just myself, but my teammates, coaches, family, school and the Empire 8.”
A native of Dewitt, NY, Mulvihill, held a spectacular 3.95 grade-point average as an inclusive adolescence education major. He was a mainstay on the Empire 8’s President’s List, having earned the prestigious honor nine times for recording a GPA of at least a 3.75. He carried over his academic excellence to his graduate studies where he earned a 4.0 during the 2021-22 academic year en route to earning College Sports Communicators (CSC) Men’s At-Large Academic All-America honors for the second straight year. He was also a 2021 USILA Scholar All-American.
On the field, Mulvihill was named a first team All-American selection by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association in 2022. Over 18 games in 2022, Mulvihill posted a career-high 58 points including 34 goals and 24 helpers as the DeWitt native accounted for 100 shots overall in leading the Cardinals to their third straight E8 title and third trip to the NCAA Tournament. In addition, he was a 2021 USILA Second Team All-American and garnered honorable mention accolades in 2019. He was a second-team USILA Preseason All-American in 2022, a third-team preseason selection in 2021 and an honorable mention Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-American in 2020.
A three-time All-Empire 8 selection and two-time member of the E8 Men’s Lacrosse All-Tournament Team, Mulvihill became the 10th player in St. John Fisher program history to surpass 100 career goals in 2022. Mulvihill finished his career with 116 career goals, 74 career assists and 190 total points – good for fifth all-time in Fisher’s record book.
Mulvihill also served as co-chair of St. John Fisher’s campus Student-Athlete Advisory Committee from 2019-2021. He also served on the Empire 8 SAAC and was the conference’s representative on the NCAA Division III SAAC from 2020-2022. Mulvihill was a SAAC representative on the Division III Management Council, discussing issues important to Division III student-athletes with college presidents, athletics directors and various community leaders.
In his role with national SAAC, Mulvihill was a key voice in helping get several Empire 8 proposed pieces of legislation passed over the last two years.
“Jack epitomizes all of the tenants of this most prestigious honor,” said Empire 8 Commissioner Chuck Mitrano. “His excellence in the classroom and on the field is tangible and elite. His leadership with National SAAC and his passion for representing his peers was truly inspiring. He is a difference maker in all aspects.”
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